Is Steve Levicoff ok?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by TeacherBelgium, Sep 15, 2022.

  1. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking the name is Ashkenazi Jewish and yes, Russian-orbit in origin. I have no idea when any members of this Levicoff family first emigrated to US. I'm guessing probably in the late 19th Century. But Steve - I'm pretty positive he was born here, in US.
  2. SweetSecret

    SweetSecret Member

    I am laughing at this because I have literally never paid for a landline as an adult. I had some cell phone bills that were $400/mo before service got cheap. I was too busy though and enjoyed the mobility of the cell phone. Granted, I also had a beeper before that...
  3. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I cling stubbornly to my home landline. Why? I don't watch TV and don't want to pay for that service. My local "Baby Bell" (remember them?) offers very cheap DSL that meets my internet access requirements quite nicely and over the air digital TV is free for the occasional NFL game or Mystery! Series.
  4. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I also hug myself when thinking that my e mail passes through lead sheathed twisted pair cables installed in the 1930s. That kind of infrastructure life span amazes me.
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  5. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I do also have an iPhone SE that I pay too much for and refuse to upgrade until, like my late lamented iPhone 4, it is no longer supported. With luck I'll be dead first. I hate all phone companies.
  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I don't suppose you ever saw The President's Analyst?
  7. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    No but the plot synopsis seems about right and I think I have seen the animation Phone Company spoof.:D
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    At least there is competition for your enmity. I grew up with just the one, where calling across San Diego County would be a long-distance (and, thus, a toll) call. When the phone company owned your phone (and you rented it). When you had to wait weeks to get service or repair. When calling long distance was a really huge thing. Calling collect was even bigger, especially person-to-person.

    Reg (About the Romans): All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us? -- Life of Brian
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  9. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    "How many Romans? But this is motion towards, isn't it boy?"
  10. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Active Member

    "Life of Brian" reference? Now write that 100 times or I'll....

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