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79797 97979

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Metakill, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Metakill

    Metakill Inhumane

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    I was reading Stephen King's latest installment in the Dark Tower series, "The Song of Susannah." I had gotten to the part where Roland and Eddie confront the Author (! I think King has gone off the deep end since the accident) when a little slip of paper fell out.

    I thought it was just a receipt or a cataloguing slip or something, but I picked it up and saw it was a bar-code with the serial number 79797 97979. I would have just ignored it except that the book plays heavily on numerology, and this seemed like a really strange serial number. Furthermore its printed on a sticker, and something was printed on the paper underneath the sticker. I held it up to the light and could make out what looks like a printed circuit diagram or the pattern on an integrated circuit. The label 8D is on it.

    So does anybody know if this is a common thing in sales or shipping that doesn't mean a thing, or is Stephen King having a little joke on me? Has anybody else read the book and found a sticker like this one? I'm kind of afraid to peel the sticker off now.
     
  2. DeeperShade

    DeeperShade Banned

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    Google is finding nothing...
    I've tried every combination of:
    Stephen King
    Dark Tower
    Song of Susannah
    Sticker
    79797 97979

    Zip...
    Most odd..

    Maybe a photo of this sticker would help (all right, it probably wont, but im interested in seeing it...

    I wouldn't have thought it was something that the book is sold with, i mean wouldn't the sticker just fall out?
     
  3. Metakill

    Metakill Inhumane

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    It was very well tucked within the pages. I'll scan it when I get home.
     
  4. spm1138

    spm1138 Irony Is

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    Some bookshops put security stickers in books.

    That would probably be what the circuit is.
     
  5. Freon

    Freon Braaaaiinss...

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    Is it a second hand book?
    Maybe it was first owned be a international man of mystery who forgot this little thing in here ;)
     
  6. Metakill

    Metakill Inhumane

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    Duh! Of course thats probably what it is. I just have never seen one before. But how do they disable it if its buried in the book?

    EDIT: No, it was new :) . Sorry.
     
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  7. spm1138

    spm1138 Irony Is

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    Funny thing is, I found the same Bar-Code in a the sixth books of Diane Duane's you wizards series. The tag was well wedged between the pages, from 200 to 201, and I had to pull it out of the book. After reading your first comment, I too held the tag up to light, and found not 8D, but 8O. After doing various research on the following numbersm 79797 97979, I found that hundreds of other's have found the same tag world wide.
     
  9. namu

    namu Bleh.

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    The Plan™ goes on.
     
  10. togmkn

    togmkn tog-em-kay-en

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    hyrulian Rainbow Brite

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    Well, that was 2 months ago, perhaps there really wasn't that much stuff out about it yet?
     
  12. DeeperShade

    DeeperShade Banned

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    When I did the search a while back there was nadda out there. Remember tog check the dates on threads before posting ;)
     
  13. togmkn

    togmkn tog-em-kay-en

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    Well whaddya know, this is an old thread. I thought it was started yesterday :) I never check dates. Someone could bump the first post in this forum and I'd take the time to think of a good reply.
     
  14. GeneticFreak

    GeneticFreak evolves and survives

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    Thats a barcode ticket sticker that works with the electromagnetic scanner.

    Sometimes when i buy my CDs they forgot to pull it out too and i only find it after i get home
     

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