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Back in the days before you could call Luscious Linda on the fantasy phone line, there were Strip Grams.
The precursor to 1-900-numbers, these folks brought the action right to your door in the form of Valentine
messages with a free strip show to boot. Entitled "Messages with Apeed," this ad from 1983 offered readers of
the Daily various options to choose from - with everything from straightforward hunks and hunkettes, like
"Mr. Cupid" and "Ms. Executive," to more imaginative creations like "Dear Sweet Granny" (?!). Yeah, we'd
rather not touch that one, either. Unfortunately, our calls to this establishment provided nothing. It seems Strip
Grams has gone Out of business. So sorry, if you're feeling a bit lonely this Valentine Day, you can't have "Dr.
Feelgood" pay you a visit, but Sexxy Samm is probably waiting for your call.
Melissa R. Bernardo
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