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Tomorrow is D-Day at the Houston Chronicle, when heavy layoffs get announced.

We can't imagine having to go to work wondering every second if you're going to get that tap on your shoulder or that ominous e-mail asking you to report to HR, so our thoughts go out to the people at 801 Texas.

But even dire times will not keep the Chron from being the Chron. They're putting together a hip new blog for the kidz -- blogging to the extreme!!!!! -- called 29/95, or whatever Houston's longitude and latitude are. Because nothing says "edgy" to the youngsters these days like longitude and latitude.

Anyway, above is the dummy page for registering for it.

Note the in-your-faceness of it all. We can hardly stand it it is so out there, man.

Also notice the fine print. Which, if you can't read it, says "We promise not to fuck with you."

Duuuuudes. Tres cool. Or maybe just a dummy page that was never intended for use.

We'll see soon.

Update: We aren't tech-savvy enough to use "dummy page" properly; we're told this page was an actual e-mail solicitation page that was live on the web. For a while.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

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