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7381 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Oct 2001 at 10:38 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-10-14 10:41:28 AM  
"cell are phones killing ghosts?" my good grammar not so.
2001-10-14 10:42:05 AM  
The title instantly reminded me of AYBABTU....sigh...
2001-10-14 10:43:26 AM  
Fark are grammar killing posts.
2001-10-14 10:46:09 AM  
Well to get to the actually story......
I think that sounds silly. There is a ghost in my house (seriously, I'm not kidding) and it's still around eventhough cell phones get used in here sometimes. Maybe it's just certain types of ghosts.
2001-10-14 10:46:17 AM  
not that I believe in ghosts, but doesn't this attribute corelation as causation, which is a fallacy.
2001-10-14 10:50:00 AM  
Admin went and grammarized the post, dern it.
2001-10-14 10:53:47 AM  
thank you stebain. i've been saying all along it's really Mtv that's been killing off ghosts.
2001-10-14 10:58:14 AM  
Pharoah: I think if you substituted "mtv" with "brain cells" it would be more accuarate.
2001-10-14 11:06:21 AM  
i blame mtv for everything. in fact i'm really pissed about this hole in my new pair of pants.
2001-10-14 11:12:10 AM  
This kind of makes sense. I believe in ghosts, and I still haven't seen one.. grr
2001-10-14 11:13:40 AM  
A disturbing new twist to the ongoing question:
"Who ya gonna call?"

(Gawd I loved that movie... Does that make me pathetic?)
2001-10-14 11:20:46 AM  
To Wogus!---Nope. I love it too. I used to have a teddy bear when I was little named Peter.....now that makes a person pathetic! And I also had Ghostbuster bed sheets, but I also had a poster of Freddy Krueger on my wall and Nightmare on Elm Street pajamas so....
2001-10-14 11:26:01 AM  
pharoah: substitute "ghosts" with "brain cells" and it's also accurate.
2001-10-14 11:32:45 AM  
I am not so sure it is cell phones. I saw a report the other day that shows a decline in drug use. Maybe that is why sightings are down.
2001-10-14 11:38:01 AM  
Stebain: I don't know. Believers in the paranormal? Commiting logical fallacies? That sounds kind of far-fetched.
2001-10-14 11:38:01 AM  
This is serious. We may have to refer to the case of Video versus Radio Star.
2001-10-14 11:45:25 AM  
They're GONE!
2001-10-14 11:49:05 AM  
Or it could be that people using cell phones don't bother to pull their heads out of their asses and look around. Most people wouldn't notice a Semi bearing down on them when they're too busy having a-loud-discussion about their baby's daddies.

Not that I think there are such things as ghosts, I just wanted to complain about cell phone users.
2001-10-14 12:48:18 PM  
Hey, what was that link for the guys who would sneak up on people and snatch their cellphone and SMAshiat???
2001-10-14 12:48:59 PM  
Oh whow, smash-it cannot be one word. The filter is not smart.
2001-10-14 12:56:57 PM  
Better yet, sneak up behind them on the highway
and smash their minivans!
2001-10-14 01:06:49 PM  
2001-10-14 01:08:06 PM  
Last week I dropped my kids off at school, a lady in a big SUV came tearing up the driveway on the outside lane while talking on her cellphone. She almost ran over a kid. Myself and two other parents got out of our vehicles and had a little chat with this clueless woman about safety. She threatened to call the cops until the school principal showed up and grabbed the cellphone out of her hand and said she could have it back from the cops. It was so nice to see this woman ticketed and almost arrested for reckless driving. I gladly signed the witness statement.

If I were allowed to drive with a machine gun on a turret, I would gladly hose down anyone I saw driving with one hand and using the other to hold a cellphone up the their ear.
2001-10-14 01:08:37 PM  
The ghosts aren't gone. The reason for the lack of reports is that all of the simpletons who previously thought that they saw ghosts now walk around with a cell phone glued to their face. Sad bastards.

Poor pitiful, no-life, losers. Just like the ones who can't drive in public without their personal soundtrack blaring from their car, twenty years ago, couldn't walk down the street without a boombox.
2001-10-14 01:20:55 PM  
I don't think the ghosts are gone either. It's just that celphone addicts are killing their creative imagination.
2001-10-14 01:39:08 PM  
I thought ghosts were ALREADY farkin' dead. WTF?????
2001-10-14 01:39:27 PM  
Chilly, the link was phonebashing.com is I remember right
2001-10-14 01:44:12 PM  
"Who you gonna call?"
2001-10-14 03:09:01 PM  
i agree with Scrappy McGee about no one paying attention to what's there... but i'm going to get technical and suggest that it may be that the cell phones are affecting the earths magnetic field and making the ghosts who used to be strong enough for people to see, weaker. yup, that's my input, critisize me if you wish.
2001-10-14 03:16:21 PM  
So what happens when a ghost is killed?
Does it become a ghost-ghost?
Or does it just lie on the ground like a ghost-corpse?
2001-10-14 03:23:47 PM  
Why cell phones? I wonder what other kinds of things were invented at the same time that could be contributing to this horrific tragedy?
2001-10-14 03:37:27 PM  
So if we give enough cell phones to people, we can finally put an end to this rediculous notion of ghosts?
2001-10-14 04:02:22 PM  
...I see dead, dead people.
2001-10-14 04:05:22 PM  
doofus: good point.

but the real scoop (and i'm not supposed to tell anybody this) is that cell phones actually run on ghosts. The battery is just like food for the ghost. every cell phone has a ghost inside it that provides its power. The reason ghost sightings have been declining is that the cell phone companies are going around capturing ghosts to put in cell phones. when there are no more ghosts, they won't be able to make cell phones anymore.
2001-10-14 04:18:06 PM  
I don't see dead people.
2001-10-14 04:26:03 PM  
Just you wait... soon there's gonna be a new breed of ghosts... ghosts of people that died while driving and talking on the phone. When they become ghosts, they won't be trying to scare you, they'll just be hanging out in your hallway talking on the phone with other ghosts, completely oblivious to you or the house its supposed to be haunting.
2001-10-14 04:59:27 PM  
not that I believe in ghosts, but doesn't this attribute corelation as causation, which is a fallacy.

too bad that researchers into the occult don't have the education of an average farker....
2001-10-14 05:18:36 PM  
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2001-10-14 05:30:39 PM  
I can't believe people believe in shiat like ghosts. They need to be euthanized or at least sterilized for the good of the world.
2001-10-14 05:57:36 PM  
Yes, please sterilize everyone who doesn't believe in the same things that I do!
2001-10-14 06:17:33 PM  
Believing in ghosts is just as nuts as believing in Santa, the tooth fairy, leprechauns and God.
2001-10-14 06:38:30 PM  
Or the Earth being round and revolving around the Sun?
2001-10-14 06:38:48 PM  
Don't even joke about the tooth fairy not being real.
2001-10-14 07:40:40 PM  
People worrying about cellphones killing braincells crack me up.

I have my head in two pulsating magnetic fields (headphones) and electrons are fired directly at me at tremendous speed (most are stopped by the monitor glass) all day. Cellphones are the _least_ of my worries.

If I have any brain left at all when I'm 40, I'll consider myself lucky.

But then again, anybody that has any brain left at 40 should consider themselves lucky.
2001-10-14 08:06:27 PM  
I'll settle this whole matter once and for all.....oops....I'm getting a call.
2001-10-14 08:17:23 PM  
How many mobile phones would it take to kill off the Queen and her dysfunctional tard clan? Then there would be no more Knighthoods. Oh shiat, what a fvcking pity!!!!
2001-10-14 08:33:05 PM  
Since when did they put positron gliders in cellphones?

2001-10-14 10:00:55 PM  
"I'm not seeing someone whose name begins with a TR".
2001-10-14 10:27:42 PM  
I just think the ghosts are hiding because they are annoyed by people on cellphones.

Perhaps, they are building up their strength to kill everyone with cell phone problems.
2001-10-14 11:05:31 PM  
They aren't being killed off. You can't kill the un-dead. They are just hiding in the wheat fields. That's why there are so many crop circles now...

What the Fark is going on here!
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