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Mela
12-16-2008, 10:00 PM
This one's a stretch for me, to be sure:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28182292

smoothseas
12-16-2008, 10:04 PM
Life just gets curiouser and curiouser…

And, I should think that getting a good signal might prove to be problematic.

Don
12-16-2008, 10:08 PM
Well, the Pharaohs had a thing about taking it with them. Everything old becomes new again.

WendyNYC
12-16-2008, 10:08 PM
Having my cell phone ring after I'm dead is a horrifying thought. Leave me alone already!

Or my BlackBerry! What, so an agent can still reject me even after I'm buried? At least you can come up with an interesting auto-reply.

cray
12-16-2008, 10:27 PM
no way.
those things could cause brain tumors.

caromora
12-16-2008, 10:52 PM
I totally want to be buried with my cell phone. My religion doesn't go for embalming, so I might need it to call out, you know, in case something freakish or miraculous happens. ;)

Shadow_Ferret
12-16-2008, 11:14 PM
Yeah, I've always had a fear of being buried alive, so a cellphone would come in handy.

My luck they'd forget to charge it though.

RunawayScribe
12-16-2008, 11:43 PM
The thing about calling someone in a casket really sketched me out for some reason.

But yeah...not me. What am I going to do, answer it? Text? You can keep my phone, thanks.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
12-16-2008, 11:43 PM
No... I might bury someone with hers, though... if you get my drift.

Mela
12-17-2008, 12:34 AM
yeah, the thing about calling the cell phone in the casket - even though the battery's dead - and still leaving a message (or leaving a message at the funeral parlor during the service) was too much for me. The day I'm that attached to an electronics device, please, disconnect me

Ol' Fashioned Girl
12-17-2008, 12:45 AM
Come to think of it... getting a call FROM the casket would pretty much end my day.

rhymegirl
12-17-2008, 01:17 AM
Sure. I might need it if it turns out I was buried alive and I need to call someone to get out.

Oh, I see Ferret said that, too.

Never mind.

My phone's ringing.

Ellefire
12-17-2008, 02:13 AM
It would sum me up quite nicely if I was supposed to be buried with it...
...and forgot it. :D

Pagey's_Girl
12-17-2008, 03:28 AM
I'm with Ed and Rhymegirl on that - yes, on the off-chance that my burial turned out to be, shall we say, a little premature....

ETA - I'd also want one of those Victorian coffins that had the air shaft and the emergency flag and all that, too...

Angie
12-17-2008, 04:18 AM
Hell, no. I don't even like carrying the stupid thing now; why would I want people to be able to get ahold of me during my eternal rest??

Of course, making crank calls from the grave might be fun...

rhymegirl
12-17-2008, 06:25 AM
I'm with Ed and Rhymegirl on that - yes, on the off-chance that my burial turned out to be, shall we say, a little premature....

Ha ha! A little premature. :)

Now, here's the next big question, Pagey's Girl. You're in your coffin, buried alive, who ya gonna call?

Let's say you've got ONE call. Your battery is low and you've got no way to charge up the phone.

Who are you going to call and what are you gonna say? Remember, they all think you're dead.

DL Hegel
12-17-2008, 06:39 AM
no--I am getting cremated. some cultures believed that burning of personal objects with the body allowed them to take them to the next life--so I guess I could call back and check on things:D

JoeEkaitis
12-17-2008, 07:30 AM
Uh, no.

But I am tempted to blend my company issued BlackBerry into a milkshake and drink it the day before I quit my job. If they want it back, well . . .