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Kwill
Dec 22, 2008, 12:49 PM
The Dead Ringer (http://www.nypost.com/seven/12212008/news/regionalnews/manhattan/the_dead_ringer_145226.htm)
New York Post
December 21, 2008

Tombstone says "rest in peace" and has cellphone number. Isn't that a contradiction?

william sire
Dec 22, 2008, 12:52 PM
That will probably be the next feature Steve Jobs will announce on the 3rd generation iPhone.

themoonisdown09
Dec 22, 2008, 12:57 PM
I don't know if I read it wrong, but what happens when the battery dies?


When he passed away from pancreatic cancer, John Jacobs, also a defense attorney, was buried with his fully charged Motorola T720 phone. His $55 Verizon bill gets paid every month and his cell number is even etched into his gravestone under the words "Rest in Peace."

Kwill
Dec 22, 2008, 01:10 PM
I don't know if I read it wrong, but what happens when the battery dies?

I'm also wondering what happens with the mailbox gets full.

bigjnyc
Dec 22, 2008, 01:12 PM
I don't know if I read it wrong, but what happens when the battery dies?


they will still be able to get his voicemail.

but my question is dont voicemail boxes get filled? i know i called a friend of mine on verizon once and he had a full voicemail box so i couldnt leave a message (it was his business phone)

themoonisdown09
Dec 22, 2008, 01:14 PM
I'm also wondering what happens with the mailbox gets full.

they will still be able to get his voicemail.

but my question is dont voicemail boxes get filled? i know i called a friend of mine on verizon once and he had a full voicemail box, (it was his business phone)

I guess they dig the coffin up, charge the phone, delete all the voice mails and start over again.

MacGeek7
Dec 22, 2008, 01:15 PM
Just a different way of coping with the loss....

heehee
Dec 22, 2008, 01:22 PM
They pay $55/month just for voicemail? :confused:

Abstract
Dec 22, 2008, 01:29 PM
Americans get charged for incoming calls. Poor guy. He's taking it from AT&T even from the afterlife.

notjustjay
Dec 22, 2008, 02:30 PM
As much as this makes for a funny story, I really don't think this is a healthy way of coping with their loss.

You either believe in the afterlife, in which case you expect you'll one day be somehow reunited with your loved ones, or you don't, in which case you say goodbye and move on.

Actually, I don't know if the amount of contact they had was healthy even when the guy was alive. "He called me every half an hour"? Yikes. :eek: I wouldn't tolerate that from anyone, no matter how much I loved them.

Antares
Dec 22, 2008, 03:42 PM
Many cultures, including the Ancient Egyptians buried their dead with worldly possessions so that they could take those items with them into the afterlife. Maybe this is an extension of that concept...

I wondering when someone will finally put an iPod adapter and an outlet into a coffin. Have a solar panel on the tombstone and run a wire down to the coffin to power it. Hmm...anyone want to partner with me and put together a show called "Pimp My Coffin" ...?

iJohnHenry
Dec 22, 2008, 03:53 PM
True.

But often their wives, servants and animals were buried with them, while still alive. :eek:

Kwill
Dec 22, 2008, 04:01 PM
"Howdy neighbor! (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122540935432186161.html)"

According to The Wallstreet Journal, a Brazilian with fear of being buried alive builds crypt with air, food, megaphones.

IJ Reilly
Dec 22, 2008, 04:44 PM
According to The Wallstreet Journal, a Brazilian with fear of being buried alive builds crypt with air, food, megaphones.

The TV is a nice touch. Not only does he have a fear of being buried alive (taphephobia), he's got an (unnamed) fear of missing his favorite TV programs.

iJohnHenry
Dec 22, 2008, 04:47 PM
It's been done before. :p

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Coffin-bell.gif

ChrisA
Dec 22, 2008, 07:20 PM
I wondering when someone will finally put an iPod adapter and an outlet into a coffin. Have a solar panel on the tombstone and run a wire down to the coffin to power it. Hmm...anyone want to partner with me and put together a show called "Pimp My Coffin" ...?

If I was dead and had to listen to my 4GB iPod. I think I'd get really REALLY bored with the limited song selection after listening for the first 1,000 years. after 100,000 years of the same 200 songs I'd go insane. The thing is that if you are dead you stay dead for a long, long, long time. Even if they buried you with an iPod Classic you'd get sick of the selection after a few short millennia.

dmw007
Dec 22, 2008, 07:40 PM
I don't know if I read it wrong, but what happens when the battery dies?

I was wondering that as well. :confused:


Perhaps they hooked his cellular phone up to a car battery. ;)

FrankieTDouglas
Dec 23, 2008, 12:26 AM
The question is, did anyone call it?

917.685.5711 ... the end is either 11 or 71

Dagless
Dec 23, 2008, 06:57 AM
I wouldn't be so worried about the battery dying.

Kwill
Dec 23, 2008, 08:48 AM
I guess they dig the coffin up, charge the phone, delete all the voice mails and start over again.

I wouldn't be so worried about the battery dying.

I think a court order is necessary to exhume the phone for an autopsy? ;)

rtmadden
Dec 23, 2008, 08:51 AM
I don't think this story conforms to the grieving process accepted by the APA, although I'm sure Verizon has no qualms with it.

dmw007
Dec 23, 2008, 10:01 AM
I don't think this story conforms to the grieving process accepted by the APA, although I'm sure Verizon has no qualms with it.

No, I doubt that Verizon has an qualms with this at all. Heck, I would not be surprised if they started offering "Burial Phone Service" in the near future. :eek: ;)

Thomas Veil
Dec 23, 2008, 10:23 PM
http://www.nightgallery.net/Images/pet3.jpg

"Submitted for your approval, a different take on the story of the dead grandmother who calls her grandson on the telephone from beyond the grave. Here, a woman who will never move on because she's clinging to a fantasy of still being in communication with her loved one, a party who in reality cannot be reached. Our painting is called 'Disconnected'. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Night Gallery."

IJ Reilly
Dec 24, 2008, 12:03 AM
"Submitted for your approval, a different take on the story of the dead grandmother who calls her grandson on the telephone from beyond the grave. Here, a woman who will never move on because she's clinging to a fantasy of still being in communication with her loved one, a party who in reality cannot be reached. Our painting is called 'Disconnected'. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Night Gallery."

Better yet, "a loved one, who's line is, somehow, always busy..."