Mummified man found in front of TV, still on

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  1. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    And now, in the seriously creepy department...

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-mummified18feb18,1,7225387.story
     
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    :eek: Eek. That is seriously creepy. How could the electricity be on for all this time? Oh and why is he even watching TV if he was blind?
     
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    So many responses to that...

    And phungy, you're just gross :p
     
  5. IJ Reilly thread starter macrumors P6

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    Legal blindness doesn't necessarily mean that you can't see at all, it just means that your vision is very limited, below a threshold.

    And no, I don't want to see a picture. :eek:
     
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    If a person's income or social security is directly deposited into their bank account and their bills are automatically deducted, then utilities would continue uninterrupted.

    I just want to know if he was messing up the Nielsen ratings. Did a dead man help cancel "Surface"? ;)
     
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    More importantly, did he keep The O.C. on for another season? :eek:

    Thank God that show is cancelled.
     
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    ok..phungy..that is creepy.

    this story is not surprising. #1 something like this happened in Japan recently (last year or the one before). they found the body of a guy who had stayed in an abandoned partially constructed building. he had been there for years.

    as sad as it is, it also shows how disconnected folks have become with their neighbours and families. sure, they thought he was gone, but why not check it out?

    sad either way.

    i wouldn't put it past the tv companies to find out what brand of tv that was and then keep touting it's staying power.

    cheers,
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    So he hasn't been heard from since December 2005 and no-one thought it a good idea to check his house...

    AppleMatt
     
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    Yep:) that sounds about right.
     
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    You'd think this sort of thing would happen more often.

    There's lots of old people without much family.
     
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    I wanna know what make that TV is!

    I want one.
     
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    I second that...ever since I did a field trip to the coroner's back in my undergrad days I've been fascinated with forensics and taphonomy...

    But more importantly, what was on TV?
     
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    Tom and Jerry.
     
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    Well, for some guesses. TV Series: Ricky Ricardo and I Love Loosely?
    Movies: I Know What You Did Last Summer or The Postman Always Rings Twice.
     
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    I could go and say something completely disrespectful, cruel and tasteless (to the deceased man), but I'll refrain myself even though it's extremly tempting ;)

    Honestly it sucks that no friends or family visited him in over a year. I'd hate to go that way...
     
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    Educated guess...
     

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    nah.. that can't be it... they report said he was only dead for a year... ;)
     
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    Watching 'American Idol' will do that to a man.
     
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    No disrespect intended with the TV programming guesses. I was called in by the City/State to conduct a funeral for an elderly person - no family members, no contacts, no friends, and no one at the funeral but the undertaker. Really sad that there are probably scores if not more of lost souls who take their last breath in obscurity.
     
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    That is so sad, but, you're right, it is a majority. :(
     
  22. IJ Reilly thread starter macrumors P6

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    I figured it was "Psycho."
     
  23. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I think he was probably bored to death...so Regis Philbin becomes the prime suspect. Or maybe he was waiting for Bill O'Reilly to actually enter the no-spin zone. :rolleyes:
     
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    So where were the power company, mortgage company and property tax assessor that they didn't notice the guy wasn't paying his bills?
     
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    It's already been plausibly suggested that he was on an automatic bill-paying plan. That's one of the things that got me about this story. So much of our lives can be put on automatic pilot these days that a person could die or disappear, and still appear to be officially present and accounted for. Sounds like a potential plot for a novel or a screenplay!
     

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