Cell Phone Secrets Revealed…er, um Buried!

Now you really can take your secrets to the grave!

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According the this article, Bury Me With My Cell Phone it is a growing trend to be buried with your cell phone (also known to many as an iPhone) or other electronic gadget.

“It seems that everyone under 40 who dies takes their cell phone with them,” says Noelle Potvin, family service counselor for Hollywood Forever, a funeral home and cemetery in Hollywood, Calif. “It’s a trend with BlackBerrys, too. We even had one guy who was buried with his Game Boy.”

Well, I guess that’s one way of making sure that the data on your Blackberry or iPhone goes to the grave with you.  That’s the first thing I thought of when I read this article.  Especially for people who have sensitive data on their phones.

So, instead of the McCain-Palin campaign mishap of selling a Blackberry for $20 that had peronal information and emails still inside, that Blackberry could have gone to the grave with that person (or simply been erased, but where’s the fun in that?)

According to the “Bury Me With My Cell Phone” article, appearently some people’s family members are so used to the electronic gadget being with the deceased person, that it just doesn’t seem right for them to be without it.

“I’ve even heard of cases where people are being buried with their iPod. Or one guy who was prepared for his viewing with his Bluetooth (headset) in his ear.”

It’s kind of ironic given that fact that someone so attached to their cell phone, that they have to be buried with it, may be in the grave as a result of their cell phone use, as this article seems to suggest: Cell Phone=Brain Cancer?

Maybe some people just  want to make sure that they are connected in the afterlife in the land of unlimited Twitter followers and StumbleUpon friend connections.

What about you?  How connected are you to your electronic equipment?  According to a recent aritlce, a study, conducted by Harris Interactive and sponsored by Intel, found that 46 percent of women and 30 percent of men would prefer to do without sex for 2 weeks than to not be connected to the internet for two weeks.

So, what do you think about this new trend?  Let us know your thoughts below in the comment section!

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First Beauty Pageant for Nuns

You’ve come a long way baby! Virginia Slims would be proud.  However, I’m not sure this is the type of activity that a nun should be focused on.  Next thing you know, they’ll be installing Nail Salons and Starbucks in all of the Abbeys.

Poster nuns to vie for ‘Miss Sister Italy’ title

The first beauty pageant for nuns debuts next month with the advent of “Miss Sister Italy,” aimed at erasing a stereotype of nuns as being old and sad, a newspaper reported Sunday.

…”You really think all nuns are old, stunted and sad? This isn’t the case any more, thanks to the arrival in our country of young and vital nuns,” notably from Africa and Latin America, Father Rungi added.  (more…)

I’m sorry but the Late Night Television Circuit is going to have a field day with this one.  Just wait…  You’ll be hearing zingers like, “Hey, did you hear about the beauty pageant for the nuns? – Yeah, too bad Mother Teresa is not still around, she would have won that hands down.”

Maybe they are just bored out their minds?  What is this world coming to?  I just don’t think it’s a very good idea. What do you think?

UPDATE: August 29, 2008 – I guess this isn’t too far out of the question as we see that presidential candidate, John McCain, just chose Sara Palin, Govenor of Alaska, and former beauty pageant winner as his VP running mate.