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...and the Lord taketh away....(I love this one!)

by James Denison / October 16, 2004 4:00 AM PDT
the Lord taketh away...with some help

It was the reporters who noticed first. Unable to call their editors while covering the weddings of the rich and famous, they asked the priest why their cell phones never worked at Sacred Heart. His reply: Israeli counterintelligence....

I'm going to mention this one to our pastor....
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This is perfect! Where can I buy one??
by Steven Haninger / October 16, 2004 12:02 PM PDT

I need one as an automobile accessory and to carry on my person. The uses against cell phone abusers are boundless!

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I'd love to have one in my car...
by James Denison / October 16, 2004 4:15 PM PDT

Drive up beside someone that just crossed all over the midline while jakking on his cellphone, give him an evil grin, then zap him. Of course you'd have to give the grin afterwards since he'd still be too absorbed in his conversation. Even then he'd probably be too absorbed in trying to reconnect. It would be even better if you could broadcast a signal over his phone immediately that souned like a police siren, or the horn on a tractor trailer.

I'm not sure I want to pay 170 Brit pounds for it, I think that's about $150.

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(NT) (NT) 170 BPS = $306
by jonah jones / October 16, 2004 8:48 PM PDT
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Yep. Ouch. Here's some convert charts
by James Denison / October 17, 2004 3:09 AM PDT
In reply to: (NT) 170 BPS = $306

I was thinking I'd remembered the exchange rate at 1.12 pounds per dollar off the top of my head, but I'd factored in the Yen convert and forgot two decimal places, LOL. Anyway, the correct exchange rates are below. I think $300 is a bit steep on price just to have a bit of fun and to turn off a few loudmouths in public places. I really do hate hearing people using the cell phone to go shopping. I've actually seen some that go aisle to aisle, describing what they see to someone on the other end, always louder than normal, and do it through their whole shopping trip. What's wrong with sending your husband (or teen) to the store with a list? Lately I've been wondering if maybe the ones I see once in a while doing that are for some support service for home bound people doing their shopping for them. I get the impression however from tone of voice it's a spouse at home or work telling them item by item what to pickup. In church the cell phones aren't such a problem since when one goes off, plenty turn around and give them the "god punish you!" sort of look, LOL. It's highly effective and most prefer NOT to have that sort of embarassment. The announcer also reminds them at start of each service, and before service there is a movie screen with news and messages of the week, including a request to turn off cell phones or put on silent mode, which keeps recycling till start of service.




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Re: i use this converter
by jonah jones / October 17, 2004 6:46 AM PDT
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Yessiree, gotta get me one of them......
by Mac McMullen / October 16, 2004 12:54 PM PDT
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Re: I wonder Del
by Rolway / October 17, 2004 1:26 AM PDT

how long it will be before they make them illegal to use in the US without a license. It is in the UK according to your link at the bottom.


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It's illegal here too I think, but...
by James Denison / October 17, 2004 3:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: I wonder Del

...I'm also thinking separation between church and state would allow congregations to use them without the government being able to do much about it or face a serious legal challenge. If other groups are like where I go, there is a lobby phone for emergencies, so not even under that concept would there be any grounds for government objection to having them used in places of worship. I for one would also like EVERY movie theatre to have them.

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