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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Lift up the receiver!


A cell phone tower concealed as a Cross


MM doing his version of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus"

Out of sight, out of mind...It would appear that the trend of disguising cell phone towers has moved beyond mere palm trees and flag poles to include even the most sacred of symbols. I guess using props to conceal the matrix in which we live keeps people from having to face the reality of their own enslavement.

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/illinoisnews/story/ABC6477F8924990F862573A10016DBEA?OpenDocument

Students at Montclair State University in New Jersey, are now being required to purchase a GPS cell phone...and beyond a few complaints about the extra $420 a year added to tuition everyone seems to be enjoying the additional security the "school" phone provides.

"What it does is allow students to have an extra pair or group of people watching over them when they're going from one location to another," Montclair Police Department Chief Paul Cell said. (Chief Cell??? Are you freakin' kidding me?)

And as if that isn't bad enough then there's this story which starts to sound more and more like the computer confessional booths of George Lucas' THX-1138.

http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2004/08/64624

Big Brother loves you...I mean, he respects your faith, doesn't he? Oh wait...he gave you your faith too didn't he? Okay, nevermind

5 comments:

brent said...

" Carlebach also sees no ethical conflict in the fact that many of these religious services are for profit.

"One is entitled to make an honest living," he says, characterizing the payment as a means of thanking the provider for the convenient service. "

riiiiiiight.

Joshua said...

Sweet Jesus!?

chermo said...

Nextel. The next "El"?

hoi polloi said...

Remember when there were no cell phones?

FilmNoir23 said...

Thanks Brent for bringing that part of the article out!

Miss Hoi, I most certainly do...and as I recall I got along just fine without one. In fact, I've only had a cell for about 4 years.