Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
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Maggie McGirr Strikes Again!

LADY-WRITIN'Busy Connecticut lady and Bush administration enthusiast Maggie McGirr, who is famous (to me) for writing letters to the editor, is still on her game! The proud owner of dozens of published letters to the editor of the Times struck gold with this one today. It's actually very good: "What remains a mystery to me is the behavior of the cellphone user when his phone goes off in a place where it is unwelcome – in a concert or theater performance, for example. He gropes frantically through all his belongings as if he has no recollection of having brought it and therefore no idea where it is. Then when he finds it, after eight rings or at least one chorus of 'Celebration,' he can't remember how to turn it off." OMG SO TRUE, AM I RIGHT?

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GiovanniGF (#224)

I don't know how to turn my cell phone off, but it's no problem because no one ever calls me. And they don't call me because they know I wouldn't pick up if they did. I have very low cell phone bills.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Is the the one who took the bite out of the Crime Section?

KarenUhOh (#19)

She She She She SHE, idiot.

Sorry, then. So is she the one who lived on a hill, whose father got drunk and, left her no will?

garge (#736)

I have a fond memory of a guy's cellphone going off during a particularly weepy and quiet Cat Power performance. He was in the front and it was blaring the (polyphonic) intro to Back in Black, looped, and, I swear to god, it was stuck in a jean jacket pocket!

Was this pre or post sober Cat Power? I imagine that would've been devastating to a pre-sober Cat Power! But post-sober she'd have delivered some snarky remark. Fun either way!

Crantastical (#4,127)

Why do I get the feeling Maggy McGirr is a editor's Aunt who forwards them birther emails from an AOL account? (other people have those, right?)

HiredGoons (#603)

Mine sends me those terrible 3-D ground art things that look like giant craters filled with hellspawn.

http://www.dailycognition.com/content/image/16/article-0-055FE7F2000005DC-740_964x675.jpg

But, yes.

A.R. Chrisman (#2,964)

Wait, there are situations in which people are not always staring at their iphone? Seriously, when is this?

deepomega (#1,720)

What if someone texts them?! They might miss it!

A.R. Chrisman (#2,964)

When I'm at a movie or opera or concert or whatever, I like to hold my phone up at eye-level so that way I can watch whatever boring is happen AND play Bejeweled. I also like to always get front row seats to everything.

conklin (#364)

What's the deal with cell phones?? They're not made of cells, and at this point they're barely phones!!

And [making airquotes] smartphones? Don't get me started! What's so smart about them? They deliver messages? There's a kid in my office who does that, and no one has ever mistaken him for a [making airquotes] smart guy.

Thank you! Tip the steak and try your waitress!

MaryHaines (#3,666)

I don't find this so mystifying, really. There are lots of people who are barely aware that they own cell phones (they got one so their teenagers could call to check in/request a ride home, or so they could reach their adult children in an emergency). When they attend events where responsible people turn off their phones, you find out who they are right away.

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