Fatal Marketing

In the news today:

Police called to a Long Island man’s house discovered the mummified remains of the resident, dead for more than a year, sitting in front of a blaring television set.

Is it wrong that my first thought was to wonder what brand of TV would stay on for more than a year and still work?

6 Responses to “Fatal Marketing”

  1. No, but it’s good to know someone had the same thought I did upon hearing that story.

  2. If you RTFA, you will discover that this guy was blind and that nobody can explain why the electricity had not been disconnected. Add the curious longevity of his TV set, and things start seeming distinctly odd.

  3. why am i reminded of sloth?

  4. I’m just wondering how many beer nuts he must have had to end up mummified.

  5. Oooooh creepy. Just like in The Ring.
    Actually, it would have been funny if he’d been watching Survivor .

  6. Scott: seems like a logical thing to wonder
    Salman: my god you’re right… there’s only one conclusion. Someone else has been living in his house for the last year, paying the electricity bills, watching his TV and regularly spraying the place with air-freshener.
    tw: you are horribly right, it does. Is this just the start of a copycat?
    babyacid: some mean spirited sod probably swapped his beer for formaldehyde.
    kyknoord: ironic, even

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