Text Dead

  • Season 3
  • Aired 03/30/2009
  • 9,199 Views

A boy is having a text message fight with his girlfriend and in the end all he has left is his phone.

[keypad tones]

>> OUR NEXT TALE OF LIFE

INTERRUPTED CONCERNS AN

OBSESSION THAT'S SPREADING

FASTER THAN THE FLU IN WINTER.

TEXTING.

CHET AND TRICIA WERE NO

DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER

TWENTY-SOMETHINGS.

THEY SPENT MOST OF THEIR WAKING

HOURS HEADS BURIED IN THEIR

"CRACKBERRIES" AND CELL PHONES,

TEXTING.

>> MOST OF THE SOCIAL DARWINISM

CASES SORT OF REVOLVE AROUND

INDIVIDUAL'S BEHAVIOR.

BUT WHAT YOU HERE SEE IS THE

AVAILABILITY OF A TECHNOLOGY

WHICH CREATES ABILITY FOR A BIG

GROUP OF PEOPLE TO DO THINGS

THAT THEY HAVEN'T BEEN DOING

BEFORE.

>> CHET WAS ON HIS WAY TO MEET

TRICIA, ARGUING BY TEXT OVER

WHERE TO PICK HER UP IN HIS

HALF-TON PICKUP.

[horn honks]

>> WHAT?

WHAT?!

[horn honks]

>> PEOPLE GET LULLED INTO A

SENSE THEY CAN DO PRETTY MUCH

ANYTHING IN A CAR BECAUSE MOST

OF THE TIME NOTHING HAPPENS.

>> "RELAX."

>> CHET THOUGHT THAT HE COULD

TEXT AWAY WHILE DRIVING.

THAT WAS DANGEROUS.

>> MOST OF THOSE DRIVERS ARE

DRIVING IN A WAY THAT WHEN

CERTAIN FACTORS COME TOGETHER,

THEY'RE IN AN IRREVERSIBLE

SITUATION.

>> TRICIA THOUGHT SHE COULD WALK

AND TEXT, NEVER LOOKING UP FROM

THE SCREEN.

THAT WAS STUPID.

WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

STUPID MEETS DANGEROUS.

[tires screech]

>> WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?

>> RIGHT NOW WE ARE SORT OF IN

THIS EXPERIMENTAL PHASE WHERE A

TECHNOLOGY HAS EMERGED AND

UNFORTUNATELY SOME PEOPLE WILL

LOSE THEIR LIVES BECAUSE THEY

DON'T NECESSARILY ADAPT OR THEY

USE THE TECHNOLOGY

INAPPROPRIATELY.

AND SO THERE'S A PARTICULAR

SOCIAL DIMENSION IN THIS KIND OF

SOCIAL DARWINISM.

[tires screech]

>> AND SO ENDS ANOTHER MODERN

ROMANCE.

[cell phone rings]

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