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Cell Phone Celebrates 40

It was 40 years ago that the first cell phone was invented, and they’re getting sleeker all the time — no cellulite. The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Bellini gives The Short Answer to these burning questions — Who made the first cell phone call and to whom? When did the phones start getting more trim and smart?

Texting Turns Twenty

We sent the first text message 20 years ago. Has it changed our lives or made us a grammatically challenged group of people who think great is spelled G8? Channel 4 News reports from the Gadget Show in London.

Are You Addicted to Your Phone?

How wired are you? Do you feel stressed out if you don’t have a cell phone handy? How often do you call friends or family, or check the Internet for news updates? Do you take your phone with you when you go to the bathroom? Rhett and Link discuss the reg flags of cell phone addiction.

The Spread of Demorrhoids

Why do so many Americans suffer from permanent butthurt? Does it have anything to do with a condition called Demarrhoids, spread wherever liberals congregate? Alfonzo Rachel weighs in on the subject, inspired by the Obamaphone Lady’s outburst. H/T ZoNation, PJTV

Free Phone Giveaway Scam

Many of you have already seen this video that went viral this week, capturing one of the incumbent president’s supporters from Cleveland, Ohio, bragging about her free Obama cellphone.

But you probably have not seen US Rep Tim Griffin’s video explaining how you’re paying directly — every month, like clockwork — for this government-mandated boondoogle that has grown by leaps and bounds under President Obama. Griffin is a Republican from Arkansas.

Next up, the FCC will be tacking a surcharge on your monthly satellite or cable TV bill to provide free Netflix subscriptions for every citizen. Of course, that will only happen after Netflix agrees to air the appropriate patriotic message in front of all of its programming.

Eve’s Wireless

Found by a researcher in the vaults of British Pathe, here’s a 1922 newsreel that shows the world’s first wireless telephone. The clip proves that, far from being a new phenomenon, mobile phone technology already was being tested some 90 years ago. H/T Ghost of a Flea

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