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Man Injured By Exploding Droid Phone

By Wyatt Earp | December 6, 2010

Everyone wants to buy a Droid or an iPhone so they can surf the web and post on Facebook every minute, never thinking about the consequences. “What if the phones rebel?”

Luckily, I can’t afford a fancy schmancy phone.

A North Texas man talking on his cell phone was rushed to a hospital after his phone apparently exploded Thursday morning. Aron Embry was at Ray Elementary in Cedar Hill at the time of the incident. The man said he had just finished a call when he said he heard a loud “pop.”

He then felt something trickling down his face; it was blood.

His ear then began to bleed profusely, and he was immediately taken to the emergency room at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He received four stitches, but said there was no hearing loss. The glass on the face of the Motorola Droid smartphone apparently shattered. He said he had just purchased it just two days ago.

Amazingly, there is a video of the incident. .

Topics: Snarkasm | 24 Comments »

24 Responses to “Man Injured By Exploding Droid Phone”

  1. fozzy Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    So that was not the droid he was looking for?

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Fozzy – Okay, that’s damned funny.

  3. twoeggsup Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    When you think of the billions that have been spent to protect our borders and porn scan 3-year olds at airports and all along the attacks arive on our shores by booby-trapped cell phones made in the third world.

    Oh the humanity.

  4. RT Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    So, of course I have that phone. I will now be paradroid. Heh.

  5. Wes S. Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    “Can you hear me now?”

  6. Wes S. Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    OT for Wyatt: The Broncos just fired Josh McDaniels as head coach.

    Also, this bit of spot-on analysis on McDaniels’ firing from the (unofficial) Kansas City Chiefs website Arrowhead Pride:

    “…Blame whoever you want but under McDaniels the Broncos lost QB Jay Cutler, WR Brandon Marshall, RB Peyton Hillis and others. You could have made a case that a couple of those were the best young players at their position. McDaniels leaves Denver with a 3-9 record in 2010 and just five wins in their last 22 games. He leaves them a shell of what they once were.”

    I’d add that because of that, McDaniels can be thought of as a major reason why the AFC West now looks like one of the weakest divisions in football.

  7. andycanuck Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I blame Bell.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Twoeggsup – God Bless America!

    RT – Don’t worry, those sparks are supposed to be there.

    Wes S. – I saw it, and told my co-workers, “I’m free!” I was going to do a post on this toad, but he’s not worth my time. Good riddance to bad rubbish. What’s worse if that my terrible Michigan Wolverines (7-5) landed a January 1 bowl game. College football is a joke.

    Andy – I second that emotion!

  9. John D Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Was this guy on Israel’s hit list?

  10. JT Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    That’s eerie.

  11. dragonlady474 Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Holy crap, I have a Samsung Captivate, another smart phone! Hopefully it’s not going to follow suit.

  12. proof Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    This is push back from the Obama administration. If an exploding phone only gets you four stitches, it makes Obama’s twelve in the lip look macho by comparison.

  13. bob (either orr) Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    My cell is supposedly due for replacement, but it’s still going great guns, so I ain’t gonna do it yet.
    Smart phones? Too smart phones, perhaps? Striking back?

  14. Rick Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I can not afford a smart phone either.
    Then I do not want a phone smarter than I am.

  15. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 7th, 2010 at 12:40 am

    John D – He doesn’t look Muslim to me.

    JT – Yeah, freaky.

    DL474 – Think of it as do-it-yourself zombie makeup.

    Proof – And Obama looks much more macho.

    Bob – This is how the

    Rick – Me, neither. Although a Fisher-Price ph one is smarter than I am.

  16. dravonlady474 Says:
    December 7th, 2010 at 3:45 am

    At least all the blood will match my lipstick, I guess. LOL

  17. Picky Says:
    December 7th, 2010 at 5:51 am

    I clicked on the link, expecting to get Rick Rolled. Thanks for a good joke instead.

  18. Jon Brooks Says:
    December 7th, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Wow! Talk about a ‘callerflour’ ear! :)

  19. piperfromtn Says:
    December 7th, 2010 at 8:31 am

    He needed a Zagg protective cover. Looks like, from the photo, that a Zagg would’ve kept the screen intact, or a least lessened the impact.

    Zagg originally made their heavy duty polymer for helicopter blades but have now started marketing screen protectors for smart phones.

    RT- I’d recommend one for your smartphone.

  20. BobG Says:
    December 7th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Maybe the guy talking into the phone was a liberal; I’ve listened to some of them and thought my head would explode…

  21. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    December 8th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Well they do have that sinister red terminator eye in the commercials, and they start turning people into the Borg, starting from where they touch it… that’s probably what it was trying to do.

    Or maybe Skynet has finally launched, and the machines are rising up.. him first. heh.

    Or maybe he just had an IED app installed.

    Face heater? Droid Does.

  22. Mrsjosegoldbloom Says:
    December 9th, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Heh…my husband has the droid & I have the iPhone. We’re always digging each other about who’s phone is better, now I have new ammunition! Bwahahaha!!

  23. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 9th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    DL474 – Well that’s something.

    Picky – No Rickrolling here. Trust me.

    Jon – Have you been hanging around with Proof again?

    Piper – Maybe I can use one for my underwear – in case I get x-ray screenings.

    BobG – He just heard about the tax agreement Congress won.

    Smite – Sarah Connor was unavailable for comment.

    MJG – Chalk this one up as a win!

  24. piperfromtn Says:
    December 9th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Wyatt, I suppose the cover would protect one’s plantain…