|Why Was The "Can You Hear Me Now" Guy Fired by Verizon Wireless?|
Verizon has decided to move in a new direction now that they have the iPhone and has fired Phil Marcarelli from the role of the "Can You Year Me Now" guy. Was this is a result of bad karma (read more) that Phil experienced in life as a result of working for the evil giant? Or was it because Phil put on a little weight and looked fat next to the new Verizon iPhone 4?
Over the years Marcarelli started experiencing the effects of bad karma brought on by lying for the evil giant. According to The Atlantic, "A few months ago, he attended his grandmother's funeral. As her body was being lowered into the ground, he heard the hushed voice of a family friend: "Can you hear me now?" Marcarelli also recounted several incidents in which neighborhood youths drove by his house and yelled homophobic taunts. Once he considered filing a police report, but changed his mind because he was unsure about exposing himself as Verizon's "Test Man."
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