|Why Was The "Can You Hear Me Now" Guy Fired by Verizon Wireless?|
After nine long years in the role of blowing smoke up our asses in the Verizon commercials which patronize the intelligence of mobile phone users. Don't be afraid of Dead Zones! Paul Marcarelli will no longer be in Verizon commercials and has lost his luster with Verizon's arrogant management team. You might know Paul Marcarelli as the geeky guy in glasses who, at the end of the Verizon commercials, is desperate to know if you can hear him. We all know that Verizon is full of shit when they send Phil out in the middle of the desert because we have offered to give Verizon thousands of coverage complaints that they would rather ignore. See Verizon Dead Zones.
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."
Young Skinny Phil in His First Commercials