Thursday, July 28, 2005

In Case I Get Shot In The Back Of The Head

Remember the e-mail promoting 'ICE'? Well a campaign to encourage people to store personal details on their mobile phones to help identify victims of accidents where they get shot in the back of their head has been launched by Tim of Bloggerheads:

ICIGSITBOTH - In Case I Get Shot In The Back Of The Head

Eight out of ten people aren't carrying information that would help if they were accidentally or mistakenly shot in the back of the head. Storing next-of-kin details in your mobile phone can assist the emergency services if you're unable to tell them who to contact because your brains are spilled all over a railway platform.

How does it work?

Simply use your mobile's phone book to store the name and number of someone who should be contacted if you happen to be shot in the back of the head - but add the letters ICIGSITBOTH in front of their name.

ICIGSITBOTH stands for "In Case I Get Shot In The Back Of The Head": it's what the emergency services will look for if you're somewhat dark in colour, happen to be wearing a heavy jacket on a sunny day and/or fail to stop when plain-clothed men holding automatic weapons chase you down the street. This incredibly straightforward idea was developed by the Gnus Of The World and is supported by Bloggerheads.

Getting started

On most mobile phones you simply need to select "Contacts" and choose "Add New Contact", then enter the letters "ICIGSITBOTH" next to the name, followed by the telephone number of your next of kin. Make sure you choose a number that's easy to get in touch with - and please make sure that you choose a friend or family member with a good imagination and strong stomach, as they will no doubt be called upon to identify you at the morgue.

More here.

I laughed my arse off when I read the article. Funny funny shit!

Please pass it on...just in case...

BTW, protest to stop protest exclusion zone. August 1st.


reason said...

Absolutely hilarious!

But I'm thinking, if they thought that you were a potential terrorist, anything on you would be assumed a potential bomb and thus be destroyed. Back to square one ;)

Jon Choo said...

Nah, they would have wasted all the bullets in your head first.

But seriously I am sure they wouldn't destroy a suspect's mobile phone. The numbers in there are a goldmine in catching fellow terrorists.