If ghosts suffered with autocorrect

High concept from the Hairpin's Mallory Ortberg: "Text-messages from a ghost:"

hey im gaunting you ok

Do you mean haunting

yeah sorry i don’t have any fingers
so im poltergeisting a stick to help me text this

Who is this?

oh sorry im a ghost

So do you live inside this phone

yeah kind of

Text Messages From a Ghost (via Making Light)

(Image: Ghost Dance Texture, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from oddsock's photostream)


  1. On a day when I woke up to finding my car had gotten keyed, these little ghost stories were a much-needed highlight. Delightful!

  2. I’ve noticed that the supreme architect of the universe chooses rather imprecise methods to communicate with the faithful — methods such as pareidolic shapes on toast, condensation on windows, gut feelings, weather patterns, etc. These methods are open to skepticism and are imprecise (is God smiting the US with droughts because of teh gays or because people keep voting Republican?) If He’s omnipotent and omnipresent, why doesn’t he just text people? Or use email? Or appear on prime-time television on every channel simultaneously? One has to wonder if He’s a bit of a luddite.

  3. So do you live inside this phone

    yeah kind of
    im stuck in here until I admit Samsung didnt do anything

  4. Looking at its tone of voice and lack of capitalization, seems it’s the ghost of Roast Beef Kazenzakis.  Haunting a cell phone is perfectly apt for him, if it was a less-popular model with a leaky battery.

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