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(SeattlePI)   As much as we'd all like to, you can't slap a 10-year-old so hard he gets a bloody nose and loses a tooth just because he's talking during a movie   (seattlepi.com) divider line 115
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2012-05-22 11:38:31 AM  

danno_to_infinity: Cythraul:

You should see the version of it where it's looped over and over to Led Zeppelin's Achilles' Last Stand on youtube. It's so satisfying.
.

I would love to see that, but what am I looking for?


I believe it's this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYNeT2nzEgA
 
2012-05-22 11:43:40 AM  

MadMonk: [i406.photobucket.com image 200x252]

Homer Simpson doesn't see a problem with this.

\\obscure?


Locust? Heck no.
//got the movie right here above the computer desk
////it rocks
 
2012-05-22 11:44:37 AM  

Cythraul: danno_to_infinity: Cythraul:

You should see the version of it where it's looped over and over to Led Zeppelin's Achilles' Last Stand on youtube. It's so satisfying.
.

I would love to see that, but what am I looking for?

I believe it's this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYNeT2nzEgA


bwuahahahahaha

that is farking great!!!

I happen to also love the song
 
2012-05-22 11:45:10 AM  

radiovox: But I bet it's the last time the little asshole talks during a movie.


If they let the guy go and talk to the kid about the value of not being an asshole, maybe. But that won't happen. The guy's going to court for this, and it's going to reinforce the kid's belief that he can do whatever the hell he wants.
 
2012-05-22 11:45:23 AM  
oh, jeez, where are my manners?

Thank you, thank you very much

/please don't slap me
 
2012-05-22 11:49:54 AM  
Here's a link to a much better article describing the incident:
 
2012-05-22 11:52:11 AM  

upnya: Here's a link to a much better article describing the incident:


I'm glad Corky from Life Goes On found work.
 
2012-05-22 11:54:02 AM  

upnya: Here's a link to a much better article describing the incident:


That was an awesome article for great justice
 
2012-05-22 11:54:08 AM  
He should have slapped the mother!


"You breed thoroughbreds, you get thoroughbreds. You breed jack -asses, you get jack-asses."
 
2012-05-22 11:55:30 AM  

The Muthaship: upnya: Here's a link to a much better article describing the incident:

I'm glad Corky from Life Goes On found work.


I was praying people would get the joke here! Nicely played!
 
2012-05-22 12:02:37 PM  

Slaxl: The guy would only deserve jail time, in my opinion, if he held the boy down and repeatedly punched him in the face.


Chances are since his record is clean and he honestly didn't know it was a child that he will get a suspended sentence with time served.
 
2012-05-22 12:02:54 PM  
But shangking the A-hole that won't get off the phone still OK, right?
 
2012-05-22 12:03:07 PM  

upnya: Here's a link to a much better article describing the incident:


That was a most excellent account of the occurrence:

"Kim, who has no rapist record, was quickly jailed and has given been released."
 
2012-05-22 12:07:12 PM  
Todays real american hero: we salute you, mr kid in movie theater slapper.
 
2012-05-22 12:09:05 PM  

KatjaMouse: Sadly there's no footage. So we just have to watch this

/it's almost cathartic after a while


I love that clip, but in its .gif form it is missing the little whine he gives out each time he's slapped.
 
2012-05-22 12:10:12 PM  

LeroyBourne: lymond01: Theaters generally have patrolling security for just this reason. Not saying they're omniscient, and the guy should have gone to the manager anyway, but the security folks need to be on the ball for things like this. I'm not sure where people are on edge more, movie theaters or airplanes.

And why should the adult miss part of the movie? I elect there should be some device in the theater, a button that could be pushed to alert someone. That way, the person could track the lil bastard if he/she tries to move as not to get caught.


Agreed.

When this kind of bull happens, you're reduced to three choices: suffer through the bullshiat; speak up and (most likely) get involved in some sort of altercation (verbal or otherwise); or report the behavior to someone in the lobby... if you can find someone who is not 17 and/or clueless.

So, now, with you new duties of policing the theater, no matter what form they take, in most cases your movie is already ruined and/or you've missed the beginning.

I'm not saying what this guy did was right... but I understand...

The theater should be in charge of policing this crap.
 
2012-05-22 12:11:19 PM  
Oh and what is wrong with just going and having the manager throw them out? I've done it a few times with parents bringing their crying infants/toddlers into movies above a PG rating or loud/annoying people. Sometimes they throw a fit which is entertaining for all and sometimes the shame just makes them silently leave. You don't even have to say in a loud voice for them to shut up, just go get an usher/manager.

When I worked at the movie theater I don't think 5 minutes went by were I wasn't yelled at about ticket prices, concession prices, the fact the only free water was the watering fountain (we didn't supply free cups), that we couldn't provide extra bags and cups for cheaper then the price they sell for (which sucked for birthday parties because the parents would assume they could buy three large popcorns and we would give them 16 small bags for free), the fact those "2 and under for free" tickets mean your toddler/baby is to sit on your lap or else they need a tickets, or a myriad of other things. I got really good at handle angry people.
 
2012-05-22 12:12:34 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Frederick: doglover: I've seen kids jack one another the fark up and narry a tooth was shed. Not even with a board to the face.

Most likely the tooth was already loose; a baby tooth.

That's likely, but still no excuse for hitting the kid.


That's why I carry a portable airhorn.
 
2012-05-22 12:17:21 PM  

upnya: Here's a link to a much better article describing the incident:


"Kim has been charged with second-degree assault, a felony. Kim, who has no rapist record, was quickly jailed and has given been released."

You are right, that article is much more detailed.
 
2012-05-22 12:18:09 PM  

Snarfangel: Bathia_Mapes: Frederick: doglover: I've seen kids jack one another the fark up and narry a tooth was shed. Not even with a board to the face.

Most likely the tooth was already loose; a baby tooth.

That's likely, but still no excuse for hitting the kid.

That's why I carry a portable airhorn.


I think the word "portable" is implied.

If you said, "That's why I carry an airhorn", I don't think anyone would picture you wheeling a World War II air raid siren around town....
 
2012-05-22 12:24:35 PM  

doglover: Bathia_Mapes: That's likely, but still no excuse for hitting the kid

You get a triangle for half right.

Kids aren't hit enough these days. We forget that back in the day other people WOULD hit your children, and you, if those kids got out of line. In fact, it was expected.


Psychology proves that non-hitting is x percent better than hitting in a controlled environment where you can measure these things. In real life, 60,000+ years of human history is shaped by people who were smacked when they got too rowdy.

In the face, losing a tooth, that's a bit much. But to take a kid over your knee and crack their buns with an open hand? Not really a bad thing.


60,000+ years of history and only in the last 40 have people begun to find other methods than resorting to violence when they don't get what they want.

Link
 
2012-05-22 12:25:22 PM  
Lots of impotent rage in this here thread.
 
2012-05-22 12:28:00 PM  
Good to see someone put in their place for their unjustifiable assault.

Unless you consider a felony conviction a badge of honor, one will not be deserved nor forthcoming.
 
2012-05-22 12:28:44 PM  
Junior may not have learned his lesson, but I'm betting that everybody else in the theater certainly did.

Going to The Avengers, we were treated to a toddler babbling down front for the last quarter or so of the movie, and the lady behind us who was running a constant monologue about the movie....why is he going there? What's he doing now? Where is everybody?.... STFU and watch the fracking movie and your questions will be answered!
 
2012-05-22 12:30:08 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: There are better ways to handle brats like him


There are more appropriate ways... not so sure about better.
 
2012-05-22 12:34:41 PM  
You don't hit the kid. There are much better methods.

bmadore.squarespace.com
 
2012-05-22 12:35:34 PM  
I can't help but envy that guy just a little.
 
2012-05-22 12:38:12 PM  
www.wearysloth.com

Why I barely touched the boy!
 
2012-05-22 12:39:51 PM  
To paraphrase Chris Rock, while I don't condone it, I do understand it.

It's morons like that kid (and that guy, for that matter) that keep me away from movie theaters. I'm risk-averse these days, and the last thing I want to have to do is deal with confrontation just to watch a friggin' movie. Between the cost of the movie, the cost of the concessions, and the inevitable irritation at having both costs wasted because a fight breaks out in the friggin' theater, I'd rather just save my money, wait a while, and watch it at home. It's not worth it any more.
 
2012-05-22 12:42:08 PM  
This is unacceptable. If I were on the jury, I would sentence this animal to ten minutes in time-out. The kid would get 8 years in military school.
 
2012-05-22 12:43:08 PM  
That's called taking one for the team. His sacrifice will ensure a quiet movie experience for many.
 
2012-05-22 12:47:38 PM  

upnya: Here's a link to a much better article describing the incident:


HAHAHAHAHA!! That literally made my morning.
 
2012-05-22 12:50:58 PM  
i threw some teenage boy over for talking and annoying everyone in the theater one time ... people started clapping and he left ... I returned to my seat and enjoyed the rest of the show ..
 
2012-05-22 01:04:10 PM  

bruce4bruce: i threw some teenage boy over for talking and annoying everyone in the theater one time ... people started clapping and he left ... I returned to my seat and enjoyed the rest of the show ..


Thankfully nobody reported you as they should have.
 
2012-05-22 01:07:54 PM  
Came for the Hero tag
 
2012-05-22 01:09:13 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: You don't hit the kid. There are much better methods.


...such as informing the staff - so that your next theater experience isnt 15-20 years later, courtesy of the corrections system.

/would inform the staff if someone did assault for noise
//and ensure that they got penalized for it
 
2012-05-22 01:12:18 PM  

Optimus Primate: upnya: Here's a link to a much better article describing the incident:

HAHAHAHAHA!! That literally made my morning.


Literally made your morning... what?
 
2012-05-22 01:13:31 PM  

GhettoWinter: Came for the Hero tag


It belongs to the law enforcement & court systems.

The Fail tag belongs to the guy who committed the assault.
 
2012-05-22 01:15:11 PM  

KatjaMouse: Sadly there's no footage. So we just have to watch this

/it's almost cathartic after a while


Watching that made me want to dust off Mike Tyson's Punch Out!
 
2012-05-22 01:30:31 PM  
I don't goto theaters anymore because of this problem, loud people.. not the slapping..

BUT.. the issue people should have here is why didnt the kids parent slap the shiat out of him for making noise? my parents would have.. and then i was quiet in theaters.. problem solved..
 
2012-05-22 01:31:43 PM  

Honest Bender: Optimus Primate: upnya: Here's a link to a much better article describing the incident:

HAHAHAHAHA!! That literally made my morning.

Literally made your morning... what?


"Made" my morning.

As in "Made my Day"

But only the morning part.

/American colloquialism
/Means "this was a highlight moment"
/I was not exaggerating. Work has been rough today and the article was incredible.
 
2012-05-22 01:36:14 PM  
ah, he shoulda used a phone book or a bag of oranges...they don't leave bruises...apparently....
 
2012-05-22 01:52:14 PM  

Optimus Primate: Honest Bender: Optimus Primate: upnya: Here's a link to a much better article describing the incident:

HAHAHAHAHA!! That literally made my morning.

Literally made your morning... what?

"Made" my morning.

As in "Made my Day"

But only the morning part.

/American colloquialism
/Means "this was a highlight moment"
/I was not exaggerating. Work has been rough today and the article was incredible.



I think it was the use of 'literally' that is being questioned here.
 
2012-05-22 01:58:59 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Bathia_Mapes: ... His bike was wheeled into my bedroom, which had a locking doorknob and there it stayed.

He whined about not being able to ride his bike for the first few days and then stopped when he saw I wasn't going to relent.

And the bold text, kids, is Good Parenting.

Never, ever, relent. Even if you, on second thought when not annoyed, realize that perhaps you are being too harsh, stick to your guns and make it up to them later.

My son once tried some stuff and I threatened to remove this Winnie-the-Pooh 'playfort' from his room. When he persisted, I went into the room, dismantled the fort and put it in my closet. He so upset that even his big sister was pleading his case to me. But to this day, the threat of 'clean your room .... or I will clean it for you.' has teeth because they know I WILL do it.


Thank you for backing me up. Granted this was years ago (he'll be 32 in a few months), but I was criticized quite a bit back then for being too harsh in not relenting.
 
2012-05-22 02:01:07 PM  

upnya: Here's a link to a much better article describing the incident:


Heh! It reads like something run through Google translate.
 
2012-05-22 02:01:54 PM  
"you can't slap a 10-year-old so hard he gets a bloody nose and loses a tooth"

Apparently...

Yes, yes you can.
 
2012-05-22 02:18:29 PM  

GhettoWinter: Optimus Primate: Honest Bender: Optimus Primate: upnya: Here's a link to a much better article describing the incident:

HAHAHAHAHA!! That literally made my morning.

Literally made your morning... what?

"Made" my morning.

As in "Made my Day"

But only the morning part.

/American colloquialism
/Means "this was a highlight moment"
/I was not exaggerating. Work has been rough today and the article was incredible.


I think it was the use of 'literally' that is being questioned here.



The article LITERALLY made my morning.

Using the colloquialism "made", which means that my morning achieved a high point of goodness - that point of goodness was literally achieved reading the article

Definition:

lit·er·al·ly/ˈlitərəlē/
Adverb:
1.In a literal manner or sense; exactly: "the driver took it literally when asked to go straight over the traffic circle".
2.Used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling.

I do not understand the reason to point out my usage of a word in an english sentence, unless the person is foreign or functionally retarded - or both (which is possible of course).
 
2012-05-22 03:08:18 PM  
Once upon a time, two tweener twunts were talking over the movie. Other members of the audience were shushing them, but the tweeners just giggled and kept right on talking. Suddenly, a hurled soda flies out of the darkness, and BOOM - HEADSHOT! Two soda soaked tweener twunts.

The audience explodes into applause as the tweener twunts take their dripping walk of shame out of the theater.

Coolest thing I ever saw.

/[/CSB]
//Wasn't me, btw.
 
2012-05-22 03:36:32 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Once upon a time, two tweener twunts were talking over the movie. Other members of the audience were shushing them, but the tweeners just giggled and kept right on talking. Suddenly, a hurled soda flies out of the darkness, and BOOM - HEADSHOT! Two soda soaked tweener twunts.

The audience explodes into applause as the tweener twunts take their dripping walk of shame out of the theater.

Coolest thing I ever saw.

/[/CSB]
//Wasn't me, btw.


Great idea, but the drinks are so expensive. I'll just sneak in some balloons, take them into the restroom, and fill them with water (or something else) before the movie starts.
 
2012-05-22 03:45:44 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: I realize that theaters aren't particularily well lit during a movie, but how can you confuse a 10-year old for an adult? Not only is there a size difference, but a 10-year old's voice sounds a lot different than that of an adult man.

Having said that, the guy should have complained to the manager if the kid & whomever was with him wouldn't quiet down & behave.


Have you seen 10 year olds nowadays? All that BGH in the lowest bidder school milk...
 
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