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2013-05-16 08:21:25 PM  

a_room_with_a_moose: gja: a_room_with_a_moose: gja: a_room_with_a_moose: CSB.

Sitting at a bar about six years ago with my (soon to be ex) and some dude by himself, right next to me, is yakking at top volume on his phone. Granted, I gave him a dirty look, but his conversation shifted to the "asshole next to him". I let it go on for a few minutes, then took the phone, told the person at the other end that he'd call back, then dropped it in his pint of beer and dared him to do something about it.

Dude left.

/CSB

Whateves.

I'll bet you've wished you had the stones to do the same thing, on occasion.

I have a low asshole-tolerance threshold.

I also have a low 'asshole-tolerance threshold', but also have an acute sense of others civil liberties and rights and do not attempt to infringe on them.
There is a right way, and a wrong way to deal with cretins such as the cell-phone trogs. Menacing them is NOT the way.
Plenty of "stones" here, just know when to take them out.
(however, slipping the barkeep $25 and telling him to ignore the drunk biatch on her phone one night was worth every cent...lots of LULZ)

I didn't menace anyone, just gave him a "what's next look".

Frankly, I consider myself a public benefactor. Perhaps next time dude will step outside instead of talking so loud you can't hear the person next to you.

My biggest pet peeve is people that lack proper cell phone manners.

Well, that and people that say "irregardless".


I may have been too sparing of the commas in that last post....
 
2013-05-16 08:33:03 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Bumblefark: I'm still not entirely convinced depriving people of their cell phones for the duration of a movie represents a grave public safety issue. Theaters existed long before people had cell phones. Society seemed to have gotten along just fine...

Society also existed long before theaters and we got along fine. Then, we invented theaters. We have cell phones now. We invented them for a reason. There should be a certain etiquette about (almost always not) using them in a theater, but a jammer is right out.


Not sure how this addresses my point. I called bullshiat on the argument that people not be able to use their cell phones for the duration of a movie constituted a public safety problem. It really isn't. That's not an endorsement of jammers so much as a shot at people playing the "it's a safety thing" card instead of just saying, "using a jammer makes you an asshole, but probably not a existential threat to society."
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 08:43:12 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: gja: I hope you actually get caught with one in your possession one day. I will watch the FCC enforcement logs, as I always do.
I often laugh at the stupid stuff those who think they are the most clever one in the world will try.
Have a look at this

Note the $$$$$$$$$$$$ amount, sounds fun, huh smartass?


so, just how many phones have you lost in theaters from people annoyed at you?


Funny, try again you little twerp. I do not annoy those around me. I have had to leave a theatre on occasion because I was on-call, but got the alert silently and not one soul knew about it. As it should be.
You are wrong, clear and simple. You think it is alright to take a matter such as causing an outage in a public utility into your own hands.
You are wrong, so is anyone else who thinks as you do. Nothing you say can make that right. NOTHING.
You are not the authorities. You are not in a position to mete out law and justice.
Let it go, and behave as a civilized person. Use the proper avenues of redress.

You and your Hells Angels friend would get your asses handed to you in any bar my friends gather at. Actually, you likely wouldn't be admitted or would feel enough out of place around a room full of LEO and retired service-folk you would turn and leave.
 
2013-05-16 08:45:14 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: a_room_with_a_moose: I didn't menace anyone, just gave him a "what's next look".

Frankly, I consider myself a public benefactor. Perhaps next time dude will step outside instead of talking so loud you can't hear the person next to you.

My biggest pet peeve is people that lack proper cell phone manners.

Well, that and people that say "irregardless".


I have to agree with you... though I am not nearly large enough to be intimidating... I would get into alot of fights that I would loose... irregardless of that, I do have a friend I can call who used to run with the Hells Angles or some damn group... don't remember, but he has my back.

/irregardless ftw


I weigh 160 lbs. Hardly strapping. I must just look scary.

Does "irregardless" mean "with regard", since it literally means "without without regard"?

Inquiring minds want to know...
 
2013-05-16 08:46:28 PM  

Odd Bird: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Odd Bird: Endorsed vigilantism would lead to a breakdown of the fabric of society.
But a few incidents like this where the "hero" gets a pat on the back and all attempts at recourse by the "victim" are twarted would strengthen the fabric.

/stupid coont.

I'm 63. I've noticed, over the years, that one huge problem we have as a society, a problem that is leading to the gradual decline of society - is an increasing unwillingness of people to "call" other people on offensive behavior. A certain amount of this is due to fear of immediate or delayed reprisal by the offending party or the offending party's friends.

It's not just a fear of reprisal, there's also the possibility of a general scene being created and the whole thing being overblown.  Rather than exercising a reasonable level of courtesy, the culprit chooses to make it a grandstand moment.

I usually don't call people out on their actions because of this concern, and because I don't want to become of those self-appointed police/control dicks. But from time to time I do and usually get good results when it's done somewhat courteous manner with very tempered amount of tough-guy machismo.  (daughter's graduation, outdoor concert)

Even at 48 years of age, I think this entitles me to some leniency about your lawn.  You get the lemonade, I'll bring the whiskey.  The women folk don't need to know what we're drinking.

/not a tough guy, not a doormat


Deal. Name the place/time.
 
2013-05-16 08:56:21 PM  
Ann Richards I bet.
 
2013-05-16 08:57:45 PM  

gja: HindiDiscoMonster: gja: I hope you actually get caught with one in your possession one day. I will watch the FCC enforcement logs, as I always do.
I often laugh at the stupid stuff those who think they are the most clever one in the world will try.
Have a look at this

Note the $$$$$$$$$$$$ amount, sounds fun, huh smartass?


so, just how many phones have you lost in theaters from people annoyed at you?

Funny, try again you little twerp. I do not annoy those around me. I have had to leave a theatre on occasion because I was on-call, but got the alert silently and not one soul knew about it. As it should be.
You are wrong, clear and simple. You think it is alright to take a matter such as causing an outage in a public utility into your own hands.
You are wrong, so is anyone else who thinks as you do. Nothing you say can make that right. NOTHING.
You are not the authorities. You are not in a position to mete out law and justice.
Let it go, and behave as a civilized person. Use the proper avenues of redress.

You and your Hells Angels friend would get your asses handed to you in any bar my friends gather at. Actually, you likely wouldn't be admitted or would feel enough out of place around a room full of LEO and retired service-folk you would turn and leave.


Wow. And you gave me the ol' "badass" meme.
 
2013-05-16 08:59:29 PM  

MartinaMcSorley: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Odd Bird:
Lines, for example. Does anyone other than me honor that concept anymore? Even though we are no longer homeless, things are still tight and we get food at a couple of local churches, and from the city. Invariably there are an increasingly large number of people who think nothing of arriving at the last minute and barging into line near or at the front. Both the people running the event and the people already in line often seem to have a reticence for complaining about this. I'm pretty sure of the reason, but I'd like to hear some other opinions, first.

Glad to hear you have a place now.


Thanks.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 09:03:25 PM  

a_room_with_a_moose: gja: HindiDiscoMonster: gja: I hope you actually get caught with one in your possession one day. I will watch the FCC enforcement logs, as I always do.
I often laugh at the stupid stuff those who think they are the most clever one in the world will try.
Have a look at this

Note the $$$$$$$$$$$$ amount, sounds fun, huh smartass?


so, just how many phones have you lost in theaters from people annoyed at you?

Funny, try again you little twerp. I do not annoy those around me. I have had to leave a theatre on occasion because I was on-call, but got the alert silently and not one soul knew about it. As it should be.
You are wrong, clear and simple. You think it is alright to take a matter such as causing an outage in a public utility into your own hands.
You are wrong, so is anyone else who thinks as you do. Nothing you say can make that right. NOTHING.
You are not the authorities. You are not in a position to mete out law and justice.
Let it go, and behave as a civilized person. Use the proper avenues of redress.

You and your Hells Angels friend would get your asses handed to you in any bar my friends gather at. Actually, you likely wouldn't be admitted or would feel enough out of place around a room full of LEO and retired service-folk you would turn and leave.

Wow. And you gave me the ol' "badass" meme.


Oh, it wouldn't be me.....I hate fighting, hate it.

My friends on the other hand........buncha retired/active cops and retired army/marine dudes.
Their idea of "fun" is getting sloshed and playing 'punch-for-punch' in the face. They are completely loonie. And as territorial as rottweilers.
I tend to slowly saunter off to a quiet corner when they get their dander up. I don't need that shiat in my life.
 
2013-05-16 09:08:55 PM  
It's easy to tell who in this thread can't put their farking phone away in the theater.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 09:11:32 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: MartinaMcSorley: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Odd Bird:
Lines, for example. Does anyone other than me honor that concept anymore? Even though we are no longer homeless, things are still tight and we get food at a couple of local churches, and from the city. Invariably there are an increasingly large number of people who think nothing of arriving at the last minute and barging into line near or at the front. Both the people running the event and the people already in line often seem to have a reticence for complaining about this. I'm pretty sure of the reason, but I'd like to hear some other opinions, first.

Glad to hear you have a place now.

Thanks.


Don't wanna threadjack, but it pisses me off no end to hear yet another person who is on tough times. Why in this day and age is this still possible in this country? We need to fix that crap, permanently.

Line story:
During the Sandy aftermath here lines at functioning gas stations were long and lousy. I was in a station in Great Neck when some fool just proceeded to drive around everyone else patiently queued up, and decided the rules didn't apply to him and tried to just fill his vehicle. The attendant shut down the pump remotely and he was literally yelled out of the station. Apparently some people think they are better than the rest. Sickening.
 
2013-05-16 09:12:14 PM  

gja: a_room_with_a_moose: gja: HindiDiscoMonster: gja: I hope you actually get caught with one in your possession one day. I will watch the FCC enforcement logs, as I always do.
I often laugh at the stupid stuff those who think they are the most clever one in the world will try.
Have a look at this

Note the $$$$$$$$$$$$ amount, sounds fun, huh smartass?


so, just how many phones have you lost in theaters from people annoyed at you?

Funny, try again you little twerp. I do not annoy those around me. I have had to leave a theatre on occasion because I was on-call, but got the alert silently and not one soul knew about it. As it should be.
You are wrong, clear and simple. You think it is alright to take a matter such as causing an outage in a public utility into your own hands.
You are wrong, so is anyone else who thinks as you do. Nothing you say can make that right. NOTHING.
You are not the authorities. You are not in a position to mete out law and justice.
Let it go, and behave as a civilized person. Use the proper avenues of redress.

You and your Hells Angels friend would get your asses handed to you in any bar my friends gather at. Actually, you likely wouldn't be admitted or would feel enough out of place around a room full of LEO and retired service-folk you would turn and leave.

Wow. And you gave me the ol' "badass" meme.

Oh, it wouldn't be me.....I hate fighting, hate it.

My friends on the other hand........buncha retired/active cops and retired army/marine dudes.
Their idea of "fun" is getting sloshed and playing 'punch-for-punch' in the face. They are completely loonie. And as territorial as rottweilers.
I tend to slowly saunter off to a quiet corner when they get their dander up. I don't need that shiat in my life.


I understand. I left that nonsense behind years ago.
 
2013-05-16 09:15:05 PM  

moos: Marcus Aurelius: My hero.

/cell phone jammers are about $40 online
//worth every penny

Don't those violate FCC regulations?


I don't care.  If I find one, I'm buying it, and I'm using it.  The only people inconvenienced are inconsiderate assholes, and I'm happy to make their useless selfish lives as miserable as possible.

/expecting an important call from a client?
//GO SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN THE THEATER, JACKASS
 
2013-05-16 09:18:57 PM  

ciberido: Fubini: And yeah, when you use a jammer you're declaring that you're more important than everyone else around you.

No, you're saying that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one.  That the rest of the audience be able to enjoy the movie or play is more important than that one person who wants to talk to her bff right then.


Fubini:You don't have to be a doctor to have an important phone call- it could be some guy's wife going into labor or someone's kid who got stuck at school, both are important enough to warrant immediate attention.

No, they're not so important that the person MUST rush out of the theater that very second, and if they WERE, then that person shouldn't BE in the theater.  If you cannot turn your phone off and sit quietly like a civilized human being, then DO NOT GO.

The self-important person here isn't the person with the jammer: it's the person who left their cell phone ringer.  Frankly, you're projecting your own self-importance on the very people who don't want to tolerate yours.


I'm at the theater and the wife is in a car accident and is in the ER. Darn I should have known better and planned ahead! Look idiots shiat happens that isn't planned. You think a sitter has a medical poa to take the kids to the ER? Turn off the illegal jammer and join society, if there is an issue get the manager.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 09:23:03 PM  

over_and_done: moos: Marcus Aurelius: My hero.

/cell phone jammers are about $40 online
//worth every penny

Don't those violate FCC regulations?

I don't care.  If I find one, I'm buying it, and I'm using it.  The only people inconvenienced are inconsiderate assholes, and I'm happy to make their useless selfish lives as miserable as possible.

/expecting an important call from a client?
//GO SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN THE THEATER, JACKASS


You just don't get it do you? Are you slow or just stupid?
The FCC is gleefully subpoenaing sales records from vendors shipping to the USA. And the cost of prosecution is lovely.
See up the thread.

YOU (and those like you) are "Why we can't have nice things".
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 09:24:31 PM  

TNel: ciberido: Fubini: And yeah, when you use a jammer you're declaring that you're more important than everyone else around you.

No, you're saying that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one.  That the rest of the audience be able to enjoy the movie or play is more important than that one person who wants to talk to her bff right then.


Fubini:You don't have to be a doctor to have an important phone call- it could be some guy's wife going into labor or someone's kid who got stuck at school, both are important enough to warrant immediate attention.

No, they're not so important that the person MUST rush out of the theater that very second, and if they WERE, then that person shouldn't BE in the theater.  If you cannot turn your phone off and sit quietly like a civilized human being, then DO NOT GO.

The self-important person here isn't the person with the jammer: it's the person who left their cell phone ringer.  Frankly, you're projecting your own self-importance on the very people who don't want to tolerate yours.

I'm at the theater and the wife is in a car accident and is in the ER. Darn I should have known better and planned ahead! Look idiots shiat happens that isn't planned. You think a sitter has a medical poa to take the kids to the ER? Turn off the illegal jammer and join society, if there is an issue get the manager.


Bloody well said!
www.indymedia.ie
 
2013-05-16 09:27:31 PM  

gja: over_and_done: moos: Marcus Aurelius: My hero.

/cell phone jammers are about $40 online
//worth every penny

Don't those violate FCC regulations?

I don't care.  If I find one, I'm buying it, and I'm using it.  The only people inconvenienced are inconsiderate assholes, and I'm happy to make their useless selfish lives as miserable as possible.

/expecting an important call from a client?
//GO SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN THE THEATER, JACKASS

You just don't get it do you? Are you slow or just stupid?
The FCC is gleefully subpoenaing sales records from vendors shipping to the USA. And the cost of prosecution is lovely.
See up the thread.

YOU (and those like you) are "Why we can't have nice things".


I still fail to see what is so hard about turning off the ringer and stepping outside if you get a call.
 
2013-05-16 09:30:08 PM  
My new favorite phone peeve is the young couple who sits in the movie theater watching video on their HTC phone with the front-facing tinny/shi*tty-sounding speakers WHILE THE PREVIEWS ARE SHOWING ON THE GIANT MOVIE SCREEN... You know... the screen that everyone paid to see?

Jeebus H. Christmas! You just got finished paying almost 20 bucks for tickets. WTF is so important for you to watch on your goddamned phone that you can't wait to watch it some other time? And no, you're NOT impressing anyone in the theater with your new phone. You're just proving that you're a couple of inconsiderate assholes.

I think that before R-rated movies, the announcement about cellphones should be R-rated as well: "Turn off your fu*cking phones, you self-important asswipes."
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 09:32:27 PM  

a_room_with_a_moose: gja: over_and_done: moos: Marcus Aurelius: My hero.

/cell phone jammers are about $40 online
//worth every penny

Don't those violate FCC regulations?

I don't care.  If I find one, I'm buying it, and I'm using it.  The only people inconvenienced are inconsiderate assholes, and I'm happy to make their useless selfish lives as miserable as possible.

/expecting an important call from a client?
//GO SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN THE THEATER, JACKASS

You just don't get it do you? Are you slow or just stupid?
The FCC is gleefully subpoenaing sales records from vendors shipping to the USA. And the cost of prosecution is lovely.
See up the thread.

YOU (and those like you) are "Why we can't have nice things".

I still fail to see what is so hard about turning off the ringer and stepping outside if you get a call.


I never said THAT. You MUST turn it to vibrate (and no fair stuffing it in your crotch just to have your spouse call it either).
ALWAYS set it to silent/vibrate.
ALWAYS excuse yourself before returning/taking the call (exception: medical personnel who see the # and know there is a situation where it may make the difference in someones life/death situation).
ALWAYS be courteous about exiting, no "move it y'all, gotta take this call!"

I have missed MANY movies due to my work, and never have I pissed-off/inconvenienced anyone due to my need to respond.
And never will......
 
2013-05-16 09:33:20 PM  

TNel: I'm at the theater and the wife is in a car accident and is in the ER. Darn I should have known better and planned ahead! Look idiots shiat happens that isn't planned. You think a sitter has a medical poa to take the kids to the ER? Turn off the illegal jammer and join society, if there is an issue get the manager.


The doctor can put his cellphone on vibrate. So can you. Problem solved.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 09:35:07 PM  

Fark Me To Tears: My new favorite phone peeve is the young couple who sits in the movie theater watching video on their HTC phone with the front-facing tinny/shi*tty-sounding speakers WHILE THE PREVIEWS ARE SHOWING ON THE GIANT MOVIE SCREEN... You know... the screen that everyone paid to see?

Jeebus H. Christmas! You just got finished paying almost 20 bucks for tickets. WTF is so important for you to watch on your goddamned phone that you can't wait to watch it some other time? And no, you're NOT impressing anyone in the theater with your new phone. You're just proving that you're a couple of inconsiderate assholes.

I think that before R-rated movies, the announcement about cellphones should be R-rated as well: "Turn off your fu*cking phones, you self-important asswipes."


HMMMM, I'm thinking Samuel L Jackson would be good for this ad...
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

"Vibrate MotherFarker, does your phone have it?"
 
2013-05-16 09:40:33 PM  
BTW all theaters say to please silence your cell phone not turn them off.
 
2013-05-16 09:40:57 PM  
a swinging cabaret-type musical adaptation

There just isn't enough of that kind of thing in theater.
 
2013-05-16 09:45:12 PM  

mooseyfate: ITT: TNel desperately trying to convince others that his assholery in theaters is actually THEIR fault.


If I get a txt at a movie I will slide it out of the pocket, angle the screen to my crotch area and read it. If you are put out by it then oh well. Jesus do you people think everyone reads there phone like they lost their glasses and have to have it at eye level?
 
2013-05-16 09:51:03 PM  

Fark Me To Tears: TNel: I'm at the theater and the wife is in a car accident and is in the ER. Darn I should have known better and planned ahead! Look idiots shiat happens that isn't planned. You think a sitter has a medical poa to take the kids to the ER? Turn off the illegal jammer and join society, if there is an issue get the manager.

The doctor can put his cellphone on vibrate. So can you. Problem solved.


Of course, my phone actually is always on vibrate. I hate ringers.
 
2013-05-16 09:56:08 PM  

taxachucetts: 3 things
-she wasn't talking on the phone, she was googling something on it(from the article)
-doing that to a woman is sort of a biatch move, you talk to the manager if nothing
can be donem ove seets, cause again its not like shes actually talking on the phone
-3 slapping someone in NY isn't assault, so I guess I call it even


They did.
 
2013-05-16 09:57:38 PM  

TNel: mooseyfate: ITT: TNel desperately trying to convince others that his assholery in theaters is actually THEIR fault.

If I get a txt at a movie I will slide it out of the pocket, angle the screen to my crotch area and read it. If you are put out by it then oh well. Jesus do you people think everyone reads there phone like they lost their glasses and have to have it at eye level?


If you are put out by it then OH WELL? Donny, the world does NOT start and stop at your convenience. Dear lord, what did you DO when you couldn't be reached every single farking second? Are you that guy who dries off your hand so you can text in the middle of a shower? Or thinks that if another driver is put out by your immediate need to answer a text while driving, then oh well? You are the REASON we have nineteen "DO NOT TEXT" PSA's before movies. Your crotch and the seat in front of you lights up when you do that. If it's SO IMPORTANT that you have to read that text right now, you are too busy for a movie.
 
2013-05-16 10:14:30 PM  

Fark Me To Tears: TNel: I'm at the theater and the wife is in a car accident and is in the ER. Darn I should have known better and planned ahead! Look idiots shiat happens that isn't planned. You think a sitter has a medical poa to take the kids to the ER? Turn off the illegal jammer and join society, if there is an issue get the manager.

The doctor can put his cellphone on vibrate. So can you. Problem solved.


You know that calls coming to a phone set to vibrate are jammed as well, don't you?  I mean, exactly how stupid are you?
 
2013-05-16 10:29:48 PM  

gja: over_and_done: moos: Marcus Aurelius: My hero.

/cell phone jammers are about $40 online
//worth every penny

Don't those violate FCC regulations?

I don't care.  If I find one, I'm buying it, and I'm using it.  The only people inconvenienced are inconsiderate assholes, and I'm happy to make their useless selfish lives as miserable as possible.

/expecting an important call from a client?
//GO SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN THE THEATER, JACKASS

You just don't get it do you? Are you slow or just stupid?
The FCC is gleefully subpoenaing sales records from vendors shipping to the USA. And the cost of prosecution is lovely.
See up the thread.

YOU (and those like you) are "Why we can't have nice things".


Um, no.  The selfish coont in TFA are "why we can't have nice things".  Any jammer I buy would be under the table, because that's how the world works.  People bothered by it can piss off, I'm too angry to care.

If you need to be in contact with everybody in the world every second of the evening, the theater isn't for you.  Stay the fark home.
 
2013-05-16 10:30:48 PM  
This just has the same feel about it as that drama queen flight attendent who "spontaneously" lost his cool over an unruly passenger, grabbed a couple of beers, announced his resignation, and escaped down the inflatable exit slide.

He was heralded as a hero until people figured out he pretty much choreographed the incident well in advance, and was just a huge, annoying AW.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 10:48:23 PM  

over_and_done: gja: over_and_done: moos: Marcus Aurelius: My hero.

/cell phone jammers are about $40 online
//worth every penny

Don't those violate FCC regulations?

I don't care.  If I find one, I'm buying it, and I'm using it.  The only people inconvenienced are inconsiderate assholes, and I'm happy to make their useless selfish lives as miserable as possible.

/expecting an important call from a client?
//GO SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN THE THEATER, JACKASS

You just don't get it do you? Are you slow or just stupid?
The FCC is gleefully subpoenaing sales records from vendors shipping to the USA. And the cost of prosecution is lovely.
See up the thread.

YOU (and those like you) are "Why we can't have nice things".

Um, no.  The selfish coont in TFA are "why we can't have nice things".  Any jammer I buy would be under the table, because that's how the world works.  People bothered by it can piss off, I'm too angry to care.

If you need to be in contact with everybody in the world every second of the evening, the theater isn't for you.  Stay the fark home.


You are wrong, and you try to deflect that with "OUTRAGE!" but it doesn't add up.
It's not a matter of "being in contact with...." it's a matter of being a responsible person who, when on-call, is prepared to discharge said responsibility.

In the end, you are BREAKING A FEDERAL LAW. You just don't get it do you? Nothing you can say, no excuse you use, is a valid reason for you to take such a measure. Why don't YOU stay home, since you seem unable to handle the fact the world is different than years ago where these technologies did not exist.

One day someone will use a jammer and it will cause a real human cost. That is inevitable with continued proliferation and use.
They don't jam JUST cell signals. That spectrum is shared with MANY other types of devices (remote medical telemetry, LEO data services, some spread-spectrum handheld radios, etc..) and it is an unintelligent and indiscriminate device.

You are "too angry to care?". Good.
I will be disinclined to give a rats ass when people get nailed and prosecuted vociferously by the FCC EB.
 
2013-05-16 10:50:09 PM  

kronicfeld: Good lick with the inevitable assault charges.


Cant really be assault for damaging an object, though it would certainly be an offense. Her slapping him however probably is assault.
 
2013-05-16 10:50:39 PM  

TNel: mooseyfate: ITT: TNel desperately trying to convince others that his assholery in theaters is actually THEIR fault.

If I get a txt at a movie I will slide it out of the pocket, angle the screen to my crotch area and read it. If you are put out by it then oh well. Jesus do you people think everyone reads there phone like they lost their glasses and have to have it at eye level?


Yes, yes.  It's my fault.  I understood what you typed perfectly the first 18 times you got called out.
 
2013-05-16 10:54:42 PM  
How can she slap?

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2013-05-16 11:02:53 PM  

gja: over_and_done: gja: over_and_done: moos: Marcus Aurelius:

One day someone will use a jammer and it will cause a real human cost.


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2013-05-16 11:27:43 PM  

Bullseyed: the money is in the banana stand: It is pretty hard to NOT look when you are in a dim theater

Just like it is hard not to rape girls when they wear those little outfits, right?


Wow. Dude, you're an asshole.
 
2013-05-16 11:39:34 PM  

DirkValentine: WTF are you doing in a play (or other non-cell friendly environment) if your wife is in labor or your kid is at school?


I know it's been a while, but the keywords there were *going* and *stuck.*

Who the fark knows when they're going to go into labor? No one, that's who. My thought for the second was just that teenagers, being the paragons of responsibility that they are, might somehow find themselves in a situation where they need a ride they didn't anticipate. Frankly, teenagers can do just about anything for any damn reason, and the fact that you do not comprehend this belies how little of the world you know. My specific thought when I wrote the above was a teenager, engaged in some extracurricular, who thought they had a ride home which then didn't work out. Hence, need a ride from school at pretty much any hour of the day.
 
2013-05-16 11:40:12 PM  
Since becoming an actor I have grown to loathe people who leave their cell phones on in the theatre. I can understand accidentally forgetting to turn it off (despite the signs in the theatre and the house manager's address) but when they're deliberately leaving it on and texting during the play it is particularly annoying. It is worse as an actor on stage when a cellphone goes off during a particularly dramatic scene than it is as an audience member.

The only exception was when I was Frank N. Furter in Rocky Horror Show. I was actually hoping someone's cellphone would go off since that's a play where we get to interact with the audience. But alas none did.

Old people in the audience who talk to each other and seem to think that because they're deaf nobody else can hear them are another annoying thing.

"What did she say?" "Why is he going in there?" "Oh so those two character are siblings then?"

One of the weirdest audience interruptions I had on stage was a play I was in a year ago. I played this mob hit man who was a pedophile and I had this really dark and disturbing monologue about when I was a janitor at a school and molested a little girl. It was really dark and the cadence and lighting slowly dimming unoticed lulled the audience into it so they didn't fully appreciate how horrible what I was talking about was until one of the characters yells for me to stop telling him the story and the lights are suddenly brought back up. Everything in this scene would come together so perfectly and it formed a pivot point in the play. Audience members would say afterwards that that scene was one of the most disturbing scenes they've ever seen in theatre and that they didn't even notice the lighting change until the lights came back up. You could hear a pin drop because the audience would become deathly silent during that monologue. An amazing scene, the kind of scene you just love to do as an actor.

Then at one show right during that scene this old woman sitting in the front row decided that was the moment she needed to organize her purse. So she dumped the contents in her lap, spilling objects clattering onto the floor, crinkling empty Wurther's Original wrapers as she stuffed them into a small plastic bag, fussing and fiddling and sighing with exasperation as she tried to fit everything back into a purse that was too small, dropping things repeatedly on the floor. You almost want to stop in the middle of your scene and ask her "I'm sorry is our play interrupting your purse cleaning because we can wait until you're finished to continue". Afterwards instead of the usual praises that scene usually got people were just saying "what the hell was it with that old woman cleaning her purse during that scene where the lights started going down".
 
2013-05-16 11:50:20 PM  

coeyagi: Mayostard: Glad to know that it's perfectly acceptable to maliciously destroy someone's property, then blog about it like you're some hero.  biatch might have been annoying, but this guy comes off as a dick.

No, he doesn't.  F*CK YOU, YOU STUPID WHORE AT THE PLAY.  Everyone in 21st century America knows you DON'T do that sh*t, and you deserved to be ass-raped by concertina wire for the next 14 years for doing it.


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2013-05-16 11:54:32 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: In before some self-important asshole shows up to explain why it's soooooo vitally important for physicians to have cell phones with them all the time in case there's an emergency, because apparently prior to the invention of the cell phone there was no way to get messages to people when they didn't carry their own phones and people were just keeling over dead left and right because of it.


If you've ever watched a crime or medical drama from before the 90s there's probably a couple of episodes each season that would be completely resolved in 5 minutes with the use of a cell phone.
 
2013-05-16 11:58:48 PM  

kiwimoogle84: Your crotch and the seat in front of you lights up when you do that. If it's SO IMPORTANT that you have to read that text right now, you are too busy for a movie.


Watch the movie not my crotch.
 
2013-05-17 12:02:31 AM  

mooseyfate: TNel: mooseyfate: ITT: TNel desperately trying to convince others that his assholery in theaters is actually THEIR fault.

If I get a txt at a movie I will slide it out of the pocket, angle the screen to my crotch area and read it. If you are put out by it then oh well. Jesus do you people think everyone reads there phone like they lost their glasses and have to have it at eye level?

Yes, yes.  It's my fault.  I understood what you typed perfectly the first 18 times you got called out.


I really don't care.  If the light is too much for your fragile eyes then stay home and watch it on DVD.  I bet there are a lot of people that check when you are watching a movie but you can't tell because you are not focusing, atleast you shouldn't be.  But god forbid one time you happen to look down at the same time someone checks either the time or a msg that came in and turn it up to 11.
 
2013-05-17 12:04:18 AM  

TNel: kiwimoogle84: Your crotch and the seat in front of you lights up when you do that. If it's SO IMPORTANT that you have to read that text right now, you are too busy for a movie.

Watch the movie not my crotch.


It draws the farking eyes. If someone shines a light in ANY corner of a dark theater, it catches the attention of everyone nearby, and it isn't fair. Like I said, you are the reason there are so many DO NOT DO THIS ads before the movie, because apparently the more people ignore them, the more they're going to make us sit through before our expensive entertainment starts. Seriously- cut that shiat out.
 
2013-05-17 12:28:27 AM  

kiwimoogle84: TNel: kiwimoogle84: Your crotch and the seat in front of you lights up when you do that. If it's SO IMPORTANT that you have to read that text right now, you are too busy for a movie.

Watch the movie not my crotch.

It draws the farking eyes. If someone shines a light in ANY corner of a dark theater, it catches the attention of everyone nearby, and it isn't fair. Like I said, you are the reason there are so many DO NOT DO THIS ads before the movie, because apparently the more people ignore them, the more they're going to make us sit through before our expensive entertainment starts. Seriously- cut that shiat out.


Yeah, and those nearsighted dicks with their glasses should be kicked out because they reflect light from the screen too!  I'm a whiny little adhd, self entitled jerkwad, and everything around me should cater to my special snowflake needs!

That's pretty much what you people sound like, get a farking life.
 
2013-05-17 01:05:32 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: kiwimoogle84: TNel: kiwimoogle84: Your crotch and the seat in front of you lights up when you do that. If it's SO IMPORTANT that you have to read that text right now, you are too busy for a movie.

Watch the movie not my crotch.

It draws the farking eyes. If someone shines a light in ANY corner of a dark theater, it catches the attention of everyone nearby, and it isn't fair. Like I said, you are the reason there are so many DO NOT DO THIS ads before the movie, because apparently the more people ignore them, the more they're going to make us sit through before our expensive entertainment starts. Seriously- cut that shiat out.

Yeah, and those nearsighted dicks with their glasses should be kicked out because they reflect light from the screen too!  I'm a whiny little adhd, self entitled jerkwad, and everything around me should cater to my special snowflake needs!

That's pretty much what you people sound like, get a farking life.


Except for the fact that THEY SCREAM AT YOU NOT TO DO THIS IN THEATRES. What part of this aren't you getting? This behavior has annoyed enough people that they have to tell you repeatedly not to!
 
2013-05-17 01:23:10 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: kiwimoogle84: TNel: kiwimoogle84: Your crotch and the seat in front of you lights up when you do that. If it's SO IMPORTANT that you have to read that text right now, you are too busy for a movie.

Watch the movie not my crotch.

It draws the farking eyes. If someone shines a light in ANY corner of a dark theater, it catches the attention of everyone nearby, and it isn't fair. Like I said, you are the reason there are so many DO NOT DO THIS ads before the movie, because apparently the more people ignore them, the more they're going to make us sit through before our expensive entertainment starts. Seriously- cut that shiat out.

Yeah, and those nearsighted dicks with their glasses should be kicked out because they reflect light from the screen too!  I'm a whiny little adhd, self entitled jerkwad, and everything around me should cater to my special snowflake needs!

That's pretty much what you people sound like, get a farking life.


You sound like you think youre entitled.  I bet you like to park parallel in angled parking spots, too.
 
2013-05-17 02:06:40 AM  

Dragonflew: Wow. Dude, you're an asshole.


In fairness, looking at somebody's phone and raping them are almost the same thing.

/but thankfully if it's a legitimate look, the phone has ways of shutting that whole thing down
 
2013-05-17 02:12:38 AM  

gja: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: MartinaMcSorley: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Odd Bird:
Lines, for example. Does anyone other than me honor that concept anymore? Even though we are no longer homeless, things are still tight and we get food at a couple of local churches, and from the city. Invariably there are an increasingly large number of people who think nothing of arriving at the last minute and barging into line near or at the front. Both the people running the event and the people already in line often seem to have a reticence for complaining about this. I'm pretty sure of the reason, but I'd like to hear some other opinions, first.

Glad to hear you have a place now.

Thanks.

Don't wanna threadjack, but it pisses me off no end to hear yet another person who is on tough times. Why in this day and age is this still possible in this country? We need to fix that crap, permanently.


Partially my own fault, partially bad luck, partially just the general state of things.  There will always be stuff and people who slip through the cracks; it's the nature of systems - all systems.
 
2013-05-17 07:13:46 AM  

Bumblefark: I'm still not entirely convinced depriving people of their cell phones for the duration of a movie represents a grave public safety issue. Theaters existed long before people had cell phones. Society seemed to have gotten along just fine...


well theaters are private property and are well within their rights to make people leave if they dont follow the rules.  A few weeks ago, I was on call for my job, but still went out to see a movie.  I sat near the front, near an aisle and what do you know? I got a call and my phone pulsed in my pocket a couple times.  I stood up, went to the exit and took the call in the hallway. Everyone else probably thought I had to take a leak. The solution is a theater that enforces a no cell phone rule and now that each cell has a giant 3-5" screen, it should be pretty easy to spot.  The Solution is to have theaters actually kick people out who use their cells during performances, not to have some wannabe tough guy vigilante in the crowd throw them out, or dump them in drinks, etc.

A word with the theater manager after the show "This jerkoff was on his phone next to me the whole time" would probably earn you a few freebie tickets anyways...
 
2013-05-17 07:20:14 AM  
If I had a jammer (I would jammer in the morning), I would want it to pulse, not to be on continuously.  Then people would get texts and missed call notifications, but would need to leave the theater to effectively communicate.

For those, 'so don't look at the light' text-defenders, I want to point out this was a period piece, and most audience members want to get lost in the moment of the setting and the immediate situation of the characters.  A bright smartphone in a showing of Ironman 3 would not bother me half as much as it would during (pre-cellphone-technology) period piece (like the one from the article).
 
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