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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 05:12:52 AM  

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.


media.comicvine.com

you sound concerned.
take it down a notch Francis... I mentioned my buddy only because he was intimidating, and I am not, therefore, it is more unlikely he would get into a fight confronting someone than I would... see how that reads differently when it's not read through seething hatred?
 
2013-05-17 05:14:55 AM  

a_room_with_a_moose: 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...


I dunno... I just thought it sounded funny to say since you made it a point to mention your dislike of the word... sounds kind of like "without regard" though to me.
 
2013-05-17 05:17:08 AM  

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.


you mean like they did in TFA and the manager did nothing?
 
2013-05-17 05:21:22 AM  

gja: 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......


and do you see how that is in no way resembling what people are complaining about or related to what happened in TFA? Do you honestly not see the difference between what you advocate (responsible phone ownership) and what was in TFA (a farking twat)?
 
2013-05-17 05:32:03 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.


admitting you have a problem is the first step... congratulations.
 
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).
 
2013-05-17 08:20:03 AM  

Bumblefark: Do I pass?


Because you hit the first link you found in a generic Google search and passed it off as research? No.

You could have least bothered to link the Wikipedia article about the "theory" you're improperly referencing.
 
2013-05-17 08:43:34 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: MrStench: 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.

Nevermind the fact that she responded with assault...

Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree

You could be facing charges of criminal mischief in the 3rd degree if you do any of the following with  intent to damage someone else's property without right to do so:

Having 3 or more prior criminal mischief convictions, you break into a locked vehicle with the intent of stealing property,Damage someone else's property where the damage is valued at more than $250.
3rd degree criminal mischief is a  Class E felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison.

**Now here's the assault charge..**

3rd Degree Assault
Assault in the 3rd degree is a  misdemeanorcharge. It applies when the situation results in physical injury to someone else but that injury isn't enough to qualify for a more serious assault offense.

You could be facing this charge if the prosecution believes you:

1.Intended to cause injury to another person and did,

2.        Recklesslycaused injury to another person, or

3.        Negligently cause injury with the use of a deadly weapon or instrument

Yes, this means you can face this misdemeanor charge even when you didn't intend to hurt anyone.

The maximum sentence you will receive for a 3rd degree assault charge is 1 year in jail and fines.
 He would actually be in much worse trouble.


That's retarded. I understand that may be the law, but that's retarded.
 
2013-05-17 08:51:37 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.


So you're saying my brilliant plan to get you to look at my crotch... is working?

/Sweeeeeeeeeeet
 
2013-05-17 09:06:44 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: you mean like they did in TFA and the manager did nothing?


Then your issue should be with the manager.

kiwimoogle84: 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!


They do not tell you not to use the phones, they usually say something like be curtious and silence your phone.  No where does it say that you can't use it.
 
gja
2013-05-17 09:18:39 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: gja: 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......

and do you see how that is in no way resembling what people are complaining about or related to what happened in TFA? Do you honestly not see the difference between what you advocate (responsible phone ownership) and what was in TFA (a farking twat)?


Which still does not justify destruction of someones personal property or the use of an illegal piece of equipment.

If you break ANY law, you are more in the wrong than the "twat" being annoying. No discussion room there.
 
2013-05-17 09:20:44 AM  

TNel: kiwimoogle84: 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!

They do not tell you not to use the phones, they usually say something like be curtious and silence your phone. No where does it say that you can't use it.


To give my experience, I usually got 1 of 3 theaters (one being a cheap $2.00 a ticket theater). 1 onf of the first-run theater's and the cheap theater say "turn off". The other first-run says silence.
 
gja
2013-05-17 09:30:15 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: seething hatred


Really? That's your read on my post? Wow, you are a knucklehead of the first order.
I don't "hate" anyone. Kind of against my dogma. To me "hate" is a very ugly word reserved for times like my other post where I clearly state "I hate fighting".
Not from fear or cowardice, but from the distaste of fighting that can only come from being forced to do so and being given no options.

I would be more apt to buy a round, than want to go 'round-and-round'.

None of this changes the fact the dude in the article is an asswipe. By doing what he did he lowered himself LOWER than the mouth-breathing trog whining about her phone.
It is immaterial and non-salient to the argument whether or not the manager of the theatre did nothing or the person using the phone was an idiot.
Breaking a law means you instantly become the worse of the two. You have behaved in an uncivilized manner.

"An eye for an eye makes the world blind"....or some such wisdom.
 
gja
2013-05-17 09:31:13 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: 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.

So you're saying my brilliant plan to get you to look at my crotch... is working?

/Sweeeeeeeeeeet


Get a room you two......(LOL)
 
gja
2013-05-17 09:37:25 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: 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.

you mean like they did in TFA and the manager did nothing?


Then you call either the corporate head office or better yet write a hand-written letter expressing your disappointment that their employee failed to do their job. If it's privately owned, write the owner. You would be surprised at what effect a hand-written letter will have. It says to the recipient "This is important enough for me to take some time out of my day to communicate it to you".

Try it sometime. It has worked phenomenally for me.
 
2013-05-17 10:06:33 AM  
"Don't talk or text during the movie." Seems pretty clear.

Linky
 
2013-05-17 10:11:13 AM  

ciberido: No, you're saying that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one.


images.soulpancake.s3.amazonaws.com

Agrees...
 
2013-05-17 10:22:31 AM  
At this time I mainly wait for movies to come out on DVD or blueray and if I do go to the theater it is only after the movie has been out a week or two. I find that many of the people who will be disruptive in a movie are the same type of people who must see the movie as soon as it comes out.
 
2013-05-17 10:26:37 AM  

gja: and do you see how that is in no way resembling what people are complaining about or related to what happened in TFA? Do you honestly not see the difference between what you advocate (responsible phone ownership) and what was in TFA (a farking twat)?

Which still does not justify destruction of someones personal property or the use of an illegal piece of equipment.

If you break ANY law, you are more in the wrong than the "twat" being annoying. No discussion room there.



did you also notice I did not advocate anything, but instead pointed out that you were talking about a different scenario that what everyone else was talking about? of course you did.

Never said anything about right or wrong with relation to destruction of property or use of illegal equipment... i am sure you noticed that as well, right?
 
2013-05-17 10:27:02 AM  

Big Man On Campus: That said, where on earth did you find one that fits in your pocket?


They have always had relatively "small" form factors available, hell there are even some disguised as cigarette packages now.
 
2013-05-17 10:32:50 AM  

gja: HindiDiscoMonster: 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.

you mean like they did in TFA and the manager did nothing?

Then you call either the corporate head office or better yet write a hand-written letter expressing your disappointment that their employee failed to do their job. If it's privately owned, write the owner. You would be surprised at what effect a hand-written letter will have. It says to the recipient "This is important enough for me to take some time out of my day to communicate it to you".

Try it sometime. It has worked phenomenally for me.


I agree with doing that and have done so on necessary occasions. I only implied that the person did what they did out of frustration... not everyone is Vulcan... some people have emotional outbursts.

/human nature... it's a biatch
 
2013-05-17 11:07:38 AM  

Cannonade: "Don't talk or text during the movie." Seems pretty clear.

Linky


Silence your phone.... seems pretty clear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfMHbfa0E_g
 
2013-05-17 11:11:03 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: JC22: mjones73: Jim from Saint Paul: I have children. My phone is on silent. I choose to be available to my sitters.

Ya'll can ______ my ______ as long as I aint texting/browsing at all or answering calls IN the theatre itself.

Not a damn thing wrong with that, they invented vibrate on cell phone for a reason.

The issue is the 'light' from the phone in a dark theater...its obvious even if you aren't looking in the general direction..it's distracting.

They should come up with an 'inverse' mode for text in a theater...black background, white text. That would solve most of the issues with phones in movies.

Listen, I'm not saying people should be able to text/browse or take calls during the movie. That being said, if I am getting a call, I need to see who it is and you can get it over it for 5 seconds while I look and see if it requires my attention.

I mean, I paid WAY too much for this ticket and WAY too much for this popcor/pop for me to be an asshole and talk/text/brows during this movie. So I am not supporting that at all. I just know people go buck wild lately about phones AT ALL.

Like you jammer assholes. Fark you. For all you know, my kid fell and broke a bone and my babysitter is calling me trying to let me know. I am not saying you can;t get enjoyment over making the assholes with phones unhappy, I am just saying you aren;t affecting just them. Your farkin with everybody and I personally don;t appreciate it.


Here's the thing: I don't give two shiats about you or your kid. When I'm seeing a movie/play/concert my only concern is enjoying the outing. If you absolutely can't be separated from your phone, don't go out because I will continue to use my jammer when cellphone users annoy me and I really don't care about you or your family.
 
2013-05-17 11:14:06 AM  

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.

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.


I'm gonna go with Bystander Syndrome before fear of reprisal. In most situations with a large crowd of bystanders and one dick, all the bystanders are simultaneously thinking "Well, somebody should do something" but no individual feels the need to take initiative personally.
 
2013-05-17 11:20:28 AM  

TNel: 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.


I actually don't go to the theaters anymore until atleast two weeks after the movie releases so I can more or less have the theater to myself. People like you are everywhere, and they've destroyed any enjoyment I used to get out of going to theaters. So thanks for both acknowledging that you're the problem AND refusing to do anything about it. You're a real winner, and the people around you appreciate everything you do. Don't change a thing, everyone else is the problem here.
 
2013-05-17 11:30:30 AM  
mooseyfate: I  actually don't go to the theaters anymore until atleast two weeks after the movie releases so I can more or less have the theater to myself. People like you are everywhere, and they've destroyed any enjoyment I used to get out of going to theaters. So thanks for both acknowledging that you're the problem AND refusing to do anything about it. You're a real winner, and the people around you appreciate everything you do. Don't change a thing, everyone else is the problem here.

Funny that's when I normally go.  Here you forgot something.

thinkingmeat.net
 
2013-05-17 11:46:35 AM  

starlost: I was in a packed movie once on opening night and the guy next to me gets a call in the middle of the movie. This person did have his phone on vibrate, but he answered the call with a "Yo girl whats up." And then proceeded to talk with her. I could tell be the nature of the conversation that this was not an emergency situation so I leaned over and said "Your conversation during the movie is upsetting those around you could you please call her back later or leave the movie?" his reply was consistent with his intelligence and respect for others "Fark you mother Farker!" So I grabbed the phone out of his hand and dumped it into his fountain drink that was conveniently not covered by a lid, because he had removed the lid to pour cheap vodka in it. All those around me started clapping and thanking me which must have angered him even more, because he took a swing at me which I easily dodged. I grabbed his arm forced it behind and up his back walked him down the row and into the wall then down and out the emergency exit. When I turned around I think everyone was clapping and cheering. The theater was even nice enough to rewind the film to before his call. When the movie was over a group of people walked me to my car which was nice even though I was carrying a concealed weapon. He was waiting for me outside, but seeing all the people around me he turned around and walked away.

and you carry a concealed weapon and he carries one and shots are fired over this incident. why do people who carry a concealed weapon consider themselves to be billy badass. you aren't. you are a punk with a few hundred dollars who bought a permit so you hope you can be the bully. the haha i got a gun and the guy i think is bad is going to get it but not innocent bystanders reasoning. almost any situation where a private citizen says i must carry a gun can easily be flagged as bullshiate in the first world. you are joe blow going to the movies and think you need a gun-society is weakened by people l ...


Seriously, no snark intended. Your entire post says to me, and I suspect to many others:

Either:
(1) Wow, Starlost has a remarkable talent; he can read the minds and emotions of other people, in fact entire groups/classes (gun owners) of other people. He must be either a mutant or a wizard.
or:
(2) Wow. Starlost must be the greatest psychiatrist/psychologist the world has ever seen; look at how easily he is able to diagnose the mental issues of an entire group/class of people.
or:
(3) Oh, look, Starlost is once again projecting his own thoughts/feelings on his favorite target group/class of the day.
 
2013-05-17 12:11:01 PM  

Highroller48: Jim from Saint Paul: I have children. My phone is on silent. I choose to be available to my sitters.

You also "chose" to have the children in the first place.  That means you should be given 3 options:

1. Stay home.
2. Put the phone away and get a sitter you trust enough to handle problems for a few hours wihtout your input.
3. Use your phone for any reason while sitting in the theatre and get instantly ejected.

Looking at your phone even ONCE during a movie or perfromance is once too often.  Grownups should be able to plan and prepare beter than that.


THIS SO MUCH. I also leave the name and number of the theater and movie with my sitter, so that if there ever was an actual life and death emergency where time was critical, I could be reached right away. You know, like parents did for generations before cell phones were a thing.

Turn your damn phones OFF for a couple of hours. You'll live.
 
2013-05-17 12:13:51 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: See what I mean? How do you make a point that "I am just trying to be available for emergencies and I won;t even be taking the call itself in the theatre" against someone with that logic?


Every time you look at your lit up screen, you disrupt everyone behind you, whether you take the call or not.
 
2013-05-17 12:15:14 PM  
Were knee-grows involved?

TNel sounds knee-grow.
 
2013-05-17 12:16:21 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Example: Let's say I go to a theatre playing Star Trek into Darkness this Friday night. There will be 150+ people in that theatre. Say there are two showings at 7PM. All my babysitter can do is describe what I look like. What happens? you have 2 theatres of people where ushers are walking up and down the aisle's with their little non-LED lights trying to ID me. What, THAT won't disrupt more people then a 5 second flicker of light by my phone?


Which will only happen if there is an emergency. As opposed to you flashing your lit screen every time your pants buzz.
 
2013-05-17 12:29:33 PM  

TNel: HindiDiscoMonster: you mean like they did in TFA and the manager did nothing?

Then your issue should be with the manager.

kiwimoogle84: 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!

They do not tell you not to use the phones, they usually say something like be curtious and silence your phone.  No where does it say that you can't use it.


Where the Fark are you going to  movies? Before every movie I've been to in the last couple of years, there's several "silence your phones now" ads as WELL AS "no talking or texting during this film" ads. Of COURSE they say NOT TO USE IT.
 
2013-05-17 12:42:48 PM  

JesusJuice: Jim from Saint Paul: JC22: mjones73: Jim from Saint Paul: I have children. My phone is on silent. I choose to be available to my sitters.

Ya'll can ______ my ______ as long as I aint texting/browsing at all or answering calls IN the theatre itself.

Not a damn thing wrong with that, they invented vibrate on cell phone for a reason.

The issue is the 'light' from the phone in a dark theater...its obvious even if you aren't looking in the general direction..it's distracting.

They should come up with an 'inverse' mode for text in a theater...black background, white text. That would solve most of the issues with phones in movies.

Listen, I'm not saying people should be able to text/browse or take calls during the movie. That being said, if I am getting a call, I need to see who it is and you can get it over it for 5 seconds while I look and see if it requires my attention.

I mean, I paid WAY too much for this ticket and WAY too much for this popcor/pop for me to be an asshole and talk/text/brows during this movie. So I am not supporting that at all. I just know people go buck wild lately about phones AT ALL.

Like you jammer assholes. Fark you. For all you know, my kid fell and broke a bone and my babysitter is calling me trying to let me know. I am not saying you can;t get enjoyment over making the assholes with phones unhappy, I am just saying you aren;t affecting just them. Your farkin with everybody and I personally don;t appreciate it.

Here's the thing: I don't give two shiats about you or your kid. When I'm seeing a movie/play/concert my only concern is enjoying the outing. If you absolutely can't be separated from your phone, don't go out because I will continue to use my jammer when cellphone users annoy me and I really don't care about you or your family.


And I can appreciate your poiint of view. I politely suggest that the "fark you" i gave you earlier is still in play (about this kind of thing anyway). Carry on good sir.
 
2013-05-17 12:45:16 PM  

namegoeshere: Highroller48: Jim from Saint Paul: I have children. My phone is on silent. I choose to be available to my sitters.

You also "chose" to have the children in the first place.  That means you should be given 3 options:

1. Stay home.
2. Put the phone away and get a sitter you trust enough to handle problems for a few hours wihtout your input.
3. Use your phone for any reason while sitting in the theatre and get instantly ejected.

Looking at your phone even ONCE during a movie or perfromance is once too often.  Grownups should be able to plan and prepare beter than that.

THIS SO MUCH. I also leave the name and number of the theater and movie with my sitter, so that if there ever was an actual life and death emergency where time was critical, I could be reached right away. You know, like parents did for generations before cell phones were a thing.

Turn your damn phones OFF for a couple of hours. You'll live.


Nothing says i'm more important than having someone announce over a PA system for you ruining the entire movie for everyone.  Or you could have your phone on silent and when a text comes in you check it and get up and leave.  Yeah your idea is much better.

kiwimoogle84: Where the Fark are you going to movies? Before every movie I've been to in the last couple of years, there's several "silence your phones now" ads as WELL AS "no talking or texting during this film" ads. Of COURSE they say NOT TO USE IT.


Looking at your phone is not texting, if you don't reply it's not texting.
 
2013-05-17 12:46:56 PM  

namegoeshere: Jim from Saint Paul: Example: Let's say I go to a theatre playing Star Trek into Darkness this Friday night. There will be 150+ people in that theatre. Say there are two showings at 7PM. All my babysitter can do is describe what I look like. What happens? you have 2 theatres of people where ushers are walking up and down the aisle's with their little non-LED lights trying to ID me. What, THAT won't disrupt more people then a 5 second flicker of light by my phone?

Which will only happen if there is an emergency. As opposed to you flashing your lit screen every time your pants buzz.


namegoeshere: Jim from Saint Paul: See what I mean? How do you make a point that "I am just trying to be available for emergencies and I won;t even be taking the call itself in the theatre" against someone with that logic?

Every time you look at your lit up screen, you disrupt everyone behind you, whether you take the call or not.


So is the assumption I get more then 1 call in a 2 hour period?

Because I can certainly make clear that I don;t barely get more then 2 calls a day IF THAT on my phone, and those include my wife calling me. She, more then likely, will be in the theatre with me.
 
2013-05-17 12:47:16 PM  

Akbar the Trappiste Monk: Were knee-grows involved?

TNel sounds knee-grow.


knee-grow? Is that like what's her names knee vagina?  OH WAIT you are being racist.  No I am almost pure Irish so I am white and turn red when I've been in the sun for more than an hour.
 
2013-05-17 12:51:39 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: So is the assumption I get more then 1 call in a 2 hour period?

Because I can certainly make clear that I don;t barely get more then 2 calls a day IF THAT on my phone, and those include my wife calling me. She, more then likely, will be in the theatre with me.


You don't understand these people think we are starving mad Facebook users that get text's from the feed when some retard posts about their day.  You are the same as me, the only person that normally ever calls me is my wife, if she's with me at the theater then I don't get any calls.  I don't hand my number out to everyone in the world and get spam texts and calls like I'm some 18 year old kid.

Would you people have an issue if someone in the back row is using their phone?
 
2013-05-17 12:51:42 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.


Nah, I'd rather just reach into my pocket and push a button than have to find the manager and miss part of the movie in the process. I guess the truth is that I care more about my enjoying my outing than I do about the possibility someone may miss an emergency call. Oh, well...
 
2013-05-17 12:54:26 PM  

JesusJuice: I guess the truth is that I care more about my enjoying my outing than I do about the possibility someone may miss an emergency call. Oh, well...


Thanks for finally admitting you only care about yourself.  I rate you below a person that actually talks on a phone in a theater.
 
2013-05-17 12:57:03 PM  

TNel: Jim from Saint Paul: So is the assumption I get more then 1 call in a 2 hour period?

Because I can certainly make clear that I don;t barely get more then 2 calls a day IF THAT on my phone, and those include my wife calling me. She, more then likely, will be in the theatre with me.

You don't understand these people think we are starving mad Facebook users that get text's from the feed when some retard posts about their day.  You are the same as me, the only person that normally ever calls me is my wife, if she's with me at the theater then I don't get any calls.  I don't hand my number out to everyone in the world and get spam texts and calls like I'm some 18 year old kid.


The challenge is coming onto Fark and expecting EVERYONE to be reasonable.

Ah well. Have a good da.. hold on a sec, I gotta check this call.
 
2013-05-17 12:57:08 PM  

TNel: mooseyfate: I  actually don't go to the theaters anymore until atleast two weeks after the movie releases so I can more or less have the theater to myself. People like you are everywhere, and they've destroyed any enjoyment I used to get out of going to theaters. So thanks for both acknowledging that you're the problem AND refusing to do anything about it. You're a real winner, and the people around you appreciate everything you do. Don't change a thing, everyone else is the problem here.

Funny that's when I normally go.  Here you forgot something.


It's one thing to steal my pet ant's violin, but another thing entirely to taunt him with it. You truly are history's greatest monster.
 
2013-05-17 12:58:17 PM  

JesusJuice: . I guess the truth is that I care more about my enjoying my outing than I do about the possibility someone may miss an emergency call. Oh, well...


"fark you, I got mine."

/you're so cool.
 
2013-05-17 01:00:42 PM  

TNel: Nothing says i'm more important than having someone announce over a PA system for you ruining the entire movie for everyone. Or you could have your phone on silent and when a text comes in you check it and get up and leave. Yeah your idea is much better.


If there is a true emergency, then no one will mind the interruption. If of course you need to be interrupted for every farking thing, then you have an inflated sense of your own importance.

Of course, you could shoot off a quick text to whomever with your row and seat number before you turn off your phone and avoid the problem completely.
 
gja
2013-05-17 01:01:04 PM  

JesusJuice: 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.

Nah, I'd rather just reach into my pocket and push a button than have to find the manager and miss part of the movie in the process. I guess the truth is that I care more about my enjoying my outing than I do about the possibility someone may miss an emergency call. Oh, well...


You can't even spell where you farking live. After those comments, and considering your basic ineptitude, I will no longer take anything you say as an adult comment but rather that of a petulant little child.
 
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