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(Gothamist)   Woman at play won't turn off cell phone, so a fellow theater-goer grabs it and throws it out the door   (gothamist.com) divider line 458
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2013-05-16 12:01:32 PM  
www.indymedia.ie
 
2013-05-16 12:07:43 PM  
My hero.

/cell phone jammers are about $40 online
//worth every penny
 
2013-05-16 12:08:36 PM  
This is the first time in the history of the universe that the Hero tag is appropriate for an NRO writer.

Well done, sir. Credit where credit is due. Hopefully this can bring us all closer together.
 
2013-05-16 12:13:19 PM  

sigdiamond2000: This is the first time in the history of the universe that the Hero tag is appropriate for an NRO writer.


Good catch.  It's nice to know that even clinically insane people can act rationally every now and then.
 
2013-05-16 12:13:46 PM  
Good!

And it appears this was a dinner theatre production, which just makes cell phone usage even more inconsiderate and annoying.
 
2013-05-16 12:30:49 PM  
Good lick with the inevitable assault charges.
 
2013-05-16 12:34:04 PM  

kronicfeld: Good lick with the inevitable assault charges.


That seemed rather Freudian.
 
2013-05-16 12:40:03 PM  
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.
 
2013-05-16 12:44:11 PM  

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.


If the biatch wants to file charges, she knows exactly where to find him. It's not like he's in hiding. He did it, he acknowledged that he did it, and now he's willing to pay the price for doing it.

I still applaud him.
 
2013-05-16 12:49:37 PM  
The guy is a hero!

I get so darn tired of rude folks using cells where they're not supposed to and figuring that it's their right to do so.

My elderly mother used to complain that one 'important' guy in her church used to ignore the preachers request to turn off all cells in the chapel and would get calls during the sermon and answer them.

There are powerful jammers available for commercial use by stores, but few actually use them, apparently afraid they might loose business. Portable jammers are available also, that fit in your pocket, but technically they're illegal. (A real fast and under the table movement apparently by cell companies and congress.) Though, you can still get them from the Internet.

I would think that places like that dinner theater would install the more powerful jammers for the people who are going to inevitably ignore the rules.
 
2013-05-16 01:00:52 PM  

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.


I believe the point the blogger is making can be described, in the modern vernacular, as "come at me, bro".

If she sues, ask for a jury. Problem solved.
 
2013-05-16 01:01:09 PM  
Was at Star Trek last night.  So many god damn cell phones going on right before the movie started, but then everyone actually acted like a decent f*cking meat popsicle for once and turned them off.

**SPOILER**

Because Tyler Perry wasn't in the sequel.

//see, it's funny because people who go to Tyler Perry movies are usually loud and on their cell phones
 
2013-05-16 01:01:28 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: My hero.

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


Don't those violate FCC regulations?
 
2013-05-16 01:02:26 PM  

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.
 
2013-05-16 01:03:15 PM  

scottydoesntknow: If the biatch wants to file charges, she knows exactly where to find him.


Not going to happen.  throwing thephone isn't as bad as hitting him.
 
2013-05-16 01:04:12 PM  
www.fireflywiki.net

Approves of this and much, much worse.
 
2013-05-16 01:04:22 PM  
I bet she was Farking.
 
2013-05-16 01:04:32 PM  

liam76: scottydoesntknow: If the biatch wants to file charges, she knows exactly where to find him.

Not going to happen.  throwing thephone isn't as bad as hitting him.


Ha! I missed that part, good point.
 
2013-05-16 01:04:41 PM  
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.
 
2013-05-16 01:06:01 PM  

kronicfeld: Good lick with the inevitable assault charges.


Assault lick?
 
2013-05-16 01:06:04 PM  
Some one is going to the "Special Hell".
 
2013-05-16 01:06:16 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.


Check it in the lobby with the house manager and give them your seat number.

/theatre person
 
2013-05-16 01:06:49 PM  
Could someone specify the race and gender of the cellphone user?  I have an idea, but I'd like confirmation
 
2013-05-16 01:07:48 PM  

DubyaHater: Could someone specify the race and gender of the cellphone user?  I have an idea, but I'd like confirmation


Aborigine male
 
2013-05-16 01:07:59 PM  

Dimensio: [www.fireflywiki.net image 167x286]

Approves of this and much, much worse.


Dammit!

/shakes tiny fist.
 
2013-05-16 01:08:28 PM  

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.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-05-16 01:09:02 PM  
He should have taken the phone and stuffed it down his buttcrack, then handed it back to her... the "stinky phone"
 
2013-05-16 01:10:14 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.


I never understood that argument. I work with doctos and every single on of them use pagers for emergencies. So assuming a doctor was at a theater and was inconsiderate enough to not have vibrate on, it would be a quick beep and they would get up and leave.

If a doctor is on their cell phone (especially in public) it is almost certainly  not an emergency.
 
2013-05-16 01:10:32 PM  

kronicfeld: Good lick with the inevitable assault charges.


Even worse, the cell phone company will probably add roaming charges on top of it.
 
2013-05-16 01:10:37 PM  

kronicfeld: Good lick with the inevitable assault charges.


Hey, SHE slapped him, so if anybody gets charged it should be her.
 
2013-05-16 01:10:46 PM  

kronicfeld: Good lick with the inevitable assault charges.


plus emotional distress civil suit
 
2013-05-16 01:10:54 PM  

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.


You sound like you want to defend the biatch or something...you two related, ya know, like married siblings?
 
2013-05-16 01:10:56 PM  

coeyagi: Was at Star Trek last night.  So many god damn cell phones going on right before the movie started, but then everyone actually acted like a decent f*cking meat popsicle for once and turned them off.

**SPOILER**

Because Tyler Perry wasn't in the sequel.

//see, it's funny because people who go to Tyler Perry movies are usually loud and on their cell phones


My day is made
 
2013-05-16 01:11:09 PM  
So obviously the manager had no balls and couldn't control the rude behavior of guests taht were using cell phones when they were told not to

More and more I would like theaters to have cell phone jamming devices active during performances , or even giant Faraday cages
 
2013-05-16 01:11:29 PM  
I was at a movie where a girl a couple of rows ahead of me kept her phone on her lap. It would ring about 3x every 20 minutes. She'd pick it up, see who was calling, and hit end. Normally I'd say something in that situation, but this was when I was in college and my school was right next to a really sketchy neighborhood. The theater had a lot of missing seats that had been ripped up and there were 2 fights before the movie started. I was so relieved when a new, nicer theater opened up across the street later that year.
 
2013-05-16 01:11:51 PM  

DubyaHater: Could someone specify the race and gender of the cellphone user?  I have an idea, but I'd like confirmation


You may be right but it's scummy to ask or to point it out.
 
2013-05-16 01:11:56 PM  
Personally, I'd have liked to put it in her drink. Preferably with a decent splash.
 
2013-05-16 01:12:12 PM  

Rik01: There are powerful jammers available for commercial use by stores, but few actually use them, apparently afraid they might lease loose business.


FTFY

/Pet Peeve
 
2013-05-16 01:14:25 PM  

moos: Marcus Aurelius: My hero.

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

Don't those violate FCC regulations?


Is view those regulations as more of a guideline, especially considering how they were implemented with no real input from anyone except cell phone interests.
 
2013-05-16 01:14:50 PM  

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.


Of course, she was the one who resorted to violence.
 
2013-05-16 01:16:20 PM  

MayoSlather: Rik01: There are powerful jammers available for commercial use by stores, but few actually use them, apparently afraid they might lease loose  lose business.

FTFY

/Pet Peeve


FTFM...also a Pet Peeve
 
2013-05-16 01:16:29 PM  

moos: Marcus Aurelius: My hero.

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

Don't those violate FCC regulations?


Yup, and if caught the penalty in the US for blocking radio signals in a public area can go over $100k.
 
2013-05-16 01:16:45 PM  

phenn: kronicfeld: Good lick with the inevitable assault charges.

Assault lick?


Sure, why not?
 
2013-05-16 01:17:07 PM  

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.


So vote republican?
 
2013-05-16 01:17:20 PM  
You just can't snatch someone's property out of their hands and toss it, no matter how much they annoy you.  Not allowed.

That said...
cdn0.hark.com
 
2013-05-16 01:17:44 PM  
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.
 
2013-05-16 01:17:55 PM  

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.


If you want to get technical, the performance was the property of those who paid for it, and the woman and her group were maliciously destroying it for the other attendees. Theft of services might be a good countersuit, in addition to the assault charge.
 
2013-05-16 01:18:32 PM  
I carry a hammer.
Back up is vice grips.
/Yeah, like in "Stir Crazy"
//You can't dial 911 with a broken phone and your nuts in a vice.
///Works on cigar smokers, too.

ymmv
 
2013-05-16 01:18:39 PM  
I hope it's not the same guy who directed shiatty films for Dimension Films backs in the 00s.


gothamist.com
 
2013-05-16 01:19:14 PM  

kronicfeld: Good lick with the inevitable assault charges.


Not assault under New York law, its just Harassment.  To be assault you need to cause physical injury or intense pain.  A stinging cheek does not qualify as injury or intense pain (a nutshot would, not a slap), so he couldn't charge assault if he tried.
 
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