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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 57
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2013-05-16 01:04:12 PM
10 votes:
www.fireflywiki.net

Approves of this and much, much worse.
2013-05-16 12:01:32 PM
8 votes:
www.indymedia.ie
2013-05-16 02:50:44 PM
7 votes:
Best way to get somebody to shut their offending phone screen off in a theater:

{LOUDLY}: "Hey! Was that... child porn? That was child porn!"
2013-05-16 01:06:01 PM
6 votes:

kronicfeld: Good lick with the inevitable assault charges.


Assault lick?
2013-05-16 01:01:09 PM
6 votes:
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 02:02:36 PM
5 votes:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Marcus Aurelius: My hero.

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

Just remember that there is a $10,000 fine if they catch you.


What are they going to do call the cops?

/how? ;)
2013-05-16 01:09:02 PM
5 votes:
He should have taken the phone and stuffed it down his buttcrack, then handed it back to her... the "stinky phone"
2013-05-16 01:02:26 PM
5 votes:

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 01:48:20 PM
4 votes:
I happen to have purchased one of the portable jammers online a few months ago.

CSB:

When Iron Man 3 premiered, it was a packed house.  Got there an hour early just to make sure I got a good seat and the theater filled up real fast 10 minutes later.  Looking around, I see at least half of the people in the theater were using their smartphones.  A majority of those folks turn their brightness levels of their screens down which was a welcome relief....except this overweight lady sitting in the row in front of me and just two seats to the left.  Her screen brightness is up on full and she is texting away..with the sound volume maxed.

So the pre-movie Marcus theater intro pops up and everyone puts away their phones, except this woman who puts down her phone but then picks it up to text right up to the start of the movie.

About 10 minutes in, she starts to text away again.  Her husband doesn't say anything, he just puts up his right hand to shield his eyes from the light.  I'm sick of it so I reach into my coat pocket (it was 40 degrees outside in my neck of the woods) and turn on my jammer.

Oh it was so nice to see this lady slapping her phone in frustration (as if that would help) as her signal was lost.  She finally got out of her seat and walked (waddled?) out of the theater never to return back to the movie.  I left the jammer on until the final scene played after the credits then turned it off and left.

I guess she figured that the theater was at fault as she was yelling at the movie theater manager (I assume it was the manager as he was wearing a business suit with a theater name badge pinned to his jacket.  All the other employees were in white shirts, black pants, and black ties).

First time I every used my jammer in public and I certainly will use it when I go to Fast 6 and Star Trek this weekend.

/csb
2013-05-16 01:04:22 PM
4 votes:
I bet she was Farking.
2013-05-16 02:34:18 PM
3 votes:

theMagni: If it's critical, you can set it to vibrate and excuse yourself when you check who it's from.


You'd think people could figure this out. But alas, such reasoning seems to be beyond so many mobile phone users. And unfortunately, the same folks who are unable to figure out how to silence the ringtones are the same ones who think that, because they can't actually see the person they're talking to, this means they must talk very, very loud so the person will hear them. Which is why you often have to hear conversations like, "HELLO? WHAT? YEAH? NO, I'M IN A MOVIE THEATER. I SAID I'M IN A THEATER. I'M WATCHING A MOVIE. YES A MOVIE. WHAT? IRON MAN. NO, IRON MAN. MAN. YEAH. IT'S A MOVIE. AT THE THEATER. NO IT HASN'T STARTED YET. WHAT? I SAID IT HASN'T STARTED. THE MOVIE. THE MOVIE HASN'T STARTED. I'M WAITING. I SAID I'M WAITING. NOT MUCH. NO, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE STARING AT ME. WHAT? STARING. THEY'RE STARING. NO, AT ME. NO I DON'T KNOW WHY."
2013-05-16 01:17:20 PM
3 votes:
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 01:10:32 PM
3 votes:

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 01:08:28 PM
3 votes:

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 12:34:04 PM
3 votes:

kronicfeld: Good lick with the inevitable assault charges.


That seemed rather Freudian.
2013-05-16 01:55:22 PM
2 votes:
is this the same woman from the story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L3eeC2lJZs
NSFW language.
2013-05-16 01:53:47 PM
2 votes:
It was IMPORTANT...had to check on the kids

"is everything OK?"
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

"Sure Dad"
i2.cdn.turner.com
2013-05-16 01:17:55 PM
2 votes:

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 01:06:04 PM
2 votes:
Some one is going to the "Special Hell".
2013-05-16 01:04:41 PM
2 votes:
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 01:00:52 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-05-17 02:06:40 AM
1 votes:

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
2013-05-16 09:08:55 PM
1 votes:
It's easy to tell who in this thread can't put their farking phone away in the theater.
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 08:00:13 PM
1 votes:

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


data.whicdn.com
2013-05-16 07:54:38 PM
1 votes:

Bullseyed: Criminals like this are heroes now?

Maybe the Aurora movie theater shooter was just blowing away some cell phones. He's a hero too then.


wow, derped from orbit just to be sure, huh?
2013-05-16 05:41:10 PM
1 votes:

Profedius: DibDub: I agree with you whole sale. The reason I took action was because I knew I could handle him due to military training, being an ex bouncer and since I was working as an investigator at the time I was armed at all times. Instead of waiting outside to confront me he should have contacted the police, because I did destroy private property, but I was prepared for that as well since I knew a great many people on the police force and those responding would likely be someone I knew.

So you stir up unnecessary conflict over something minor, take the first unlawful action, then are either ready to shoot him, or hide behind the gang you're an associate of, the police. You sound like the thug here.

/supports CCW, doesn't support cell phones in theatres

I would agree with that speculation as long as stir up in your opinion does not imply create and instead means escalate since he was the one that created the conflict by becoming hostile in response to an extremely polite request made in a non-confrontational tone. I don't know how thuggish I was considering when he resumed his conversation there was references to doing me bodily harm. At that time in my life though I reacted forcefully to confrontation so I guess I would consider my reaction to be extreme, but since it was a reaction I wouldn't consider it thuggish in nature since that would imply that I was forcing my will on others who were not in conflict with me.


Mall Ninja alert.
2013-05-16 04:10:21 PM
1 votes:

Jim from Saint Paul: 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.


Your precious snowflake won't die before the movie is over.  If the kid is in serious trouble the babysitter should be calling 911, not your egotistical ass.  You know, there was a time when we didn't have cellphones, and the human race didn't die off.  Somehow we managed without them.  Nobody is farking with you; you're just another self-important douchbag, which is bad enough, but now you want to be belligerent about it?  Fine.  Go fark yourself, asshat, and your stupid broke-arm kid.

You're just not nearly as important as you think you are.
2013-05-16 04:02:13 PM
1 votes:

HAMMERTOE: Personally, I'd have liked to put it in her drink. Preferably with a decent splash.


Wouldn't work.  It would just bounce off the little umbrellas.
2013-05-16 04:01:26 PM
1 votes:
The production is ''a swinging cabaret-type musical adaptation loosely adapted from
Leo Tolstoy's War_and_Peace''?!?

Hm. Maybe she was calling for a lift home?...
2013-05-16 03:56:23 PM
1 votes:

rubi_con_man: 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 you think the underground railroad was manned by dicks too, eh?


Waitwaitwaitwaitwait...wait...WAIT.

Did you just compare this dude to Harriett frickin Tubman?
2013-05-16 03:46:07 PM
1 votes:

Yanks_RSJ: Jim from Saint Paul: For all you know, my kid fell and broke a bone and my babysitter is calling me trying to let me know.

Assuming it happened the second after you entered the theater, it would be no more than a couple of hours until you found out.  Unless you're planning on setting the broken bone, there's not much you can do anyway, so enjoy the respite from your parental reality.

Or you could have your babysitter call the theater itself in the event of an emergency.  Exactly as parents did for generations before cellular technology was widespread.


It was done that way BECAUSE there was no technology. Not because it was "better".

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?

So why need the middle man again? I am not shiatting on your IM 3 experience by double checking a call isn;t from the person watching my children. Please don;t equate me with people not barely paying attention to the movie.

Besides, i am on Fark. It's not like I am getting alot of calls from "friends" seeing as I don;t have any besides YOU PEOPLE.
2013-05-16 03:31:51 PM
1 votes:
What a woman at play might look like:

i2.cdn.turner.com

/HOT
2013-05-16 03:24:19 PM
1 votes:

Profedius: 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 then you woke up, and you were still in mommy's basement, and your boner went away.
2013-05-16 02:53:35 PM
1 votes:

Profedius: 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.


The sad thing is that this your behavior was appropriate and the theater itself should have done exactly what you did, however, today that would end up in a lawsuit as well as the employee being hurt or worse. I would bet more citizens would do what you did also if it wasn't for fear that ghetto person x would retaliate or try to kill them. Sadly, the person you handled has more rights and is more protected than you and others. The likelihood they will reform is slim to none as they have gone through their entire life getting their way because they are louder than others and haven't been put in their place.
2013-05-16 02:44:03 PM
1 votes:

squibbits: He should have taken the phone and stuffed it down his buttcrack, then handed it back to her... the "stinky phone"


Since spitting in someone's drink is felony assault, I can only imagine what that action would entail.
2013-05-16 02:42:07 PM
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Good!

And it appears this was a dinner theatre production, which just makes cell phone usage even more inconsiderate and annoying.


i2.ytimg.com
2013-05-16 02:29:07 PM
1 votes:
TIL: Where to buy a good mobile phone jammer. Also the word "assbanana."
2013-05-16 02:02:49 PM
1 votes:

The_Original_Roxtar: is this the same woman from the story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L3eeC2lJZs
NSFW language.


Okay, I lost it at MAGNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
2013-05-16 02:01:02 PM
1 votes:

Z1P2: Fark: woman who wouldn't turn off phone was on-call surgeon, missed critical call, 3 yo. Boy died as a result, prosecutor looking into charging phone smasher for death.


Woman who wouldn't turn off phone was only one with the codes for nuclear defense system, missed critical call, North Korea annihilates West Coast without reprisal, invades, wins; country now known as United States of Best Korea.

/Oh, I thought we were playing "least probable hypothetical". My bad.
2013-05-16 01:56:33 PM
1 votes:

Big Man On Campus: Instead of throwing the phone, just dump it into a nearby alcoholic drink next time. Alcohol+Sugars/Salts+Water in an operating phone isn't good at all. There's less violence in this method, and the point gets made just as thoroughly.


While ruining a perfectly good drink.  You have not thought your cunning plan through.
2013-05-16 01:49:33 PM
1 votes:
Fark: woman who wouldn't turn off phone was on-call surgeon, missed critical call, 3 yo. Boy died as a result, prosecutor looking into charging phone smasher for death.
2013-05-16 01:40:21 PM
1 votes:
An NRO writer? Let's pause the circle jerk for a minute until we know whether it really happened or not.
2013-05-16 01:24:20 PM
1 votes:
During intermission, Williamson's date complained to the theater's management, but he says he didn't personally witness the theater managers admonish the disruptive audience members. And once the performance resumed, the woman sitting to Williamson's right on his bench would not, he says, stop using her cell phone. "It looked like she was Googling or something,"


I farking hate people so much. Honestly, I'm more and more convinced that there's a sizable percentage of the population that simply lacks the maturity or mental capacity to simultaneously own a cell phone and behave as a participant in civilized society. It's like watching restless, undisciplined children at a restaurant with their parents - these 'adults' are utterly incapable of sitting still and focusing on the task at hand. I won't even go into the soaring estimation of relative worth that people have about themselves - "my 'business' here on my cell phone is so important that it outweighs the entire purpose of everyone else's presence in the room." And utterly incapable of accepting any level of correction in anything resembling dignified fashion. Like a petulant, impertinent little child.

I find myself thinking about this article all the time.
2013-05-16 01:21:49 PM
1 votes:

meanmutton: Of course, she was the one who resorted to violence.


News flash: tearing an object out of another person's hand and throwing it across the room qualifies as "violence." It may also qualify as battery/assault, robbery, larceny, and malicious destruction of personal property. And having just been assaulted/battered, I suspect she's going to have at least one defense available to her for her slap, which is more than he will have.
2013-05-16 01:21:47 PM
1 votes:

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

Approves of this and much, much worse.


Indeed...I hear there's a special hell for such people......
2013-05-16 01:18:39 PM
1 votes:
I hope it's not the same guy who directed shiatty films for Dimension Films backs in the 00s.


gothamist.com
2013-05-16 01:18:32 PM
1 votes:
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 01:11:09 PM
1 votes:
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 01:10:54 PM
1 votes:

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 01:07:48 PM
1 votes:

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 01:06:49 PM
1 votes:
Could someone specify the race and gender of the cellphone user?  I have an idea, but I'd like confirmation
2013-05-16 12:40:03 PM
1 votes:
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 12:30:49 PM
1 votes:
Good lick with the inevitable assault charges.
2013-05-16 12:13:46 PM
1 votes:
Good!

And it appears this was a dinner theatre production, which just makes cell phone usage even more inconsiderate and annoying.
2013-05-16 12:13:19 PM
1 votes:

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 12:08:36 PM
1 votes:
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 12:07:43 PM
1 votes:
My hero.

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