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(KPTV Portland)   People call 911 for various dumb reasons such as not getting chicken nuggets, needing a ride home, being lonely... then there's this guy   (kptv.com) divider line 47
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2013-09-10 09:55:00 AM
While I cannot condone tying up police resources over this, I can certainly understand wanting to.
 
2013-09-10 09:56:33 AM
And this is why I love the Alamo draft House.


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2013-09-10 09:57:22 AM
And this is why I love the Alamo draft House.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L3eeC2lJZs
 
2013-09-10 09:57:54 AM
jamiedubs.com
 
2013-09-10 10:05:21 AM
Ooohh...a blogger...better pay attention
 
2013-09-10 10:06:25 AM
Can't the police arrest the guy for making a false 911 call?
 
2013-09-10 10:08:08 AM
"I'm just trying to fight the good fight," wrote Billington, "even if others don't agree with my methods."

You've been reading too much Batman, kiddo.
 
2013-09-10 10:11:31 AM

Astorix: Can't the police arrest the guy for making a false 911 call?


No kidding. He's lucky all they did was laugh at him. At least he got to tweet about it.
 
2013-09-10 10:12:12 AM
People that do shiat like this should be publicly flogged.......
 
2013-09-10 10:13:08 AM
So is he calling 911 in the middle of a screening to complain about other people using their phones?
 
2013-09-10 10:20:11 AM

Longtooth: So is he calling 911 in the middle of a screening to complain about other people using their phones?


Though the article is light on facts and I really don't want to dig through this guy's probably long tirade on the matter, there is some mentioning of pirating. I think he was calling 911 to report that. To which they laughed at him. He was probably making a scene during the movie about it and ruining it for everyone in the showing.
 
2013-09-10 10:20:27 AM

Chinchillazilla: While I cannot condone tying up police resources over this, I can certainly understand wanting to.


THIS

People who text / call / browse during a movie deserve to have hot knives shoved in their piss holes. If you need to use you phone get up and go to the lobby.
 
2013-09-10 10:21:41 AM
This guy should consider falling deathly ill
 
2013-09-10 10:22:53 AM
Do people actually run into this often? I've seen it a few times and it's been within a few feet of me and in my direct line of sight. I can't say it bothered me or I noticed it for more than about 2 seconds. Talking on the phone would be a non-starter though. That shiat is annoying.
 
2013-09-10 10:23:09 AM
"Hey, we're trying to watch this movie."

How is that hard?
 
2013-09-10 10:24:07 AM
Why is quietly texting an issue?
 
2013-09-10 10:24:38 AM
For people like this moron, I think it should SOP to have an officer or two respond, give the complainant a "tune up", and then, a tazering.  They should, then, pin a sign on the complainant, reading, "This what happens to a-holes call us about: birds waking them up in the morning, only getting 2 1/2 scoops of ice cream instead of 3, etc."  I'm sure the morons would get the message, though it would probably take a few months. Simply arresting them, and then fining them, does not seem to work.  Direct action is required.
 
2013-09-10 10:28:24 AM
Pictured:


regmedia.co.uk
 
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2013-09-10 10:28:52 AM

zimbomba63: For people like this moron, I think it should SOP to have an officer or two respond, give the complainant a "tune up", and then, a tazering.  They should, then, pin a sign on the complainant, reading, "This what happens to a-holes call us about: birds waking them up in the morning, only getting 2 1/2 scoops of ice cream instead of 3, etc."  I'm sure the morons would get the message, though it would probably take a few months. Simply arresting them, and then fining them, does not seem to work.  Direct action is required.


That'll go over as well as my idea to randomly post snipers at intersections notorious for red light running.
 
2013-09-10 10:31:29 AM

Longtooth: So is he calling 911 in the middle of a screening to complain about other people using their phones?


^my first thought too^
 
2013-09-10 10:32:37 AM
Can you still by cell phone "jammers" that look like a pack of cigs?
 
2013-09-10 10:35:07 AM

MadMattressMack: Longtooth: So is he calling 911 in the middle of a screening to complain about other people using their phones?

Though the article is light on facts and I really don't want to dig through this guy's probably long tirade on the matter, there is some mentioning of pirating. I think he was calling 911 to report that.


If that's true then his call to 911 was legitimate if still stupid.
 
2013-09-10 10:48:15 AM

Whexican: And this is why I love the Alamo draft House.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L3eeC2lJZs


Got to go there once when in Austin visiting my buddy.  It's pretty badass.
 
2013-09-10 10:48:17 AM
i26.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-10 10:48:47 AM

MadMattressMack: Longtooth: So is he calling 911 in the middle of a screening to complain about other people using their phones?

Though the article is light on facts and I really don't want to dig through this guy's probably long tirade on the matter, there is some mentioning of pirating. I think he was calling 911 to report that. To which they laughed at him. He was probably making a scene during the movie about it and ruining it for everyone in the showing.


The article does state that he first complained to management, therefore there is at least a good chance that he wasn't actually in his seat and ruining it for everyone when he made the 911 call.

The lack of civility of people who whip out their phones during a movie profoundly annoys me. I wouldn't call 911 over it, but I can certainly understand this guy's motives.
 
2013-09-10 11:02:20 AM

BR549: People that do shiat like this should be publicly flogged.......


I may agree with you, but the 911 caller should still get a fine or something.
 
2013-09-10 11:06:52 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: MadMattressMack: Longtooth: So is he calling 911 in the middle of a screening to complain about other people using their phones?

Though the article is light on facts and I really don't want to dig through this guy's probably long tirade on the matter, there is some mentioning of pirating. I think he was calling 911 to report that.

If that's true then his call to 911 was legitimate if still stupid.


I wouldn't think it was legitimate. 911 is for emergencies, which this was not. Instead he needed to call the non emergency number for police. If your car or house is broken into and you call 911 they will refer you to call the local police non emergency number. If they're nice they'll transfer you to it. But if the perp isn't there it's not an emergency. It's the same with this.

It seems like he saw something that was probably illegal and was for sure annoying him, but he thought that entitled him to act like an ass, which he did. The people who suffered for this are the people in the theater and possibly anyone who was trying to call in for a real emergency while the operator was tied up dealing with him being an ass. Not that there weren't other available operators or it had any real impact on emergency services.

Now he feels he needs to tell everyone he was an ass and why he was justified being an ass. And that we should all be asses with blogs.
 
2013-09-10 11:07:28 AM

OniNeko: BR549: People that do shiat like this should be publicly flogged.......

I may agree with you, but the 911 caller should still get a fine or something.


What if they had protective shells they gave out to everyone for their phones for free at the theater entrance and then a few times during the movie, they randomly shut everything off and fire a high powered EMP blast to destroy any device not in the protective shell.  Wouldn't be feasible due to pacemakers and the like but it's fun to imagine.
 
2013-09-10 11:15:47 AM
A "movie blogger"? So just a guy with internet?
 
2013-09-10 11:16:19 AM

Carn: OniNeko: BR549: People that do shiat like this should be publicly flogged.......

I may agree with you, but the 911 caller should still get a fine or something.

What if they had protective shells they gave out to everyone for their phones for free at the theater entrance and then a few times during the movie, they randomly shut everything off and fire a high powered EMP blast to destroy any device not in the protective shell.  Wouldn't be feasible due to pacemakers and the like but it's fun to imagine.


Or they send out one of those emergency texts that you can't turn off. Everyone that they see who gets one get's a firehose to the face.
 
2013-09-10 11:22:28 AM
I was at the theater once, and some yokel in front of my kept checking his phone during the movie.  I twice asked him to stop and he ignored me.  So, finally, about halfway through the film, I propped my feet on the back of his seat, with my shoes resting against his head.  Boy was he pissed off!  He said a few words, I told him my feet would stay there until he turned his phone off, so he got up and moved to the far end of the row.  Problem solved.  I have decided that in the future I will not even bother to ask them to turn off their phone or stop texting.  If they are in front of me my feet go right over the back of the chair.
 
2013-09-10 11:24:06 AM
www.lifewithlevi.com
 
2013-09-10 11:35:30 AM
Can someone explain to me why we don't institute the death penalty for frivolous use of the 911 emergency number?  It would do the gene pool quite a bit of good.
 
2013-09-10 11:38:31 AM

Grumpy Cat: Why is quietly texting an issue?


Seriously? When you're in a dark theater and someone turns on their phone, their screen is incredibly bright. It's an extreme distraction, not just a mild annoyance.
 
2013-09-10 11:42:06 AM

TheOtherMisterP: Grumpy Cat: Why is quietly texting an issue?

Seriously? When you're in a dark theater and someone turns on their phone, their screen is incredibly bright. It's an extreme distraction, not just a mild annoyance.


Exactly. What do you think the back row of the theater is for, anyway?

/Not what we used to use it for, but nowadays you don't want someone filming what we used to do.
//Excuse me, I have to adjust my onion.
 
2013-09-10 12:13:06 PM

Chinchillazilla: While I cannot condone tying up police resources over this, I can certainly understand wanting to.


Yeah, we pretty much wrapped the whole thread up with (per-emptive self-filter-pwnage) ta-tas.
 
2013-09-10 12:22:29 PM

Longtooth: So is he calling 911 in the middle of a screening to complain about other people using their phones?


This and tweeting.
 
2013-09-10 12:31:38 PM

Grumpy Cat: Why is quietly texting an issue?


Because of the light your phone gives off when you text, apart from any sound that might be involved in "quietly" texting.
 
2013-09-10 12:49:50 PM

Grumpy Cat: Why is quietly texting an issue?


Because smartphone manufacturers don't make braille phones and have to compensate for your lack of ability to see in the dark.

They cannot, however, compensate for uncivil idiots who believe their texts are more important than everyone else around them.
 
2013-09-10 12:55:53 PM

Grumpy Cat: Why is quietly texting an issue?


Because instead of seeing this:

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You see this :

img.fark.net
 
2013-09-10 01:29:05 PM
Funny, the only thing more obnoxious than someone texting in a movie is a blogger whining about whatever.
 
2013-09-10 02:44:20 PM

TheOtherMisterP: Grumpy Cat: Why is quietly texting an issue?

Seriously? When you're in a dark theater and someone turns on their phone, their screen is incredibly bright. It's an extreme distraction, not just a mild annoyance.


Can't say it's ever bothered me.  The large, loud movie screen in front of me is very much brighter than anyone's cell phone.

GriffXX: Grumpy Cat: Why is quietly texting an issue?

Because instead of seeing this:

[img.fark.net image 640x480]


Dear God.  When you put it that way, I totally understand.
How did you survive the harrowing experience?  You have my sympathy dear sir.

Farking first world problems all up in this shiat.
 
2013-09-10 03:43:20 PM
Thanks for backing me up, ReverendJasen.

I rarely go to the movies and I don't text during them, but that's because it's the rules. But, when you're quietly texting someone, I'm not going to go apeshiat over it. If you're loudly talking, that's an issue for me. A little texting? Nah.
 
2013-09-10 03:57:11 PM

Grumpy Cat: Thanks for backing me up, ReverendJasen.

I rarely go to the movies and I don't text during them, but that's because it's the rules. But, when you're quietly texting someone, I'm not going to go apeshiat over it. If you're loudly talking, that's an issue for me. A little texting? Nah.


If they're actually "quietly" texting?  Yeah, I have no real problem.

When I have a problem is when they text someone throughout the whole movie and never put their farking phone on silent.  I didn't pay an exorbitant price for tickets and popcorn just to listen to your ringtone for two hours.

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-10 05:02:22 PM

ReverendJasen: TheOtherMisterP: Grumpy Cat: Why is quietly texting an issue?

Seriously? When you're in a dark theater and someone turns on their phone, their screen is incredibly bright. It's an extreme distraction, not just a mild annoyance.

Can't say it's ever bothered me.  The large, loud movie screen in front of me is very much brighter than anyone's cell phone.

GriffXX: Grumpy Cat: Why is quietly texting an issue?

Because instead of seeing this:

[img.fark.net image 640x480]

Dear God.  When you put it that way, I totally understand.
How did you survive the harrowing experience?  You have my sympathy dear sir.

Farking first world problems all up in this shiat.


Yeah, some people just need the visual to understand why it's annoying.
 
2013-09-10 05:13:07 PM

ReverendJasen: Farking first world problems all up in this shiat.


Just have some farking manners. Is that so hard? Are manners below you, oh Lord?
 
2013-09-11 04:30:56 PM

Mentalpatient87: Just have some farking manners. Is that so hard? Are manners below you, oh Lord?


Nope.  Letting myself get hot and bothered because some kid in the next row is looking at a cell phone is beneath me.
 
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