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(Bay News 9)   Two shot, one dead in movie theater dispute over texting. Shhh   (baynews9.com) divider line 303
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2014-01-13 04:19:49 PM
I can see the theater previews already..

1. Friends don't let friends text in theaters.
2. Make it a movie night to remember - not a texting night to forget.
3. Think of your future, Think of your date, Then think before making that fatal mistake, Don't Text and Watch.
4. Live to enjoy the memory. Don't Text and Watch.
5. Create great memories, have lots of fun, and do your best to make your date safe for everyone.
6. Give your story a happy ending that you can remember, Don't Text and Watch!
7. It's choice, not chance, that determines your destiny.
8. U TXT, U WATCH, U LOSE
 
2014-01-13 04:21:09 PM
Thank god there was a good guys with a gun there to stop the bad guys with thumbs.
 
2014-01-13 04:21:38 PM

silverjets: Hollywood wants to get people back to the theaters?  Try building a theater where I can see and hear the movie but I can't see or hear the morons around me


 s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-01-13 04:21:47 PM
They should just play this news story before every movie.
 
2014-01-13 04:22:32 PM
If you can't go more than 5 minutes without checking your phone, you really aren't meant to go to the movies. Stay at home and get a Netflix account.
 
2014-01-13 04:22:39 PM
Our 16th president died the same way.
 
2014-01-13 04:25:04 PM

Kougsy: Texting hasn't ever bugged me during movies. I don't know maybe it is because I can control where my eyes look.

Don't try it I'm special...


There's always some dicknose who has to say how much better he is...
 
2014-01-13 04:25:40 PM

Tradskinzd: I read in another article that it happened during the previews. Who the hell gets that worked up over the previews...
So, who wants to guess how long until the shooter pulls the "Stand Your Ground" bs?


I'd bet this asshole didn't turn off his iPhone keyboard clicks.

Every time I hear clicks from an iPhone "keyboard" I want to shake, punch and subsequently drop kick a baby.  Seriously, it's annoying as hell.  Turn that shiat off!
 
2014-01-13 04:25:54 PM
Lux theaters are the way to go here.  You don't have to worry about someone texting you because there's usually a waitress standing in front of you handing you a bill during the most climatic part of the movie.  But at least no one's kicking your seat.
 
2014-01-13 04:27:53 PM
Sounds perfectly reasonable
 
2014-01-13 04:29:17 PM
I like this article better:

"The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says two couples were sitting in front of each other, getting ready to watch the movie"
 
2014-01-13 04:29:25 PM

99.998er: Our 16th president died the same way.


Die Hard With a Vengeance taught me that the 21st president was Chester A. Arthur.
 
2014-01-13 04:30:23 PM
Idiot. Even with suppressor a gun is going to make more noise and a brighter flash than a phone.
 
2014-01-13 04:30:28 PM

Tax Boy: silverjets: Hollywood wants to get people back to the theaters?  Try building a theater where I can see and hear the movie but I can't see or hear the morons around me

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We can dream.
 
2014-01-13 04:31:07 PM

joness0154: Tradskinzd: I read in another article that it happened during the previews. Who the hell gets that worked up over the previews...
So, who wants to guess how long until the shooter pulls the "Stand Your Ground" bs?

I'd bet this asshole didn't turn off his iPhone keyboard clicks.

Every time I hear clicks from an iPhone "keyboard" I want to shake, punch and subsequently drop kick a baby.  Seriously, it's annoying as hell.  Turn that shiat off!


you'd totally hate all the beeping and squelching from my 14.4 dial-up modem.
/the second thing I did when I got my iphone was shut off the clicks.
The first?  I deleted that "sent from my iPhone" nonsense
 
2014-01-13 04:33:53 PM

Nana's Vibrator: joness0154: Tradskinzd: I read in another article that it happened during the previews. Who the hell gets that worked up over the previews...
So, who wants to guess how long until the shooter pulls the "Stand Your Ground" bs?

I'd bet this asshole didn't turn off his iPhone keyboard clicks.

Every time I hear clicks from an iPhone "keyboard" I want to shake, punch and subsequently drop kick a baby.  Seriously, it's annoying as hell.  Turn that shiat off!

you'd totally hate all the beeping and squelching from my 14.4 dial-up modem.
/the second thing I did when I got my iphone was shut off the clicks.
The first?  I deleted that "sent from my iPhone" nonsense


Don't forget to turn off the read receipts on imessages. First time someone texted me with "I know you saw my text, why haven't you answered?!" I realized it did that and shut it off.
 
2014-01-13 04:34:07 PM
Holy crap and I frequent that theater to see movies.. Maybe it will serve as a warning for people who love to pull out there phones and text during the film.. The main rule it should be is.. If the lights go down in the theater put your phones away.. I don't have a gun but I will have a large soda that can be thrown at a velocity to mess up peoples clothing and phone devices

Maybe I'm cold hearted.. but I don't pay 20$ to go see a film and text throughout the entire movie
 
2014-01-13 04:34:07 PM
Cinebistro: All of the elegance of airline dining.
 
2014-01-13 04:34:41 PM
There was a fark PhotoShop of Cyclops preparing to blast a chic talking on her phone in a movie theater.

Anyone have that pic?
 
2014-01-13 04:37:48 PM
Too bad it's getting complicated to make cellphone-proof rooms...

But most theaters i went to had very few employees and they would only get in the theaters to kick someone  if someone else bothered getting out to tell ...
 
2014-01-13 04:37:51 PM

Prank Monkey: jaytkay: You gun nuts really need to calm down and stop this nonsense.

And if gun nuts you mean gang banger idiots I agree. We don't know anything about the guy who did this yet but I would bet you a whole $1 he was not carrying that gun legally.


you know what else we don't know?  whether the shooting was justified or not.
maybe he asked them to stop texting and they attacked him.

sound hard to believe?  i suppose it does.  not sure it's any harder to believe than the fact that someone would shoot and kill someone for texting.

i know they arrested the guy but remember that doesn't necessarily mean he did anything wrong...

/but yeah, probably a hothead moron.
 
2014-01-13 04:38:12 PM
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RIP Mr. Texter
 
2014-01-13 04:38:37 PM
Cell phone farkup trifecta in play.
 
2014-01-13 04:38:48 PM
When texts become criminal only criminals will have texts.
 
2014-01-13 04:38:56 PM
Gordon Bennett: [mfhbff.files.wordpress.com image 714x1156]

I had not heard of that one; adding it to my list.  I literally just finished watching They Live so perfect timing.
 
2014-01-13 04:40:25 PM

Nana's Vibrator: you'd totally hate all the beeping and squelching from my 14.4 dial-up modem.


That's actually my ringtone.  Well, the 56k one.

/Old people laugh, children are confused
 
2014-01-13 04:41:14 PM
What ever happened to good, old-fashioned fisticuffs?
 
2014-01-13 04:42:37 PM
I do not approve of what this gunman did... but, I understand. -_-
 
2014-01-13 04:42:55 PM

idsfa: Nana's Vibrator: you'd totally hate all the beeping and squelching from my 14.4 dial-up modem.

That's actually my ringtone.  Well, the 56k one.

/Old people laugh, children are confused


I used to be really good at singing along with my modem as it connected.
 
2014-01-13 04:42:58 PM
Hm.. I'm within 5 minutes of this place. As a non-native would that be "spitting distance" or "a stone's throw"?

/phone goes OFF, not mute, not vibrate, farking OFF in a movie theater.
 
2014-01-13 04:43:22 PM
If the person Texting was the one that got shot, then insert grumpy cat saying "good" here.

As somebody on the very oldest edge of the millennial group (1980) obsessive texting is what I dislike most about the rest of the cohort. (at least they aren't boomers though)
 
2014-01-13 04:43:38 PM

scottydoesntknow: Don't forget to turn off the read receipts on imessages. First time someone texted me with "I know you saw my text, why haven't you answered?!" I realized it did that and shut it off.


yes - thanks  - I did that, too.  I still probably don't know how to use all the bells and whistles on this thing.  Maybe I'll head to the movies and use that time to try and figure it out.
 
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2014-01-13 04:44:56 PM

Confabulat: justanotherfarkinfarker: texting isn't bad if you turn your screen down.

Yes it is. Those damn glowing screens are like flashlights in a dark theater no matter how low you turn it down.

If you need to text during a movie, sit in the back shiatter for god's sake.


FTFY
 
2014-01-13 04:47:39 PM
For context, Wesley Chapel is total white-bread suburbia, by the way. This wasn't some inner city theater.
 
2014-01-13 04:48:55 PM
Prank Monkey:

And if gun nuts you mean gang banger idiots I agree. We don't know anything about the guy who did this yet but I would bet you a whole $1 he was not carrying that gun legally.

This is in Wesley Chapel. Home of Tennis (Saddlebrook), rednecks and suburbanites that want to pay less for the cost of living than Tampa affords. It's not exactly known for it's gangs.

Just sayin'.
 
2014-01-13 04:52:27 PM

simkatu: The only solution to gun violence is more guns.

/The end.


They should have called the cops.
 
2014-01-13 04:54:58 PM
No one needs texting.
 
2014-01-13 04:56:30 PM
Went and saw the stage production of the Lion King on Friday.  Lady next to us kept pulling out her phone, despite my wife asking her to put it away (nicely the first time, rather sharply the third time).  CSB, I'm aware, but the thing is, I know how much those tickets cost. They're not cheap.  If you're going to spend that kind of money on a show, can't you stay off instagram long enough to actually watch the damn thing?
 
2014-01-13 04:56:54 PM
If I was running a theater I'd be using cellphone jammers,  even if they are illegal.  The money I get from everyone knowing my theater is quiet would outweigh the possible fine if I were ever caught.

/I don't care if you're on call or emergency services,  don't come to my theater then.
//I'd also serve alcohol
///8 and under banned after 9pm
//Talkers are thrown out and perma-banned
/slashies!
 
2014-01-13 04:57:11 PM
it IS technically possible to send a text without bothering other people, but I guess that didn't happen.

/murder the obnoxious?
//killed for less
 
2014-01-13 04:59:13 PM
Simple rule of thumb for dealing with assholes: Does my response to this asshole make me an even bigger asshole?  If yes, rethink your approach.
 
2014-01-13 05:00:03 PM
Local news is reporting "Popcorn was thrown"
 
2014-01-13 05:01:03 PM
"It's absolutely crazy that it would rise to this level of (violence) over somebody texting at a movie theater."

He's obviously never sat near on of those ass-hats
 
2014-01-13 05:02:23 PM

StoPPeRmobile: simkatu: The only solution to gun violence is more guns.

/The end.

They should have called the cops.


Good plan, then everyone can get shot!
 
2014-01-13 05:04:09 PM

Confabulat: Local news is reporting "Popcorn was thrown"


Popcorn, much like Skittles, is a deadly weapon.
 
2014-01-13 05:05:03 PM

Captain Steroid: I do not approve of what this gunman did... but, I understand. -_-


 Who are you? Hannibal Lecter?
 
2014-01-13 05:06:22 PM

dkimball: They forgot the import part...What movie were they going to watch?


New Jack City. It was a re-release.
 
2014-01-13 05:07:05 PM
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/not really.
//but put turn your damn phone off during the movie
///if you can't, wait for it to come out on dvd.
 
2014-01-13 05:07:53 PM

vodka: Gordon Bennett: [mfhbff.files.wordpress.com image 714x1156]

I had not heard of that one; adding it to my list.  I literally just finished watching They Live so perfect timing.


You won't regret it.
 
2014-01-13 05:10:06 PM
People are saying now that they should install metal detectors at theaters. Jesus Christ.
 
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