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(The Daily Beast)   The lawyer for the ex-cop who shot and killed a man in a Florida movie theater may use the Stand Your Ground defense because the victim "threw an unknown object" at the defendant. That "object?" It was likely popcorn   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 1007
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2014-01-15 02:04:48 PM  

trotsky: There will be no Zimmerman defense here. The old bully won't get oodles of right wing idiots donating cash to his defense. I find it odd none of my pro-Zimmerman friends have commented on this yet. Maybe because the victim, from the pictures I've seen, was an average guy who probably owned a few guns himself.

Then again, they're probably not that self-aware but the silence from the gun nut crowd over this is deafening.


What silence?  There's been a few people in this thread making excuses for the shooter and saying that the victim deserved it.
 
2014-01-15 02:04:59 PM  

Farker Soze: Often, the last words of someone with a gun pointed at them is something along the lines of "go ahead, shoot me" and the shooter promptly does.


Really?

Got a citation?
 
2014-01-15 02:05:08 PM  

walktoanarcade: It's almost as if the alarmists concerning Florida's "stand your ground" law were 100% correct.


Correct about what? The guy was arrested for, charged with, and will likely be convicted of murder. What were the alarmists correct about? Murderers being convicted of murder and sent to prison for murder?
 
2014-01-15 02:06:15 PM  
"Other than that, Mrs. Oulson, how was the movie?"
 
2014-01-15 02:06:20 PM  

Fark It: Mr.BobDobalita: Dimensio: Doc Daneeka: HaywoodJablonski: Fissile: This guy has a history of confronting people in movie theaters http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/florida-woman-alleged-theate r -shooter-confronted-texting-3-weeks-article-1.1580192

That's the flaw in all the "armed society is a polite society" theory.  It's bullshiat.

Carrying a gun doesn't make you any more polite, it just makes you feel powerful.  Every little incident of aggravation, annoyance, rudeness, aggressive driving, etc. that under other circumstances would result in a fistfight at worst, now results in dead bodies when people are armed.

When you have a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail, and when you carry a gun everywhere...well, it's not surprising what tends to happen.

I am certain that you will be able to justify your claims through reference to evidence showing that concealed weapons permit holders express a feeling of "power" and showing that concealed weapons permit holders commit violent crime at a rate substantially higher than that of the general adult population. I therefore eagerly anticipate being able to read that data.

Here's the chart for michigan.  There are approximately 426,000 CPL holders in michigan.  Nearly 1 out of every 19 adults.

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/2012_Concealed_Pistol_Licensin g_ Annual_Report_434112_7.pdf

Page 34 has the state wide totals.

Looks like 13 killings (charges for manslaughter, murder, etc...)  with 5 of those being dismissed or found not guilty.   That leaves 8 people convicted of homicide or having pending charges for homicide that had a CPL....  out of almost 426k.

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/ccw_county_report_approved_273 95 5_7.pdf

Correct me if I'm wrong, but does that not translate to a murder rate of approximately 2 out of 100k population?   So according to my analysis, CPL holders have a murder rate less than 1/2 of the approximate national rate which is about 4.7 per 100k.  (and th ...


When Florida and Texas studied it out, it was pretty much the same thing. Largest revocation factor for FL was a DUI iirc. Florida has keeps an opens records page on the permits since they started issuing them. Right now Florida is sitting at 2.6 million+ issued since 1987 with 8,000+ revocations.

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/content/download/7499/118851/cw_mont hl y.pdf
 
2014-01-15 02:06:21 PM  
You threw popcorn on my lawn.
lh6.ggpht.com
 
2014-01-15 02:06:52 PM  
Shooting the guy was  extreme.  Simple axe handle to the throat after he got out of the movie would have sent the same point home and not killed the selfish jerk..
Texting at 3.. Some gifted 3 year old then.  Taking a gun into a theater makes about as much sense as taking a phone into one.  Both are stupid moves that should be a cause for jail time.
 
2014-01-15 02:07:58 PM  

FrancoFile: We've hit peak Fark.  This is a popcorn thread about popcorn.


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2014-01-15 02:07:59 PM  

deanis: the money is in the banana stand: deanis: Texting, teasing, and throwing popcorn!? . Seriously, if things this small in magnitude cause you fits of rage: seek help. I can't wait until the next time someone does something I don't necessarily like (the next time someone farts next to me on a plane, BOOM. Shows over cupcake).

While shooting him was totally uncalled for, beating him would not have been. If you don't think it is such a big deal, I am sure you would totally sit still if someone flung food at you or dumped their drink on you right? What would you do in that scenario, walk off if a 3rd party did nothing to resolve the situation? Do you have siblings? The first course of action is to tell Mom and Dad. If Mom and Dad don't do anything about it or your sibling continues to annoy you, you get a free pass to beat the shiat out of them and make them stop.

Typical tough guy response. Treat every situation as if YOU are a vigilante on a mission to teach someone a gd lesson about societal norms. Tease someone? Thats a beatin', text in a movie theater (BEFORE THE FARKING MOVIE EVEN STARTS)? thats a beatin', look at me funny? definite beatin'.

I'm glad that we have so many tough guys willing to be the judge, jury, and most fun of all, executioner.


You do realize that I said that it isn't an appropriate first course of action right? The situation progressed past the point of texting, and past the point of teasing into a physical act. You are blowing things out of proportion here. I'll break this down into something even you can understand, because apparently, reading comprehension isn't your strong suit.

If someone does something you feel is disruptive during a movie, ask them to stop politely. If they refuse, take the issue up with a manager. If the manager doesn't do anything to stop the situation, or the problem persists, ask them to stop again. If past that point they become belligerent and start throwing things at you or intentionally disturbing you, feel free to make them stop.
 
2014-01-15 02:09:07 PM  

Egoy3k: Trollomite: Any responsible gun owner defending this guy will sound just as dumb as the ghetto trash defending their homie who got shot by a business/homeowner during a robbery

Your bias is showing.


You are responding to someone with troll in their name.  Just ignore and move on.
 
2014-01-15 02:09:12 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Dimensio: demaL-demaL-yeH: "Shall issue" is stupid, too.

As I am certain that you will be able to demonstrate by showing that concealed weapons permit holders in "shall issue" states commit violent crime at a rate higher than that of the general populace.

That's a wonderful research question. And since "shall issue" started to become common after Congress blocked research into firearm violence, we need to study it.
But why are you limiting your comparison to a small subset of concealed carriers?
Is is because real research shows that when a higher percentage of the population is armed, there are higher rates of firearm homicide and suicide?


It's pretty easy to figure out that the answer is no. Go look at Florida's stats, Michigan's stats, or Texas' stats for CCW holders. It's far below the national and state average.
 
2014-01-15 02:09:18 PM  
And this is why home theater was invented. You couldnt pay me to go to a movie theater now.

smoke, drink, pause go to the bathroom, make stupid comments, text etc etc and it bothers no one.

The "big screen" isnt that big of a draw. Everyone and their mother has an HDTV and blu-ray. What the hell you going to the movies for ? expensive tickets, expensive refreshments and you get the pleasure of watching a movie with a bunch of douchebags. YAY
 
2014-01-15 02:09:24 PM  
Jim from Saint Paul:
 You obviously come off as giving more of a shiat that the dude had his phone out then that he was murdered. I see LOTS of scentences on why the dead guy was awful and 4 words on how the murdered MAY have done somemthing wrong.

You're like that other guy in this thread who needed me to say that I think murder is wrong.  MURDER IS BAD, MMKAY?
 
2014-01-15 02:09:30 PM  

AngryDragon: DubyaHater: If you can drag "Stand Your Ground" out every time someone is murdered, the law has become a joke. The law is being treated as grounds for legal murder. It's a bullshiat law that should be repealed

The only people who do this are gun grabbers looking to repeal the law.  That's all you heard about the Zimmerman case and it was never even mentioned in the trial.

Stop crying wolf.


This is actually pretty true. Not gun control proponents though, just idiots, most of which happened to be bleeding heart liberals.

I was one of the few gun control proponents that believed from right after the witness information came out that self defense was a valid argument.

To me at least, gun control != self defense.
 
2014-01-15 02:10:30 PM  
KIA: the flying popcorn is the prelude to a beat-down

Why are there so many piss-pants cowards out there that are so afraid of a "beat-down" that they want to keep their finger on a hair trigger all the time?  It must be an awful life to walk around terrified of everyone around you all the time.  People like you just need to be taken outside and have the crap kicked out of them one time just to show you that it's not the end of the world ... it's not worth being afraid all the damn time.
 
2014-01-15 02:10:33 PM  

SpectroBoy: Farker Soze: Often, the last words of someone with a gun pointed at them is something along the lines of "go ahead, shoot me" and the shooter promptly does.

Really?

Got a citation?


Nope, heard it on a police show long ago, First 48 hours or something similar.  Take my anecdotal evidence for what it is.
 
2014-01-15 02:11:17 PM  

SpectroBoy: spiderpaz: SpectroBoy: spiderpaz: Also, if I'm in a farking afternoon matinee for some hollywood piece of shiat movie, and my daycare provider texts me -  even if it's the feature, I'm going to read it because it could be something a lot more important than said piece of crap movie on the screen.  And if you complain I'll tell you to suck my dick.  Get over it, it's a little light momentarily out of the corner of your eye.  If you are so intolerant of other people that you can't stand to be around them, then wait untill it comes out to rent and stay home ... public movie theaters are not the same as expensive opera houses where everyone paid handsomely to be there and etiquette and politeness is paramount.  It's just a shiathole where the show mind-numbing crap to us plebs to keep us placated and stupid.  If you go anywhere public, your are going to run into assholes that are going to be rude to you ... you don't get to shoot any of them.  If you can't deal with that, don't go in public.

Why can't you just step in to the lobby for your texting conversation like a civilized person?

What would be better?  Opening the screen for 5 seconds, or getting up, shuffling passed 5 people to get to the isle and inconveniencing the whole theater until I got outside?

Fair enough. I retract my unfortunate snark.


I am oncall frequently. If I am at the movies I turn my phone to vibrate. If I get a text I have to check it to see if it is an oncall issue. I do take great pains to make as little disturbance as possible (I usually hold it against my chest and peek at as little as I can.) It would be nice if there were some kind of distinctive vibrate but even that wouldn't be perfect because sometimes they page me directly.
 
2014-01-15 02:12:10 PM  

walktoanarcade: AngryDragon: walktoanarcade: It's almost as if the alarmists concerning Florida's "stand your ground" law were 100% correct.

So every exception discounts the rule?  Sure you want to walk down that path?

"Stand your ground" in Florida is too broad.   Someone pulling a gun and killing them with it when they could have done something else is something I am against, so yes, I am walking down that path.

Live by the sword, die by the sword.


There's nothing broad about Stand Your Ground. The only broad thing is the general populace's total ignorance for what it REALLY means. It never applied in the Zimmerman/Martin case, you realize that right? The words were said in the media a lot, but it NEVER APPLIED IN ANY SENSE TO THE CASE, EVER.
 
2014-01-15 02:12:16 PM  

Egoy3k: Trollomite: Any responsible gun owner defending this guy will sound just as dumb as the ghetto trash defending their homie who got shot by a business/homeowner during a robbery

Your bias is showing.


Meh, bias, truth, its all relative. I will admit it is entertaining to see them sticking up for their dead homie like he did nothing wrong. I guess he was just doing his job when he got shot, right?
 
2014-01-15 02:12:18 PM  

farking_texan: Jim from Saint Paul:
 You obviously come off as giving more of a shiat that the dude had his phone out then that he was murdered. I see LOTS of scentences on why the dead guy was awful and 4 words on how the murdered MAY have done somemthing wrong.

You're like that other guy in this thread who needed me to say that I think murder is wrong.  MURDER IS BAD, MMKAY?


Is there not a time and place to complain about people you don;t like? I mean does it have to be in a thread where someone was murdered doing what you don;t like?
 
2014-01-15 02:13:20 PM  
This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.
 
2014-01-15 02:14:30 PM  

cig-mkr: dazed420: cig-mkr: "Hey friend, mind not texting, I'm trying to enjoy my movie experience here with the wife"
"Sorry about that, let me go to the lobby"
END OF STORY !

previews, not the movie.  Reading for the win.

 The previews are part of the entire "movie experience" aren't they?


Homer Simpson: "If I wanted to pay for commercials I can't skip, I'd sign up for Hulu Plus!"
 
2014-01-15 02:15:34 PM  
Jeeze, his kid was late for the movie.  Wonder what the old fart had planned for him.
 
2014-01-15 02:16:14 PM  

Farker Soze: Danger Mouse: Footage from the theater video shows Popcorn dad tossing individual pieces of pop corn in the guys face one at a time while mocking him;

"What? are you going to do cry now? Are you going to cry? Huh?"

"What's the matter? Got some popcorn in your face?"

"What are you going to do? Shoot me?"

-BLAM-

That reminds me.  Often, the last words of someone with a gun pointed at them is something along the lines of "go ahead, shoot me" and the shooter promptly does.  Apparently, we're hardwired in a way where if someone gives you permission it breaks all of their otherwise strong inhibitions in this situation.  So, if someone ever has you held at gun point, it is not a very good time for the snide "do it!" remarks you see in the movies.



Here is a perfect example of an  "Internet Scientific Conclusion".

It has no basis in fact. It has never been studied. The poster has never read anything like this in a reputable book. It is simply made-up bullshiat that comes straight from the imagination of the poster and it is being passed to you as if it were a fact.

/I hate internet science
 
2014-01-15 02:16:21 PM  
Half of the people in this thread would support jail/death for people in restaurants who take photos of their meal.
 
2014-01-15 02:16:42 PM  
Not making excuses for super cop, but now that we're on the subject, there's no reason you should be texting in a theater.
And yes, previews count.  The previews are part of the experience, that's why they dim the lights at that time.

The necessity of your texts in the daylight are questionable as it is, and activating the bright lights inside a darkened theater is rude and inconsiderate to others trying to lose themselves in the experience.  Traditionally previews provide the first glimpses of films that may later become cherished classics, and scores of people still enjoy them.

You think you're so important that you can't put away your phone for 1 1/2 to 2 hours?
 
2014-01-15 02:17:30 PM  

jst3p: I am oncall frequently. If I am at the movies I turn my phone to vibrate. If I get a text I have to check it to see if it is an oncall issue. I do take great pains to make as little disturbance as possible (I usually hold it against my chest and peek at as little as I can.) It would be nice if there were some kind of distinctive vibrate but even that wouldn't be perfect because sometimes they page me directly.


I wonder how the new smart watches would help since you can read the text from the watch.
 
2014-01-15 02:17:54 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: walktoanarcade: It's almost as if the alarmists concerning Florida's "stand your ground" law were 100% correct.

Correct about what? The guy was arrested for, charged with, and will likely be convicted of murder. What were the alarmists correct about? Murderers being convicted of murder and sent to prison for murder?


The law emboldened him to act in the way he did.
 
2014-01-15 02:18:10 PM  

Trollomite: Any responsible gun owner defending this guy will sound just as dumb as the ghetto trash defending their homie who got shot by a business/homeowner during a robbery


Gun nuts will defend anything if there is a chance it might make them look bad.  Look at this thread.  So many pieces of shiat making excuses for a murderer.
 
2014-01-15 02:19:00 PM  

Latinwolf: trotsky: There will be no Zimmerman defense here. The old bully won't get oodles of right wing idiots donating cash to his defense. I find it odd none of my pro-Zimmerman friends have commented on this yet. Maybe because the victim, from the pictures I've seen, was an average guy who probably owned a few guns himself.

Then again, they're probably not that self-aware but the silence from the gun nut crowd over this is deafening.

What silence?  There's been a few people in this thread making excuses for the shooter and saying that the victim deserved it.


It's not as simple as you sound. They didnt say he deserved it.

/Do I think the guy was a douche? Yes
//Did he deserve what he got? No
///Do I think the old guy should be locked up? Yes.
 
2014-01-15 02:19:12 PM  

walktoanarcade: The previews are part of the experience, that's why they dim the lights at that time.


No they don't.
 
2014-01-15 02:19:20 PM  

TNel: jst3p: I am oncall frequently. If I am at the movies I turn my phone to vibrate. If I get a text I have to check it to see if it is an oncall issue. I do take great pains to make as little disturbance as possible (I usually hold it against my chest and peek at as little as I can.) It would be nice if there were some kind of distinctive vibrate but even that wouldn't be perfect because sometimes they page me directly.

I wonder how the new smart watches would help since you can read the text from the watch.


I have thought of that, I am waiting for one that isn't butt ugly but I would think it would still be pretty bright.

I have also thought about using bluetooth and text to speech.
 
2014-01-15 02:19:35 PM  

walktoanarcade: Not making excuses for super cop, but now that we're on the subject, there's no reason you should be texting in a theater.
And yes, previews count.  The previews are part of the experience, that's why they dim the lights at that time.

The necessity of your texts in the daylight are questionable as it is, and activating the bright lights inside a darkened theater is rude and inconsiderate to others trying to lose themselves in the experience.  Traditionally previews provide the first glimpses of films that may later become cherished classics, and scores of people still enjoy them.

You think you're so important that you can't put away your phone for 1 1/2 to 2 hours?


8/10. Loved the use of cherished and scores of people.
 
2014-01-15 02:19:41 PM  

justtray: walktoanarcade: AngryDragon: walktoanarcade: It's almost as if the alarmists concerning Florida's "stand your ground" law were 100% correct.

So every exception discounts the rule?  Sure you want to walk down that path?

"Stand your ground" in Florida is too broad.   Someone pulling a gun and killing them with it when they could have done something else is something I am against, so yes, I am walking down that path.

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

There's nothing broad about Stand Your Ground. The only broad thing is the general populace's total ignorance for what it REALLY means. It never applied in the Zimmerman/Martin case, you realize that right? The words were said in the media a lot, but it NEVER APPLIED IN ANY SENSE TO THE CASE, EVER.


Yes, that true and I know.  In this case, stand your ground may be used. I never mentioned the other case.
 
2014-01-15 02:20:19 PM  

walktoanarcade: AngryDragon: walktoanarcade: It's almost as if the alarmists concerning Florida's "stand your ground" law were 100% correct.

So every exception discounts the rule?  Sure you want to walk down that path?

"Stand your ground" in Florida is too broad.   Someone pulling a gun and killing them with it when they could have done something else is something I am against, so yes, I am walking down that path.

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

cut innocent people down.
 
2014-01-15 02:20:40 PM  

durbnpoisn: Once all avenues are used up, it may come to a plea of guilty and request for leniency.


I think you may need a reminder that pleas are made before the prosecution begins, and defenses come after the prosecution's opening.
 
2014-01-15 02:20:54 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Farker Soze: Danger Mouse: Footage from the theater video shows Popcorn dad tossing individual pieces of pop corn in the guys face one at a time while mocking him;

"What? are you going to do cry now? Are you going to cry? Huh?"

"What's the matter? Got some popcorn in your face?"

"What are you going to do? Shoot me?"

-BLAM-

That reminds me.  Often, the last words of someone with a gun pointed at them is something along the lines of "go ahead, shoot me" and the shooter promptly does.  Apparently, we're hardwired in a way where if someone gives you permission it breaks all of their otherwise strong inhibitions in this situation.  So, if someone ever has you held at gun point, it is not a very good time for the snide "do it!" remarks you see in the movies.


Here is a perfect example of an  "Internet Scientific Conclusion".

It has no basis in fact. It has never been studied. The poster has never read anything like this in a reputable book. It is simply made-up bullshiat that comes straight from the imagination of the poster and it is being passed to you as if it were a fact.

/I hate internet science


No, I really did hear it from an outside source, whether true or not.  So, do you have citations on how this has never been studied?
 
2014-01-15 02:21:27 PM  

walktoanarcade: Not making excuses for super cop, but now that we're on the subject, there's no reason you should be texting in a theater.
And yes, previews count.  The previews are part of the experience, that's why they dim the lights at that time.

The necessity of your texts in the daylight are questionable as it is, and activating the bright lights inside a darkened theater is rude and inconsiderate to others trying to lose themselves in the experience.  Traditionally previews provide the first glimpses of films that may later become cherished classics, and scores of people still enjoy them.

You think you're so important that you can't put away your phone for 1 1/2 to 2 hours?


Wow, so not only being objectively wrong, you had to go for the strawman also. It's been repeated in here multiple times in multiple ways. Texting during the previews is not wrong. The lights aren't even off at that point and people are still coming in. I'm sorry you think it is. You should definitely correct your beliefs to be more in line with reality. Then again....

walktoanarcade: The law emboldened him to act in the way he did.


You say stupid shiat like this that lets us know you have no idea what Stand Your Ground is, so we really shouldn't respect your opinion on anything until you've decided to educate yourself generally.
 
2014-01-15 02:22:10 PM  

redmid17: walktoanarcade: Not making excuses for super cop, but now that we're on the subject, there's no reason you should be texting in a theater.
And yes, previews count.  The previews are part of the experience, that's why they dim the lights at that time.

The necessity of your texts in the daylight are questionable as it is, and activating the bright lights inside a darkened theater is rude and inconsiderate to others trying to lose themselves in the experience.  Traditionally previews provide the first glimpses of films that may later become cherished classics, and scores of people still enjoy them.

You think you're so important that you can't put away your phone for 1 1/2 to 2 hours?

8/10. Loved the use of cherished and scores of people.


I meant every word. And yes, some people still cherish the little things in life, like previews of new movies without some dolt shining distracting lights in their peripheral vision or worse, loudly obnoxious ring tones stomping on the soundtrack.
 
2014-01-15 02:22:40 PM  

Farker Soze: Often, the last words of someone with a gun pointed at them is something along the lines of "go ahead, shoot me" and the shooter promptly does.


And don't you DARE suggest that gun enthusiasts live in a Rambo fantasy world.
 
2014-01-15 02:23:23 PM  

akya: This courageous armed man saved the entire theatre with his weapon!

/From texting during the movie.


Previews.

FTA: "And besides, the actual movie had not even started yet."
 
2014-01-15 02:23:27 PM  

Farker Soze: No, I really did hear it from an outside source, whether true or not. So, do you have citations on how this has never been studied?


Do you have citations that your mother didn't drown in her living room toilet?
 
2014-01-15 02:23:57 PM  

CynicalLA: Trollomite: Any responsible gun owner defending this guy will sound just as dumb as the ghetto trash defending their homie who got shot by a business/homeowner during a robbery

Gun nuts will defend anything if there is a chance it might make them look bad.  Look at this thread.  So many pieces of shiat making excuses for a murderer.


It is pretty disugsting. I actually have to leave this thread. I really didn't think the gun nuts would so defensively argue for an open and shut murderer just because there's some chance the fallout would impact them personally.

There really is no limit to their selfishness. They'll defend murder if it prevents the the most minor of advancement for gun control. Just wow.
 
2014-01-15 02:24:24 PM  

TNel: walktoanarcade: The previews are part of the experience, that's why they dim the lights at that time.

No they don't.


Yes they do. They dont go dark until the movie starts but they do dim the lights.
 
2014-01-15 02:24:29 PM  

The Name: Farker Soze: Often, the last words of someone with a gun pointed at them is something along the lines of "go ahead, shoot me" and the shooter promptly does.

And don't you DARE suggest that gun enthusiasts live in a Rambo fantasy world.


You're making less sense than usual, sparky.
 
2014-01-15 02:24:55 PM  

Danger Mouse: Footage from the theater video shows Popcorn dad tossing individual pieces of pop corn in the guys face one at a time while mocking him;

"What? are you going to do cry now? Are you going to cry? Huh?"

"What's the matter? Got some popcorn in your face?"

"What are you going to do? Shoot me?"

-BLAM-


I in no way condone the shooting of people for simply being dicks.

Although throwing the popcorn in that guys face was an incredibly dickish thing for him to do.

I would have enjoyed him being taken down hard and the cop claiming he slipped on the really filthy floors.

Actually, I changed my mind. I don't care about that guy. farking popcorn douche.
 
2014-01-15 02:25:13 PM  
Wow...someone's a bit defensive over being a rude texting douchenozzle in a theater. ;)
 
2014-01-15 02:25:29 PM  

yakmans_dad: This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.


img.fark.net
 
2014-01-15 02:25:53 PM  

walktoanarcade: redmid17: walktoanarcade: Not making excuses for super cop, but now that we're on the subject, there's no reason you should be texting in a theater.
And yes, previews count.  The previews are part of the experience, that's why they dim the lights at that time.

The necessity of your texts in the daylight are questionable as it is, and activating the bright lights inside a darkened theater is rude and inconsiderate to others trying to lose themselves in the experience.  Traditionally previews provide the first glimpses of films that may later become cherished classics, and scores of people still enjoy them.

You think you're so important that you can't put away your phone for 1 1/2 to 2 hours?

8/10. Loved the use of cherished and scores of people.

I meant every word. And yes, some people still cherish the little things in life, like previews of new movies without some dolt shining distracting lights in their peripheral vision or worse, loudly obnoxious ring tones stomping on the soundtrack.


I'll say it again:

Is there NO OTHER place you can try and make this point? Because this thread is about a guy who murdered another dude in a movie theater. Not about whether you think using your phone in a movie theater is cool or not.
 
2014-01-15 02:26:24 PM  

crzybtch: Who the fark still goes to the movies in this modern day and age?

Well now that you so KINDLY asked, the only time I do go to a movie is to take a 9 year old kid whose mom died of ovarian cancer.  But since you are adamant about things, why not go out and punch an old lady for no reason then go home and kick your dog Mr. Sunshine..


Did you pick you own screen name or did someone in a thread pick it out for you?
 
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