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(The New York Observer)   "People who do the cell-phone bowl game are the new 'we don't own a TV' crowd, except worse, because they foist their smug, cell phone-less lifestyle upon you"   (observer.com ) divider line 47
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2014-04-08 08:37:48 AM  
A) People do not "do" the "cell-phone bowl game." It was a scene in a show specifically. There will be idiots who take inspiration from it, like this author, but there are idiots who take inspiration from just about anything.

B) The cell phone bowl game is not demonstrative of a "cell phone-less lifestyle." Its purpose is to simply remove cellphones for a period of time. It is, in fact, impossible to even play the cell phone bowl game without owning a cell phone, which makes the reference to a cell phone-less lifestyle even more stupid that it might have been on its face.
 
2014-04-08 08:53:50 AM  
This is not a thing.  Sorry.
 
2014-04-08 08:54:42 AM  
I have no idea what this article is talking about; I'm simply going to assume the cell phone bowl game is like a key party - you drop in your phone and take another out, then somehow you have to hook up with the owner.
 
2014-04-08 09:05:09 AM  
Fake or not, isn't it nice when you go to a dinner party and people just talk and interact without their phones?  Sometimes it just happens spontaneously.
 
2014-04-08 09:13:04 AM  
I read the entire first paragraph of that article and didn't follow anything in it so I stopped reading. I guess you have to be a New Yorker.
 
2014-04-08 09:25:40 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: This is not a thing.  Sorry.


It is so! And it's soooooo fetch!
 
2014-04-08 09:33:18 AM  

lostcat: I read the entire first paragraph of that article and didn't follow anything in it so I stopped reading. I guess you have to be a New Yorker.


Also, this.
 
2014-04-08 10:08:07 AM  
I thought this article was about watching college bowl games on your cell phone.
 
2014-04-08 10:21:01 AM  
I've got friends that demand we all put our phones in a basket at the center of the table when we go out to eat. My thing is, keep me entertained and I won't play with my phone. Start talking about work, and I'm exiting the conversation in a hurry.
 
2014-04-08 10:24:13 AM  
What the hell did I just read?
 
2014-04-08 10:33:49 AM  
I need a picture of a rabbit with a pancaek. stat.
 
2014-04-08 10:39:19 AM  

Tiberian.Winter: I've got friends that demand we all put our phones in a basket at the center of the table when we go out to eat. My thing is, keep me entertained and I won't play with my phone. Start talking about work, and I'm exiting the conversation in a hurry.


The thing to do is make it a challenge, especially if you have friends that are constantly checking work emails. Have everyone put their phone in a pile, stacked on top, with vibrate on. Whoever picks up their phone first pays for everyone's dinner.
 
2014-04-08 10:45:06 AM  

naughtyrev: Tiberian.Winter: I've got friends that demand we all put our phones in a basket at the center of the table when we go out to eat. My thing is, keep me entertained and I won't play with my phone. Start talking about work, and I'm exiting the conversation in a hurry.

The thing to do is make it a challenge, especially if you have friends that are constantly checking work emails. Have everyone put their phone in a pile, stacked on top, with vibrate on. Whoever picks up their phone first pays for everyone's dinner.


And if they vibrate and fall over you shout "Jenga!"
 
2014-04-08 10:51:22 AM  
We're hyphenating cell-phone now? Ok. That still makes now sense than believing that this is a trend.
 
2014-04-08 10:55:27 AM  
It always makes me chuckle, my friends that brag "I never watch TV", yet they never put down their phone.
 
2014-04-08 11:01:40 AM  
Who the fark wrote that disaster?
 
kab
2014-04-08 11:05:03 AM  
Terrible article.
 
2014-04-08 11:17:55 AM  
We wanted the cell phones out during our wedding and reception. How else were we going to get pictures of it? I would have taken selfies had my dress had space for a phone.
 
2014-04-08 11:21:04 AM  
I have a TV, but have never owned a cellphone.
 
2014-04-08 11:24:03 AM  
This article reads like it was written by someone in the middle of a stroke.
 
2014-04-08 11:25:47 AM  
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/just because
 
2014-04-08 11:31:50 AM  

lostcat: I read the entire first paragraph of that article and didn't follow anything in it so I stopped reading. I guess you have to be a New Yorker.


Same. Probably a pro bono "writer" wishing to make money one day.
 
2014-04-08 11:44:52 AM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-04-08 11:46:09 AM  

waterrockets: lostcat: I read the entire first paragraph of that article and didn't follow anything in it so I stopped reading. I guess you have to be a New Yorker.

Same. Probably a pro bono "writer" wishing to make money one day.


Wow, does he get paid for each unnecessary use of parentheses? (He might!)
 
2014-04-08 11:50:38 AM  

starsrift: I need a picture of a rabbit with a pancaek. stat.


On it:

www.animaljokes.net

/I live to serve
 
2014-04-08 11:58:10 AM  
"Like House of Cards! But funny"

Really? I find HoC to be pretty damn funny often enough. But maybe people want more "Ow My Balls!" humor more than situational or ironic humor.

Anyone who overly pushes or brags about having a "At my house we have a ___ rule" is often being really pretentious and insufferable about what they're not doing so much that they're not focused on doing anything interesting. Like people have said - if everything is interesting, people won't be on their phones all the time.
 
2014-04-08 12:11:26 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: lostcat: I read the entire first paragraph of that article and didn't follow anything in it so I stopped reading. I guess you have to be a New Yorker.

Also, this.


Especially this. I read the whole thing and have no idea whether she said something with information in it or not.
 
2014-04-08 12:19:31 PM  
Is this about swinging?
 
2014-04-08 12:31:20 PM  

factoryconnection: Fake or not, isn't it nice when you go to a dinner party and people just talk and interact without their phones?  Sometimes it just happens spontaneously.


Well lah-dee-dah Mr. "I get invited to dinner parties and have friends and such".
 
2014-04-08 12:45:33 PM  
I know that article was in English, and I know I scored among the top 1% in English Comprehension skills the last time anyone bothered to test such things, but for the life of me I couldn't understand anything in the first paragraph. It's like it was written in some wartime perverted-use-of-English code to confuse the Germans.
 
2014-04-08 12:47:34 PM  

Tiberian.Winter: I've got friends that demand we all put our phones in a basket at the center of the table when we go out to eat. My thing is, keep me entertained and I won't play with my phone. Start talking about work, and I'm exiting the conversation in a hurry.


Ever try creating interesting conversations yourself? The whole idea of "You better entertain me or I'm out" is rude. People aren't there to entertain you, and if conversation naturally goes somewhere you don't want it to go, be an adult and say, "Mind if we change the subject?" rather than acting like a 9-year-old and taking your ball and going home.

There are few things worse than being the only person at the table when everyone around you decides that Facebook is more interesting than wherever you all chose to go. It's easy to feel like it's your job to bring everyone back, or else you sit there silently feeling like a giant turd looking around while everyone else ignores you for a magic piece of plastic. It used to be that social manners was about trying to make everyone as comfortable as possible, especially friends you like, rather than making it imperative that you are entertained at all moments at the cost of everyone else.

If you reserve the right to disappear into your phone when you're bored, then I reserve the right to just get up and go home when you're stonewalling the whole social gathering. And stick you with the bill.
 
2014-04-08 01:13:31 PM  
Can we send the author back to fifth grade?  What a trainwreck of an article.  I wanted to smack myself for trying to get through it.
 
2014-04-08 01:17:59 PM  

RedPhoenix122: I thought this article was about watching college bowl games on your cell phone.


I would have assumed setting the phones to constant vibrate and having them race to the end of the table.
 
2014-04-08 01:25:31 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Marcus Aurelius: This is not a thing.  Sorry.

It is so! And it's soooooo fetch!


I don't think there could be anything more streets-ahead
 
2014-04-08 01:45:42 PM  
Is it really a game if there are no winners?
 
2014-04-08 01:49:35 PM  

naughtyrev: I have no idea what this article is talking about; I'm simply going to assume the cell phone bowl game is like a key party - you drop in your phone and take another out, then somehow you have to hook up with the owner.


Close. You pick a phone out of the bowl and then send all their contacts dick pics.
 
2014-04-08 01:51:48 PM  

Baron Krelve: Well lah-dee-dah Mr. "I get invited to dinner parties and have friends and such".


Invited to?  Yeah... that's the ticket, we're the ones getting invited.  Totally no us hosting... every... time.
 
2014-04-08 03:21:26 PM  

AngryDragon: Can we send the author back to fifth grade?  What a trainwreck of an article.  I wanted to smack myself for trying to get through it.


I normally hate people who biatch about Fark news articles that they read for free, but yeah, that article sucked.

I do get home and put my cellphone in a basket by the front door and usually don't pick it up again until I leave for work the next morning (it's always on vibrate). Various women I've dated (including my wife) have complained about being unable to reach me, but if I'm doing something I enjoy, why the hell do I want to stop that to answer a phone call or text?  People have let their phones become a leash.  It's awful.
 
2014-04-08 04:00:07 PM  
The article nor comments answer my question: what is the cellphone bowl game?
 
2014-04-08 04:40:54 PM  

Fano: RedPhoenix122: I thought this article was about watching college bowl games on your cell phone.

I would have assumed setting the phones to constant vibrate and having them race to the end of the table.


www.crowncombo.com
 
2014-04-08 06:34:51 PM  

Pocket Ninja: A) People do not "do" the "cell-phone bowl game." It was a scene in a show specifically. There will be idiots who take inspiration from it, like this author, but there are idiots who take inspiration from just about anything.

B) The cell phone bowl game is not demonstrative of a "cell phone-less lifestyle." Its purpose is to simply remove cellphones for a period of time. It is, in fact, impossible to even play the cell phone bowl game without owning a cell phone, which makes the reference to a cell phone-less lifestyle even more stupid that it might have been on its face.


Thank you. That entire article was a friggin' waste of time.
 
2014-04-08 06:44:00 PM  
Google returns no relevant results for "cell phone bowl game" as of the time I'm posting this.

So what the fark are they talking about?  Just an event manager taking cell phones at the door?  Because that's pretty standard, even movie theaters will tell you to turn your shiat off.
 
2014-04-08 06:48:45 PM  
If you won't attend an event without your cellphone, do everybody involved a favor and don't attend.
 
2014-04-08 08:13:23 PM  

Tiberian.Winter: I've got friends that demand we all put our phones in a basket at the center of the table when we go out to eat. My thing is, keep me entertained and I won't play with my phone. Start talking about work, and I'm exiting the conversation in a hurry.


Since you apparently think you can make demands while offering nothing in return, I'd like to add a demand of my own. Stay off your phone unless it could be an emergency or it is somehow adding to the social experience for someone besides yourself and I won't throw it in the sewer. Deal?
 
2014-04-08 11:30:13 PM  

This Looks Fun: The article nor comments answer my question: what is the cellphone bowl game?


It's a college football game only broadcast on wi-fi, for hipsters only. You've probably never heard it.
 
2014-04-09 02:49:58 AM  
TV: Yes
Cell Phone of any type: Nope..

 I'm so important, that I don't have to be reachable at all times... :)

/ That article sucked and the writer should feel bad..
 
2014-04-09 07:45:57 AM  
Where's the Widows 8-less crowd?

Those dumb ass farkers love telling you about awesome they are.
 
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