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2022-05-23 12:03:20 PM  
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2022-05-23 12:48:43 PM  
I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.
 
2022-05-23 12:50:59 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.


Dude, if he tried taking his tie off while flying he'd choke himself. And probably rip a button. Can you imagine all the clothing repair costs, and him only having a junior reporter's salary?
 
2022-05-23 1:00:10 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.


Plus it's a telephone booth. How do you hide behind wall to wall clear glass?

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2022-05-23 1:00:33 PM  
Not in those phone booths.

Superman - Wrong Type Phone Booth
Youtube lfjTfaeXbp4
 
2022-05-23 1:07:41 PM  

Rage Against the Thorazine: Pocket Ninja: I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.

Plus it's a telephone booth. How do you hide behind wall to wall clear glass?

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He'd have to be extra-careful in there.  Bump into the wrong buttons too many times and he could've ended up meeting Columbus in 1491, before he got all famous.
 
2022-05-23 1:09:42 PM  
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2022-05-23 1:11:14 PM  
I looked at the comments Ray
 
2022-05-23 1:12:40 PM  

ox45tallboy: Pocket Ninja: I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.

Dude, if he tried taking his tie off while flying he'd choke himself. And probably rip a button. Can you imagine all the clothing repair costs, and him only having a junior reporter's salary?


Ralph Hinkley had the same problem, but on a teacher's salary.  Clothes are expensive.
 
2022-05-23 1:12:55 PM  
Never mind the phone booth.  How does Superman go to the bathroom in that suit?
 
2022-05-23 1:13:29 PM  
Well, Christopher Reeve's Superman used revolving doors.
 
2022-05-23 1:13:35 PM  
You'll regret that when some big disaster happens and only landlines work. On 9/11 getting thru on cell phones didn't work for a lot of people because so many people were using them.
 
2022-05-23 1:14:20 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.


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2022-05-23 1:14:59 PM  

Walker: You'll regret that when some big disaster happens and only landlines work. On 9/11 getting thru on cell phones didn't work for a lot of people because so many people were using them.


The internet wasn't so robust that day, either.  All of the news sites were 404'd from too much demand and I ended up having to get updates on espn.com
 
2022-05-23 1:17:04 PM  
It's hard to text on a pay phone.


Never mind the trouble I got into using one for phone sex.
 
2022-05-23 1:18:07 PM  

buckeyebrain: Walker: You'll regret that when some big disaster happens and only landlines work. On 9/11 getting thru on cell phones didn't work for a lot of people because so many people were using them.

The internet wasn't so robust that day, either.  All of the news sites were 404'd from too much demand and I ended up having to get updates on espn.com


That's the day a lot of us found Fark.
 
2022-05-23 1:19:20 PM  

ox45tallboy: Dude, if he tried taking his tie off while flying he'd choke himself.


Or get sucked into a jet engine.

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2022-05-23 1:19:41 PM  
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2022-05-23 1:21:44 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.


He can't fly without his cape on.
 
2022-05-23 1:23:10 PM  

ox45tallboy: Pocket Ninja: I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.

Dude, if he tried taking his tie off while flying he'd choke himself. And probably rip a button. Can you imagine all the clothing repair costs, and him only having a junior reporter's salary?


Supergirl 3x15 -- Kara's Favorite Shirt
Youtube 7mD3fovgzcg
 
2022-05-23 1:23:53 PM  
He'll do it in Metropolis.  I mean he's not in New York normally is he?  Why should this bother him?
 
2022-05-23 1:24:06 PM  

Walker: You'll regret that when some big disaster happens and only landlines work. On 9/11 getting thru on cell phones didn't work for a lot of people because so many people were using them.


Ham radio always works!
 
2022-05-23 1:24:33 PM  
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2022-05-23 1:24:54 PM  
If it's the Henry Cavill superman, he can come change clothes at my house.

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2022-05-23 1:25:09 PM  
I remember when we had the blackout in 2003.  Most people already had cell phones back then, but we still had pay phones as well.  During the backout, all of the cell towers stopped working.  Every pay phone I saw on my walk from work in east-midtown to my apartment in the upper-westside had a HUGE line of people waiting in line.  Hopefully we won't have another blackout anytime soon.

/still have my land line at home, just in case.
 
2022-05-23 1:25:46 PM  
All I remember is dialing some digits, hearing a dial tone, then hanging up twice. Then you walk away from the payphone.

The payphone will start ringing. Someone always answers a ringing payphone.

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2600 payphones of the world

/I think it was a remote test terminal
//phreaker
 
2022-05-23 1:27:30 PM  
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At this point, pay phones of any sort are a rarity. Cheap prepaid/budget-brand cell service pretty well wiped them out. Their last refuge is in places where cell coverage is spotty or nonexistent. Even highway rest stops have ripped them out, often leaving the pedestals in place as a memorial. At this point, if I encounter an actual phone booth in my travels, I'm going to have to stop and snap a picture of it, ironically enough, with my cell phone. If it has a working phone inside, it might be even worth my time to spend a buck or so to make an actual phone call from it, because it might not be there next week.
 
2022-05-23 1:27:37 PM  
What? Superman too good for a Port-a-Potty?
 
2022-05-23 1:27:38 PM  

cranked: Pocket Ninja: I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.

He can't fly without his cape on.


Superchicken?
 
2022-05-23 1:27:38 PM  
Huh. Now I have 'Superman's Song' running through my head.

Superman never made any money
Saving the world from Solomon Grundy
And sometimes I despair the world will never see another man
Like him ...
 
2022-05-23 1:28:17 PM  

buckeyebrain: Never mind the phone booth.  How does Superman go to the bathroom in that suit?


Depends.
 
2022-05-23 1:29:23 PM  

Walker: You'll regret that when some big disaster happens and only landlines work. On 9/11 getting thru on cell phones didn't work for a lot of people because so many people were using them.


A lot has changed in 20 years. Besides there being more cellular capacity, most people calling from their home are calling over the internet via WiFi.

Above ground lines are easily susceptible to weather and trees. While the lines are buried in NYC, flooding from climate change can knock them out.
 
2022-05-23 1:32:14 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: All I remember is dialing some digits, hearing a dial tone, then hanging up twice. Then you walk away from the payphone.

The payphone will start ringing. Someone always answers a ringing payphone.

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2600 payphones of the world

/I think it was a remote test terminal
//phreaker


I still have my RadioShack red box around here somewhere.


Radiolab did an interesting episode on Joy bubbles a few years ago.
 
2022-05-23 1:35:28 PM  

buckeyebrain: Never mind the phone booth.  How does Superman go to the bathroom in that suit?


Believe it or not, George isn't at home...
 
2022-05-23 1:36:25 PM  
I may have told this one before on FARK.  In the late 80's I made a lunch-time run to Eden Prairie Mall (but before the remodel that allowed the filming of Mallrats)  and for some reason we had a hard time finding parking.  When we got into the mall the place was jammed. This was weird for noonish on a weekday.As we worked our way through the mob towards the center of the mall I start to hear someone coming through the crowd even faster behind us calling out, "Lois?, Lois?  Has anyone seen Lois?"  Dude passes me.  He's in a suit (as was the fashion for work back then) but has a hat on as well.  He rushes ahead of us and as we get to the center of the mall there's a grandstand packed with people and kids everywhere!  Then I notice the phone booth.  And it allllll makes sense.  This is some kind of promo for the latest Superman film.

So Clark Kent gets to the middle of it all, continuing to call for Lois.  Then he goes into the phone booth for a minute and comes out as Superman.  Standing tall he asks an 8-year-old nearby.  "Do you know who I am?"  The kid (part of the deal, I'm sure) goes, "Gosh!  You're SUPERMAN!"  and the crowd goes berserk.  At that point we turned around and bailed.  There was no way the now-forgotten errand was going to get done and lunch at the food court was out of the question.
 
2022-05-23 1:38:16 PM  
The Phone Company has other plans.

The President's Analyst Phone Booth
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2022-05-23 1:38:51 PM  
This is sad? It strikes me as an indication that we are leaving an older technology behind because we've progressed beyond its need. That doesn't seem sad to me.
 
2022-05-23 1:39:27 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.


Why does Superman need to hide anyway.  He could kick the shiat out of anyone who gave a hard time for having his schlong out in public.
 
2022-05-23 1:40:41 PM  
What isn't sad is the decline of weird ear infections gotten by pay phones.
 
2022-05-23 1:40:56 PM  
More importantly, how will Maxwell Smart ever find CONTROL HQ?

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2022-05-23 1:42:31 PM  

Muta: Why does Superman need to hide anyway. He could kick the shiat out of anyone who gave a hard time for having his schlong out in public.


There's a lot about Superman that doesn't make sense. Like why doesn't he just end all wars? Superman 4: The Quest for Fire touched on that. I don't know what the solution was because it was so terrible I sort of blocked it out. But at least it addressed it.
 
2022-05-23 1:45:16 PM  

ox45tallboy: Pocket Ninja: I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.

Dude, if he tried taking his tie off while flying he'd choke himself. And probably rip a button. Can you imagine all the clothing repair costs, and him only having a junior reporter's salary?


Having the "Man of Steel"'s wang flapping all over the place is a navigational hazard to airplanes.
 
2022-05-23 1:45:31 PM  

Myk-House of El: He'll do it in Metropolis.  I mean he's not in New York normally is he?  Why should this bother him?


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2022-05-23 1:46:01 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.


C+1
 
2022-05-23 1:46:04 PM  

Skids: Wine Sipping Elitist: All I remember is dialing some digits, hearing a dial tone, then hanging up twice. Then you walk away from the payphone.

The payphone will start ringing. Someone always answers a ringing payphone.

[Fark user image image 314x464]

2600 payphones of the world

/I think it was a remote test terminal
//phreaker

I still have my RadioShack red box around here somewhere.


Radiolab did an interesting episode on Joy bubbles a few years ago.


Nice. I recall calling cards info being more valuable than credit card info.

You needed the calling card to even begin to use any other information.

Calling cards. Long distance. Per min charges. Sprint/MCI. All of them are gone! Legacy.

Back in my day, the 1 before the Area Code meant something! And you knew where someone lived by their NPA NXX number! Now they are meaningless.
 
2022-05-23 1:46:33 PM  

Gramma: Walker: You'll regret that when some big disaster happens and only landlines work. On 9/11 getting thru on cell phones didn't work for a lot of people because so many people were using them.

Ham radio always works!


When All Else Fails™ ;)

/30+ year ham :D
 
2022-05-23 1:49:03 PM  

Walker: You'll regret that when some big disaster happens and only landlines work. On 9/11 getting thru on cell phones didn't work for a lot of people because so many people were using them.


Not to worry. The cell companies learned from that incident and are eager to invest in infrastructure for the common goo...

Hahahahaha, I couldn't even finish that.
 
2022-05-23 1:51:23 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: All I remember is dialing some digits, hearing a dial tone, then hanging up twice. Then you walk away from the payphone.

The payphone will start ringing. Someone always answers a ringing payphone.

[Fark user image image 314x464]

2600 payphones of the world

/I think it was a remote test terminal
//phreaker


I remember that.  Forget the number, but I'd dial it, hang up, and watch who'd answe the phone.
It was hilarious back then.

Also a friends mom worked in an office building. The phone in the elevator was a regular landline. I got an operator to give me the number to it, and we'd call people in the elevator.
"Hey are you going to the 3rd floor? "
"Yeah why? "
"Oh shiat. *click*"
 
2022-05-23 1:55:08 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I never understood why he needed a phone booth in the first place. Can't he move/fly fast enough that he'd be an essentially invisible blur to everyone around him while he was changing? I seem to recall (or at least think I recall) one of the early movies where he was able to fly around the Earth fast enough that it started spinning backwards, which reversed time and brought Lois, or someone important, back from the dead. I'm not sure exactly how fast you need to fly to do that, but I imagine it's pretty fast.


Superman went back in time. The audience went back with him. That's why we saw the earth turn backwards and all that water going back into the dam.

As for how fast he as going, at around eight orbits per second at the altitude depicted, he was travelling around twice the speed of light.

As to why he had to fly in the opposite direction for a bit in order to start moving forward in time again, I have no idea.
 
2022-05-23 1:59:32 PM  

MythDragon: Wine Sipping Elitist: All I remember is dialing some digits, hearing a dial tone, then hanging up twice. Then you walk away from the payphone.

The payphone will start ringing. Someone always answers a ringing payphone.

[Fark user image image 314x464]

2600 payphones of the world

/I think it was a remote test terminal
//phreaker

I remember that.  Forget the number, but I'd dial it, hang up, and watch who'd answe the phone.
It was hilarious back then.

Also a friends mom worked in an office building. The phone in the elevator was a regular landline. I got an operator to give me the number to it, and we'd call people in the elevator.
"Hey are you going to the 3rd floor? "
"Yeah why? "
"Oh shiat. *click*"


Had a neighbor who was a telephone technician. She gave us all the test numbers they used on the phone lines. Got ourselves into lots of trouble with the local phone company :D

What I really wanted was a lineman's handset ;)
 
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