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2009-05-31 9:17:45 AM  
Or instead of spending almost fifty bucks on a movie you could simply netflix it for a couple bucks.
 
2009-05-31 9:35:48 AM  
As someone who lives in a resort town full time I would like to thank whoever came up with the idea of staycation or moviecation or whatever you want to call it. Yeah, the quantity is down...BUT, the quality of our Summer visitors seems to be WAY up.

/Don't tell me what you paid for your Summer rental
//I'll only laugh in your face
 
2009-05-31 9:53:17 AM  

eddyatwork: Or instead of spending almost fifty bucks on a movie you could simply netflix it for a couple bucks.


Damn, are movies really that expensive? I can go today for $7 a piece. Add in the $15 two drinks and a large popocorn and I'm out of there for under thirty bucks for two people. That's a hell of a lot cheaper than a usual date.

And while I love my Netflix, it simply isn't the same as being in the theater. We have an adult section of screens where you have to be 21 to get in, so none of that annoying nonsense from the crowd. Plus there is a full bar.
 
2009-05-31 10:10:26 AM  
Can we PLEASE stop blending words like "staycation" and "daycation"? Please? It's freaking painful to the ears.

/pet peeve
 
2009-05-31 12:03:01 PM  
what's the next step down this slippery slope? "bittorrentcations?"
 
2009-05-31 12:05:09 PM  
At least irritating blends are still en vogue
 
2009-05-31 12:05:21 PM  
tudorgurl: Can we PLEASE stop blending words like "staycation" and "daycation"? Please? It's freaking painful to the ears.

So how do you feel about "conGRADulations?"
 
2009-05-31 12:06:04 PM  

tudorgurl: Can we PLEASE stop blending words like "staycation" and "daycation"? Please? It's freaking painful to the ears.

/pet peeve


Learn to read and then you won't have to hear the offending words.
 
2009-05-31 12:07:39 PM  
FTA:

"There's something about the primal experience of sitting down in a darkened theater with a community of people that takes you out of yourself."

Are you farkin' kidding me?
 
2009-05-31 12:07:43 PM  
tudorgurl: Can we PLEASE stop blending words like "staycation" and "daycation"? Please? It's freaking painful to the ears.

There go my plans for a laycation.
 
2009-05-31 12:09:50 PM  

CruJones: We have an adult section of screens where you have to be 21 to get in, so none of that annoying nonsense from the crowd. Plus there is a full bar.


at that point i wouldn't mind paying the 12.50 per ticket if that was the case, but since i don't have those options and it's still 12.50 just for the ticket, fark it.
 
2009-05-31 12:10:03 PM  

tudorgurl: Can we PLEASE stop blending words like "staycation" and "daycation"? Please? It's freaking painful to the ears.

/pet peeve


Well congratudolences, you've found the internet.
 
2009-05-31 12:10:17 PM  

tudorgurl: Can we PLEASE stop blending words like "staycation" and "daycation"? Please? It's freaking painful to the ears.

/pet peeve


You mean words like "self-righteous douchebag"?
 
2009-05-31 12:10:48 PM  
I'm taking a Masterbacation, so I'm getting a fap out of these replies.

/You want HOW MUCH for a Kleenex?!?!
 
2009-05-31 12:13:13 PM  
Economy got you down? Take your pets on a spaycation.
 
2009-05-31 12:14:34 PM  

eddyatwork: Or instead of spending almost fifty bucks on a movie you could simply netflix it for a couple bucks.


You can't get it on Netflix until about 4 months after it's been in the theater. Just sayin'.
 
2009-05-31 12:15:12 PM  

farkwell: what's the next step down this slippery slope? "bittorrentcations?"


Already doing that
 
2009-05-31 12:17:47 PM  

CruJones: eddyatwork: Or instead of spending almost fifty bucks on a movie you could simply netflix it for a couple bucks.

Damn, are movies really that expensive? I can go today for $7 a piece. Add in the $15 two drinks and a large popocorn and I'm out of there for under thirty bucks for two people. That's a hell of a lot cheaper than a usual date.


THIS.

One of my local theater chains has $1 popcorn and drinks on Tuesdays. Also, if you go on a Tuesday, there's maybe four people in the whole theater.
 
2009-05-31 12:18:32 PM  

iollow: eddyatwork: Or instead of spending almost fifty bucks on a movie you could simply netflix it for a couple bucks.

You can't get it on Netflix until about 4 months after it's been in the theater. Just sayin'.


That's okay, I'm watching all the stuff I didn't miss ... INSTANTLY on my PC.

/Netflix Rawks.
/ Watching 10-15 hours of movies and tv a weeek, on demand.

The only downside to netflix is the pause button. Rather than holding it, now everytime ANYONE feels the slightest bit needy ... PAUSE ....
 
2009-05-31 12:19:12 PM  

vudukungfu: I'm taking a Masterbacation, so I'm getting a fap out of these replies.


I'm married, so I get to have a Laycation.

/giggity
 
2009-05-31 12:19:22 PM  
With no time off, it will be a paycation for me.
 
2009-05-31 12:19:34 PM  

StoneyBologna: FTA:

"There's something about the primal experience of sitting down in a darkened theater with a community of people that takes you out of yourself."

Are you farkin' kidding me?


No, no, it's true, he's just at the wrong theatre. Live theatre is a completely different sort of experience to a movie. People are slightly better behaved, and, yes, there's an experience there.

In between silent lunches and "heavy drugging time" in the schools, do they teach audience manners anymore? I remember being briefed to go on field trips to see symphonies and other live events in elementary school. This occurred a few days before the event, you behaved yourself because there wasn't any other option.

Debating going to see Up in 3-D. It seems like a good idea, but between the price, the audience, and the underlying feeling that I don't know if it will be money well spent, I want to wait for the flat version on DVD.
 
2009-05-31 12:19:36 PM  
or how about down the local old folk's home, a graycation, or to the local fire hydrant, the spraycation, or to some of those bars you haven't frequented, the gaycation, or to have your skin torn off, or enjoy down home american cooking with a gourmet flare, the flaycation (double points), or some sculpture, the claycation, or computing, the craycation, or with a group of mules and asses, the braycation, or to the department of veterans affairs, the VAcation, or to just be calmed and contented, the placation, or... help me out here people...

/no i don't have a job, why do you ask?
 
2009-05-31 12:20:54 PM  
May be able to steal away to the beach for quick raycation.
 
2009-05-31 12:23:02 PM  

Nakito: tudorgurl: Can we PLEASE stop blending words like "staycation" and "daycation"? Please? It's freaking painful to the ears.

There go my plans for a laycation.


And mine for a rapecation
 
2009-05-31 12:23:44 PM  

MadeuLaTerestrian:

/no i don't have a job, why do you ask?


Farmers don't get time off so they have Haycations.
 
2009-05-31 12:23:53 PM  

MadeuLaTerestrian: or how about down the local old folk's home, a graycation, or to the local fire hydrant, the spraycation, or to some of those bars you haven't frequented, the gaycation, or to have your skin torn off, or enjoy down home american cooking with a gourmet flare, the flaycation (double points), or some sculpture, the claycation, or computing, the craycation, or with a group of mules and asses, the braycation, or to the department of veterans affairs, the VAcation, or to just be calmed and contented, the placation, or... help me out here people...

/no i don't have a job, why do you ask?


Good Ideas, I will have to put them on my list of maycations.

/We will be howling at the moon for a baycation.
 
2009-05-31 12:24:48 PM  
I'd rather just hang out with my X-Box 360 and have a Playcation.

Then maybe rent Independence Day and Pearl Harbour and have a Baycation.

/I'll stop now
 
2009-05-31 12:25:23 PM  
TV Dinner Traycation?
 
2009-05-31 12:25:37 PM  
Big computer job due soon, so for me it will be a Craycation.
 
2009-05-31 12:27:07 PM  

ChrisPC: One of my local theater chains has $1 popcorn and drinks on Tuesdays. Also, if you go on a Tuesday, there's maybe four people in the whole theater.


Yeah, people gripe on Fark about how the movie theatre is so crowded and whatnot, but just go during the week. Why see a movie on Saturday night anyways? There's so much else to do on a weekend that it's way way down on my list... but then, a weekend night off is a serious rarity for me. If I get one I'm going to see live music or theatre damn it. Or a ballgame.
 
2009-05-31 12:27:14 PM  
I really should stay above the fraycation.
 
2009-05-31 12:27:16 PM  

Nakito


tudorgurl: Can we PLEASE stop blending words like "staycation" and "daycation"? Please? It's freaking painful to the ears.

There go my plans for a laycation.


Don't make tudorgurl angry or she'll go on a slaycation.


:-)
 
2009-05-31 12:28:21 PM  
I hope to god she doesn't... starting a praycation now.
 
2009-05-31 12:28:22 PM  
Al Bundy has been doing this for years, cept no theater just sitting on the couch.
 
2009-05-31 12:32:51 PM  

RandomExcess


I hope to god she doesn't... starting a praycation now.


Harry Callahan would go on a makemydaycation.
 
2009-05-31 12:32:57 PM  
A/S/LOLcation?
 
2009-05-31 12:33:22 PM  

RandomExcess: I hope to god she doesn't... starting a praycation now.


HOW DID I MISS THAT ONE??!!! grrr.

we could go hunting, a preycation, or would that be being hunted? Or visit Mr. Mohr for a Jaycation, or just 'shop some photos and have a fakeation! Saves valuable time!
 
2009-05-31 12:33:25 PM  
If you go to Mexico, you'll probably end up having a spraycation.
 
2009-05-31 12:34:06 PM  
I'll stop now.
It's getting old.
/Greycation.
 
2009-05-31 12:34:22 PM  
tudorgurl [TotalFark] 2009-05-31 10:10:26 AM
Can we PLEASE stop blending words like "staycation" and "daycation"? Please? It's freaking painful to the ears.

/pet peeve


Naycation!
 
2009-05-31 12:35:05 PM  

vudukungfu: I'm taking a Masterbacation, so I'm getting a fap out of these replies.

/You want HOW MUCH for a Kleenex?!?!


Kleenex? You are destroying the environment. What would Al Gore think? Try using a soft hand towel. Personally I use a ShamWow. Rinse, repeat.

hometownhollywood.comView Full Size


It's like a towel, chamois and sponge all in one!
 
2009-05-31 12:35:31 PM  
I'm going on a masturbacation.
 
2009-05-31 12:35:44 PM  
Psycation!
 
2009-05-31 12:36:21 PM  
i like playing with small models and figures and having a claymacation
 
2009-05-31 12:37:00 PM  

tudorgurl: Can we PLEASE stop blending words like "staycation" and "daycation"? Please? It's freaking painful to the ears.

/pet peeve


Somebody should look into this. Perhaps a Congressional Investigation (vacations sounds like something that Congress would take an interest in, along with baseball, sex, anything that involves a Hollywood star or starlet, the effects of melting glaciers on the Bahamas, the effects of US aid on luxury resorts, etc.). Just in case they do, I'm copyrighting Stayvacationgate and Dayvacationgate.

Oops! Somebody beat to praycation! Well, they're not beating me to the Copyright Office. I'm off!
 
2009-05-31 12:37:02 PM  
I'm just going to watch 30 Rock reruns. it's a TinaFeycation.
 
2009-05-31 12:40:34 PM  
Spending your staycation doing home repairs: an alter-cation.
 
2009-05-31 12:42:32 PM  
Bank clerks can afford staycations? and movies?

I knew I should have gone into banking ... but I didn't like the hours.
 
2009-05-31 12:43:32 PM  
WORDS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!
 
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