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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #120 on: April 25, 2012, 10:13:00 am »
Sometimes I'm saddened that it seems so easy and constant the stupidity of people in the news. I say let 'nature' run it's course and let these waste of plasma leave this earth.

'Dangerous' trend: Teens guzzling hand sanitizer

Good Gawd you IDIOTS. I've been hearing about this for a few days now. I just shake my head.
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #121 on: April 25, 2012, 10:18:23 am »
Seriously, why even go with hand sanitizer? Why not chew on Sex Wax if you are going to randomly choose something to put in your mouth for a "buzz"?
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #122 on: April 25, 2012, 11:11:44 am »
uh, sex wax?

Are you about to open my brain to a whole new wonder of the world?
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« Reply #123 on: April 25, 2012, 11:13:15 am »
uh, sex wax?

Are you about to open my brain to a whole new wonder of the world?

Google it and then come back and do this
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #124 on: April 25, 2012, 07:55:50 pm »
More on texting in theaters

The debate on texting at the movies continues! Last December I covered the discussion in a Conversation post rouding up people's reactions to news that some establishments, mainly live entertainment venues, were starting to allow cell phone use during shows. And last month we ran word of a study claiming that most young adults would prefer to be allowed to use social media and texting while they watch a movie, whether at home or the cinema. Today we are reacting, via Deadline Hollywood, to a panel discussion on the subject at CinemaCon, during which the heads of Regal and IMAX admitted lifting bans on cell use could be a way to woo younger audiences back to theaters by making them feel "less handcuffed."

Obviously there are many people who frown at this idea, including Alama Drafthouse CEO Tim League, who was there with the following retort: “Over my dead body will I introduce texting into the movie theater. I love the idea of playing around with a new concept. But that is the scourge of our industry….It’s our job to understand that this is a sacred space and we have to teach manners.” 

Fortunately, League owns his own chain and can do as he wishes there, such as offer an enormous selection of beer and delicious meals. People who like it his way can patronize his theaters, more as the franchises increase. Meanwhile, if Regal wants to test a texting-allowed experience at its multiplexes, say only during films aimed at tween and teen audiences, that may be their prerogative as well. Maybe they'll lose customers as a result. Maybe they'll increase attendance. Sadly, such a huge chain may be the only option for many suburban and rural folk. But we live in a country that allows the minority opinion to just suck it up regarding whatever the majority wants.

Last month, a friend in Austin (I'll let him be anonymous) noted, perhaps jokingly, that he would love for a cinema to allow smoking in the auditorium again. Maybe in just one auditorium. I understand the desire, as I enjoyed smoking during the movies back when I was a smoker and had access to theaters after hours, when me and my smoker friends were the only ones present. What other sorts of accomodations might be allowed? Theaters that allow talking for those who like to discuss things throughout the show? Musical instruments, for anyone wishing to play along to the score? Fighting? Woodworking? Pets? Babies? Giving birth?

Well, they've done the babies thing already (bringing, not birthing), and boy was it terrible when I unknowingly attended a screening of Synecdoche, New York, that catered to that exception. And yet strangely enhancing, as well, but only because I'd already seen it. 

I guess if you're against the idea, just hope that it doesn't happen to all of the movie theaters near you. And if not, just avoid the ones that do. Meanwhile, fellow critics: I bet this ironically still won't keep the studios from confiscating (and sometimes losing) our phones during press screenings.  

Here's what people are saying about today's debate, including some responding to my poll on Twitter (conducted not inside a cinema):

Should Cinemas Allow Texting for Certain Shows or Movies?

To quote Chief Wiggum on The Simpsons when asked if he saw Tron: "Yes! Uh, no. I mean no." - Josh Spiegel, @mousterpiece

Hell no! It's atrocious to even consider that as an option, just wrong. Undermining the integrity of theatrical cinema. - Alex Billington, @firstshowing

Movie lovers should not be punished because morons cannot respect a movie and watch without texting. - Adrian Charlie, @Adrian_Charlie

No. Horrible idea. This has me curious though. As an experiment, offer a "texting-designated" theatre akin to a smoking area. - Dominic, @Count3D

What's next? IMing on tablets? If we're making demands I want to smoke (which I think would actually bother people less). - Jesse A Carp, @jessecarp

Theater owners want to appeal to what kids are into these days, like texting. Maybe they should also hand out percocet & oxycontin too! - Erik Davis, @ErikDavis

Yes. It's very important to let others outside the theater know right away how delicious your Icee and pretzel are. - John Gholson, @gholson

Only if they also allow me to operate my blender whilst in the theatre to make mixed beverages. - Alex Carlson, @filmmisery

If they can do it while wearing a large paper bag over them, sure. - The Almost Film Critic, @almostfilmcritic

"Why does he get to text? If he texts, we'll all text. It'll be anarchy!" -John Bender as a middle-aged man. - Bernardo Villela, @BernardoVillela

Let's compromise: when a film is popular enough to be on multiple screens in one theatre, have POLITE screenings & JERK shows - nixskits, @nixskits2

There's no room for compromise here. Compromise allows people to get comfortable not paying attention to the movie. To think that those people would then willingly restrict themselves to "phones allowed" screenings or rows is ludicrous and ignorant. I don't understand why there's even a discussion on this. Movies are God, the theater is church, and you shut the **** up on sacred ground - Luke Mullen, @ldmullen

With Tim Alamo on this one. What the f*ck is wrong with theater chain owners? "I don't know, kids are used to texting and talking to each other during movies now... They paid $14 to watch the movie..." What about the $14 I paid? What gives them the right to intrude on my movie-going experience? It's a debate that's been had for a while, but to hear theater chain owners use those arguments really pisses me off. For the record, most theater talkers I've experienced aren't teenagers. They're college dude-bros, families and elderly. If theater owners really gave a **** about keeping their audience they'd focus on their presentation: loud, crisp sound and bright picture. - Eric Vespe, @ericvespe

How dare theater owners consider texting during films. I've defended the moviegoing experience above ALL home exhibition and this SUCKS C*CK. You're there for a movie, ****. Go LOL on your own time. "What's a good way to bring more people into theaters? Discounts for heavy farters, yes. Oh, and allow texting." I tweet a lot! I'm king phone use advocate! But really, not during a film. Respect what little art you get, heathens. "Oh, we allow texting during movies, so the guy who got HIS ASS BEATEN for asking someone not to text, yeah, he's at fault." -- manager. I find it hilarious that the Drafthouse is now becoming known as the WILD CARD because they have a staunch no-disturbance policy. F*ck. Dear museums of America, I'd be more likely to visit if I was allowed to **** on certain artworks. Thanks for considering it. Coke dealers have more respect for their product than theater owners do these days. Like they're selling nails or something. Amazing that we have to rally together to point out something so **** obvious. - Scott Weinberg, @scottEweinberg
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #125 on: April 25, 2012, 08:01:25 pm »
That's a lot of texting in that post Mac!! I hope no one kicked you out of the building!

Dude, texting doesn't belong anywhere that interferes with those that pay their money for an experience like watching a movie. If someone texts and disturbs me in my paid moment moving watching, then I as a consumer have every right to take their phone and smash it on the ground.
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #126 on: April 26, 2012, 07:46:13 pm »
Another perspective on texting in theaters

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"Taxi Driver." This isn't strictly a film-criticism-specific news item, but it's a big enough issue to warrant discussion in this context. At CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week, several movie exhibitors exhibited a willingness to relax their restrictions on cell phone use in their theaters. The kids today, you see, with their iPhones and iPads and IDon'tCareIfIRuinTheMovieForYous, want to be allowed to text and tweet and talk everywhere. Exhibitors worried about the loss of their core audience, are considering caving to their demands. At Movieline, Jen Yamato compiles theater owners' comments on the subject and adds her own outraged voice to the mix. First, here's IMAX's Greg Foster on allowing cell phone use in the movie theater:
"His 17 year old son 'constantly has his phone with him,' he says. 'We want them to pay $12 to $14 to come into an auditorium and watch a movie. But they’ve become accustomed to controlling their own existence.' Banning cell phone use may make them 'feel a little handcuffed.'

And here's Yamato in response:

"To which I say: Handcuff those kids! Teach them some self-control, for goodness sake... The thing is, texting in a movie isn't just an issue of allowing overstimulated kids needing to be plugged into their apps and social networks and conversations at all times; it's a far more problematic issue of engagement at the movies... By encouraging texters to engage half-way with a film and allowing their bad behavior to ruin fellow moviegoers' ability to escape into the magic of the movies, we'd be killing the sanctity of film culture. Audiences will learn not to pay full attention to a film -- and if you can't focus on a film, how are you to appreciate it? Why come back to the movies every week if you care less and less about movies themselves?"

Exactly. Teenagers may be obnoxious, but they're not stupid. Eventually they're going to realize they're wasting $14 to not watch a movie, and they're going to find some other way to spend their time and money. By that point, though, they'll have driven away all the considerate customers who just want to enjoy a film in peace. Then who's left to go to the movies? Permitting texting might boost attendance in the short-term and destroy it in the long-term.

I understand exhibitors' concerns and I recognize this is a complicated issue. Supposedly, the customer is always right, but in this case, you've got two sets of customers and what's right for one is wrong for the other. So how do you satisfy everyone?  Setting aside special phone-friendly screenings is an option that gets tossed around a lot, but that idea seems fraught with peril. How will you demarcate phone-friendly screenings from phone-not-so-friendly screenings? Will people be able to easily recognize that when they're looking up showtimes? What happens when someone accidentally buys a ticket for one type of screening when they actually want the other? This system seems likely to generate as many complaints as satisfied customers.

The only thing that exhibitors care about -- and with good reason -- is money. So the only way people who hate in-theater texting are going to win this war is by voting with their dollars. Someone needs to develop a method for the cell phone averse to financially reward chains that police their customers' behavior. If theaters do split their screens along cell phone usage lines, and the screens where cell phones are banned make a lot more money than the screens where they're allowed, that will get people's attention.
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #127 on: April 28, 2012, 10:17:35 am »
Van Drags Woman Across Parking Lot by Purse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWOmulBQGak

I could post this in Glorious Win for putting up a fight, but in the end it's a WTF clip, as in What The F*ck is so important in your purse to risk your life over?
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #128 on: May 02, 2012, 07:50:04 am »
5-Year-Old Burns at Tanning Salon, Mom

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What

The

F*ck!

My response upon seeing what the Mother looks like......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1wzQNzttSk

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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #129 on: May 02, 2012, 03:20:48 pm »
44 eh? Completely clueless and I wouldn't trust a word she says. She can NOT be in her right mind. Good lord.

and this totally unrelated but still a WTF moment.

Extremely rich guy says inequality is good


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Maybe economic inequality isn’t such a bad thing after all.

At least that’s what a new book written by a rich, former Bain Capital managing director espouses. Even though the economic manifesto about how the 1 percent benefits the 99 percent hasn’t hit bookstores yet, it’s already getting heat from the 99-percent crowd and beyond.

“Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong,” by Edward Conard, 51, comes out next week. According to his publicist the book offers:  “A contrarian analysis of the recent economic crisis by a close associate of Mitt Romney. (It) promises to be one of the year's most talked-about books on the subject.”
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Indeed, social media is already lighting up over the book, prompted mainly by an article in the New York Times Magazine, published online Tuesday, titled: “The Purpose of Spectacular Wealth, According to a Spectacularly Wealthy Guy.”

The writer of the magazine piece, Adam Davidson, founder of NPR’s Planet Money blog and podcast, surmised: “This could be the most hated book of the year.”

This from his article:

Conard understands that many believe that the U.S. economy currently serves the rich at the expense of everyone else. He contends that this is largely because most Americans don’t know how the economy really works — that the superrich spend only a small portion of their wealth on personal comforts; most of their money is invested in productive businesses that make life better for everyone. “Most citizens are consumers, not investors,” he told me during one of our long, occasionally contentious conversations. “They don’t recognize the benefits to consumers that come from investment.”


As for the argument that spreading the wealth helps society, Conard's book turns that on its ear, taking positions that would make even Tea Party members bristle, Davidson writes.

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I'm lost for words, but I just hope this kind of thinking does not continue to escalate. I honestly think we will have problems with Mit Romney if elected. The Wealthy do not have one clue to those who don't. Unless they want to give my their money, I don't want to hear anything from them.
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #130 on: May 02, 2012, 06:13:35 pm »
Parents Should 'Punch' Gay-Acting Children, Says Pastor Sean

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Is this guy for real?
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #131 on: May 02, 2012, 08:35:43 pm »
Scary people out there...and some like this AH, are leaders and role models? I don't think so jack
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« Reply #132 on: May 02, 2012, 09:21:15 pm »
What's scarier is that the people he is preaching too are just encouraging the dumb  f u c k .
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #133 on: May 03, 2012, 09:24:05 am »
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What's scarier is that the people he is preaching too are just encouraging the dumb  f u c k .

Well, I could talk all day long about this kind of stuff, but it's just not worth it.

I have the view, congregations are more like sheep than activists. I could be wrong. That's just an observation. You will have plenty of folks who do take this to heart and think it the gospel.

I wish more people would call B.S.
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Re: The What The F*ck Thread
« Reply #134 on: May 06, 2012, 02:23:49 pm »
Backyard amusement park rides

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