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#91 Yusuf M.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 14:24

Right. Now we all degenerate to all about legality. Where's moral? Where's manners? Where's etiquette?

Guess we can all put our feet on restaurant tables, too.

The law is the law. You can't break it when you think it's okay to do so. People shouldn't let their emotions get in the way of their decision-making. As FloatingFatMan said, what the guy did was illegal even if it was convenient for him and those near him.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 16:37

Walk up behind her with a rag soaked in chloroform ... :shifty:

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 16:49

And miss another 20-30 minutes of a performance that was already half ruined. OTOH, tossing the phone took 10 seconds and SHE left. Win-Win.


Compared to a potential lawsuit and possibly something on your record? Yeah, I'd say it would be worth it to go back to mgmt. At least you could leave, complain about it and probably get back in for free at another showing.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 16:58

Irrational hostility above common sense and reason... apparently it's simply the American way. If someone reacted in this way every time they were confronted with an annoying individual pretty soon hardly anyone would have any property left.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:37

The law is the law. You can't break it when you think it's okay to do so. People shouldn't let their emotions get in the way of their decision-making. As FloatingFatMan said, what the guy did was illegal even if it was convenient for him and those near him.

It's exactly this mentality that drives out common-sense, and makes the government comes up a law for EVERYTHING.

No wonder people nowadays have no manner, since there's no law for it.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:50

I discussed this with some other intelligent people...

Their consensus was that if he was daring enough to take and throw a phone he'd also have no issue with taking the phone, removing the battery, pocketing it, and saying she can have it [the battery] back at the end of the show; you need to treat children like children.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 17:01

Great idea! But technically illegal depending on your country...

And rightly pointed out by another user - what about an emergency?


Imagine that...it has a power button. Need to make a call? turn the thing off. Yes, Technically it's illegal in most states/countries, but so is smoking weed, and yet tons of people do it. AFAIC, a 15-20 foot bubble of silence is my personal right...akin to personal space. I hate when people are screwing with 5 inch phones in a theater. Plus, you get the added benefit of the hillarious looks from people when their phone stops working mid call.

Where to get one? I'm not going to post specifics, but you can find them on aliexpress, various websites, and if you're adventurous enough, you can build your own programmable one here: http://www.ladyada.n...ake/wavebubble/

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 20:16

"In a civilized world, I would have received a commendation of some sort. To the theater-going public of New York — nay, the world — I say: "You’re welcome."



lol @ the idea of this guy talking about being a civilised world after acting like a vigilante. We all want to abuse, insult, and even sometimes hit people who are being jerks, but we don't.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:04

ok the first paragraph, yes the guy would not have touched my phone IF I WAS LIKE THAT my phone is turned to silent and i dont touch it in a production, but if I was like that as i said he would not have touched it.... and if he wasnt afraid ... he would soon be.

second paragraph has nothing to do with this actual situation .... I just like gadgets and weapons as I collect them... night vision googles.. spy cams, micro computers... along with my weapons collection


It doesn't matter how tough you are or you think you are if he did that to you because you're being a prick and then you have the nerve to want to fight him I and i'm sure others will glad stand up and put you in your place there is no space in this world for people to be inconsiderate *******s and ruin other peoples experience
You've even said you wouldn't do something like that so if you then did it you would understand how much of an ass you're being and deserved anything you get after refusing to put it away when asked

Surely you would do the same you're sitting next to someone who is disrupting you and then when you ask them nicely they give you this ridiculous attitude and have this ego complexity that makes you just want to smash them in their face I'm surprised he just threw the phone


Yeah fair enough I do enjoy those myself

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:06

So, you condemn the man for smashing the phone, but then you say you don't know if you could control yourself not to punch her? You're talking about actually applying a physical force to a woman! How could such a thought even cross the mind of a man? It's pathetic.


Well, obviously, that was a throwaway comment, exagerating the amount of anger I would feel towards her, or anyone else in that situation, regardless of gender, and the inability to control myself, for comedic effect. I could have said, "I would have punched her".
(.... ooh, now you are back-tracking, you violent crypto-misogynist scumbag, you...)


Then you say he had no right to do it and caused a scene, but you are perfectly fine if the management did precisely the same. So I wonder, on whose authority would the management be acting when destroying their patrons' private property.


Who said anything about management destroying someone's phone? What possible justification could there be for that....?

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:12

Well, obviously, that was a throwaway comment, exagerating the amount of anger I would feel towards her, or anyone else in that situation, regardless of gender, and the inability to control myself, for comedic effect. I could have said, "I would have punched her".
(.... ooh, now you are back-tracking, you violent crypto-misogynist scumbag, you...)


Haven't been following the conversation between you and zhiVago however yes I would share that exact same feeling more of punching/strangling them but you don't actually do it but it would be nice sometimes just need to find a better approach i think the phone throwing was a good compromise for him at the time

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:33

Anyway, it's more fun when the actors themselves do it:

http://www.itv.com/n...bout-the-noise/