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  •  Amusingly irreverent (1+ / 0-)
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    8days2amish

    Let’s face it, although we can’t actually condone such things in real life, a lot of us enjoyed the theater scene in God Bless America.

    And no matter how important the matter was, the man could have stepped into the lobby to do his texting.

    •  And the killer could have... (3+ / 0-)
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      8days2amish, awcomeon, Hastur

      And the offended and angry killer could have just moved a few seats along the row, or a few rows back or forward, to be out of range. That would allow him to enjoy each moment of the previews.

      There were only a couple dozen people in the theater. He had plenty of space to move.

      The noise of texting is a whole lot less than the noise of gunfire. The distraction of texting is tiny compared to the distraction of a homicide. Nobody who came to see the movie that day got to see it, which was entirely the fault of the killer.

      •  The noise of texting is certainly... (0+ / 0-)

        ...less than the noise of previews. At least our local MJR seems to always have the sound turned to eleven.

        One more reason to wait for the DVD to come out.

        I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

        by itsjim on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 11:55:03 AM PST

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        •  Reason number 17 for me (1+ / 0-)
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          itsjim

          When I saw Cold Mountain, the volume was blasting.  I asked my date if it bothered her, but she said she could stand it.  I always carry earplugs just in case (for nightclubs), so I put them in.  Even so, I could still hear the flies buzzing around the corpses on the battlefield.

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