You thought REAL crying babies in the theater were bad?

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  1. Jeff Cooper

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    Ok, now I have seen it all. Today I sat dumbfounded in the movie theater. Of course it's bad enough when parents bring their infants to movies and they cry all through the movie. However this takes the cake. Before the movie (Star Wars) starts, in walks this teenage couple, the guy is carrying what looks like a baby. As they walk by, I notice that it is in fact a realistic plastic doll, and he's got it strapped to his chest in a baby harness thing. That in itself I thought was a rather odd sight. Flash forward a few minutes and the previews begin. In between previews when it is somewhat quiet, THE THING STARTS CRYING!!!. [​IMG] [​IMG] Very loud and obnoxious sounding, you could tell it wasn't a real baby crying because it had that tinny 'speaker' sound. I just sat there stunned thinking 'what the fuck?'. Why the hell would you bring that thing into a theater?? I heard it a couple of more times throughout the previews, but thankfully it did not go off during the movie. I'm guessing that someone near him threatened him with death if it happened again. [​IMG]
    I can only guess that it was some parenting project like they used to do when you had to carry an egg around with you. But still this just takes the cake!
     
  2. Matt Stone

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    HAHA.

    That is hilarious.
     
  3. Nick Sievers

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    I'm sure if it did go off in the film someone would have picked it up and smashed it [​IMG] Real babies are annoying as it is.
     
  4. Seth Paxton

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    I recall a friend of mine saying one of her kids had to lug around a doll similar to that one for the type of project you mention.
    My guess is that he just found out how hard it is to go to the movies when you have a kid. Probably a good lesson for teens. Talk about a safe-sex message. [​IMG]
     
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    Still won't do much good. They'll just do like the rest of the inconsiderate bastards who bring their infants to the movies and expect people to not get angry when the kid starts crying and ruining the experience for everyone else. [​IMG] I really hate that crap. I know everyone deserves to be able to see a movie but if you made the choice to have kids then you have to realize there are certain things you can't do or at least can't bring your child along with you for. I'm just waiting to hear about one of these morons taking their 1 year old deep sea diving or their infant along for a skydiving lesson.
     
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    Speaking of that, there was a little kid crying during the second showing of AOTC I went to. Man, he was crying the whole damn time. I was really surprised that one of his parents didn't take him out of the theater.
     
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    Bottom line is that no avoidable noise is ok in a movie theater... if you bring infants, you're a moron; if you bring younger kids who start crying you take them out of the theater.

    I doubt if anyone would bring their infant with them to the opera or a play either, so why bring them to the movie theater?
     
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    Someone brought a baby to one of the AOTC showings and both me and the guy next to me were like "That baby better not f***ing cry". I don't know if it was because the volume was so high, but that baby didn't make a peep the whole movie. I was very pleased. [​IMG]
     
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    Was the girl inflatable or real? [​IMG]
     
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    Infants at movies mean that the parents don't have the self-contol to wait for the video or they are too cheap to get baby-sitters(or both).
     
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    Funny story

    During TPM me and my friend were sitting when a couple sat behing us with what sounded like a baby...in typical NYC fashion my friend looked at me and in his loudest voice said "If a baby starts crying I swear to God Ill fucking stab someone"...either they left or the kid got the message. reguardless it was effective

    Seriously...I dont mind babys crying on the subway, or a plane, or in the mall...Babys HAVE to be at these places...The people who drag thier baby off into a dark, loud and frankly unsanitary (would you let an infant sit next to potentially Typhoid Mary for two hours)are the kind of piece of crap parents that raised the kids who broke into my car last week.

    I swear to God I saw Gladiator at 1245 am and there was a TODDLER THERE!

    Grow up Mom and Dad, get off Springer and become an adult...DAMN ive gone off on my 'this contry is going to hell' rant again...pretty bad for a 28yr old.
     
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    At my local theater's midnight showing of Episode 2 last Thursday there were numerous toddlers. I was dumbfounded. I can understand wanting to "relive the magic" of Star Wars with your kids, but getting them up at midnight and taking them to the theater in their pajamas? You've got to be kidding me. When I was their age I was lucky if my parents got me out of bed on the 4th of July to see fireworks at 9:00PM! Toddlers can wait an extra twelve hours for a movie...
     
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    I went to see Jason X for the second time, and boy was I pissed!

    There was this pregnant lady who hadn't taken a shower in years (or so it seemed). She had her legs spread WIDE OPEN on top of the seats in front of her, and there was smell coming from there, that you wouldn't believe.

    SO...What I did, was move away from her, and sat next to these 8-10 year old kids (about 8 of them all in a row), thinking that if they made noises through the movie, I could quickly tell them to be quiet. Boy, was that a mistake! They never made a sound, but they SMELLED even worse than that lady! They smelled like they hadn't whipped their asses in forever, and they also smelled like STINKY FEET! I'm sure they hadn't changed their socks in months.

    Ironically, I told my dad that this was the best theater in town, and nothing like this ever happened. I took him with me, and he was stuck sitting next to that smelly pregnant woman. Needless to say, he got up to go to the bathroom to throw up, TWICE! He couldn't stand the smell either. He then, plugged his nose with tissue paper, and was breathing through his mouth.

    So, in conclusion, if you are going to a theater packed with people *PLEASE HAVE THE COURTESY TO TAKE A SHOWER BEFORE GOING*
     
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    David:

    You made my day !!!
     
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    Read a news story about some woman in Sweden who wanted to license people to own dogs... an exam and everything.

    Meanwhile, any ill-mannered, uneducated, bigoted idiot can have and raise kids in their own image...
     
  19. Jeff Pryor

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    Yesterday my wife, son, and I went to see AOTC for the second time. We got there early and had very good seats. So, with 30 minutes before starting time the theater slowly filled up with patrons. At 10 minutes before, the theater was full except for the seats immediately in front of us. Then here comes a little old lady with a poddle hairdo on her head, along with what might have been her middle-aged daughter, and sat down in front of us. Since this theater is stadium-seating this was no big deal...but this old hag stank to high heaven with the most suffocating perfume you can imagine! My wife, who's very sensitive to strong odors, had to hold a napkin over her nose and breathe through her mouth the whole damn movie! Me, who was sitting right behind the old bitty, had to cover my nose as well. I was just waiting for her to get up during the show to use the restroom or something so I could pour my soda in her seat, but of course she stayed put the entire time, must've had a clean Depends on. Hell, after suffering this I think I can deal with anything from now on.
     
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