How to Justify Your Unjustifiable Actions

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Panel four for the 'alley-oop'...

"...by your definition, I am their king."

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbill

I once sat behind a guy who was loudly telling his friend the exciting parts in the movie just before it was about to happen on screen...He got the main twist wrong...despite watching the movie before.

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterClyde

This is why I don't go to the movie theater anymore. By coincidence, my wife's maiden name is Jenkins...

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDB

"He got the main twist wrong...despite watching the movie before."

Perhaps he thought that this time things would be different.

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

"King of A World Gone Mad" would be an awesome title to have - especially if you could use your power to make things intolerable for the last sane man. If the last sane man is Jenkens, well that's just gravy.

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOtfo

DB, I am there with you. I have even seen that there is a movie out that I might be willing to see in a theater, if it were not for the fact that ... other ... people would be permitted to be there while the movie was playing.

Then again, I'm the guy who got free tickets to a film because the USHER at the Alamo Drafthouse (South Lamar) would not shut up during the end of a film we regret that we saw there. Which was the last time we went to see a new film. Which was eight years ago.

And none of this is made up. That's my life.

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

I think it should be a legal defense for assault or destruction of property (i.e., a cell phone) if the "victim" is a jerk in a theater. "Oh, you were texting? Too bad about your iPhone, huh? Case dismissed."

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

With a girlfriend once, we went to see some movie. It was sold out. I don't remember which one it was. Instead, we picked Coach Carter, one of those movies about a tough but kindhearted black man who whips a bunch of public school punks into shape using Basketball, discipline and love.
We were the only white people in the theater. It was a weird experience, I've never heard a crowd react more. Pretty fun, would do again.

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

Many years ago we went to a film so bad that many of the viewers started talking, and some left. When one couple got up and left, their friends called out "See ya, Steve", or whatever his name was, and the next minute the whole theatre joined in and all called out goodbyes to this poor couple who just wanted to quietly slip away.
That was one of the best film experiences, even though I can't recall any detail of the film itself.

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

Why was Jenkins watching a movie he didn't like for a second time?

Never mind. I remember reading a piece by someone, maybe you or the writer Warren Ellis, or Charlie Brooker, or anybody else, about going to see the newest version of King Kong a second time, having forgotten that it was, in his opinion, pretty bad.

Oh - it -was- Charlie Brooker. Here. But he -enjoyed- it first time.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2006/jan/06/features.tvandradio

I'm not sure I understand. Maybe you will.

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

Lummox Jr., I'm with you...We could call the new laws "courtesy enforcement"; If you don't mind your own discourtesy, then we guess you won't mind our discourteous response.

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

This is why drive in theaters straight up rock. Especially the updated ones that use your car's radio for the audio. You can sit in your car and talk all you want and never bother anyone else. Best theater experience hands down!

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjpoteet2

This is why drive in theaters straight up rock. Especially the updated ones that use your car's radio for the audio. You can sit in your car and talk all you want and never bother anyone else. Best theater experience hands down!

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjpoteet2

Actually, I have worse experiences at the ballet than at the movie theater... which is a little bit mind-blowing as you would think that people who shell out that much money for a ticket would have the capacity to sit down and shut up.
Best movie experience, though, was 'Snakes on a Plane'. Wonderfully terrible movie, and the audience response was great! There was a point in the movie where one person just screamed when a snake jumped out, and everyone laughed at me... er, I mean, her. (Fine, I was the screamer, it was kinda hilarious how everyone reacted.)

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDucks

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