I'm sure everybody knew there would be a mad rush to the store...

Joined: September 26th, 2014, 3:22 am

February 7th, 2018, 1:48 am #1

Hopefully they figured on a delay, like I did.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

February 7th, 2018, 10:53 am #2

... Several people waiting 'til the rush subsides before they buy. (At least, I hope there are. )

I'm one of those types myself. The last movie I bothered to see on opening night was Independence Day. I think I even waited a few days for a matinee of Iron Man, so I could actually enjoy it without some jerkwad next to me checking his Twitter feed every twenty seconds or something.

I never really bother with Black Friday type sales either.

But in this case, the books will be in stock for the foreseeable future, so whenever you're ready, they'll be there.

Doc.
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Joined: November 17th, 2014, 11:09 am

February 7th, 2018, 12:24 pm #3

A diver's rescue whistle...

If a twat is twittering, calling or otherwise making himself a nuisance, I just blow that whistle directly into his ear...

OK, I only did it once... But I figure that since the rest of the audience applauded, I did a good thing.
(Sometimes it's GOOD to be a complete and utter bastard.)

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Joined: June 28th, 2017, 11:03 pm

February 8th, 2018, 1:17 am #4

... Several people waiting 'til the rush subsides before they buy. (At least, I hope there are. )

I'm one of those types myself. The last movie I bothered to see on opening night was Independence Day. I think I even waited a few days for a matinee of Iron Man, so I could actually enjoy it without some jerkwad next to me checking his Twitter feed every twenty seconds or something.

I never really bother with Black Friday type sales either.

But in this case, the books will be in stock for the foreseeable future, so whenever you're ready, they'll be there.

Doc.
And yes, I plan to put in an order once the frenzy dies down as well.

So was the other guy a print on demand outfit or just a regular so-called print shop?
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Joined: December 13th, 2016, 7:56 pm

February 8th, 2018, 1:31 pm #5

A diver's rescue whistle...

If a twat is twittering, calling or otherwise making himself a nuisance, I just blow that whistle directly into his ear...

OK, I only did it once... But I figure that since the rest of the audience applauded, I did a good thing.
(Sometimes it's GOOD to be a complete and utter bastard.)
... until they eject you from the theater for being more disruptive than some jackass tweeting or talking during the movie, using a device that unlike the other person's smartphone doesn't have the risk of causing permanent damage.
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Joined: November 16th, 2014, 8:54 am

February 9th, 2018, 12:07 am #6

Don't remember what movie it was, but I remember one time when they had people in the theater keeping a look at the audience. Anyone taking a phone call, texting or who kept fiddling with their phone was escorted out of the theater. They also threw out several people who just wouldn't stop talking or arguing loudly. I don't think it was a premiere or any of the high budget movies where they worry about people filming with their phones and putting it on the web, but I could be wrong.

I mean there is almost always a few guards with flashlights sneaking around, but it seems you usually have to start a fight for them to actually do something.

On the other range of the spectra I once went to the movies with some friends and it turned out that there was some punks in the row behind us that kept trying to pick a fight. It started with one of them repeatedly kicking the back of the chair in front of him. When asked to cut it out they started pelting us with popcorn and talking trash. Thing is several of my friends are downright dangerous if it comes to a fight, and I'm just not. Just as I was beginning to think it was going to get nasty, it got nasty, but not in the way I would have had guessed. One of the girls in the party suddenly stands up turns around and just look at them. As they stared laughing at her she leaned over, snatched the original big mouth by the hair and smashed his face into the seat back. She then told him that if he didn't cut it out she would scoop out his eyes with her nails and feed them to him. Those nails was horrific, long, sharp and apparently strong as steel. And that's when her boyfriend jumped in trying to keep her out of jail by letting the creep go. Funny thing is I can't remember what movie this was, or if we even got to see it...
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Joined: September 11th, 2014, 5:40 pm

February 13th, 2018, 9:47 pm #7

Like some idiot calling or something and you text, location, screen number, what the problem is and they send in a dude to solve it for you...

It works pretty quickly and fairly unobtrusively i guess (never noticed it being used but that might be because i tend to go to "tuesdays at 1400" movies when the theater is empty
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