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Ask someone to stop texting in a theater in Texas and you will get fined

Aug. 3, 2011by: Niki Stephens

When I am at a theater, I often get text rage when I see someone who thinks they are too cool/important to turn their cell phone off during a movie. The whole time I'm wondering how much trouble I could get into if I told that person to "stop texting before I shove that phone up their ass" then proceed to slam their head into the seat in front of them. Obviously I have an anger problem that I need to get through but that shit is uncool.

I'm sure you get pissed about it too. That's why it was so awesome when The Alamo Drafthouse kicked that dumb bitch out of their theater then humiliated her by playing the voice mail she left the establishment. Kudos again to you gentlemen! Don't you wish all theaters were like that?

Well, they aren't. Apparently some parts of Texas are cooler than others.

A woman in a Texas theater tapped a guy on the shoulder in front of her to ask him to please turn his phone off. Next thing she knows the guy freaks out and the woman later gets slapped with a $260 fine. WTF indeed.

Meet Dale Fout and Brenda Godwin. Fout describes himself at 220-pounds as a "pretty big guy. I'm broad. I'm not fat. Used to play football." Godwin says she is a 136-pound skin care specialist. Here is both sides of the story:

Her side

"He had his phone out. The light was shining at me. I'm thinking, 'He's going to turn it off.'" But he didn't. 'OK, this is ridiculous.' So I reached over and tapped him on the shoulder. It was very bright. I was only trying to get his attention. He whipped around and said, 'Don't ever touch me.' I was a little taken aback. 'I wouldn't have touched you if you didn't have your phone out.' "He jumps up and whirls around towards me and says, 'I am charging you with assault,' and he flew out of the theater."

His side

"I got a text, and I responded to it because it was something important. It was something that was on a deadline situation, OK. I held it against my chest purposely where I could barely see it. ... I could text but hide the majority of the light coming from the phone. "She said something. I couldn't make it out. That's why I turned. She was probably saying something like, 'Get off your phone.' I turned, and she pushed. She just happened to push my neck at the time my neck was in an awkward position. Kinda like having a little fender bender, and you get a little whiplash in your neck, you know."

Regardless of the he said/she said, Fout still whined like a baby and complained to manager to call the police on the woman. It's not like she put him in a choke hold or anything. The end result came down to a ticket for assault by contact for Godwin and she ended up paying a $260. She only paid because she lives out of state and said it would be too expensive to come back to fight the charges. Police say it is merely a misdemeanor.

To read the ordeal in its entirety go here. To read Fout's douhey response on the backlash to which he says that if anyone confronted him on this they would probably "pee and crap their drawers", venture here.

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10:21PM on 08/04/2011

I HATE GOING TO THE MOVIES

Better to watch at home. Less idiots.
Better to watch at home. Less idiots.
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6:40PM on 08/04/2011
Is it so hard to turn off the cell for a couple of hours?? Really?? And to think that one has to pay so much to see a movie (that could be downloaded for free BTW) and still have to deal with douches... What happened to the whole concept of "escaping reality through movie magic"?
Is it so hard to turn off the cell for a couple of hours?? Really?? And to think that one has to pay so much to see a movie (that could be downloaded for free BTW) and still have to deal with douches... What happened to the whole concept of "escaping reality through movie magic"?
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6:20PM on 08/04/2011

Dude

Why did 50 of you motherfuckers give me a (-) for my comment? It doesn't make sense until you stop and realize most of the losers who gang up on here and try to scare people away have nothing better to do. Sorry I'm not in your little movie community
Why did 50 of you motherfuckers give me a (-) for my comment? It doesn't make sense until you stop and realize most of the losers who gang up on here and try to scare people away have nothing better to do. Sorry I'm not in your little movie community
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6:06PM on 08/04/2011
the guy clearly is a prick anyway you slice it. Hopefully the constant cellphone use gives him cancer.
the guy clearly is a prick anyway you slice it. Hopefully the constant cellphone use gives him cancer.
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5:25PM on 08/04/2011
I carry a small LED flashlight for jackasses like this guy.
I carry a small LED flashlight for jackasses like this guy.
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1:59PM on 08/04/2011

Seriously.

Did this actually happen. LOL. Seriously! That guy used to play football, sounds like a little bitch to me. HAHA! Seriously I hate people who used there cellphone during the movie it is distracting and annoying. But sometimes people need to chill.

me and my friend when we saw hangover 2 we were talking during the trailers, no biggy. so this tool bag guy next to me said, "your not going to be talking through out the whole movie are you." "I was like no and it's the trailers." Anyways the
Did this actually happen. LOL. Seriously! That guy used to play football, sounds like a little bitch to me. HAHA! Seriously I hate people who used there cellphone during the movie it is distracting and annoying. But sometimes people need to chill.

me and my friend when we saw hangover 2 we were talking during the trailers, no biggy. so this tool bag guy next to me said, "your not going to be talking through out the whole movie are you." "I was like no and it's the trailers." Anyways the fuckin guy kept going on I got mad pissed then. "I was like listen bro if you don't want to sit up here go down and sit somewhere else." I guess I scared him or something because he couldn't think of anything to say LOL. He was like, "Umm uh ummm no it's okay." Jeez people.
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3:38PM on 08/04/2011
As soon as the lights go dim STFU, people were talking during The Dark knight Rises teaser when I seen it, so fuck that.
As soon as the lights go dim STFU, people were talking during The Dark knight Rises teaser when I seen it, so fuck that.
6:29PM on 08/04/2011
So basically you acted like an douche and you're proud of it??

You know.. some of us ACTUALLY ENJOY the trailers.. and none of us go to the theater to listen to some dumbasses talk (that's what bars are for)
So basically you acted like an douche and you're proud of it??

You know.. some of us ACTUALLY ENJOY the trailers.. and none of us go to the theater to listen to some dumbasses talk (that's what bars are for)
9:44PM on 08/04/2011
This story cannot be true. You are clearly fucking with us. I hope...
This story cannot be true. You are clearly fucking with us. I hope...
12:04AM on 08/05/2011
It's the fucking trailer you fucking morons. And it's not like I was talking during them all. LOL. relax assholes.
It's the fucking trailer you fucking morons. And it's not like I was talking during them all. LOL. relax assholes.
4:14AM on 08/05/2011
I kick people like you out of my theater all the time. I don't care if its just the trailers, other people are trying to watch them douche.
I kick people like you out of my theater all the time. I don't care if its just the trailers, other people are trying to watch them douche.
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12:19PM on 08/04/2011
He shouldn't have been texting, point blank. And he clearly and massively overreacted, no matter which version of the story is more true. On the other hand, it's never a good idea to touch a stranger, especially unexpectedly.
He shouldn't have been texting, point blank. And he clearly and massively overreacted, no matter which version of the story is more true. On the other hand, it's never a good idea to touch a stranger, especially unexpectedly.
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9:59AM on 08/04/2011
Yes, I hate when people talk in the theater. Yes, I hate when people are speaking on their cell phone in the theater. But a text??... People are bothered by the phone's backlight??
A theater screen is unbelievably big. Something as tiny as a cell phone screen, is simply no comparison. Hold the two next to each other, and there should be no contest of which gets your attention. All the shit happening on that massive screen, should be more than enough to hold your attention. Sorry people, when
Yes, I hate when people talk in the theater. Yes, I hate when people are speaking on their cell phone in the theater. But a text??... People are bothered by the phone's backlight??
A theater screen is unbelievably big. Something as tiny as a cell phone screen, is simply no comparison. Hold the two next to each other, and there should be no contest of which gets your attention. All the shit happening on that massive screen, should be more than enough to hold your attention. Sorry people, when it comes to texting, this is a case of: if you don't let it bother you, it won't bother you.
If it's that much of a problem: 1.)Sit closer to the front (like I do). If the screen takes up most of your vision, you won't even notice a cell phone.
2.)Stop going to night and evening showings. These are the times which the obnoxious, rude, and loud people show up.
3.)Wait for it to come out on dvd. The theater is for the public... what do you expect.
I practice all three of these and my bad movie experiences are kept to a minimum.
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11:25AM on 08/04/2011
Notice the amount of thumbs down votes your idiotic comment is getting? YES, the Goddamn light from a cell phone is very fucking annoying in a darkened theater! Annoying and distracting. And no, I won't sit closer to the front of the theater, which hurts my eyes if I sit too close to the screen. I should be able to sit anywhere in the theater I want, go to the theater any time I want (and dickheads pull that shit during the day, too), and assholes, unless they're ER doctors, should keep their
Notice the amount of thumbs down votes your idiotic comment is getting? YES, the Goddamn light from a cell phone is very fucking annoying in a darkened theater! Annoying and distracting. And no, I won't sit closer to the front of the theater, which hurts my eyes if I sit too close to the screen. I should be able to sit anywhere in the theater I want, go to the theater any time I want (and dickheads pull that shit during the day, too), and assholes, unless they're ER doctors, should keep their fucking phones off, period... including to text.
12:48PM on 08/04/2011
Wow, Really? I hope next time you check a text message during a movie, someone snaps your phone and jams it up your ass you prick. Of course it bothers people. When the whole room is black besides the screen and then some little douche bag like you starts texting, it’s REALLY fucking distracting and annoying. I mean seriously, you can’t go 2 hour without checking phone? Wtf is wrong with you?
Wow, Really? I hope next time you check a text message during a movie, someone snaps your phone and jams it up your ass you prick. Of course it bothers people. When the whole room is black besides the screen and then some little douche bag like you starts texting, it’s REALLY fucking distracting and annoying. I mean seriously, you can’t go 2 hour without checking phone? Wtf is wrong with you?
2:22PM on 08/04/2011
You better keep that phone in your pocket man, you never know when a 55 year old woman is gonna poke you in the neck.

But in all seriousness you are extremely wrong.
You better keep that phone in your pocket man, you never know when a 55 year old woman is gonna poke you in the neck.

But in all seriousness you are extremely wrong.
4:12PM on 08/04/2011
Typical responses... Two people who didn't even read all of my comment, otherwise they would have known I never said I text in movie theaters. Quite the opposite, actually.
Other guy has the 'everyone else should change' attitude. Dude, I don't mind the thumbs down because I know I'm not the minority. Most people can ignore the backlight. The exist signs in the theaters have lights in them, are those distracting? No.
I used to work in a theater and we would get customers asking us to do
Typical responses... Two people who didn't even read all of my comment, otherwise they would have known I never said I text in movie theaters. Quite the opposite, actually.
Other guy has the 'everyone else should change' attitude. Dude, I don't mind the thumbs down because I know I'm not the minority. Most people can ignore the backlight. The exist signs in the theaters have lights in them, are those distracting? No.
I used to work in a theater and we would get customers asking us to do something about people talking or talking on a cell phone. I can't think of single incident where someone asked us to do something about a person texting.
4:22PM on 08/04/2011
It's just common courtesy. Every theater in America asks you to turn off your cell before the movie starts. It's not an 'everyone should change' thing, as I don't think the majority of people use their cell in the theater.

Some people (like myself) like to sit in the dead center of the theater - if a cell light pops on, I'm gonna see it. There's no point in being an apologist for dicks.
It's just common courtesy. Every theater in America asks you to turn off your cell before the movie starts. It's not an 'everyone should change' thing, as I don't think the majority of people use their cell in the theater.

Some people (like myself) like to sit in the dead center of the theater - if a cell light pops on, I'm gonna see it. There's no point in being an apologist for dicks.
4:18AM on 08/05/2011
I work at a theater and you obviously have no idea what you are talking about. You may think its not noticeable, but its not beside the screen, its in the darkness of the crowd. Way to have no credit to your argument. You're just coming off as stupid.
I work at a theater and you obviously have no idea what you are talking about. You may think its not noticeable, but its not beside the screen, its in the darkness of the crowd. Way to have no credit to your argument. You're just coming off as stupid.
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9:58AM on 08/04/2011

Okay... First of all...

Kudos to the state of Texas, where physical assault is not only a misdemeanor, it's the kind in which you just receive a ticket. That being said, this guy sounds like the biggest douchebag in the state of Texas... and we are talking about the state where George W. Bush hails from! I honestly think if it's gonna start coming to shit like this, we're gonna end up needing ushers again to remove people who use their phones during the movie... you know, to prevent physical altercations.
Kudos to the state of Texas, where physical assault is not only a misdemeanor, it's the kind in which you just receive a ticket. That being said, this guy sounds like the biggest douchebag in the state of Texas... and we are talking about the state where George W. Bush hails from! I honestly think if it's gonna start coming to shit like this, we're gonna end up needing ushers again to remove people who use their phones during the movie... you know, to prevent physical altercations.
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10:01AM on 08/04/2011
Your theaters don't have ushers?
Your theaters don't have ushers?
9:05AM on 08/04/2011

Really?

I understand not taking calls in a movie theater but if I send one flipping text during a film and it distracts you form the enjoyment of that film there is a deeper problem: You either have the attention span of a cocker spaniel or the movie isn't that engaging to begin with.
I understand not taking calls in a movie theater but if I send one flipping text during a film and it distracts you form the enjoyment of that film there is a deeper problem: You either have the attention span of a cocker spaniel or the movie isn't that engaging to begin with.
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9:22AM on 08/04/2011
I refuse to be reprimanded by a poster with no face...
I refuse to be reprimanded by a poster with no face...
9:54AM on 08/04/2011
When you watch a movie at home, do you find yourself occasionally distracted by your surroundings? Well, people who pay $10 to watch a movie would prefer not to be.
When you watch a movie at home, do you find yourself occasionally distracted by your surroundings? Well, people who pay $10 to watch a movie would prefer not to be.
9:56AM on 08/04/2011
I joined just to respond to this. It is incredibly distracting to see a bright light pop up in a dark movie theatre. My eyes instantly go to it, regardless of whether or not I'm enjoying the film. It's incredibly distracting and rude to text in a movie theatre. That's why many theatres now have a "No Texting" warning - because even though you may not think your phone is very bright, IT IS. Don't do it. If you are so important that you can't watch a movie you paid 13 bucks for (here in NY that's
I joined just to respond to this. It is incredibly distracting to see a bright light pop up in a dark movie theatre. My eyes instantly go to it, regardless of whether or not I'm enjoying the film. It's incredibly distracting and rude to text in a movie theatre. That's why many theatres now have a "No Texting" warning - because even though you may not think your phone is very bright, IT IS. Don't do it. If you are so important that you can't watch a movie you paid 13 bucks for (here in NY that's how much we pay), then you shouldn't be in a theatre with grown-up people.
4:25PM on 08/04/2011
Remember when cell phones didn't exist? I got kind of used to people enjoying a movie in a theater instead of worrying about Facebook updates or texts. You paid almost ten bucks to see a movie, I would think that you want to get the full experience...
Remember when cell phones didn't exist? I got kind of used to people enjoying a movie in a theater instead of worrying about Facebook updates or texts. You paid almost ten bucks to see a movie, I would think that you want to get the full experience...
8:40AM on 08/04/2011

George Washington Duke said it best...

"Touch me and I'll sue..."
"Touch me and I'll sue..."
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2:16PM on 08/04/2011
hahahaha "Sue me for what?"
hahahaha "Sue me for what?"
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8:23AM on 08/04/2011
Oh man, I have some important business that is a deadline situation and is due in the next hour. I should probably go watch captain america.
Oh man, I have some important business that is a deadline situation and is due in the next hour. I should probably go watch captain america.
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10:43AM on 08/04/2011
Thank you. If texting is so damn important right at that moment, don't be a rude d-bag and take it out in the fucking lobby!!!!
Thank you. If texting is so damn important right at that moment, don't be a rude d-bag and take it out in the fucking lobby!!!!
8:11AM on 08/04/2011
A lot of modern cinemas here in the UK seem to have some sort of mobile signal blocker in place, so you can't really use your phone anyway. Is that the norm around the world? Is it even legal? Who knows.
Let's face it though, it's not just in cinemas - the world has an inconsiderate asshole surplus of epic proportions.
A lot of modern cinemas here in the UK seem to have some sort of mobile signal blocker in place, so you can't really use your phone anyway. Is that the norm around the world? Is it even legal? Who knows.
Let's face it though, it's not just in cinemas - the world has an inconsiderate asshole surplus of epic proportions.
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5:12PM on 08/04/2011
While, in theory, a mobile signal blocker sounds nice, if an emergency were to happen, then you wouldn't be able to dial 911.
While, in theory, a mobile signal blocker sounds nice, if an emergency were to happen, then you wouldn't be able to dial 911.
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7:39AM on 08/04/2011
This is why I don't ask people to turn off their phones anymore I just kick them in the back of the head. If I am going to be charged with assault it'll be because I earned it.
This is why I don't ask people to turn off their phones anymore I just kick them in the back of the head. If I am going to be charged with assault it'll be because I earned it.
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6:28AM on 08/04/2011

My solution:

I just stopped going to a theater after I had a bad experience involving people with phones in 3 of my last 5 trips. Just not worth it anymore. I love movies too much to let any asshole ruin them for me ever again. Also, hit the theaters where it hurts (wallet) until they do something about this modern day plague. That's just me though, I am a man of principle and I am willing to wait for the movies to come to DVD to have a better experience. Many are probably not willing to go that far and
I just stopped going to a theater after I had a bad experience involving people with phones in 3 of my last 5 trips. Just not worth it anymore. I love movies too much to let any asshole ruin them for me ever again. Also, hit the theaters where it hurts (wallet) until they do something about this modern day plague. That's just me though, I am a man of principle and I am willing to wait for the movies to come to DVD to have a better experience. Many are probably not willing to go that far and that's cool. But I really love my decision when I read stories like this.
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6:07AM on 08/04/2011
This guy sounds so fucking inconsiderate of other people that it's amazing he can be considerate enough to read a text someone's sent him within nanoseconds.

You'd think he'd make that texting fucker wait for the stupid "deadline" until his movie-going experience was over, because he's the most important person in the universe.

"Fout advised he had been assaulted and his neck was in pain."

Seriously? Is he made out of still-soggy papier-mache or something? What a twat.
This guy sounds so fucking inconsiderate of other people that it's amazing he can be considerate enough to read a text someone's sent him within nanoseconds.

You'd think he'd make that texting fucker wait for the stupid "deadline" until his movie-going experience was over, because he's the most important person in the universe.

"Fout advised he had been assaulted and his neck was in pain."

Seriously? Is he made out of still-soggy papier-mache or something? What a twat.
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4:56AM on 08/04/2011
Congratulations on living in the most retarded country in the world, where a shoulder tap classifies as assault.
It's not his fault, he's just an asshole. It's your legal system that allows that kind of complaint to be taken seriously.
America fuck yeah... If we can be bothered and if we're allowed to.
Congratulations on living in the most retarded country in the world, where a shoulder tap classifies as assault.
It's not his fault, he's just an asshole. It's your legal system that allows that kind of complaint to be taken seriously.
America fuck yeah... If we can be bothered and if we're allowed to.
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3:44AM on 08/04/2011
"I am charging you with assault" what a cock!! Get a grip on life. I've told plenty of people to get off their phone during a film. If this was here in Scotland he'd get smacked around the side of his head, most probably by the cinema staff & tossed out on the street.
"I am charging you with assault" what a cock!! Get a grip on life. I've told plenty of people to get off their phone during a film. If this was here in Scotland he'd get smacked around the side of his head, most probably by the cinema staff & tossed out on the street.
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7:29AM on 08/04/2011
I've always loved the Scottish :)
I've always loved the Scottish :)
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3:38AM on 08/04/2011
I had this during Captain America last week, some-one decided to play with there phone for around 10 minutes during the film and it was really distracting, but they were 2-3 rows down and across the aisle, so I could not do anything about it. But it is a pet peeve of mine.
I had this during Captain America last week, some-one decided to play with there phone for around 10 minutes during the film and it was really distracting, but they were 2-3 rows down and across the aisle, so I could not do anything about it. But it is a pet peeve of mine.
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3:13AM on 08/04/2011

If it's really something important

Then you should SPEAK on the fucking phone about. Not text. Jesus tapdancing Christ, what kind of society do we live in where if something is sooooooo important, then we text instead of call?

What a little bitch too. If I were the cop, I would laugh in his fat face and go back to preventing REAL crimes.
Then you should SPEAK on the fucking phone about. Not text. Jesus tapdancing Christ, what kind of society do we live in where if something is sooooooo important, then we text instead of call?

What a little bitch too. If I were the cop, I would laugh in his fat face and go back to preventing REAL crimes.
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3:04AM on 08/04/2011

For the Lulz

Part of me really wants to organize a Flash Mob and confront the guy. Just to see if he would back up his threat of making anyone who confronts him that they will be eating through a straw because he will break their jaw.
Part of me really wants to organize a Flash Mob and confront the guy. Just to see if he would back up his threat of making anyone who confronts him that they will be eating through a straw because he will break their jaw.
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2:40AM on 08/04/2011

hahahahahaha!

Hey guys! Maybe we're looking at this the wrong way. Can you imagine what could have happened if he hadn't played football 36 years ago, and this woman poked him? My goodness he could have been killed.

P.S. - Thank you Joblo, for the funniest thing I've read today.
Hey guys! Maybe we're looking at this the wrong way. Can you imagine what could have happened if he hadn't played football 36 years ago, and this woman poked him? My goodness he could have been killed.

P.S. - Thank you Joblo, for the funniest thing I've read today.
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2:29AM on 08/04/2011
I had a similar thing happen to me in a movie once. some dumb kid was sitting behind me with his girlfriend. He had already seen the movie, so he decided it was ok to talk the entire time and say what was about to happen. I politely turned around and told him to be quiet. He asked me who I was talking to, and I said I'm talking to you. He shut up after that.
I had a similar thing happen to me in a movie once. some dumb kid was sitting behind me with his girlfriend. He had already seen the movie, so he decided it was ok to talk the entire time and say what was about to happen. I politely turned around and told him to be quiet. He asked me who I was talking to, and I said I'm talking to you. He shut up after that.
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2:18AM on 08/04/2011

What a pussy

Talk about a little bitch. The guy is a pussy and pathetic. I wonder if the cost would have been the same if she slapped him, because the dude deserves it. what a pussy...
Talk about a little bitch. The guy is a pussy and pathetic. I wonder if the cost would have been the same if she slapped him, because the dude deserves it. what a pussy...
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1:49AM on 08/04/2011
What's with these stupid excuse people always give when they're on their phones during a movie? It's ALWAYS an important call or an urgent matter or something. SO?
Didn't people go see movies before when cell phones didn't exist? Hell, back then you had to wait to get home to know if you had missed a call. And I'm sure we were missing all kinds of "important" calls back then but we're still around today. The world didn't end because we missed a f****ng stupid call!!!
I go to the movies on an
What's with these stupid excuse people always give when they're on their phones during a movie? It's ALWAYS an important call or an urgent matter or something. SO?
Didn't people go see movies before when cell phones didn't exist? Hell, back then you had to wait to get home to know if you had missed a call. And I'm sure we were missing all kinds of "important" calls back then but we're still around today. The world didn't end because we missed a f****ng stupid call!!!
I go to the movies on an average of 3 or 4 times a week and always turn my phone off. Sadly I have a hard time convincing most of my friends to do so. Even worst, I often get to see special sneak screenings where you have to check phones in order to get in and my boss, whenever we have to do so, leaves the theater because he says it's people's right now a days to use their phones during a movie..... Wtf right?
All that to say I guess it looks like we, the bright ones, will have to endure those texting retards for the rest. of. our. days!!!

*I sometimes imagine myself going all Wolverine or Punisher on people texting during a movie. Haha, that's the nerd in me. Wish I could do it for real though!
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1:45AM on 08/04/2011
Never mind the fact that you can't really be shoved from behind if you're sitting with your back in the seat, I sincerely hope that this 220-lb ex-football player has someone in his life who will NEVER let him hear the end of it about what a whiny crybaby he was over being tapped on the shoulder by a 136-lb woman. Plus the courts should make him personally reimburse her the $260, plus a little extra for TEXTING IN THE F'ING THEATER! What an ass.
Never mind the fact that you can't really be shoved from behind if you're sitting with your back in the seat, I sincerely hope that this 220-lb ex-football player has someone in his life who will NEVER let him hear the end of it about what a whiny crybaby he was over being tapped on the shoulder by a 136-lb woman. Plus the courts should make him personally reimburse her the $260, plus a little extra for TEXTING IN THE F'ING THEATER! What an ass.
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1:43AM on 08/04/2011
Big surprise. The person who did the right thing (politely asking to turn off the phone) gets in trouble and stuck with the bill. Where is the justice in our society these days?
Big surprise. The person who did the right thing (politely asking to turn off the phone) gets in trouble and stuck with the bill. Where is the justice in our society these days?
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1:30AM on 08/04/2011
Come on. She should have just slapped, she's already payin for the Charges might as well get her money's worth.
Come on. She should have just slapped, she's already payin for the Charges might as well get her money's worth.
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1:26AM on 08/04/2011
He should have pulled that shit at the Alamo Drafthouse. They know how to deal with scum like him properly, in fact, they might make an awesome commercial about it.

Also, I am surprised when she touched him he didn't start screaming and hitting himself in the head.
He should have pulled that shit at the Alamo Drafthouse. They know how to deal with scum like him properly, in fact, they might make an awesome commercial about it.

Also, I am surprised when she touched him he didn't start screaming and hitting himself in the head.
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1:25AM on 08/04/2011

It's time to get all Hank Moody up in this sheeiiit!

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Take that, Mr. Law Man!
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Take that, Mr. Law Man!
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2:31AM on 08/04/2011
that is how you handle scum like that! Nice!
that is how you handle scum like that! Nice!
6:48AM on 08/04/2011
Awesome clip! What is that from?
Awesome clip! What is that from?
1:08AM on 08/04/2011
The man on his cell phone is a major asshole.
The man on his cell phone is a major asshole.
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1:08AM on 08/04/2011
Leave the guy alone, he needed to let his mom know he wanted pizza rolls when he got home before she started making him bagel bites instead. Thats a deadline situation.
Leave the guy alone, he needed to let his mom know he wanted pizza rolls when he got home before she started making him bagel bites instead. Thats a deadline situation.
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2:32AM on 08/04/2011
Nice!!
Nice!!
12:55AM on 08/04/2011
Why is it if you're working on an important deadline something or other, that you decide to go see a movie. Stupid fat ass I hope he is banned from theatres just for being a whiny bitch
Why is it if you're working on an important deadline something or other, that you decide to go see a movie. Stupid fat ass I hope he is banned from theatres just for being a whiny bitch
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12:40AM on 08/04/2011
Deadline situation? Sounds like BS, and if it's true, he takes the time to see a movie??
Deadline situation? Sounds like BS, and if it's true, he takes the time to see a movie??
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12:40AM on 08/04/2011
The worst part is that this isn't some punk kid, its a grown ass man with grey hair.
The worst part is that this isn't some punk kid, its a grown ass man with grey hair.
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12:37AM on 08/04/2011

Well...

He is EASILY searchable on Facebook, assuming I got the right guy; the only result is a guy from Texas. Was thinking of sending him a message with something like "Hey man, please don't call the cops on me for sending this", but I dunno. Whatcha' think guys?
He is EASILY searchable on Facebook, assuming I got the right guy; the only result is a guy from Texas. Was thinking of sending him a message with something like "Hey man, please don't call the cops on me for sending this", but I dunno. Whatcha' think guys?
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12:49AM on 08/04/2011
He's wearing a blue polo shirt in his profile pic. That's definitely him if you check the last link in this article.
He's wearing a blue polo shirt in his profile pic. That's definitely him if you check the last link in this article.
12:52AM on 08/04/2011
damn! I ALMOST sent him a bitching rant. It was all typed out, and I was set to click "send". But I chose not to, because who knows what kind of legal pussy shit he might try to drop on me.
damn! I ALMOST sent him a bitching rant. It was all typed out, and I was set to click "send". But I chose not to, because who knows what kind of legal pussy shit he might try to drop on me.
12:55AM on 08/04/2011
Used my fake account just in case. Cowardly, yes, but don't forget childish: "Hey brother, two things:
1. Hope you're not reading this in a theater, lol!
2. Please don't call the cops on me for sending this!!!1"
Used my fake account just in case. Cowardly, yes, but don't forget childish: "Hey brother, two things:
1. Hope you're not reading this in a theater, lol!
2. Please don't call the cops on me for sending this!!!1"
1:00AM on 08/04/2011
Everyone should just "poke" him
Everyone should just "poke" him
2:18AM on 08/04/2011
you totally should. i think everyone, who has a facebook (i dont), need to message the guy and title it 'to the little whiny bitch'
you totally should. i think everyone, who has a facebook (i dont), need to message the guy and title it 'to the little whiny bitch'
12:33AM on 08/04/2011
What a total asshat!
What a total asshat!
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11:52PM on 08/03/2011
I just hope that greasy 5 cent fatty gets a heart attack while crossing the street and gets run over by a bus.
I just hope that greasy 5 cent fatty gets a heart attack while crossing the street and gets run over by a bus.
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11:45PM on 08/03/2011

Really..?

Geez, what a complete and utter @sshole. The police should have laughed in this guy's face and booked him for wasting their time. A tap on the neck gets you fined and charged? Seriously, wtf is wrong with some people?
Geez, what a complete and utter @sshole. The police should have laughed in this guy's face and booked him for wasting their time. A tap on the neck gets you fined and charged? Seriously, wtf is wrong with some people?
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11:30PM on 08/03/2011

Yes...

this dude is a cunt, but there are situations where you do have to respond to a text. This would mean parents cant go to a movie and leave the kids home with a sitter. Yeah...get angry with this dick head, but dont be selfish motherfuckers as well, this sort of intolerance is the reason the world is the way it is today. Texting the compromise in my book, if is excessive, sure, but a person just replys to a text once or twice then what's the harm in that?
this dude is a cunt, but there are situations where you do have to respond to a text. This would mean parents cant go to a movie and leave the kids home with a sitter. Yeah...get angry with this dick head, but dont be selfish motherfuckers as well, this sort of intolerance is the reason the world is the way it is today. Texting the compromise in my book, if is excessive, sure, but a person just replys to a text once or twice then what's the harm in that?
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11:53PM on 08/03/2011
So, you're saying he was incapable of leaving his seat to have his more than brief (alleged) text-chat?
So, you're saying he was incapable of leaving his seat to have his more than brief (alleged) text-chat?
2:15AM on 08/04/2011
Lol. You make me laugh...oh, how have we survived this long without texting? How have we done it?! HOW?!?!?!
Lol. You make me laugh...oh, how have we survived this long without texting? How have we done it?! HOW?!?!?!
2:35AM on 08/04/2011
that's why you put your phone on vibrate. If it's an important call LEAVE the theater!
that's why you put your phone on vibrate. If it's an important call LEAVE the theater!
12:23AM on 08/05/2011
Really Clever? just because something is a relatively new technology means we cant use it? How did we get along without email, pc's etc? The fact is the tech is here and fully integrated into our everyday life. Sure it's easy to get up and leave if you're close to the aisle, but I would think it is more disruptive to be asking everyone in your row to pass and then disrupt them again on your way back. As I said, a little glare is more preferable than having someone pass up and down in front of
Really Clever? just because something is a relatively new technology means we cant use it? How did we get along without email, pc's etc? The fact is the tech is here and fully integrated into our everyday life. Sure it's easy to get up and leave if you're close to the aisle, but I would think it is more disruptive to be asking everyone in your row to pass and then disrupt them again on your way back. As I said, a little glare is more preferable than having someone pass up and down in front of me. And I am not defending this asshole, I am just saying that there are times when there are perfectly good reasons to reply to a text, for instance 'I'm in the cinema...call you when it's over'. How long and disruptive is that? Come on people, don't jump on a bandwagon because of one asshole, and do use your heads. Besides, I think that the average movie goer has forgotten to put their phone on silent at least once. And not to mention, the woman camplained of light..not sound, doubt he was not making too much noise.
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11:16PM on 08/03/2011
I can't tell you how many times my moviegoing experiences were turned into a frustrating, anger-inducing 2hours because of some fat slob who smelled like shit sitting next to me, or excellent parents who decided to bring their toddlers to Black Swan, or someone lighting up the whole hall with their 'oh so cool' iPhones that constantly needed to be fingered by their thumbs or attached to their ears. Or the best of the lot, the guy who feels this need to talk throughout the movie, or explain
I can't tell you how many times my moviegoing experiences were turned into a frustrating, anger-inducing 2hours because of some fat slob who smelled like shit sitting next to me, or excellent parents who decided to bring their toddlers to Black Swan, or someone lighting up the whole hall with their 'oh so cool' iPhones that constantly needed to be fingered by their thumbs or attached to their ears. Or the best of the lot, the guy who feels this need to talk throughout the movie, or explain every detail of Iron Man to his dumb as shit girlfriend in a bassy, whispery voice that he thinks is soft but really isn't. I kid you not, if I had the chance I'd get up and kick their teeth down their throats, but unfortunately we have laws and shit. God this article just got me really riled up and made me remember a lotta' idiots.
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11:15PM on 08/03/2011
put your fucking phone away asshole
put your fucking phone away asshole
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11:02PM on 08/03/2011
Gee... for someone who's "big" but "not fat" and "used to play football" the dirtbag gets injured pretty easily over a little tap on the shoulder.

I hope someone takes the phone from him one day and smashes it over his head!
Gee... for someone who's "big" but "not fat" and "used to play football" the dirtbag gets injured pretty easily over a little tap on the shoulder.

I hope someone takes the phone from him one day and smashes it over his head!
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11:02PM on 08/03/2011

Sleeper

I had to wake this lady up one time because she was snoring so loud. Not as bad as someone texting but it was annoying enough that I had to lightly shake her to wake her up and say "You're snoring..." It was awkward, but I couldn't take anymore. Why pay $13 to see a movie if you are just going to sleep through? (it was like 2:00pm by the way)
I had to wake this lady up one time because she was snoring so loud. Not as bad as someone texting but it was annoying enough that I had to lightly shake her to wake her up and say "You're snoring..." It was awkward, but I couldn't take anymore. Why pay $13 to see a movie if you are just going to sleep through? (it was like 2:00pm by the way)
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10:38PM on 08/03/2011
I was reading the article in that link, and the whole time I had to keep reminding myself, "this is not an article in the Onion." Seriously some unbelievable shit.
I was reading the article in that link, and the whole time I had to keep reminding myself, "this is not an article in the Onion." Seriously some unbelievable shit.
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10:31PM on 08/03/2011
you can tell that guy is a total douchebag.
you can tell that guy is a total douchebag.
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10:31PM on 08/03/2011
you can tell that guy is a total douchebag.
you can tell that guy is a total douchebag.
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10:21PM on 08/03/2011

all this does is teaches me that if i'm going to do something, make sure it fucking counts.

she tapped this fucking little bitch and he screams assault? she should've kicked a tooth out of his head. THAT'S assault.
she tapped this fucking little bitch and he screams assault? she should've kicked a tooth out of his head. THAT'S assault.
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10:12PM on 08/03/2011
It's a sad country we live in, where the good guys get punished for doing the right thing.
It's a sad country we live in, where the good guys get punished for doing the right thing.
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10:01PM on 08/03/2011
Texting in movie theaters should be illegal IMO...period.
Texting in movie theaters should be illegal IMO...period.
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10:01PM on 08/03/2011
Ya don't mess with Texas..but that guy was a lil bitch to get the police involved, probably a smaller town in Texas.
Ya don't mess with Texas..but that guy was a lil bitch to get the police involved, probably a smaller town in Texas.
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9:47PM on 08/03/2011
3 things I hate when going to the movies:
1. People who talk on the phone or texting
2. People who keep talking to one another during the movies and show no sign of stop talking
3. People who keep crunching their snack bags (i.e. a bag of chips) the entire time of the movie.

People who do these should get fined instead of those who try to stop these behavior.
3 things I hate when going to the movies:
1. People who talk on the phone or texting
2. People who keep talking to one another during the movies and show no sign of stop talking
3. People who keep crunching their snack bags (i.e. a bag of chips) the entire time of the movie.

People who do these should get fined instead of those who try to stop these behavior.
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9:44PM on 08/03/2011

Consideration

Two things wrong with this,
first the Obvious... This so called man, is everything wrong with going to the movies today. Rude, Inconsiderate, and obnoxious people.
Second... What Cop would write this fine out? He should have fined him for wasting their time.
Two things wrong with this,
first the Obvious... This so called man, is everything wrong with going to the movies today. Rude, Inconsiderate, and obnoxious people.
Second... What Cop would write this fine out? He should have fined him for wasting their time.
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8:53PM on 08/03/2011

GO OUTSIDE

Several examples that he is an instant gratification, fat ass in denial.

1. I'm 220 pounds, I'm not fat, I'm broad.

If you have to reassure others you're not fat, you're in denial, fatty.

2. The extremely different tones in both sides of the story is noticably disconcerting. She seems pretty matter of fact about the events, he seems to forget or glaze over some VERY specific details and blow them off like she's at fault because he can't remember. He's busy victimizing himself like a
Several examples that he is an instant gratification, fat ass in denial.

1. I'm 220 pounds, I'm not fat, I'm broad.

If you have to reassure others you're not fat, you're in denial, fatty.

2. The extremely different tones in both sides of the story is noticably disconcerting. She seems pretty matter of fact about the events, he seems to forget or glaze over some VERY specific details and blow them off like she's at fault because he can't remember. He's busy victimizing himself like a little pussy in doing that, which makes it so his story doesn't check out.

I've told people to turn off their phones before, with much of the people in the theater agitated at the phone user/texter already, only to receive responses along the lines of "Fuck off, prick". The action is then to either go to the management and be inconvenienced by an asshole and not watch the film you paid for, or respond with "TURN OFF THE FUCKING PHONE YOU SELF CENTERED PIECE OF SHIT" and hope your tone and projected voice intimidates them enough to turn it off, with a supportive nice round of applause (true story, the guy sunk in his seat when everyone was clapping and looking at him glaringly, yelling out little one liners at him like "Asshole" or "Punk").

I really wish they actually enforced rules. If your text is so important Dale, walk outside the theater to deal with it instead of inconveniencing everyone else's evening who all paid to enjoy themselves and not have their experience ruined by inconsiderate individuals.
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8:25PM on 08/03/2011

"Cunt Nugget"

Definition: Dale Fout
Definition: Dale Fout
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8:24PM on 08/03/2011
I hate talkers/texters. I don't mind laughing or an "oh my god" during a scare or something like that, but the theater is NO place for a conversation, text, phone, face-to-face or otherwise. The difference for me though is I'm the guy who gets up, gets in the face of the offender and threatens and intimidates them into stopping. And it ALWAYS works. The energy you get from having the rest of the crowd on your side is amazing. I've threatened more people this summer to shut up and/or get off the
I hate talkers/texters. I don't mind laughing or an "oh my god" during a scare or something like that, but the theater is NO place for a conversation, text, phone, face-to-face or otherwise. The difference for me though is I'm the guy who gets up, gets in the face of the offender and threatens and intimidates them into stopping. And it ALWAYS works. The energy you get from having the rest of the crowd on your side is amazing. I've threatened more people this summer to shut up and/or get off the phone than ever before. The best thing is that many of the couples or offenders often leave immediately. The movies are FAR too expensive to be ruined because some guy likes to scream out "Save me Harry!" every time Harry Potter shows up in the scene. I work in this field and appreciate seeing the films without interruptions. The audience doesn't deserve your carelessness. I give them one time...two times...then it's on. So people, if you want a 6'2/265LBS angry dude telling you face-to-face that I'm going to "knock your fucking teeth out"...just keep talking.
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8:18PM on 08/03/2011
Assholes like this are why our country nearly defaulted this week. What a worthless chud.
Assholes like this are why our country nearly defaulted this week. What a worthless chud.
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8:12PM on 08/03/2011
We'll never know if this man truly deserved to be scolded about his cell phone usage, but what we do know is that the stupid lady made physical contact with him. That's agreed upon.
She would have been on the winning side had she not overstepped her bounds.
This doesn't say anything about Texas or even the theater in general, it just means this guy is a douche and this chick is a beeotch.
We'll never know if this man truly deserved to be scolded about his cell phone usage, but what we do know is that the stupid lady made physical contact with him. That's agreed upon.
She would have been on the winning side had she not overstepped her bounds.
This doesn't say anything about Texas or even the theater in general, it just means this guy is a douche and this chick is a beeotch.
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8:17PM on 08/03/2011
Nothing you say ever makes an iota of sense.
Nothing you say ever makes an iota of sense.
8:19PM on 08/03/2011
I think he may be a computer programme that just posts spam...
I think he may be a computer programme that just posts spam...
9:12PM on 08/03/2011
Maybe I'll just sit next to you in the theater and text until my fingers bleed.

Your response alone is why people hate going to theaters nowadays.
Maybe I'll just sit next to you in the theater and text until my fingers bleed.

Your response alone is why people hate going to theaters nowadays.
8:09PM on 08/03/2011
If you are on your phone when watching a film you should be killed. No questions. No second chances. Death. By ED-209...
If you are on your phone when watching a film you should be killed. No questions. No second chances. Death. By ED-209...
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8:43PM on 08/03/2011
Loyal like a puppy dog.
Loyal like a puppy dog.
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7:55PM on 08/03/2011
I feel bad for whatever kid was working at the theater that night. "You want me to call the cops sir? For a woman tapping you? You're a grown man, Deal with it. Oh, and shove that cell phone up your a$$."
I feel bad for whatever kid was working at the theater that night. "You want me to call the cops sir? For a woman tapping you? You're a grown man, Deal with it. Oh, and shove that cell phone up your a$$."
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7:53PM on 08/03/2011

Texting. Such a distraction. Hate distractions.

Hey, is anyone else seeing this nice pair of boobies on the right side of your screen?
Hey, is anyone else seeing this nice pair of boobies on the right side of your screen?
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7:49PM on 08/03/2011
Never have texted during a movie but I dont see a problem with it if you dim the screen all the way down. Not all the way up like a fucking spot light. Same courtesy you give when youre a passenger in a car at night
Never have texted during a movie but I dont see a problem with it if you dim the screen all the way down. Not all the way up like a fucking spot light. Same courtesy you give when youre a passenger in a car at night
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7:44PM on 08/03/2011
I support the idea of seeing a new movie in a theater - but man, this last year has taken it's toll. 8/11 times I had an issue with someone or the theater's A/V quality.
I support the idea of seeing a new movie in a theater - but man, this last year has taken it's toll. 8/11 times I had an issue with someone or the theater's A/V quality.
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7:31PM on 08/03/2011
Texting/talking while sitting in your seat and watching a movie in theaters is rude and inconsiderate. Common courtesy really.
Texting/talking while sitting in your seat and watching a movie in theaters is rude and inconsiderate. Common courtesy really.
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7:30PM on 08/03/2011
The fat fuck got beat up by a girl half his size. If I was him I wouldn't broadcast it.
The fat fuck got beat up by a girl half his size. If I was him I wouldn't broadcast it.
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7:21PM on 08/03/2011

What a tool

Lol, I love how the chicken shit ran to management to cry about it then took the "people will pee their pants if they confront me" route. Freakin' priceless.
Lol, I love how the chicken shit ran to management to cry about it then took the "people will pee their pants if they confront me" route. Freakin' priceless.
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7:21PM on 08/03/2011
FUCK those fucking cellphone abusers! Fuck them right up their fucking asses! I've yelled at my share of them AND got free tickets as a result. For the record, I live in Texas. For me, the situation with cellphones in theaters has escalated to the point where I get anxiety attacks when I see them. I can't go to opening night shows anymore, because the odds of seeing upwards of 3 phones is excruciatingly high. Also, I never touch anyone. I speak up, and call them out. I've even scared people in
FUCK those fucking cellphone abusers! Fuck them right up their fucking asses! I've yelled at my share of them AND got free tickets as a result. For the record, I live in Texas. For me, the situation with cellphones in theaters has escalated to the point where I get anxiety attacks when I see them. I can't go to opening night shows anymore, because the odds of seeing upwards of 3 phones is excruciatingly high. Also, I never touch anyone. I speak up, and call them out. I've even scared people in the crossfire.
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6:43PM on 08/03/2011
Alright, I got it now. Kill the person texting and bam... no trouble from a whiny cunt.
Alright, I got it now. Kill the person texting and bam... no trouble from a whiny cunt.
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6:38PM on 08/03/2011
"I got a text, and I responded to it because it was something important. It was something that was on a deadline situation". If you are involved in a deadline situation, then what the fuck are you doing at the movies. The award for asshole of the year goes to this fucktard.
"I got a text, and I responded to it because it was something important. It was something that was on a deadline situation". If you are involved in a deadline situation, then what the fuck are you doing at the movies. The award for asshole of the year goes to this fucktard.
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6:35PM on 08/03/2011
What a douche, his neck would have been in an "awkward position" if I was there because it would have been broken.
What a douche, his neck would have been in an "awkward position" if I was there because it would have been broken.
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8:10PM on 08/03/2011
High five.
High five.