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Heroic Theatergoer Smashes Cell Phone, Gets Thrown Out
The Gothamist.com ^ | May 16,2013 | TonyBeard)

Posted on 05/16/2013 4:55:24 PM PDT by Daffynition

We can't count the number of times we've wanted to enact vengeance on some inconsiderate audience member whose cell phone goes off during a performance. But, like most people, we just bottle that fury up deep down inside and take it out on the break room vending machine later. Not Kevin Williamson. Last night the National Review writer was in attendance at the marvelous new musical Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 when one theatergoer's incessant cell phone use finally drove him over the edge... into vigilantism.

The stellar production—a swinging cabaret-type musical adaptation loosely adapted from Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace—takes place inside a luxuriant carnival tent nestled next to the Standard High Line. The audience is closely clustered at small tables throughout the room, and while there is food and beverage service before the show and during intermission, the performance itself takes place with zero table service interruptions, and the atmosphere is as quiet and attentive as any other conventional stage play. At least it's supposed to be.

Although each table is explicitly told that photography and cell phone use is strictly prohibited during the performance, the people seated around Williamson were, he says, unbearable. "They were carrying on a steady conversation throughout entire show," Williamson, who also writes a theater column for New Criterion, tells us. "They had been quite loud and obnoxious the entire time. There were two groups, one to the left and one to the right who were being loud and disruptive."

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Business/Economy; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cellphones; manners; ringring; talkingoutofturn

1 posted on 05/16/2013 4:55:24 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Give that man a winning lottery ticket. A scratcher not, the Overall.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 4:58:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Daffynition
First thing I thought of:


3 posted on 05/16/2013 5:00:41 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Daffynition; Revolting cat!
ONE ringy-dingy!


4 posted on 05/16/2013 5:05:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Slings and Arrows

...it’s for you.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 5:05:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Daffynition

*Like


6 posted on 05/16/2013 5:07:25 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Daffynition

He wasn’t thrown out as the title states. He left of his own accord.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 5:09:15 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Daffynition

It’s the new form of yelling “fire” in a theater.

Theater owners need to be more proactive about this.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 5:12:11 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Riley
Here's my favorite example of turning the tables on someone being rude with their cell phone in a theatre:

Don't Talk - Angry Voicemail (Uncensored)

9 posted on 05/16/2013 5:19:24 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Vendome
No mugshot from SG.........yet.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 6:45:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: BBell

11 posted on 05/16/2013 6:50:07 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: a fool in paradise

12 posted on 05/16/2013 6:50:36 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

LOL. Heh. We may never know.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/348453/theater-night-vigilantes-1-vulgarians-0-kevin-williamson


13 posted on 05/16/2013 6:51:54 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?


14 posted on 05/16/2013 6:53:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

15 posted on 05/16/2013 7:05:40 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet)
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To: Daffynition
PWNAG3!
16 posted on 05/16/2013 7:54:48 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JoeProBono

17 posted on 05/16/2013 8:59:49 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: BBell
First thing I thought of....


18 posted on 05/16/2013 9:02:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
404 - File not found on server.

=:^(

19 posted on 05/17/2013 6:50:04 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

He’s fortunate that he was able to leave on his own and not exit on a stretcher with a tag on his toe.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 7:20:43 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
He’s fortunate that he was able to leave on his own and not exit on a stretcher with a tag on his toe.

You presume that he might have been shot by a person in that crowd who was carrying a concealed firearm? Or perhaps the woman or her escort would have beaten him to death?

In New York city? In a theatre packed with elitist 0bama voting pansies who would sooner slit their own wrists than do anything more violent than a face slap? I don't think so.

21 posted on 05/17/2013 8:39:53 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Pardon me, I did not realize we were discussing liberalism’s zombie society. : )

Don’t do it in the land of the living. They will cap your self righteous liberal ass before you were aware you had one. : )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVtRwKsoI_M
Shopping in Texas is like a bully going to the movies in Texas.


22 posted on 05/17/2013 10:44:07 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: BBell

lol... great scene


23 posted on 05/17/2013 10:47:23 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Let me see if it works this time...

Don't Talk - Angry Voicemail (Uncensored)

24 posted on 05/17/2013 11:02:56 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: dfwgator
Sorry

Loved that movie.

25 posted on 05/17/2013 11:07:51 AM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: SaraJohnson

LOL Good one!!!


26 posted on 05/17/2013 11:10:22 AM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

When I first moved to Texas (again) there was a story about a mad Mexican gunman shooting up the court house square in a smallish texas town. He was furious over a domestic violence/divorce case.

He was just shootin’ people walking around in front of the court house. It was a big mess. An accountant in a builing facing the courtyard where the wacko was operating, opened his window and shot him dead. And that was that.


27 posted on 05/17/2013 1:10:23 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

I was in the Marines with a Texan. He was from a rural county with a sheriff and just a few deputy’s. Some bikers showed up and started tearing up a bar on the edge of the county. The sheriff gathered up a group of “armed concerned citizens” and led a convoy to the bar. They then escorted the bikers out of the county. I assume the bikers had to pay retribution.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 1:24:01 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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