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Man answers cell phone twice during local show, told off by famed "Star Wars" actress
Dayton Daily News ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012, 01:44 PM | Amelia Robinson

Posted on 04/23/2012 12:51:29 PM PDT by TSgt

A man learned the hard way that you don’t take a cell phone call when Princess Leia is preforming.

Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movies, had her one-woman performance of “Wishful Drinking” interrupted twice (you read right, twice) Saturday at the Victoria Theatre by a cell phone user.

A man near the front row apparently couldn’t resist the urge to answer two calls.

Fisher laughed it off when the man answered the phone in the show’s first act, asking if his wife was in labor or something, Diane Schoeffler-Warren, a spokeswoman for the Victoria Association, said.

She was not in a laughing mood when he answered it again in the second act, Warren said.

The man left the theater with Fisher and her sharp tongue on his heels.

“She told him how rude he was,” Warren said. “She handled it with humor, but at the same time, she called him out.”

To Fisher’s apparent surprise, the man later returned to his seat, another audience member told me.

After the show, Fisher said that was the most disrespectful thing she’d ever experienced at a performance, Warren said.

Warren found the whole thing puzzling.

“It is so obnoxious that someone thinks they are so important that they have to answer their cell phone at a show that other people paid to see and that they paid to see. And to do it twice, ” Warren said. ” I don’t know any one that important.”

This isn’t the first time noise at a performance has caused controversy in recent months.

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Neal Gittleman bounced a wailing baby from a performance in January.

A crying baby is one thing. A jerk on a cell phone is quite another.


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To: TSgt

I agree with Carrie. That scumbag with the cell phone was as rude as any Democrat who walks into the polling place on election day and votes to have big thuggish government confiscate even more tax money... from his neighbors. And from strangers he doesn’t even know. It’s the kind of behavior that is as selfish, boorish, and rude as human behavior can get.


41 posted on 04/23/2012 1:32:05 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SJSAMPLE

I usually just go for “toilet sounds” when somebody in on their phone in the pot. A nice loud “why did I eat that circle-K burrito...thtptptptptpt” will generally get the job done.


42 posted on 04/23/2012 1:33:28 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: Mr. K

I like those movie theaters that have devices for jamming cell phones.


43 posted on 04/23/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: TSgt

Meh...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uub0z8wJfhU

Now that’s how you do it...


44 posted on 04/23/2012 1:35:03 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: TSgt
A man learned the hard way that you don’t take a cell phone call when Princess Leia is preforming.

Preforming????

45 posted on 04/23/2012 1:35:34 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Lancey Howard

If my cell phone rings and I’m talking to someone, waiting at the cash register, or whatever I just let it ring. I really should try to remember how to turn off the ring on an incoming call though. (I put my hand over it to muffle it a bit).

Many times folks will look at me and say “Aren’t you going to answer that?”

“Uhm - no. I’m talking to you right now.”

It blows most people away!


46 posted on 04/23/2012 1:39:31 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: TSgt

“It is so obnoxious that someone thinks they are so important that they have to answer their cell phone at a show that other people paid to see and that they paid to see. And to do it twice, ” Warren said. ” I don’t know any one that important.”

My sentiments exACTly! Arrogance in the extreme - maybe equaled by the folks who talk on their bluetooth device in the elevator. I don’t care who you are, I’m not impressed with your wheeling and dealing, you just look like a self-important pr*ick.


47 posted on 04/23/2012 1:40:33 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: cameraeye
Several years ago a wedding I attended, The Priest asked "...and do you Jane Doe take John Smyth..." when she was going to say the words, a cell phone went off with the ring tone of "Doctor, Doctor". Was just telling this story today, so I share it with all my friends. Oh, the song was from Robert Palmer ♫

At least it wasn't the song "Hell No" by Ricki Lee.

48 posted on 04/23/2012 1:41:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: allmendream; Invisible_hand; Charles Martel
She was so hot as slave girl Leia - and ‘no bras in the future’ bathrobe Leia

Her commentary on Episode VI was hilarious -- something along the lines of "George told me I would be in an iron bikini and there could not be a single line showing" (=dieting) and "Hey, Luke! Here I am in an iron bikini!"

I guess I was unkind to Miss Fisher.

We all grow old. I have pictures of me when I could look straight down and see my shoes without leaning. They were taken with daguerreotype...

Here is her picture from IMDB -- a lot fairer:


49 posted on 04/23/2012 1:43:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: the invisib1e hand

You’d change your vote, if you saw her today:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fK1FYexTvSA/TkrHJhNMleI/AAAAAAAACsg/PR8DNfYzq5Y/s1600/Carrie_Fisher2flv.png


50 posted on 04/23/2012 1:43:45 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: TSgt

They really need to develop all-wireless-frequency jammers to be turned on during performances.

If a surgeon misses his on call...oh well.(How can someone so important attend a show anyhow?)


51 posted on 04/23/2012 1:46:10 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: freedumb2003

Today:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fK1FYexTvSA/TkrHJhNMleI/AAAAAAAACsg/PR8DNfYzq5Y/s1600/Carrie_Fisher2flv.png


52 posted on 04/23/2012 1:48:51 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: 21twelve

That’s a keeper. Good on ya!


53 posted on 04/23/2012 1:50:24 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: discostu

I’ve been doing the “toilet sounds” thing for months, but they just don’t get it. Gas noises, screams, and repeated “courtesy flushes”. People dense enough to chat while crapping need more direct measures.


54 posted on 04/23/2012 1:51:57 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Lazamataz

Or ‘You’re Breaking My Heart’ by Nilsson.


55 posted on 04/23/2012 1:51:57 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: discostu
I usually just go for “toilet sounds” when somebody in on their phone in the pot. A nice loud “why did I eat that circle-K burrito...thtptptptptpt” will generally get the job done.

There's an app for that? ;)

56 posted on 04/23/2012 1:52:27 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: SJSAMPLE

I always make a point to rip one as loud as I can if I hear somebody on their cell phone in the bathroom.


57 posted on 04/23/2012 1:53:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

The goal is to make the person on the other side of the phone call hear it, and question.


58 posted on 04/23/2012 1:56:57 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: freedumb2003

If there isn’t there should be. Just for the irony of having a phone app with the goal of getting people to not use their phones.


59 posted on 04/23/2012 1:57:36 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: allmendream
While at the Tea Party Convention in Phoenix, AZ in 2011 I was in the presentation hall where Hermann Cain was giving his address. About 1/3 of the way into the speech a woman behind me not only took a call but talked on the phone for 8 - 10 minutes. Cain actually had to raise his voice so that the audience could hear over the call.

Myself and 20 other people were turned and looking at this woman. It was so maddening I had to get up and leave. She didn't get the hint. She was rude and absolutely oblivious that she was being selfish and rude.

Turns out she is one of the lead Tea Party Coordinators in the state of Colorado. I left that group too when I found out.

< / Rant >

TS

60 posted on 04/23/2012 1:57:43 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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