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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

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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To: Jack Hydrazine

Here’s another one that made me laugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsfcP6OOwL4


61 posted on 04/23/2012 1:57:49 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: henkster

Lets see, people drive down the highways at 75 miles per hour texting and dialing phone numbers causing mass death and injury but were supposed to get excited and or annoyed about someone interrupting a celebrity play acting?

Right.


62 posted on 04/23/2012 1:58:11 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: freedumb2003

good grief! she ate Jabba the Hut!


63 posted on 04/23/2012 2:01:10 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

My cellphone and I broke up for about a week

But then we got back together -

And the makeup text was fantastic.


64 posted on 04/23/2012 2:01:27 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: discostu

I agree.
That’s why I yell “WHY ARE YOU USING A CELL PHONE WHILE SITTING ON THE TOILET !!!”


65 posted on 04/23/2012 2:05:46 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: AnalogReigns
We had surgeons for YEARS and YEARS in this country before there were cell phones (perhaps I am dating myself?) Back then, the theatre had an emergency number that doctors could give out and the doctors would leave their seat numbers with the House Manager so, in the event of an emergency, and usher could notify them they had an emergency call.

I bet we could return to the system fairly easily - most doctors have a message service that would have the theatre number. Doctor's generally do not give their cell numbers to patients (well, mine does, but that's another story).

66 posted on 04/23/2012 2:06:15 PM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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To: SJSAMPLE
Wasn't there a chick news announcer gabbing while on the throne, and she still had on, and still turned on, her mike?

And the guys in the control room deliberately let it go out?

May have been a Bush43 press conference or the like.

67 posted on 04/23/2012 2:07:52 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Dead Corpse
Now that’s how you do it...

Perfect! I was looking to see if anyone had posted that. If not, I was ready .....

68 posted on 04/23/2012 2:12:51 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: TSgt

Has anyone been to a public venue, from a high school play to a Broadway show, or a court room, that hasn’t been preceded by an announcement to turn off cell phones ?


69 posted on 04/23/2012 2:13:59 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: TSgt
A crying baby is one thing. A jerk on a cell phone is quite another.

No, neither belongs at a performance

70 posted on 04/23/2012 2:20:00 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: freedumb2003

An un-airbrushed, normal size human being. - We all get old; we all gonna die some day if the Lord tarries.

Only about 3% of the world’s population is genetically geared to be skinny. So, those of us who can’t afford all the bells and whistles to fight it are just who we are. Trying to live life as an airbrushed photograph of a 21 year old would be TIRESOME. - Many of the plastic women tend to finally begin looking like female impersonators with plastic saline bags stuck on their chests.

Told hubby that if he can catch any of those “perfect” old girlfriends between husbands, AND git ‘em; hop to it! I try to be fairly clean and neat, but phony glamor, forget it! Six months would do him with them, too, before he’d soon be disabusing them of thinking they’re hot.

Twinkie the Realistic


71 posted on 04/23/2012 2:37:52 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: discostu
"why did I eat that circle-K burrito...thtptptptptpt” will generally get the job done."

It's also a great ring tone.

72 posted on 04/23/2012 2:41:55 PM PDT by norton (I will transmit this information to Vladimir.)
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To: lonevoice

LOL! That was funny.


73 posted on 04/23/2012 2:50:17 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: I see my hands

“And the one who brings a baby to a public event is the biggest jerk of them all.”

Are you “that person” who gives the evil eye to parents on plane flights?


74 posted on 04/23/2012 2:55:29 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: TSgt
I am currently President of a local club. My board suggested that I ban cell phones. I said absolutely not. I have three doctors among my members. They are often on call and if I made such a rule they would have to stay home.

I myself work in IT and am call 24/7. My users often need help and I can usually fix their problem quickly. If I had to go cell phoneless, then I would just have to stay home.

Cell phones have opened up the world to those of us who are on call. I think that one person is not more important than anyone else. If a friend I took to lunch walked out on me because I took a call, well then that would be my last lunch with that friend.

75 posted on 04/23/2012 2:57:52 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has nowuwon the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: TSgt

I was at a wake when a Catholic Deacon was giving the funeral rites at the funeral home when two cell phones went off with the second call resulting in a conversation that you could practically hear over the Deacon. It was horrific.

It’s a good thing it wasn’t a family member of mine in the casket.


76 posted on 04/23/2012 3:19:37 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Twinkie

>>- We all get old; we all gonna die some day if the Lord tarries.<<

Oh man — you win the Word Of The Week with “tarries” used properly in a sentence!!!!

Of course the opposite is “in the bye and by” (my spelling) :)


77 posted on 04/23/2012 3:22:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: headstamp 2

>>I was at a wake when a Catholic Deacon was giving the funeral rites at the funeral home when two cell phones went off with the second call resulting in a conversation that you could practically hear over the Deacon. It was horrific.<<

I can’t help but think of if it was accidentally left in the deceased’s pocket.

Caller: HEY JOE, HOWZIT GOING!
(silence)
C: Yo dude, I know I owe you the hundred — I’ll pay it when I get my tax return!
(silence)
C: OK, I know it was wrong of me to sleep with your wife, but we were both drunk and she threw herself at me. You said it was all OK.
(silence)
C: Yeah, I know you are worried about that little mortgage scam we pulled. Not to worry, my lips are sealed.
(silence)
C: Oh yeah? You givin’ me the silent treatment? DROP DEAD!
(TV phone busy signal)


78 posted on 04/23/2012 3:35:44 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

what about cell phones used to go on Freerepublic?

Or post video of politicians and unionistas behaving badly?


79 posted on 04/23/2012 3:40:23 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

lol!


80 posted on 04/23/2012 3:45:31 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: freedumb2003
She looks crappy in black. That said, and add that I really despise Carrie Fisher's politics, I have to say that her character acting adds quite a lot to some of my favorite movies, like "When Harry Met Sally" and "Soapdish." She's a neat actress -- lot of personality and spirit and humor. Also, "Postcards from the Edge" (she wrote it; Meryl Streep starred in it) is a very good story with a solid ring of truth and even soem wisdom.

But her skin tone is wrong for black. Like in that photo -- black makes her look sallow and hard.

81 posted on 04/23/2012 3:46:00 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: allmendream
Wishful Drinking is a hilarious one-woman show/stand-up.

Have you seen it? I think Carrie Fischer has a real gift for comedy.

And I agre 100% on your sentence for the guy who took the callS, plural. What a jackass!

82 posted on 04/23/2012 3:49:35 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: w1andsodidwe
Cell phones have opened up the world to those of us who are on call.

The problem is not primarily with the technology, but rather the fact that some people refuse to be discrete in their use of it (though there are a few technological tweaks that could be helpful). Actually, I would think that with some technological tweaks one could construct/program a cell phone such that a theater patron could communicate during a show without anyone being the wiser. Combine a headphone with a means of silently responding by touch only. No light to disturb other patrons, and no noise except the sound in the earpiece (which, being inside the earpiece, could be essentially inaudible to everyone else).

83 posted on 04/23/2012 4:00:49 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: freedumb2003

LOL!! I saw that picture, too, and see that in THAT one, she’s wearing very dark brown, so it warms the tone of her skin. I have the same kind of skin tone as Fisher ...! Dark brown is MY “black.” It’s what I wear to occasions where black is the “correct” choice. And I get compliments, whereas when I used to wear black, nobody but NOBODY ever said, “You look gorgeous!” I think Carrie is still a pretty gal, and I’m glad she’s still using her talents to make people laugh.


84 posted on 04/23/2012 4:02:38 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: animal172

The other day I was doing some shopping, and there was a man pushing a cart, with his little daughter in tow. He was talking on his cell phone. About twenty minutes later, I passed them again. He was still yapping, and the little girl looked forlorn. He could have been enjoying the time with his kid, but he couldn’t put down that infernal phone.

One of my favorite things is, when trying to get past someone who’s yapping on a phone and they don’t hear your “excuse me”, say it again——this time loudly enough to make them jump out of their skin.


85 posted on 04/23/2012 5:20:50 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: longtermmemmory

nope. the show must go on.


86 posted on 04/23/2012 5:27:16 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: cameraeye

The song is “Bad Case of Lovin’ You”. The song “Doctor, Doctor” is from Thompson Twins.


87 posted on 04/23/2012 5:29:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: dragnet2

In Toronto the subway drivers text while controlling a hurtling subway
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/04/22/subway-driver-caught-texting-and-driving


88 posted on 04/23/2012 5:48:04 PM PDT by xp38
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To: carriage_hill

Actually I think she lost a lot of that weight. She was on Nutra System, or Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers or something.


89 posted on 04/23/2012 5:57:02 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

I am constantly amazed by the rudeness cell phones seem to bring out of even older adults who should know better.


90 posted on 04/23/2012 6:52:57 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: w1andsodidwe
I think that one person is not more important than anyone else.

Then how do you expalin the Secret Service?

91 posted on 04/23/2012 7:12:14 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: al_c

I almost peed myself laughing when I saw the above... Was hoping it'd catch on as a meme, but it's a bit obscure for those who can't read sheet music...

92 posted on 04/24/2012 5:55:42 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

Awesome!


93 posted on 04/24/2012 6:24:00 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: supercat
Actually, I would think that with some technological tweaks one could construct/program a cell phone such that a theater patron could communicate during a show without anyone being the wiser.

Why can't these people just get up and LEAVE THE ROOM, as a courtesy to the other PAYING GUESTS?

94 posted on 04/24/2012 6:28:19 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Dead Corpse
Meh... Here's a graphic link that doesn't disappear...


95 posted on 04/24/2012 6:39:04 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Finny
Yes, I watched "Wishful Drinking" on HBO or Showtime or whatever. Hollywood Inbreeding 101 was my favorite.
96 posted on 04/24/2012 7:26:16 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: passionfruit

She looks like Jabba-The-Hut’s Wife, in that pic; very unhealthy. I hope she’s gotten healthy, again.


97 posted on 04/24/2012 8:12:12 AM 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: Secret Agent Man
Thank you for reminding me of that. That was the sound I remembered. Now have to listen to the song again ♫
98 posted on 04/24/2012 2:13:35 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: UCANSEE2
Why can't these people just get up and LEAVE THE ROOM, as a courtesy to the other PAYING GUESTS?

Doing that would cause a certain amount of disruption. If someone needs to actually speak on the phone, the person should get up and leave. On the other hand, if a phone allowed a person to listen to the caller on an earpiece and give a few simple responses to questions by silently pushing buttons without removing his phone from his pocket, a person who had to be on call for certain situations might be able to address them with less disruption than would result from the person's leaving the room. An anticipated scenario would be when a person attending some computer equipment observes an out-of-the-ordinary condition, which can "probably" be solved a certain way, while the person who is in charge of the equipment is at a concert or other such event. The person attending the equipment could describe the symptoms and the expected fix (or possibly a small number of possible fixes), and the person in charge could indicate that he should (1) go ahead with a fix, (2) hang up and expect a phone call very shortly; or (3) hang up, expect to be called back after some length of time. In short, the idea would be to avoid having the person leave the room (which would cause some disruption for the other concert-goers) for calls which weren't important enough to justify it.

99 posted on 04/27/2012 4:15:39 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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