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Movie watching can be a sacred experience. Everyone congregating in the dark to go on a journey for a little bit of time, is a piece of life that can leave a lasting impression, hopefully the right impression. There are film experiences that are magical and some that are depressing... and not always because of the movie but because of the attendees. Or everything combined.
Redditor \princechavo asked the people of Reddit Movie-Goers, what was your best or worst experience at the movie theater? **_You can't always have a 5 star experience. _**
TAKE THE GOOD WITH THE BAD...
Worst - Went to see Borat opening night (for some reason I thought it had been out a week already). The "obnoxious teenager level" was dialed up to 11 that night.
Best (at least most memorable in an amusing way) - nothing to do with the film, but years ago I went to see Wishmaster in the theaters with my girlfriend at the time. We were a minute or so late, so the movie already started. It was very dark, and we can see two people sitting right as we walk in. Thinking it was packed, we took the first two seats we could tell were open (which happened to be right across the aisle from the two people we saw.
A few minutes later, the next scene is the skyline of the city in the middle of the day. This cast light into theater, and those other two people we saw were the only other people in the movie, and we were sitting two feet away. I turn to my girlfriend and whisper "maybe we should move" which she said "no, it would be embarrassing." _A minute later I hear the other guy whisper to his date"maybe we should move"and her say \"no, it would be embarrassing." _We give each other apologetic looks and sit awkwardly through a pretty forgettable film.
DON'T LIGHT MY FIRE![rebelmouse-image 18352786 is_animated_gif=
They were offering cheap tickets at a movie theater in a rougher area.
Group of kids playing with lighters the whole time.
One lit a chair on fire.
Smoke alarm went off.
Didn't get a refund.
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I went to see one of the G. I. Joe movies with my brother in one of the worst theaters in my area. We were the only one in the room while watching. At one point my brother says out loud "man this movie sucks a**" and the guy working the projector said back "yeah it really does."
USE YOUR INSIDE VOICE![rebelmouse-image 18352788 is_animated_gif=
Best is when I can watch the entire movie and not hear someone's conversation. Hence why I go to the movies on Tuesday afternoons.
THE THEATER AIN'T A ZOO![rebelmouse-image 18352789 is_animated_gif=
The best was when a friend used to close for a theater and would open it for a bunch of us after midnight and we'd watch whatever. He'd let his dog loose in there too. It was so much fun and I don't even remember the movies we saw.
THOR AFFECTS ALL AGES...[rebelmouse-image 18978650 is_animated_gif=
Best/worse? A couple came in to a movie (Thor Ragnarok) with an infant and sat down not far from us. I was picturing the baby screaming through the whole movie. Nope.
The woman behind us talked through the entire thing. It was her 1st marvel movie.
THAT'S TIME SUNK...[rebelmouse-image 18978651 is_animated_gif=
Worst but best story
I saw Waterworld with Kevin Costner...and the ceiling started leaking from a storm so the rain literally soaked us. It was a $1 theater and I demanded a refund. And got it.
YAASSSSS!!![rebelmouse-image 18351130 is_animated_gif=
My best experience was at DeadPool. The theater manager came out in front of the crowd with a guy dressed as Deadpool to give the most bad** "parental advisory" warning ever.
BYE GIRL! BYE![rebelmouse-image 18978652 is_animated_gif=
I had the misfortune of watching Gone Girl in a theater with someone who thought it was a comedy. Gone Girl is a dramatic mystery, not a comedy in any sense of the word. At every mildly funny line, this person was hooting and hollering like it was an Adam Sandler movie. It really broke the mood of a tense, dramatic film.
THE SPIDERS CAN'T HEAR YOU!![rebelmouse-image 18978654 is_animated_gif=
Went to see _"Arachnophobia" _with my boyfriend at the theatre next to our college campus. Lights dimmed, previews played... then the movie started. About three minutes in, the sound goes out. Movie still playing. People start yelling _"Sound!!!"_ but nothing happens. A few jokers start improvising the dialogue, and it's hilarious. More people chime in, effectively covering the entire soundtrack with gut-busting results. Never laughed so hard in my life. Then the sound came back on and disappointment permeated like a wave through the audience.
It's a rich man's world.
Hell, it's going to take millions just to grab gas.
So at this point... what wouldn't we give away everything for it?
Free money is one of the most potent allures in life.
RedditorElixir_Jxwanted to hear about all the things we'd be willing to deal and dish out for a massive payday. They asked:
"What are you willing to give up in exchange for 10 million dollars?"
There is precious little I won't trade for a hot buck. You?
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"Only 10 mil? Eh I'm pretty poor, take my kidneys."
"THIS IS MY NEW LOTTERY PLAN! But first, I’m quitting my current job in style. I would never give them the satisfaction of an upper hand by firing me."
"I'm make base of 70k a year, multiple that my 30 years and you get 2.1 million. Can I live off almost 5 times my lifetime salary? Yes."
"Quite literally everything I currently own, save for the clothes on my back. Actually, scratch that. I'd walk to the bank in the nude for 10 million."
"Exposing yourself on the way to the bank will surely have the cops asking you questions and now you have to explain a 10million dollar check? Or was it wired to you? Still gonna throw red flags, irs will want to talk so really we are talking 5 million at that point. If you aren't in jail."
From the hands
"You don’t get to specify which finger"
For RealMake It Rain Money GIF by SpongeBob SquarePantsGiphy
"I think that's the real answer."
All good responses. I'm onboard.
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"10 years of my life. With that kind of money it will be exponentially better."
"I'd give up 10 last years of my life. I wouldn't give up the next 10 years and wake up 10 years older with 10 million."
"9 million dollars."
"That was my first thought."
"9 million pennies?"
"Take my whole identity. I'll move to Europe and change my name to baron von Maximilian."
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"The real question is what am I not willing to give up: my health, my youth, my creativity. Anything else? Fair game."
"The much harder to answer question is what wouldn't I give up for 10 million dollars. As long as I'm alive and relatively unhandicapped by the experience, I think just about anything."
"Not having my own children. There's enough out there that need proper homing."
"I’d give up my uterus for sure. Who needs it. Not me when I can have 10 million $ instead."
"All of my neighbors. It’s fine, just take em. I’ll manage somehow without the stomping and so forth. I’ll move after anyway, so I’ll barely notice they’re gone."
10,000,000 dollars is a lot of funds. Give away everything!!
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Every president has faced scrutiny for how they have led the country–or failed entirely at succeeding.
While some presidents faced more condemnation than others, some of our nation's leaders managed to please their supporters but still demonstrated they had room for improvement.
It's not an easy task to simultaneously make the hard decisions from behind the Resolute Desk and be inspirational, but strangers online had their picks of whom would come through for their nation without contempt.
In an effort to imagine more qualified candidates to run the country, Redditor Hungry-Sloth asked:
"Who would you like to see as president?"
People offered their criteria.
"Someone who isn’t a senior citizen. That would be nice."
The Casual Candidate
"Someone who doesn’t want to be."
"In high school, a student told my American history teacher he should run for President. He was super smart, an overall excellent guy and by far the most liked teacher in our school. His response was: 'People who are smart enough to run for President are smart enough to know they don’t want to be President.'”
Too Much To Ask?
"A person who is fair, wise, kind, incorruptible and truly cares about the people."
Time For Change
"Someone young, intelligent and brave enough to admit neither party is doing what they should to help Americans. It’s time for a real change, the two party system has divided us into teams that hate each other instead of a team that works for the betterment of us all."
Animal lovers put their faith in furry leaders.
"My dog moose he’s a good boy."
Incumbent Mayor Of Idyllwild, CA
"That Labrador who keeps getting voted in as Mayor."
In all seriousness...
"Someone who understands the hardship of working class, and has enough compassion to advocate and prioritize it."
"I've come to understand over the years that if a president doesn't have his or her party running a clear majority of the congress and senate then it doesn't matter what they want to enact. The opposition party is likely to stop them with a filibuster. Gridlock is baked into the cake!"
Redditors started getting very specific.
"My dad, he’s the wisest person I know."
Directly From The Matrix
"Keanu Reeves, they say he's the one."
The Democratic Representative From California
"Katie Porter. She is clear in how she explains things, well researched, and realistic while being a fierce advocate."
While many of the responses were sarcastic in nature, it was indicative of the frustrations Americans have had in the past towards administrations representing both political parties.
Based on the high-spirited comments, one Redditor made it clear that users know what they don't want "but people here have absolutely no idea what it is they do want."
To which Redditor leftier_than_thou_2 responded:
"I don't know what challenges the president and country will run into, and the president is only the public face of a very large organization guiding the country."
"I do know some disqualifying features, but I'm not going to say my guy or the highway because it is not going to be any one person doing the whole job by themselves."
So, let's say you've been seeing someone exclusively long enough to know you're not interested in pursuing anyone else.
You feel a mutually amorous connection that is undeniable. You work up the courage to finally open up your heart to say those three words you've held off expressing for quite some time.
"I love you."
When the recipient of the romantic declaration doesn't respond right away, it's a record-scratching moment indicating you've either spoken too soon or the love connection you thought you had with this person was all in your head.
Curious to hear results from strangers after they've professed their love, Redditor DadsSpaghettiii asked:
"What is the worst response for 'I love you?'"
People can be so heartless.
Give It Time
"Ew is the worst response to many things."
Some responses are just head-scratchers.
"And I love you too random citizen."
Responds With Question
“How did you get in my house?”
"If I get a response like that at this point in my life, I just say forget it man. It’s not worth it. If they aren’t making an equal effort, it’s not worth it."
"See ya in chemistry!"
- "If you know, you know"
Some people don't think before responding, or do worse without verbalizing.
"Which is what my wife said to me when I first said it to her, 28 years ago."
"i once accidentally said ‘oh no’, which I think is pretty horrendous."
And That's An Order
"You should rethink your life options."
"Needs the tongue click and the wink too."
"Just dead silence."
The fear of rejection is what prevents most people from being true to themselves.
What's the point of withholding your feelings about someone you have strong affections for if you can't verbalize them? If you're hoping they'll make the first move, then you're just playing games. And who has times for games? No one.
If you're worried about someone responding to you in a way you weren't hoping after using the "L" word, who cares?
What you really should be asking yourself is, "What if they love me too but they are also freaked out like I am?"
You'll never know until you take that leap.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, Catcher in the Rye.
Books are often found on the list of the greatest novels ever written.
But they are also commonly found on the list of books most people had to read in high school.
Which doesn't mean they aren't among the greatest pieces of literature.
But more often than not, people find the books that turn out to be their "favorites" not because they were assigned to them, but because they chose to read them for their own enjoyment.
Some people’s favorite reading material might not even be a don't even need to be a novel or biography, but rather a juicy blog or message board.
A Recent Redditor was curious to hear what books, or other reading material, the Reddit community believed demanded to be read, leading them to ask:
'What should you read at least once in your entire life?"
An important lesson for everyone
"Don't let the pigeon drive the bus."- skmeibe
Anything, as long as it's one you'll enjoy
"So many people only read the books they are assigned in school, or what random people in a reddit thread like this recommend, and walk away feeling unsatisfied, like reading is a chore."
"And sometimes it is a chore, but other times it's joyous, extraordinary, mind-blowing, or just plain fun."
"Tl;dr - read something that makes you happy, not just something you 'should' read."- bozec
An old, old old, classic
"The Epic of Gilgamesh."- Truebetold
Thought provoking and entertaining!
"The Master and Margarita."
"It's a very fun read, but also makes you think. Kind of like Discworld books."- AkechiJubeiMitsuhideBlack Cat GIF by Artitudes DesignGiphy
Hopefully, it will help you find just that!
"Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl."- post-death_wave_core
Any Sci-fi/Fantasy fans in the house?
"The discworld novels by Terry Pratchett."
"Christopher Moore's The Gospel according to Biff, Christ's childhood Pal."- rokki82
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy."
"Despite the title, it's hilarious."
"A relatively short read (about 200 pages iirc), the science can be a bit hard to keep up with sometimes, but it's a fun time regardless."- KiiWii4972The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Space GIFGiphy
Valuable lessons on growing up.
"It is a good 'learning to read' book."
"Suspenseful, easy to understand and it was one of the first books that I wasn't happy the entire way through."
"One of the first books that I had to know how it ended."
"Yet, at the same time it touches upon topics that a year earlier may have been hard to grasp, such as the human instinct to survive when you've lost all hope."- Ramen_Beef_Baby
Who needs fiction, when you have real life?
"The local police report for a rural Appalachian community. "
"Never fails to disappoint."- Butwinsky
Something far too people neglect to read...
"You should read the f*cking manual."- Sirhc97890S Help GIFGiphy
There is nothing more transporting than a juicy piece of reading material.
Be it from the fiction section at the library, in your local paper, or on Reddit.