Complaints All Around
October 20, 2009 by admncc
I hope everyone enjoyed the casino Guest Post complaints on Monday and Tuesday. Having a Guest Post and then an immediate rebuttal post was interesting. I was disappointed though, because prior to those, we had been on fire with comments received. It seems like the casino issue wasn’t on everyone’s radar. So let’s spice it up a little and have some fun.
Take your pick of the below-issues. Each is capable of giving me a headache. And frankly, each could probably be its own post too.
Balloon Boy – If you haven’t heard about this by now, where have you been? I have one question. If we’ve established that the father most likely hid the kid and did this as publicity stunt, why do we keep talking about it. Hello! Isn’t that what he wants? I mean, CNN, TMZ, YouTube and the talk show circuit. It’s all over the news. LOL. The epitome – I just watched a video of balloon boy’s neighbor in a fist fight with a bystander. They actually bothered to film that? Anyway, you can listen to the original 911 call about balloon boy here. Real or fake – you be the judge.
I went to see “Paranormal Activity” last Friday night. It lived up to the hype. But answer me this. I’m sitting in a theatre packed with adults who are anticipating the scariest movie of the last decade – and two young parents walk in with their four-year-old child. My buddy looked at me and said, “WTF.” This kid may have been younger than four, but wouldn’t have been older. As they walked up the aisle, everyone was shaking their heads in disbelief and mumbling rude comments. If you can’t get a babysitter, don’t go to the movies! Or go see a kid’s movie instead. Needless to say, when it started to get scary, they left. And that was very early on in the movie. What a bunch of moron parents.
The other night I went out to dinner with my wife. At one point during the meal, I thought the guy at the table next to us had a broken cell phone, because it was making an awful noise. It turned out to be a pager. It went off several times. Finally, he mumbled “mother f*cker” and stepped away to answer it. He came back to his table and I overheard him say, “I have to go in to do a surgery tonight.” Then he proceeded to order a beer. I guess I should mention that he was already drinking another beer when we sat down. I don’t know if this guy was a doctor or a surgical assistant, but his behavior still scares the hell out of me.
And if I hear one more thing about Michael Jackson’s estate, his lawyers, his mother or people trying to sue his estate, I’m going to scream. When will the madness end?
P.S. Look outside. Apparently there’s supposed to be a meteor shower tonight!
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Also went to see Paranormal and loved it as it reminded me of Alfred Hitchcock style suspense. The theater I go to just started not selling tickets to kids under 15 after 8p without a parent present and no longer allow young kids to go into the R rated movies (5 or under even with parent). While I believe it should be older than that I am now willing to pay the higher cost of going to this theater because I can enjoy the movie with limited interruption. When parents take kids to movies like that they are not putting the kids needs first. As a parent I think it’s my job to edit the content my children view to ensure it’s appropriate or if necessary talk to them prior about potential issues.
The morons are the media continuing to cover the balloon story.
SO glad you discovered my blog so I could discover your blog and the circle of life continues. Or whatever. I feel bad for Balloon Boy, but I totally agree with you…stop with the publicity!! I’ve seen at least a dozen parodies of the event since it happened. Not gonna lie though, totally wanted to be Balloon Boy for Halloween.
Nice rant. You better get your vocal chords ready because they are going to blitz us to death with the new MJ film which I think comes out later this month.
The better question is, “What else is there to talk about?” We need constant, mindless entertainment so we can get our hiney flu injections like good lads.
I have to admit, when I first heard the story about Balloon Boy I was skeptical and didn’t believe it because it just didn’t seem possible for a boy to be sitting in that balloon. He would have weighed it down. When Peter got home my first remark to him was “I’ll bet you he’s hiding somewhere in the house.” I knew it had to be a hoax. Now I am tired of hearing about it on the news, and his friend or whatever that is having the time of his life being interviewed by all the stations.
I didn’t know you could take small children to an R-rate film. My question is why would parents even do that. I am not sure I will let Emma watch “Where the Wild Things Are” and she is 5.
I’m so over this whole balloon boy issue. I feel sorry for the children. There mom and dad are trying to get attention for there benefit not the kids. I know they both went to acting classes and it seems to me that they care more about getting themselves on tv then they care about there kids and the effects this will have on them. The sad part is they will probably get a show out of this dispite all the controversy. About the parents bringing there child to the scary movie……WTF!!!!! I’m a parent and even though I’d love to get out of the house and see a movie, if I couldn’t find a sitter, then it would be netflix night after my child goes to sleep. So they just wasted money on tickets and snacks and had to leave early in the movie..dumb bunnies
About the “doctor” having to go to surgery….and doctors wonder why there malpractice insurance is sky high…I know we don’t know if he was a doctor or not, but if he is going to be in the operating room, then he needs to be attentive. When I had my son, I had to have some minor surgery after he was born, there were about 7 people in the operating room and they all had important jobs. If one of them would have been impaired, that could have resulted in multiple things going wrong. Why don’t people use common sense anymore? At least this guy has a job and should be thankful for still having one considering his attitude towards it. I would have asked him what hospital he works at and what he does there. Then I would have told him I will never go there and never have him as my “doctor”.
The balloon boy story is very sad. These are not good parents, and need classes. They will likely face felony charges. I was watching it happen, and Shepard Smith kept saying they need to go search the house, because it just doesn’t make sense that the boy would be in there. I guess he was right.
For once, South Florida Lawyers makes a good point (considering it’s coming from a lawyer…). The MJ movie will include a massive media blitz. Probably larger than the media blitz that came out when in 2008, the US elected the first socialist president since FDR.
I wonder if Michael Jackson ever molested Balloon Boy. Lol I’m harsh.
You know what they say — even a blind pig can elect a socialist like a broken clock twice a day, or something.
They also say it’s as easy to make fun of a conservative as it is to make fun of a lawyer because there is usually only one person in any given room that will admit to being either a conservative or a lawyer, and you know everyone else is guaranteed to laugh because it’s politically correct to hate both…
Whether he is a doctor or a surgical assistant I would hate to be the patient he was preforming surgery on.
I had a weird feeling about that balloon story as soon as I heard it. Then once I knew he’d been on Wife Swap, I just knew it. Those reality show whores are breed all their own! I love how his own kid ratted him out! You should never make an accomplice out of a 6 year old!
I wonder why the theater even let that kid in? Can you really see any movie as a child as long as your parents are present? Did they stay for the whole thing? Nice parenting. They probably rode home with him on top of the car in a box (ba dum bum bum!)
I hope that is no surgeon that works around here. They should give a breathalizer before you’re allowed in the operating room. THAT’S a great idea! 🙂
The balloon boy fiasco is just another case of too much media, too often. The children are the ones to suffer. And, the idiots who took their little kids to that movie should not have been allowed in. Sadly, anyone with working reproductive systems can have children.
That’s quite disturbing about the pager guy who was ordering another beer before going into surgery. It sounds like a scene from the movie ‘Malice’.
it’s been all over the reality tv magazine i write for.
I agree with Jennifer Juniper….everyone who enters a operating room should have to pass a breathalizer. That is the best idea i’ve heard in a long time.
I would have to agree with you bro, there’s no doubt in my mind that I could probably write a post or two about any of these topics and still be pissed.
The drunk surgery guy is certainly an eye opener.
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