Friday, June 30, 2006

A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Someone got some sleep while taking transportation. Because that's certainly not what happens these days.

Here, the first day this week that traffic hasn't been backed up like crazy en route to the train station, the first day we don't have to run for the train, the first day we get seats together, the man across the aisle from us has decided to watch Star Wars Episode III on his computer. Hey, no problem, right? People do it all the time, whether with portable DVD players or otherwise. Yes, but typically, people use headphones. Because when one decides to watch tv in a public place without headphones it tends to make everybody else around feel like we've been invited into your living room. I'm meanwhile trying to go to sleep but between Light Saber "swooshes" and R2D2's high pitched whine I just can't do it. John Williams music has never before taken on such a distasteful tone, and I love Star Wars! Problem is, I'm not really used to watching it (or listening to it, as the case may be) at 8:30 in the morning.

Rule for the train-- if you're going to subject your fellow passengers to film dialogue on full blast, at least bring a monitor with a screen big enough to entertain everyone.

What was worse was later on I looked over and I realized Mr. MovieFone actually *did* have on headphones... whether or not these were properly attached or if he didn't realize that the computer was still emitting volume at full blast is not clear. Of course by this time, Mr. MovieFone, headphones and Snappy George Lucas Dialogue regardless, was fast asleep.

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