In Jean-Paul Sarte’s play No Exit, there’s the famous line, “Hell is other people.” Nowhere is that more true than in the movie theater.
Here’s a guy who has such a disregard for other movie goers that he actually brought his laptop with him because his NFL fantasy football draft went into overtime. Sure, he was playing his make believe game during the previews but that doesn’t really make it OK. In most cases, the previews are actually better than the movies themselves, and that right there is Hollywood’s fault.
On one hand this guy is a total jerk but on the other, I get where he’s coming from. I don’t excuse it in any way but I sort of understand. It’s hard to deny that movies have gotten stale. All we’ve had lately are reboots, sequels and Johnny Depp with a dead bird on his head. It’s no wonder people would rather be playing fantasy football then watch what ever is playing at the movies.
According to BroBible, Twitter user @steakNstiffarms snapped a photo of the guy and tweeted, “Homeboy brought his fantasy draft to the movies with his lady.” “Homeboy?” Didn’t we officially retire that word after Yo! MTV Raps was canceled?
She followed up with a play-by-play of the guy and his date by tweeting, “His lady brought a USB modem for him (I told him she’s a keeper) … She made fun, so I reminded her her man commits and follows through.”
Mother of God, the guy actually has a girlfriend and worst of all they’re a perfect match for each other. There’s no telling what manner of nightmarishly obnoxious creature that’ll emerge from the two if they ever had kids. Looks like I’ll be hanging on to my Netflix account after all.