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Theater seat beartrap

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The seat rapidly clamps down on the occupant on the occurence of an audible mobile phone ringing carried by that occupant. Seat lets go 5 minutes after the ringing stops.
pathetic, Feb 12 2003

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       And a Sony Aibo with a robotic claw and large hammer pulls the phone from the trapped patron and smashes it to little bits.   

       About the only thing worse than people receiving cell calls in the theatre/restaurant, is people playing with their ring tones in public. How many times more do I have to hear 'Ode to Joy' (badly) before I break?
Cedar Park, Feb 12 2003
  

       Only five minutes?   

       I would favour a seat manufactured by Martin Baker Corp. (q.v.).
8th of 7, Feb 12 2003
  

       Alternatively, install the mechanism proposed by Wishy-Washy (played by Gerard Kelly, Brookside fans!) in a panto I went to this year - the seat of the transgressor (in the original format, the person(s) who failed to get up to and participate in the final singalong) would open and a "wee feather would pop up and tickle you on the bum."
my face your, Feb 12 2003
  

       // needs a home, this idea does, as in category //   

       Culture : Art : Performance ?
8th of 7, Feb 12 2003
  

       //Punish all those who do XXX//   

       I love that.
beauxeault, Feb 12 2003
  

       I've done XXX once or twice. But, never in public (or on the HB).
Cedar Park, Feb 13 2003
  

       //Punish all those who do XXX//   

       mmmm, vin diesel does deserve punnishment, if not for that, then for the fact that there will be a sequel to the fast and the furious.
notme, Feb 13 2003
  

       In terms of punishing all those who do X (as opposed to XXX), the punishment in NYC is now $50.
DrCurry, Feb 13 2003
  

       Too bad, you're gonna have to cut back then.
waugsqueke, Feb 13 2003
  

       Hey [notme]: "The Fast and The Furious" DVD has FIVE HOURS of extra features (or so I'm told). I'm getting it for you for your birthday. You know you want it.
snarfyguy, Feb 13 2003
  

       6 hours of wanna-be gearheads showing off the coffee-can mufflers on their Honda's. Yeah- Fast & Furious DVD is top on my list. (I'm yet to see a hopped up Japanese car that can outpace even the weakest Mustang OR Mini)
slightly, Mar 06 2003
  

       does the beartrap have those painful teeth?
igirl, Mar 31 2003
  

       while i love the concept, and as a theatre producer i would dearly love to have one in my theatre, i think a device which prevents the offender from turning off the phone is problematic: phone keeps ringing until voicemail picks up. under normal circumstances, the person srambles for the phone and silences it after a few rings, thus keeping the noise to a minimum...
urbanmatador, Mar 31 2003
  

       we've all heard of the theaters considering using cell signal blockers...
SpocksEyebrow, May 08 2005
  
      
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