Plus: A Spooky Assignment!
You should have published the security photo of her and her date on the pavement outside. She was dressed like a hooker (apologies to working ladies) with her assets falling out of her tight sequined mini. Classy.
But a gift to Adam Frisch of Aspen, who is her challenger once again in 2024. He lost by 500 votes in 2022. Not next time. Come on Colorado - you can do better than this halfwit.
Bring back shaming people for acting poorly.
To be fair to Rep. Boebert, does anyone imagine that she knows how to turn the flash off?
There’s video. You can see her vape and her flashes. She’s a liar and a coward. If she’d fessed up and apologized I’d show mercy but the lying and cowardice it’s Gitmo.
Look, Like all Bulwark members I think of myself a firm believer and advocate for the Rule of Law. And as a natural corollary, I'm against extrajudicial killings.
... but taking selfies with the flash on during a live theater production?
Jesus gimme the strength because I could see my resolve weakening in that sort of scenario
I’ve always thought there should be a theatre equivalent of a no fly list. Which - if you make noise or in any way disturb actors or people around you - you get put on the second after you’ve been flung outside onto the pavement
My working theory about people who do this, is they’re nearly all thick. They have no inner thought process, so someone has to be paying attention to them continually, ergo they refuse to sit quietly. And that’s why it’s usually futile trying to shut them up.
I FINALLY got around to going to see Barbie last weekend and dime people a few rows in front of me were talking loudly along themselves. I finally shushed them and said “shut up!” Only to have the guy who was sitting with them say loudly not to tell his girl friend to shut up. Then I muttered to myself that I spent $15 to see the movie not to listen to them, which the woman heard evidently as she made another snide remark. They went on chattering a short time later. Pretty much ruined the movie for me. I’m always surprised in situations like that that I or my partner is the only one telling the troublemakers to be quiet.
Do you know who I am? Is normally said by a person who also says “But some of my best friends are [black, gay, foreign, jewish].
Bring back the Midnight Movies?
The interactive audiences at Rocky Horror Picture Show and others were pretty entertaining.
Last year I was in the pit orchestra for several performances of Beauty and the Beast. Some of the performances were exclusively for kids bussed in from the schools in the area. Before the performance started they were told what they should and shouldn't do during the performance. They followed the guidance and were quiet and attentive to the dialog so they got the jokes, laughed when they should, applauded when they should and clearly had a good time. Maybe all shows should have a pre-performance lecture on how to behave in the theater.
Lauren Bobert has no more conception of how to comport herself publicwise than a cat has how to solve a differential equation.
Let us be charitable a little. Most of us as, we stumbled gracelessly from adolescence to adulthood stepped over a line and behaved abominably in public a time or two, but with the compensating blessing that in the morning we would be sober. In her case, on the morning after -- and every morning for ever and ever after that -- Lauren Bobert will remain still Lauren Bobert.
Having watched the videos of her behavior during the performance, and her apparent difficulty getting her dress to constrain prominent features of her anatomy within its limits, it occurs to me an appropriate pronunciation of her last name would rhyme with "Schubert".
"If You Can’t Behave Yourself in a Theater, Don’t Go Out"
Cannot agree more. Sonny's story about his experience at an Alamo Drafthouse is discouraging because their (supposed) strong policy against disruptive people is one of the main reasons it is just about the only place we go to see movies.
Their PSAs about such things at the start of each movie are often hilarious. In my humble opinion, the best one ever:
Three weeks ago I saw Shakti, an ensemble of jazz guitarist John McLaughlin (played with Miles Davis...kind of a big deal) and North and South Indian classical musicians incl. Zakir Hussain on tablas. I don't know to whom I can compare Hussain: in terms of lineage and classical chops, he's unsurpassed; he's also innovative, flexible, and kinda flashy (which he should be!). The South Asian community turned out in large numbers, along with what I'd guess were older jam-band fans. People talked incessantly, and the man directly in front of me took several shots with his flash! What the hell, dude? People started walking for the exit during the jaw-dropping encore.
I could describe the audience behavior at a Lang Lang concert at the Kennedy Center, but why bother? It was musically catastrophic, and I counted 4 dozen people taping it (standing up sometimes!) on smartphones.
...But hey, if Disney+'s plummeting subscription-base is the reason why we're finally getting physical 4K UHD Blu-Rays of their shows (like "The Mandalorian" and "Loki"), bring it on, says I.
Such behavior isn't recent: 40 plus years ago, the boor sitting behind my husband and me in a movie theatre kept up a rather loud running discourse. I turned around and asked him to stop, adding that this wasn't his living room. At the end of the movie, he intimated he wanted to fight, berating us all the way out of the lobby. Glad it was 40 yrs ago, or he might have pulled a gun out😳
Check out the utube video of Boebert at the theater.
I guess they should be grateful she didn’t start shooting her gun….