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Signature on File
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Icon 1 posted October 04, 2007 02:40 PM      Profile for Signature on File   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
We recently did a investigative piece which involved testing a local movie theater's seating contaminants. This was a movie theater that was only three years old and part of a 20 theater multiplex. The theaters cater to mostly children and teens. The theaters selected were the ones that show mostly children and teen showings.

On just two movie seat cushions, tested by an independent lab.
They found:
Urine, Feces, head lice, vomit, traces of blood, nasal fluids, soda, butter, cheese sauce, semen, and several other samples of unknown origin.

[ October 04, 2007, 02:41 PM: Message edited by: Signature on File ]

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Netflix just called. They'd like to use your report in their next commercial campaign.
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quote:
Originally posted by Signature on File:
soda, butter, cheese sauce, semen

Ladies and Gentlemen: the next feature ingredients for tomorrow's "Iron Chef"!

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Good thing I don't go to movies naked, beyond that, so what. Notice this Produce; this is the example of the pussification of America. It's not school boards trying to avoid lawsuits, it's weenie people screaming, "ooo, gross" when they're informed of the microscopic levels of poop found in things they've used or eaten their entire lives without incident. I remember watching the Seinfeld episode concerning double-dipping and thinking what sort of jackass even thinks about that sort of thing. It turns out that a lot of people do, to my amazement. Hell, I come from a big family; you can't be that picky if you want to eat. Most of us have been blessed with an immune system that is specifically designed to protect our bodies from poop like this; but it must encounter nasty bugs to be able to fight off the nasty bugs. That which doesn't kill you really does make you stronger in this case (of course I could be wrong in which case it merely delays the inevitable).
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Icon 1 posted October 04, 2007 03:18 PM      Profile for product of communism   Email product of communism   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Signature on File:
We recently did a investigative piece which involved testing a local movie theater's seating contaminants. This was a movie theater that was only three years old and part of a 20 theater multiplex. The theaters cater to mostly children and teens. The theaters selected were the ones that show mostly children and teen showings.

On just two movie seat cushions, tested by an independent lab.
They found:
Urine, Feces, head lice, vomit, traces of blood, nasal fluids, soda, butter, cheese sauce, semen, and several other samples of unknown origin.

And yet for close to 100 years men, women and children have been going to the movies without sudden death ... how have we been so lucky?

Does it occur to you that it's not really a big deal?

Despite that, as a producer, I can recognize it's a great story... very teasable... I'd run the hell out of it.

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Icon 1 posted October 04, 2007 03:23 PM      Profile for FD2BLK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I sense a Peewee Herman joke in here somewhere?

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Icon 1 posted October 04, 2007 03:30 PM      Profile for rawhead rex   Email rawhead rex   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hollywood had a campaign in the '50s with the theme "Movies are better than ever!" as part of the battle with television. That was prior to theaters degenerating into orgiastic cafeterias which happen to show films.
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Mighty Dyckerson
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quote:
Originally posted by Signature on File:
They found:
Urine, Feces, head lice, vomit, traces of blood, nasal fluids, soda, butter, cheese sauce, semen, and several other samples of unknown origin.

Whoa, that's disgusting! I wouldn't eat movie theater cheese sauce if my life depended on it!
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quote:
Originally posted by Signature on File:
We recently did a investigative piece which involved testing a local movie theater's seating contaminants. This was a movie theater that was only three years old and part of a 20 theater multiplex. The theaters cater to mostly children and teens. The theaters selected were the ones that show mostly children and teen showings.

On just two movie seat cushions, tested by an independent lab.
They found:
Urine, Feces, head lice, vomit, traces of blood, nasal fluids, soda, butter, cheese sauce, semen, and several other samples of unknown origin.

Basically, it is whatever that's found on any hotel mattress, bed spead and carpeting.
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Icon 1 posted October 04, 2007 05:14 PM      Profile for Signature on File   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I can understand the hotel room theory. I once found a used condom stuck to the underside of the bedspread. Somebody forgot to "turn the light on" when cleaning that room. That's why I won't stay at a "Motel Sicks" even if the Company station pays for it.

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Icon 1 posted October 04, 2007 07:03 PM      Profile for Mighty Dyckerson   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Signature on File:
I once found a used condom stuck to the underside of the bedspread.

Damn, I've been looking all over for that! Could you toss it in an envelope and send it my way?

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Do you really think it will stretch to fit the head over which you should pull it?
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This story's been done. Go anywhere and I suspect you'll find this stuff.
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And You thought All the Action on the Screen ...
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...was why You Couldn't sit still in your seat.

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Icon 1 posted October 04, 2007 07:59 PM      Profile for mothball     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Reasons I won't stay at another Motel Six:

This one...

and this...

and this...

and this...

are all reasons I used to carry a tent and sleeping bag in my car. Thank God I can afford better now.

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quote:
Originally posted by product of communism:

Does it occur to you that it's not really a big deal?

Despite that, as a producer, I can recognize it's a great story... very teasable... I'd run the hell out of it.[/qb]

And here, ladies and gents, is why t-v news is dying a slow, inevitable and wholly irrelevant death.

[ October 07, 2007, 06:41 PM: Message edited by: Clever Login Name ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Signature on File:

On just two movie seat cushions, tested by an independent lab.
They found:
Urine, Feces, head lice, vomit, traces of blood, nasal fluids, soda, butter, cheese sauce, semen, and several other samples of unknown origin.

Movie are so expensive now, That's why I rent DVD's. I feel more at ease knowing that all the Urine, Feces, Lice, Vomit, Blood, Snot, Semen, Food Samples... found on my seat belong to me!
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quote:
Originally posted by MickeyRat:
quote:
Originally posted by Signature on File:

On just two movie seat cushions, tested by an independent lab.
They found:
Urine, Feces, head lice, vomit, traces of blood, nasal fluids, soda, butter, cheese sauce, semen, and several other samples of unknown origin.

Movie are so expensive now, That's why I rent DVD's. I feel more at ease knowing that all the Urine, Feces, Lice, Vomit, Blood, Snot, Semen, Food Samples... found on my seat belong to me!
Yet, you don't understand why dates never call you back?

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Icon 1 posted October 08, 2007 02:26 AM      Profile for Another side     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Clever Login Name:
quote:
Originally posted by product of communism:

Does it occur to you that it's not really a big deal?

Despite that, as a producer, I can recognize it's a great story... very teasable... I'd run the hell out of it.

And here, ladies and gents, is why t-v news is dying a slow, inevitable and wholly irrelevant death.[/QB]
Yeah ... some "investigative" story. "Beware, folks, this is what you will find if you take a power-vaccum with you to the movies and attach its lips to the very same cushion you're preparing to sit down on! There are microscopic bits of icky stuff dwelling on and beneath the surface! You will, if you're not careful, have to wash the Levis you wore to the movie that day!" Forget that your carpeted floors at home -- which you presumably vaccum more than the offending seat cushion at the movie house -- have thousands more microscopic bits of icky stuff or that the bed you sleep in on a nightly basis not only harbors them but incubates them.

And, as someone else alluded to, there's not a death certificate in a coroner's desk-drawer anywhere on this planet that announces "cause of death" as "exposure to microscopic bits of icky stuff" or their more specific names as mentioned in the original post.

What was the point of this "investigative" piece?

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(From the linked Motel 6 reviews)

"I spent what I was hoping would be a wonderful weekend and turned out to be a terrible weekend at the motel 6 in beeville, texas..."

You know, if your trip involves a weekend in beeville, texas.. and your standards are such that Motel 6 is your first choice of lodging.. things simply aren't going to go well no matter what.

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quote:
Originally posted by Another side:
quote:
Originally posted by Clever Login Name:
quote:
Originally posted by product of communism:

Does it occur to you that it's not really a big deal?

Despite that, as a producer, I can recognize it's a great story... very teasable... I'd run the hell out of it.

And here, ladies and gents, is why t-v news is dying a slow, inevitable and wholly irrelevant death.

Yeah ... some "investigative" story. "Beware, folks, this is what you will find if you take a power-vaccum with you to the movies and attach its lips to the very same cushion you're preparing to sit down on! There are microscopic bits of icky stuff dwelling on and beneath the surface! You will, if you're not careful, have to wash the Levis you wore to the movie that day!" Forget that your carpeted floors at home -- which you presumably vaccum more than the offending seat cushion at the movie house -- have thousands more microscopic bits of icky stuff or that the bed you sleep in on a nightly basis not only harbors them but incubates them.

And, as someone else alluded to, there's not a death certificate in a coroner's desk-drawer anywhere on this planet that announces "cause of death" as "exposure to microscopic bits of icky stuff" or their more specific names as mentioned in the original post.

What was the point of this "investigative" piece?[/QB]

That's just it, it's not investigative ... this is some piece of crap baked up by a consultant and being sold as we speak to dozens of stations around the country. And they'll run it, because of people like p.o.c. who flat out admit that it's 'not really a big story' (that's an understatement), yet it's 'a great story' because it's 'very teasable'. What a colossal joke this industry has become.

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quote:
Originally posted by mothball:
Reasons I won't stay at another Motel Six:

When I travel with my dog on road trips, I usually stay at Motel 6. Yeah, there are some that I wouldn't return to (the one off the interstate in Little Rock, Arkansas, is on the list); however, I've had mostly good experiences with the chain.

The trick to staying at a good Motel 6 is to first find out if the location is corporate-owned or a franchise. The corporate ones are run and maintained much better. The franchise locations are too prone to playing by their own rules (until they're visited by corporate inspectors).

I don't care for mint chocolates on a pillow or a "lobby experience." All I want is to hang my clothes, shower and sleep. When I travel by car, I take along my own pillow. And the moment I settle into a hotel or motel room, I rip the bedcover off the bed and leave it on the floor.

When pigs travel on company money, their personal habits don't change. They can be just as disgusting in a $300/night room as the drunk p^ssing in the bushes of a one-night-stand motel.

After Motel 6, I go with Super 8. And the Best Western chain is the most overrated rip-off of them all.

(Edited to remove the "****" that turned the slang for urinating into a forbidden word.)

[ October 08, 2007, 11:35 PM: Message edited by: NoNeckMonster ]

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When I was younger we went to the movies...I sat down. Apparently someone thought it would be ok to **** in the seat. Good thing I was like 9 and hadnt developed my ability to fly off the handle yet.

I now check the seat before I sit down every time. Though I bet I've gone five times in five years to the theatre.

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Reminds me of a prank the older guys would play when I was a kid. They would sneak into the adult movie theater and shoot people in the back of the head with a water pistol loaded with milk.

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NoNeckMonster--

I've also had good experiences at Motel 6, Red Roof, etc. The last Best Western I stayed in wasn't bad, either. Of course, the company paid for it and it was actually (and surprisingly) as nice as the $300-plus hotel I had been in six months before and for a fourth of the cost.

Hadn't thought about the franchised/independent thing until you mentioned it; it sounds like a good idea to me. How do you find out that information?

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The head lice freaked me out in the first post. I went to the movies over the weekend and I brought kitchen towels for the seat headrests. Hey! Who wants to get lice!

In addition, my SIL has always wiped down the armrests with baby wipes before allowing her kids to sit or use the drink holders.

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quote:
Originally posted by Signature on File:
Reminds me of a prank the older guys would play when I was a kid. They would sneak into the adult movie theater and shoot people in the back of the head with a water pistol loaded with milk.

I don't care who you are...but THAT'S funny [Big Grin] .
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It is proven that everytime you flush your terlit in your bathroom, that million upon billions microscopic particles of poo land on your toothbrush if exposed out it the open. [Frown]

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quote:
Originally posted by Diplomat:
NoNeckMonster--

Hadn't thought about the franchised/independent thing until you mentioned it; it sounds like a good idea to me. How do you find out that information?

Ask before making a reservation. They must tell you. For the most part, when there is more than one location for the same chain within 10 miles of a city, at least one of them is corporate-owned.
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quote:
Originally posted by STRMCHSR:
It is proven that everytime you flush your terlit in your bathroom, that million upon billions microscopic particles of poo land on your toothbrush if exposed out it the open. [Frown]

Only if its a flush-valve system, where the water jets into the bowl and creates a spray.

It's not the same result when it's a pull-chain with stopper system.

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Or a two-holer outback of the house.
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