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Phone use...

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Not sure. I never saw the movie but was told about it by someone else.
  2. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 alpha seeing omega Zone Supporter

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    Yeh, One of Pixar's last "Golden Age" animations.... ("UP" is unofficially the last)
    I think it won the Academy Award for "Best Animation"
    Irony is... it's Disneyo_O

  3. bounce

    bounce Active Member

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    I agree, and it's tough. I'm of the age that so used to being connected all the time (34) and it's like an extension of my hand. I'm also a photographer, so I use it for a lot of that purpose with kids. But, I'm forcing myself to plug it in and put it away when I get home. I have three young kids (4, 2, 7 weeks) that need my attention more than anything on my phone.

    The way I reason it to myself is, if I'm stuck on my phone, I'm essentially telling my kids that reading about someone else's day on Facebook or whatever is more important to me than they are at that moment.
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  4. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    This thread has inspired me to set limits on my own phone usage. I’m a news junky and usually checking for updates often—especially since the latest escalation in the West Bank. Now, when I get home from work, I set it down for the night.
  5. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Good man.
  6. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    once i went to lunch with a few friends and one friend forgot her phone and i could tell it was eating at her badly. so i took out mine and sendt her a txt message and then said "there, now you have no idea what i just said".

    i got the stinky eye stare for that one.

    last weekend my brother and nephew came to visit me and as soon as they got there they hopped on their phones and started txting / messaging around. i just said "wow, its just like any other normal day hanging out with y'all via phones. :) they put 'em away. for the most part.
  7. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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  8. notherbob

    notherbob Active Member

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    I am lucky. Out here in the middle of nowhere I have no need or desire for a cell phone. My wife has one in case of emergency as she goes to town more than I do but she seldom uses it. I used it once but I have never sent or received a text and have no desire to and can't figure what the fascination is with it.

    Where did I go wrong? I'm not even getting any bills or anything.

    I have been too busy to pay any attention to football lately and doubt I'll have any time to this season. Life is good, anyway.
  9. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Hope your wife doesn't need to get a hold of you in case of emergency.

    My wife and children are why I carry my cell phone.

    Don't need'em very often, but when I do, they come in pretty handy.
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    If there was a garlic powered cell phone...I think you might start carrying one. ;):p
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  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Like I said this is an evil alien conspiracy to destroy mankind and its working.
  12. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I remember when pagers were a thing...
  13. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Walkie Talkie's and CB radio's, ... LOL.
  14. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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    It's the new age. My 3 almost 4 year old learned how to take pics with our phones when she was 2.5. I'd open my photos and find selfies and pictures of her toys. And as far as the theater thing, if you feel it vibrate and feel the urgent need to check it, go outside the theater. If it's that important, then it's worth missing a little bit of the movie.
  15. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 alpha seeing omega Zone Supporter

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    It's like pavlov's dog, every time it vibrates, its urgent. o_O
  16. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    It's amazing how many less emergencies people had before cell phones.
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  17. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Maybe no less, .. they just found out about them later.
  18. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Some peoples definition of an emergency these days is if they break a finger nail.
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  19. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    And they need to tell everyone they know about it, immediately.
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  20. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen the movie WALL-E? It's happening...

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