Day: 2014.01.14

Something About … er … um … Oh, Come On ….

“Somebody throws popcorn. I’m not sure who threw the popcorn. And then bang, he was shot.”

Charles Cummings

We all knew it was coming … eventually. After all, it’s one of those thoughts we have about other people, but, you know, most of us understand the difference between … er … ah … right.

According to multiple reports, the shooting occurred after an apparent argument over an audience member texting during a screening of “Lone Survivor.”

The suspect was identified as Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police officer, according to News 13. He has been charged with second-degree murder.

The Orlando TV station website identified the victims as Chad and Nicole Oulson, a married couple.


It’s all well and fun until someone loses … oh. Again, right. Just, you know. Still, though, I mean, come on.

And, you know, some things just shouldn’t have to be said. Or, as witness Charles Cummings reflected:

“I can’t believe people would bring a pistol, a gun, to a movie. I can’t believe they would argue and fight and shoot one another over popcorn. Over a cellphone.”

Apparently, people need reminding. Please, before someone actually does strangle the crying baby on the airplane with a seat belt. This is already out of hand.


Associated Press and Huffington Post. “Shooting Over Movie Theater Texting Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured”. Updated January 13, 2014. January 14, 2014.