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Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movies

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:11 pm
by Turbofan
Once every now and then, you stumble on an amazingly hilarious piece of news. This is one of them.

Virgin Atlantic adding "emotionally distressing" warnings to some in-flight movies.

I don't know about you, but I found this just too funny. Seriously? Toy Story 3 would warrant a warning?!! I guess it's another one of those prevent-a-stupid-lawsuit actions, but then again, just goes to show that in today's world, anything's possible.

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:22 pm
by Zeus
Have you SEEN Toy Story 3?

I'll admit it, I may have dropped a tear or two.

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:38 pm
by waspe414
This is why you watch Discovery. (Or Air Crash Investigations... that's always amusing on a plane.)

I can see why they'd do it, but if people watching need to hide under a blanket, why not just watch something else?

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:52 pm
by Turbofan
@Zeus: While I haven't seen the entire movie, I have seen the parts where the toys get dumped and all, and I figure yeah, sometimes one might get caught up in the moment and everything, which happens and I fully understand that. I've seen some movies like that myself, but it's the warnings-I don't think they're necessary. Many movies have been produced in the past where no such warnings were given and everything was fine. It's just the fear of a lawsuit that's driving these, is all my point was. Guess I should have worded my post a bit differently, just my $0.02 worth though. :)

Or do as waspe said. Just switch channels.

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:58 pm
by Doomsday
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Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:09 pm
by Shutter
I agree with turbofan. This shit is hilarious. :lol:

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:51 am
by Seraphim
What I find amusing is that men were watching Water for Elephants or Eat, Pray, Love and feel they need to be warned that chick flicks are usually sappy and overly sentimental. Who are these men? I haven't watched either one-because I already know I'd find them stupid and depressing. As for Toy Story 3-its a fantastic movie-no shame bro just let those tears flow.

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:59 am
by CharleyHotel
There is no shame crying during either Toy Story 3 (especially if you're just going to move to college) or Where the Wild Things Are. All else is unacceptable.

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:36 pm
by Timmayx
All I have to say is...

"May contain scenes of mild peril"

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:39 am
by iqmal_97
Seraphim wrote:What I find amusing is that men were watching Water for Elephants or Eat, Pray, Love and feel they need to be warned that chick flicks are usually sappy and overly sentimental. Who are these men? I haven't watched either one-because I already know I'd find them stupid and depressing. As for Toy Story 3-its a fantastic movie-no shame bro just let those tears flow.
Try explaining this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HORAiRnmN4g
And look what i found in the statistics:

Audiences
This video is most popular with:
Gender Age
Male 25-34
Male 18-24
Male 35-44

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:59 am
by Gunny
They all must be dads or just way to much time an weed on there hands or sadly all of the above.

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:02 am
by Justen Not Relevent
^that is something else entirely...

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:13 am
by waspe414
iqmal_97 wrote:Audiences
This video is most popular with:
Gender Age [citation needed]
Male 25-34
Male 18-24
Male 35-44

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:33 am
by halberdier25
Sorry. I couldn't zoom out very far and keep everything in view, and I'm too lazy to splice.

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It works off of the age/gender YouTube/Google ask for when you make an account.

Re: Virgin Atlantic's new "warnings" for some in-flight movi

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:43 pm
by Shutter
Huh, didn't know you could do that.

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..about the age of strange men who watch my little pony on youtube.