Here’s a “link”:http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=38057 to a posting on TheInquirer.net about two theatres in St. Petersburg who got so frustrated at patrons not silencing their mobiles, they simply jammed the signal. Sure it violates some rights, but it might be less annoying than those ‘turn off your cell phone’ PSAs they run in the movie theaters in the States.
For anyone who has seen “An Inconvenient Truth,” you probably remember the moving animation of the cute polar bear struggling to stay dry on a fast-disappearing ice floe. The point of the clip is to show how rapidly the polar ice is melting and how it’s adversely effecting the environment. It turns out that polar bears are not alone in being left stranded out on the floating ice created by global warming. 442 fishermen from the north Pacific Russian island of Sakhalin (the barracuda-shaped land mass north of Japan) were rescued Saturday from sheets of ice, many of whom had spent their time adrift getting quite drunk.
If you still haven’t seen the documentary, you can order a free copy online from sharethetruth.us. Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, there is a pretty great Threadless tee inspired by the polar bear from the documentary. I hope some intrepid, overly clever graphic designer submits a follow-up shirt design featuring the stranded drunk Sakhalinian fishermen.