BoingBoing reader Steve Portigal says, "I received a free pass for a preview screening of the new film In Good Company and thought the warning info at the bottom might be of interest. Sure, we've heard of this happening, but I don't know if anyone has offered the actual text of the "agreement":
This pass is the property of Universal Pictures which reserves the right to admit, revoke admission or refuse access to the theatre at the discretion of an authorized representative. Please arrive early! Seats are not guaranteed, are limited to theatre capacity and are first-come, first-served. EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. CHILDREN ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. NO ADMITTANCE ONCE SCREENING HAS BEGUN. This theatre is not responsible for seating over capacity. This Ticket Is Not For Resale.
This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any recording device into the theatre and you consent to physical search of your belongings and person for recording devices. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device, you consent to your immediate removal from the theatre and forfeiture of the device. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability.
The escalating tariff slap-fight between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China is messing with so many bottom lines that the only people playing the market and making bank are those with companies that make red ink in their portfolios. Even Apple, a company that pretty much prints its own damn […]
We presume it can tell by the pixels.
This alarmingly funny video shows an “Apple Engineer” explaining the company’s forthcoming $999 monitor stand. This guy is better than the “Downfall” meme! Also funny: to see people who had complained vocally about Apple’s lack of truly “pro” gear denouncing it when it finally came along, because it was too pro. Perhaps Apple should have […]
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