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Monday, July 30, 2012

'Safety Not Guaranteed' on theater marquee causes confusion amongst kinda dumb people

Scene of the Aurora Shooting
OK, maybe it's a shitty coincidence that a film called Safety Not Guaranteed should be in theaters in the wake of a senseless act of violence that resulted in the deaths of a dozen people inside a movie theater. But, perhaps there's a point when local TV news stations are looking so hard for ANY excuse to continue to talk about the Aurora Massacre that they don't think or do research before attempting to report a ridiculously bogus story.

I got an email late last week from the owner of a vintage movie theater in Jacksonville, Fla. (it's called Sun-Ray Cinema — very much like our Plaza Theatre, but with beer and food). Apparently, after they put "Safety Not Guaranteed" on their marquee, a local news station came a'knockin' to talk about the "statement" he was trying to make. Here's what Sun-Ray owner Tim Massett wrote on Facebook:

Small crew was out front just now and they wanted to talk to me about my marquee. I said ... O.K.... why? Well you know the message that you have on it. What message? That we are playing 'Magic Mike' and 'Safety Not Guaranteed?' Oh .. you thought I was making some sort of comment regarding the shootings in Colorado? UM ... NOOO you Sicko. 'Safety Not Guaranteed' is the name of a new comedy we are opening today.

So goofy. I'd say, "Only in Florida," except I'm sure misunderstandings like these are happening lots of places right about now.

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