Ebert: I'll Tell You Why Movie Revenue Is Dropping
You had a good point, but why did you fudge the numbers? First of all in your theater cost everyone got $10 of food, in the at home cost you don't include the cost of food, only the rental. If you're going to make a comparison, compare equal things. So maybe at home it costs $2 for soda, $1 for popcorn and $1.25 for the rental. That's actually $4.25 (that puts popcorn and pop at under $1 per person as you said) compared to maybe more realistically $60 at the theater, assuming a family pack of soda and popcorn and maybe a discount on one of the kid's tickets. I don't go to the theater because of the high costs, and I'm Dutch, so correct me on the numbers if I'm a little off, but I doubt it's $40 for soda and popcorn for a family of 4, maybe $25. Also, popcorn and soda isn't free at home either.
I like your point, it's a good point theaters are overpriced I agree, but I hate it when people exaggerate and fudge numbers to try to prove their point. I hate it even more, and it's a pet peeve, when it's a good point! I glad you actually included the cost of your home theater system into the numbers, most people would have left that out, and seeing the other comments people already have.
Opera Goes To 11, With Extensions and Tab Stacks
Did you forget about the Opera in FF4?
Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted
You hinted at them in the first paragraph, but never mentioned them as a type of person:
4) Those who recognize problems and exploit them (via lying, cheating, coercion, etc.)?
I much prefer #2, especially when they are selfless acts, like helping the poor and homeless.
New Search Engine Cuil Takes Aim At Google
CUIL is an acronym at NASA that means: Common Usage Item List.