Here’s the funniest piece of business news IFO has read this week:
It’s about how an Austin movie/dinner theater, the Alamo Drafthouse, responded to an irate phone call from a (former) customer complaining about being removed for using her cell phone. Be sure to check out the video.
The Alamo has a rich history of tongue-in-cheek PSAs supporting civility in their theaters–they’ve produced around 30. League purchased the very first edition of the video editing software Final Cut Pro back in 1998 with the intention of producing ads in-house. The first piece he cut was a PSA. “The early ones were us cutting famous scenes from movies of people talking and then getting killed,” League told The Lookout. “Then later we started asking celebrities who came to screenings. We’ve had George Romero, Clint Howard, and Michael Cera.”
Here’s one from much earlier:
Isn’t that more fun than the wall-to-wall news about a certain creepy NY Congressman’s current problems? There’s no more humor in politics. We pity the po’ fools who try to get a laugh out of politics these day.