Hopefully you're not laughing too much, Steve. If any of those people are on zero hours contracts (already earning peanuts) they could well be out of pocket and in a bad place.For years people have ridiculed my hobby, but now my home cinema and I get the last laugh!
Hopefully you're not working in a job/ industry where your bottom line will be affected by this virus, else your smugness needle might shoot back down from 9.8 to 1.8.As the owner – like many of you – of a small private cinema, my smugness needle has just jolted from 9.0 to 9.8.
No one, including myself, said they felt smug about people losing their jobs, suffering hardship or anything else of the kind.Don’t like the idea here if being smug at the possibility of lots of folk losing their livelihoods.
Let’s enjoy our hobbies yes but at the same time be nice about it.
And if nobody can work, who’s gonna press all those new films on discs? Or upload them to the server...?
You’ve used the word “smugness” in reply to a thread about entire cinema chains closing to help prevent the spread of a virus that’s killing people.Because you're applying it to something the comment didn't apply to. You make it so. You misrepresented the comment and are now continuing to argue the comment is unsavoury based on your own misrepresentation.
You’re insinuating I was making a joke about feeling smug that people are suffering. That is a flat out fabrication. It was a comment about having one’s own cinema when commercial cinemas are unavailable.You’ve used the word “smugness” in reply to a thread about entire cinema chains closing to help prevent the spread of a virus that’s killing people.
On what planet is that “humour”
You're right, I'm not laughing at people losing their jobs. It was more a general observation about home cinema as a hobby coming in handy when you're stuck in for a prolonged period of time.Hopefully you're not laughing too much, Steve. If any of those people are on zero hours contracts (already earning peanuts) they could well be out of pocket and in a bad place.
I think it's very important studios don't move to streaming releases, as when the cinema's return they're going to need a lot of help.On a serious note, the impact of this pandemic could have a permanent affect on the cinema business as studios move to streaming more content over the course of this crisis.