Where do you draw the line?

Does a man have to watch insufferable sappy movies with his woman just to shut her up and keep the peace, and I guess make her happy in some sick perverse way? I tried to watch "Dirty Dancing" with her, what a steaming heap of road apples that film was. She only relented when I started to tie an Alcatraz ascot to the ceiling fan. Seriously that film sapped me of my will to live. Anyway, she wants me to watch "Titanic" with her, should I just kill myself instead of coming home from work?
Parlor: Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*

Dungeon: Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*Usher N-6361*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*IFI nano IDSD* Cambridge CXU*

Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

Head gear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S*

Hello Kitty boombox

Spares: Yamaha RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*


Self Control is over rated.
«13

Comments

  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,026
    Give Rumpelstiltskin a try. Maybe you'll both enjoy it:
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,203
    Me thinks someone is being unreasonable......and it's not the woman here.

    A relationship takes 110% from BOTH SIDES in order for it to survive the long haul. Being this convoluted over a couple of rather "decent" movies suggests something that goes well beyond just watching what she would like to watch. Either change your views, outlook and how you feel you want to be involved in this woman's life or get a new woman.

    The fact that you are posting something as minuscule and irrelevant (in the whole scheme of things) is a serious issue. One that you should not spend more than 5 minutes contemplating. Either she is worth your time, effort, devotion and love or she's not. From this post? I can only gather one conclusion.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,330
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Me thinks someone is being unreasonable......and it's not the woman here.
    Tom

    In defense, Tom keep in mind that Titanic is 20yrs old, and 3:15hrs minutes long
    My wife wouldn't expect me to endure the movie...just saying

    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,531
    Bruce, seriously, get out of this relationship, NOW. You're not even married & can't stand her. Get out before you do something you'll regret.
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,866
    I draw the line in the sand...cause it can be erased...easily.
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,394
    Danny Deckchair is a great little romantic comedy with Miranda Otto and Rhys Ifans
    The storyline might not convey the right message, though.
    Then again...
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337960/
    5nio36goavzi.png
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 461
    If you don't pay too much attention to the love story in titanic, there are some pretty redeeming qualities. For starters, it has great audio, and is a real workout for your sub in the sinking sequence. It also has some amazing visuals, and it also plays pretty straight on the historical sequence of events.

    You could be asked to suffer through far worse chick-flicks. My advice? Watch it, then tell her due to the length of Titanic, she owes you a John Wick double feature.
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,400
    There are **** in Titanic...and she chose to watch it which means you are exempt for any scowling.

    Winning!
    Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65, Bryston BDA-2, Cheap TT, PS Audio UPC200, PS Audio AC3's, Zu Mission SC's, HTPC, One, Bottlehead Reduction & Crack w/Speedball
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,519
    I gave up trying to draw lines. I never know where it ends. I decided to stick with line segments.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, iFi LS3.5
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,806
    I think someone needs Thorazine
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,422
    I believe etiquette dictates that you as the man are required to suit through the chick.

    Although allowances are made to accommodate the situation so as it doesn't stray into torture.

    You are allowed to spend 5 of every 20 minutes in the bathroom or going to the kitchen to get a beer. This is only applicable to beer as any other adult beverage constitutes enjoyment of said chick flick, and you have one demerit on your man-card.

    You are allowed to sleep through said chick flick so long as you remain in the semi upright position and do not snore. Your job is to spend quality time with your partner so lying down, covering your head with a pillow, and snoring at volume levels at the start of a NASCAR race are strictly forbidden. Violation of this rule will reinstate two demerits to your man-card, but entitles your significant other to hold this over your head, and mention it each and every time she looks at you for a period not exceeding 104 years for any real or imagined transgression you may commit, even in her sleep.

    You may not speak unless addressed by her, and must only answer in agreement with whatever she just said, and you paid no attention too. Violating this rule will result in having to not only watch, but pay attention to the dialogue to the next 3 movies that your significant others. Your significant other is forbidden to select any movie starring J-Lo, Btittany Spears, Ashton Kutcher, and Ben Afflack in a super hero movie. In addition she is allowed to complain about your behavior for a period not exceeding 288 hours from the time of said infraction.

    Theses rules only apply to men who currently have or a perusing a relationship with one they deem a significant other.
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,016
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I think someone needs Thorazine

    Ding Ding Ding!! Winner winner, chicken dinner!!
  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 1,903
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Smother her in her sleep with a pillow. When you get paroled 20 years from now, you'll thank me.

    Best to use a My Pillow for this as they are said to be 'unsmotherable' because of the spacing between the relatively large pillow stuffing materials. Then you can say, "It was all in fun!" B) And....she might get your point! :#


  • maximillianmaximillian Posts: 2,028
    Titanic is a pretty good 30 minute movie with a 2.5 hour filler. If you can keep from going crazy for the first 2.5 hours the remainder is good. If you skip completely then make sure to at least Google "Titanic Propeller Man".
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,330
    Titanic is a pretty good 30 minute movie with a 2.5 hour filler. If you can keep from going crazy for the first 2.5 hours the remainder is good. If you skip completely then make sure to at least Google "Titanic Propeller Man".

    Agree...start with disc 2
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,330
    Watch Wonder Woman with her :)
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,604
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Smother her in her sleep with a pillow. When you get paroled 20 years from now, you'll thank me.

    LMAO.....my thoughts also.

    Spot on Tom.
    legacy Focus 20/20
    Butler tdb 2250
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    Pioneer BDP 320
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
  • halenhalen Posts: 194
    I wanted to give my share. I liked and loved all the responses. Perfect. Lol.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    Ok I have the perfect compromise: you make it through Titanic (pillow biting optional), and she has to watch Dune (sci-fi channel version).
  • Good suggestions all around so far.
    But I might suggest a little "aversion therapy".

    It might take a little searching on your part but get yourself a copy of the 1981 movie, "The French Lieutenant's Woman", starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Iron".
    I say that it might take a little searching because it's my understanding that it's been banned in 38 countries on charges of "crimes against humanity".
    A brief summary from IMDb:
    "A story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her leave him after a short, but passionate affair."

    2 hours and 4 minutes but time will slow down as you watch this movie.

    Afterwards, your girlfriend will never want to watch another chick flick.
    This will give you both time to resolve any other issues that exist in your relationship.



    MrBigBlueLight
    Here to pick your brain & steal your cookies
    Shifting to Plan B+
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,505
    I'm disappointed in you guys. I resisted Titanic for a long time, refused to go see it in the theater only to walk in to my wife crying in front of the TV. I asked what was wrong and she told me she had started watching Titanic. Well, I sat down and watched the last 45 minutes with her and then had to go back and watch the whole thing.

    Short story long, it's a great movie. If you haven't watched Titanic you are short changing yourself. Dirty Dancing, IMO was a ****!
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,505
    Wow, that was supposed to read Dirty Dancing was a T U R D! and it got censored...
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    ^ that's what I've been saying!!! Vanilla is censoring G rated language. Can't type F A R T either, or variations of the word scr-ew, among others.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,330
    kharp1 wrote: »

    Short story long, it's a great movie. If you haven't watched Titanic you are short changing yourself. Dirty Dancing, IMO was a ****!

    Yes Titanic was a good me for first couple times, 20yrs later...been there done that

    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
«13
Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!