Home Theater Trauma

Micah CohenMicah Cohen Ruler of the gnome universePosts: 2,020
edited December 2001 in Music & Movies
I live in a little rowhouse (attached on both sides to neighbors), a hundred+ years old, brick walls.

I have a front basement room which I made into my HT: padded the walls with foam, coated the padding with cotton batting fabric, so that my neighbors would not be bothered by the noise in their basements and houses next door. I tested it by setting a plane crash scene on high volume and DVD "repeat" mode and going next door to listen thru the wall. All seemed copacetic.

Normally, the neighbors hardly ever even use their basements. I have a quiet, padded dark cave in which to enjoy my film obsession.

But now I have a problem: The daughter of one of my neighbors has moved home -- boyfriend's in jail, no use paying single rent somewhere else (great neighbors I have) -- and is now living in the basement of her mother's house. Suddenly, I am hearing people noise -- radios, TVs, talking and **** -- thru the wall WHILE I'M WATCHING A MOVIE.

I am COMPLETELY STRESSING OUT about this. My "soundproof" sacred movie cave has been invaded -- my one last bastion of silent, solitary enjoyment. I could cry about it. Just the thought that sometime this weekend I could be watching a movie and hear THUMP-A THUMP-A THUMP or something thru the (padded and covered) wall is enough to make me stress out completely and panic, even tho I'm not watching a movie at this very moment.

I am violated. :mad:

I have to move! (Put the call into the realtor today, heads up for post holiday moving!)

****!

MC
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"There's nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight." - Lon Chaney
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  • juice21juice21 Posts: 1,866
    edited December 2001
    Originally posted by Micah
    My "soundproof" sacred movie cave has been invaded -- my one last bastion of silent, solitary enjoyment.
    MC

    i don't think you can quite call it soundproof there, bud...

    only options: move, build a double-wall soundproofing system, or kill the neighbor's child...
    ...the fOrce is strong with this one.
  • wangotango68wangotango68 Guest Posts: 1,056
    edited December 2001
    maybe if you are lucky you can invite here over to your cave and
    show here how its going to be!

    scott:cool:
    scott trigg is who I am. I drink too much and tip too little.
    I have a big mouth, and the cojones to back it up.
    I kick **** and chase tail. I like who I am.
    I love bein' me
  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,401
    edited December 2001
    Drill a hole through the wall, its only fair that if she is going to violate your privacy you invade hers, this only works if she is good looking, if she is a dog, use the hole in the wall to vent chloroform into her room, she will not make a sound nor will she mind you blasting away.
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    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."
  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,031
    edited December 2001
    "Now I must find a new fortress of solitude." The comic bookstore clerk after Homer knock the cover off the Port-a-John.
    Make it Funky! :)
  • rskarvanrskarvan Banned Posts: 2,456
    edited December 2001
    I suggest that you put one of your DVD porno's into the player and setup a repeat pattern. You know... lots of endless moaning.
    Crank the spl level way up and then go upstairs and go to bed
    (with earplugs in if necessary).

    The next morning, your neighbor will either:
    a) Be very impressed with your stamina.
    b) Complain to you about endless sex noises.

    This would then be the time to explain that paybacks are a b....
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,144
    edited December 2001
    Man, that is the risk you run living in the projects.

    All I can say is now you know what the rest of us non-reclusive folks go through. I think that Russ A, has the right idea. Got to love that chloroform.

    So what does she look like??

    Troy

    BTW, I think that Ted Kaczynski's place is vacant.....
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • Anti MicahAnti Micah Funniest Guy Ever Posts: 8
    edited December 2001
    Macah,

    Move out of the ghetto
    "Micah is a big hot bag of wind"
    Winston Churchill

    "Micah, yeah we know him, dear god why wont he leave us alone?" all of the members of N'Sync

    "Micah is the worst dresser in the history of man kind." Ralph Lauren

  • Micah CohenMicah Cohen Ruler of the gnome universe Posts: 2,020
    edited December 2001
    Right after the new year, smartie pants, I'm making a move. But man, I live in the hippest neighborhood in Baltimore!

    The neighbor is a dog. Trash. And she's ruining my life. Even tho I watched a movie last night with no problem, I'm stressing just thinking about what might happen when I watch a movie and have some interruption from her side of the wall.

    Anti Micah... Who lets these people on our forum? Sheesh. :D

    MC
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    "There's nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight." - Lon Chaney
  • ducatiducati Posts: 13
    edited December 2001
    All I can say is I feel your pain. My wife and I just bought our first house... I got sick and tired of apt. living.

    I can now watch whatever movie I want, at whatever volume level.. At 3AM if I please :)

    Or if I'm in the mood for a late-night music session, I can have Bela Fleck or Natalie Merchant to hang out with in my 2-channel listening room :)
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,144
    edited December 2001
    Man, get a grip, neighbors are a fact of life, man.

    Of course, when you moved in to the house, did you not consider that to be an inevitable thing?? Row houses, c'mon, you had to at least acknowledge the possibility.

    Hip neighborhood?, Trashy neighbors, booting the Stratus......sounds like the ghetto to me. Time to move to the 'burbs.

    Troy
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • Micah CohenMicah Cohen Ruler of the gnome universe Posts: 2,020
    edited December 2001
    Hey it's inner city, no doubt, but it's hip, man! Nacho Mama's! (John, stick up for me here.)

    Yeah, I gotta get to the 'burbs. I need to be DEtached ASAP. I'm too stressed out over this stuff.

    Can't work at Polk Audio and have neighbors. :D

    MC
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    "There's nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight." - Lon Chaney
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,144
    edited December 2001
    See, that's the beauty of motorized transportation. You can live in a neighborhood where you don't have to live in fear AND you can still get to all the hip places that you want.

    I can tell you what isn't hip. Walking out the front door every day wondering if your car is where you left it. Even worse is when it isn't.

    Troy
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • Micah CohenMicah Cohen Ruler of the gnome universe Posts: 2,020
    edited December 2001
    Believe me, the gloss has worn off. I gotta move.

    Like now, I'm moving out of my office and into my car! I'm outa hea! Have a great weekend everyone! Great holiday, great blah blah blah.

    WEEKEND!

    Get some sleep, man.

    MC
    [email protected]

    "There's nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight." - Lon Chaney
  • Anti MicahAnti Micah Funniest Guy Ever Posts: 8
    edited December 2001
    Troy...you got it so right. Micah has to get the ghetto out of him and get out of the ghetto. A Stratus!?!?! Please don't tell me that you drive a stratus Micah...and I just thought you had no taste in movies and neighborhoods...wow...that's sad. You know, there was a Saturday Night Live skit about a family (Will Farrel as the dad) where the dad got no respect from anyone and had a main rebuttal that went something like "I DRIVE STRATUS!!!" I think the whole point of the skit that the stratus was the very item refusing the dolt any respect...Although, the Stratus would fit in with the whole white trash ghetto neighborhood.

    I deffinately like the hipness of seeing my car where I left it every morning...Tres swag.

    "Micah is the worst dresser in the history of mankind"
    Ralph Lauren
    "Micah is a big hot bag of wind"
    Winston Churchill

    "Micah, yeah we know him, dear god why wont he leave us alone?" all of the members of N'Sync

    "Micah is the worst dresser in the history of man kind." Ralph Lauren

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