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Old Mar 29, 06, 9:56 pm   #1
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what do you do if your seatmate is watching adult videos on his laptop computer?

what do you do if your seatmate is watching adult videos on his laptop computer? it was some softcore porn...

this was on the upper deck business class section of a trans-Pac flight.(UA) I didn't really care because I was concentrating on my own movie(Flightplan) on my portable DVD player. Besides, his screen was tilted towards him and he had headphone on.

However, I noticed that the kid sitting behind the guy was trying watch it as well... the kid was probably 10 to 14 years old. His mother was sitting next to him, but she had eyeshades on and appeared to be in deep sleep.

what would you guys do in a situation like this?
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Old Mar 29, 06, 9:58 pm   #2
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Either watch if it looked good, or mind my own business.
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Old Mar 29, 06, 10:05 pm   #3
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Either watch if it looked good, or mind my own business.
what about the little kid? Wouldn't this be considered illegal on land? Or does it become okay once the plane is airborne and in international airspace?
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Being a parent, I prob would have said something to the FA. Inappropriate.
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Old Mar 29, 06, 10:28 pm   #5
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what about the little kid?
If he has internet access he's seen hours of it already, but it was rather indiscrete behavior. Depending of course on the definition of "porn" which can encompass any movie with a bare breast to some people
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I remember a similar thread somewhere on ft a while ago where someone openly read adult magazines (playboy?)... it was pretty controversial and interesting - a search will give you lots to read.
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If he has internet access he's seen hours of it already, but it was rather indiscrete behavior. Depending of course on the definition of "porn" which can encompass any movie with a bare breast to some people
Oh, I suspect that some would include less than that. I was watching the TV show Silk Stalkings on DVD once and made sure I had the screen turned away from the kids. And that was on network TV at one point.
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Old Mar 29, 06, 10:38 pm   #8
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what about the little kid?
Seems like something for the parent to be concerned about. If the parent didn't notice, I suppose you could bring it to the parent's attention.

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Being a parent, I prob would have said something to the FA.
FAs are too busy to watch movies. And that would only work if the guy happened to have a Y-splitter so the FA could listen in, which is unlikely.
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what would you guys do in a situation like this?
I'd start watching some fish porn.
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No, I'd wake the mom up and ask if her son wanted to switch seats with me to watch the porn, since he clearly was trying to watch. Too evil?
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what would you guys do in a situation like this?
Ask if he had a spare headphone jack

I've got better things to do than worry about some kid watching some soft porn. As someone else has said he's probably got around to looking for it on the net anyway...If the kid was younger than you suggest I'd probably have mentioned it to the FA.
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Personally, I think it's in poor taste of the passenger to watch content of that nature in a public setting. I'd probably just ignore it, but if I had a child with me (I'm not a parent but if I were travelling with my nephew for example) I'd speak with him directly and politely ask him to save it for later. If he wouldn't comply, I'd ask a bit more persuasively, then if I didn't get results, I'd go to the F/A.

I'm not anti porn by any stretch, but watching it in an aircraft is a bit much...
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Hey, if the guy actually has the guts to watch that in a pretty public place, it's his own embarrassment....I wouldn't bother telling anyone anything. And since it was softcore, I really doubt the kid will have a permanent trauma from seeing a bare breast.
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Hey, if the guy actually has the guts to watch that in a pretty public place, it's his own embarrassment....I wouldn't bother telling anyone anything. And since it was softcore, I really doubt the kid will have a permanent trauma from seeing a bare breast.
Exactly. This was a "softcore" situation and a kid in the 10 to 14 year old range has a lot of other issues if this is going to warp his "fragile little mind." Probably a lot less explicit than what he's seen online, on one of the family's cable channels, or in one of daddy's secret mag stash.
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Now that I think of it, I don't know if that video would qualify as "softcore" or not. IIRC, it was a Penthouse-like video with two girls. They were completely nude and licking each other in a very explicit 69 position....(and more... but I don't think I should go into that here...)

The only reason I didn't do anything was that I wanted to avoid embarrasing the little kid. Although I still think it was inappropriate for the guy to be watching porn in public.
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screen was tilted towards him, you really didnt care.. but you seem to have watched much of it. why didnt you just ask for a set a ear phones ?? It doesnt seem like it bothered you that much.
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