10 Benefits of Watching Movies Alone on Your Laptop

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“Watching movies alone on your laptop liberates you from all distractions…pretty much.”

Ever try and watch a “serious” movie and your movie-watching buddies just won’t stop making dopey comments the whole time, ruining the experience for you? I’ll answer this for you: yes. Sometimes it’s better to be a loner. Unless it’s a comedy—which are always better to watch with other people—or a lame movie you don’t really care about in the first place, you’re probably better off with the old headphones-and-laptop method. Here’s why…

Why It’s Better to Watch Movies Alone On Your Laptop

  1. No distractions from the outside world.
  2. You can pause the movie whenever you want to check your email, if need be.
  3. You can conveniently monitor and re-prioritize your music/porn downloads at the bottom left of the screen, should you feel the need.
  4. You can jump over to WordPress real quick and tune up tomorrow’s post, should it strike your fancy.
  5. You can keep your finger on the pulse of Facebook; be the first to Like your friends’ silly comments, if you’re into that sort of thing.
  6. You can quickly investigate interesting Yahoo! headlines via RSS, should you want to.
  7. You can heat up your crotch with computer-warmth, to the point of first-degree burns, if you’re into that.
  8. You can take a nice refreshing break when your laptop runs out of power halfway through the movie, should you want to.
  9. You can extend said refreshing break for as long as an hour while your ancient laptop struggles to reconnect to the Internet.
  10. Once you finally get back to the Netflix homepage, you can abandon your in-progress movie at any time in favor of a more interesting looking alternative in your colorful Netflix queue.

Like I said, when you watch a movie alone on your laptop you can really tune out the world and focus on the task at hand. I highly recommend it.

What about you, Reader? Would you prefer watch a “serious” movie alone, or with a bunch of people who are likely to make dumb comments the whole time?

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4 Responses to 10 Benefits of Watching Movies Alone on Your Laptop

  1. Doobster418 says:

    Ha! Reason #1 says “No distractions whatsoever,” and reasons 2-10 are all distractions! Nicely done.

    My name is not Reader, but I will answer your question nonetheless. My answer is “No.” (Don’t you love it when someone answers an “or” question with a yes or a no? I know I do — NOT!)

    Anyway, I prefer to watch a “serious” movie either alone or with one other person. But definitely not with a bunch of friends who are making all kinds of dumb comments the whole time. And maybe that’s why I don’t have any friends.

  2. I finally did this for the first time…watched a serious movie by myself. I never watch movies by myself…like ever…sometimes tv shows while I “multi-task.” This was the moment I realized how much I like to talk during movies. There I was, with like a hundred million things to say about everything and no one to say it to. Although I long for the distraction free movie view with the occasional breaks you described as “refreshing,” I guess I’m just not that kinda girl.

    • Bill Carson says:

      hah, well don’t get me wrong. I think it’s totally cool to talk during the movie if you’re the only one there. When I watch a movie all by myself I totally yell at the movie and groan and make all kinds of distracting noises, but because they’re coming from me and not somebody else, they’re not “distractions.” If other people were doing them I’d be upset, because then their opinion of the movie is tainting my own opinion.

      I’m with you, though, for comedies and “lighter” movies. I find these a lot more fun with other people there (so they can laugh at my jokes).

      Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

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