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The Law of Unintended Consequences

Off! Off! Off!

During a screening of ‘The Exorcist’ in La Pampa cinema in Rio de Janeiro in 1974, the audience was entirely distracted by a rat scampering to and fro before the screen. What little attention they were paying to the film was further diminished when an usherette appeared and pursued the rat with a mop.

Since this blocked the audience’s view and completely ruined a crucial vomiting scene of religious significance, the usherette and the rat were greeted with disgruntled cries of “Get ‘em off, get ‘em off!” Continue reading The Law of Unintended Consequences