Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

I believe a man can fly.

I believe in vampires and the Slayer.

I believe in the Force and Jedi and Sith.

I believe that Audrey needs to go into the Barn.

I am willing to suspend my disbelief for an amazing amount of things, but.... The Devil is in the details.


I see this CONSTANTLY in TV shows and movies: A character (victim or hero) is running through a building (most often a school) trying to escape. They come to the exit doors. They run up to them. And.... They're locked! No way out!


Invariably, the doors the people are trying to get through have what are known as "crash bars". It's a safety feature common to doors in all sorts of buildings, but mandatory in schools (and other buildings). The primary feature of these doors is that they can't be locked in a way that prevents a person from exiting. They are one-way locks. You can always exit the building by pushing on the "crash bar".


Hey... put a chain on the door. Put a broomstick through the door handles. Park a truck in front of the doors. Okay. No problem. I can accept that.

But anytime you show a crash-bar-equipped door as being locked against egress, you're expecting me to believe that the sky is red, the sun is cold, and water is acidic. You force me to pause the show, get online, and bitch about your complete ineptitude.


Please. Stop making me do this.

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