Remember phone booths? Okay, so if you're not as old as Superman, they may seem like anachronistic objects in this cell phone age. But if movies are any indication, their real purpose was to serve as killing jars for hapless, unsuspecting users who were about to come to (or narrowly escape) some kind of grisly end.
(Warning: Some uncensored language and violence.)
In this terrific compilation of some of film's greatest/worst phone booth moments by Slacktory, Tippi Hedren is (barely) protected from kamikaze birds ("The Birds"); Whoopi Goldberg gets towed away while on the line ("Jumpin' Jack Flash"); Will Ferrell goes bananas (repeatedly) while inside a "glass case of emotion" ("Anchorman"); and Michael Douglas has actually just left the phone booth when he attacks it with an Uzi ("Falling Down").
Lessons learned? Keep your calls short. You never know when a bulldozer might be about to run you over.