Over the holidays we have made it a point to see a few of the many movies that are out this time of year. They have all been good, but two were especially fine. The Great Debaters and The Kite Runner. At the end of both of these films the audience applauded.
I like to applaud when I think something is good. I will often times be the applause-instigator in a group. With an added "whoop" or a "yeah" in there for extra energy. But I can't remember the last time I applauded in the movie theater, or when the audience in general did. Now I didn't start either of these spontaneous applauses, but boy did I join in. Now it's got me thinking... what has started this phenomenon?