Originally Posted by Joffrey
You should just start asking them questions about what they're watching. If you already know what it is, start providing comments and opinions about it.
This reminds me actually. I was on the train and there was this guy with this girl and the guy kept asking people questions and talking to everybody. He was some hipster, but what he was doing was a pretty fun social experiment. He was asking people about things they were doing, or wearing, pretty much anything that somewhat stood out, or could be argued that the person wanted to be noticed about it by "society". At the time I was holding flowers and I was bringing them to my girlfriend because was graduating from this course and there was a little celebration. He's like, "Hey man, those are beautiful flowers! You look very spiffy! I bet you are going on a date! What a lucky person!" Then to this other black guy with music blasting in his earphones (headphones) and bobbing his head around he taps him on the shoulder and says, "Wow, you're really enjoying that music! What are you listening to, it must be really great!" He bothered a few other people with stuff. It was mildly annoying because I was in a bad mood, but at the same time pretty awesome.