Film: Gamer – “This is unbelievable! Why am I not dead yet?”

It isn’t a good start when you have a vague feeling that you might have seen a film but aren’t actually sure… and this feeling lasts all the way to the end of the film. Even now I am unsure if I’ve seen ‘Gamer’ twice in my lifetime, however I am sure that I am never watching it again.

Basically some sicko entrepreneur sticks nanites into people and lets them hire themselves out to be controlled by other people – largely for sexual or humiliating purposes. This game is called ‘Society’ and looks like a deviant version of ‘The Sims’.

The sicko entrepreneur then manages to use the more lethal end of the prison population hooked up with nanites, arms them and calls that game ‘Slayers’

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Parking the fact that there are very few governments in the world sick enough to permit either of these ‘games’ to exist on their shores the premise is beyond suspension of disbelief. After the first videos hit YouTube of how much depravity you can force on people in ‘Society’ there would be a massive shortage of nanite-infested people willing to be controlled. In the same way prisoners do have rights and that will generally exclude being shot-up on TV for other people’s entertainment.

Given the premise of the film and the target audience – despite the 18 rating it seems squarely aimed at 14 year old males, women aren’t represented very well in it at all.

The most interesting thing about ‘Gamer’ is that it was filmed in Albuquerque, the most notable thing is that the ‘Avengers 2’ trailer makes much better use of the “got no strings” song.

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Nobody can be uncheered by a balloon trying to sell you something!

Hot Air Balloon are fun, there is no denying it, they somehow elicit childlike glee and yet have an edge of danger who those who have issues with heights – or realise they are standing in a glorified wicker basket held in place by a few wires and carabinas below a large quantity of cloth filled with explosive gas.

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So for a couple of reasons I haven’t been up in a few years, but sometimes I miss the feeling of flying, of drifting and having absolutely no control.

Personal balloons can be very pretty, but commercial ones, the ones that have been commission by companies wanting to brand the skies can be spectacular – and effective!

A.A. Milne said “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon” and as there are too many great  designs to choose between here are pictures of three random ones!

Drinkers young and old – feast your eyes on this!

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Source – US Hot Air

It may fly through the air but too much will give you a spare tire…

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Source unknown.

So much better than the film

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Source unknown but copywrite of Walt Disney Studios (Walt probably isn’t cryogenically frozen under the Pirates of the Caribbean ride)

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