Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A Brief Word About Life In A Day

Life In A Day is the ambitious Ridley Scott project in which thousands of people submitted videos of themselves going about their business on July 24, 2010 to YouTube, which were then edited together to make a film about a day in the life of the citizens on Earth, 80% of whom apparently live in North America.

It's quite good (let's say 6 out of 10 good), even though it's basically You've Been Framed: The Movie but with fewer people falling over.
Anyone who's seen Life In A Day can't fail to have been repulsed and distraught by one stomach-churning clip involving a dumb animal being stripped of its remaining dignity inside a horrendous contraption that nobody in their right mind would want anything to do with.

I'm referring, of course, to Lamborghini Man.
Lamborghini Man only appears briefly, but in that short time he succeeds in showing to the world that he's a smug prick with a horrible car and little sense of perspective.

It occurred to me, though, that perhaps his clip had been edited that way: a cynical cinematic sleight of hand deliberately designed to manipulate us into believing that a potentially good and decent chap is a proper bellend. So I tracked down his full clip as submitted, to see if it vindicated him and showed him to be a worthy citizen of the world and not just a twat in a hat.

Turns out he's just a twat in a hat.

1 comment :

  1. Time magazine published a study of the time the average American spends at work earning the money to buy and run a car and added the time spent actualy driving it and divided all by the distance to get an average speed. It works out as 5 miles an hour which can be achieved easily by walking. The more expensive the car the lower the average speed. By the time you clear the pre-drive checks which would impress NASA mission control, the Lamborghini is still in the garage while a kid on a bike has gone to the shops and back with whatever take away meal Mr. Twat-Hat was going to fetch in the first place. As the Cynthia Pain inspired madame Julie Walters said in the film 'Personal Services'(1987) "BCSD. Big Car Small Dick".