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Apr232006

Segway Across The States

"10 MPH is a comical documentary that follows a pair of aspiring filmmakers as they quit their jobs and turn a friend's ludicrous idea into a movie.

The impulsive purchase of a two-wheeled Segway scooter sets this story in motion when the two friends decide to travel from Seattle to Boston at 10 MPH in an attempt to change their lives forever...

What ensues is a road trip like none other with a haphazard cast of characters you could only find on a zany 100-day trek through America’s back roads. Each poignant story the two friends discover along the way inspires a craving inside to go out and do that thing you're supposed to do."

Jesus...could the Synopsis get any more cornball than that? I like the concept but the reality must have been a pain in the butt. It's not like jumping on a pushbike or motorbike where you can be self-contained. For this stunt they obviously needed back-up. So the whole Easy-Rider romance of it sort of goes out the window and it just becomes a stunt. But I could imagine doing this on the backroads of France, for instance. But you still need to recharge this baby every 24 miles. Therein lies the problem.

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It sounds like they came up with the idea for this filma fter watching David Lynch's 'The Straight Story', about an old guy who travels from somewhere in Iowa to Wisconsin on a lawn mower. That film was one of the most peaceful I have ever watched. 10MPH sounds as if it might just annoy me...
April 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBec
sounds liek a lod of crap.. if they make money with it, I say we get together, get swifty to do the photography, Nix to write, and you and I say we go across France riding Bryan.
We could call it.. 10Km/Day or How to cross France on a litre of cheep booze a day or less.
Whatta ya say ol Mal ol' boy?

(PS. don't make fun of the Bush government, they will shut your blog down and send snipers dressed up like Richard Simmons after you)
April 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDeRex
It brought back happy memories of these babies:

http://www.sinclairc5.com/

How I wanted one. Amazing how it never occurred to the inventor of a kick ass computer like the ZX-80 that there is a disadvantage to riding in a vehicle so low to the ground that lorry drivers cannot see you and with the crush-resistance of soapy water
April 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMoobs
Words of Wisdom from your fearless leader (From Con Coughlin's book on Bush and Blair) - "See, part of being a leader is: you can't lead unless you know where you want to go. You can't say 'follow me' and not have a destination. We have a destination in mind, and that is a freer world. And it's all part of this war on terror, because the way to snuff out an 'ism', this Islamo-radicalism - I've called it all different kinds of names - but the point is that there are competing visions here, and Tony has got a streak in him that says, our vision is better than the other vision, because it's based upon values. And one reason why our relationship is so good with Great Britain is because of shared values. And you've got to have confidence in those values if you want to lead."

See - he's given us a "freer" world. And you guys have God on your side because your "vision" is based on shared "values" (like bombing the crap out of civilians in order to liberate them from a tyrant).

I know one way to a "freer" world - take all these maniacal, selfish, arsehole politicians out the back and shoot them. The wives as well. Particularly that mercenary bitch with Blair. Osama has a point - the West HAS declared war on Islam.
April 24, 2006 | Registered CommenterMalcolm Lambe

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