From “Hell Racer” by Dystopic:
The car was the one beautiful thing in his life. His apartment was a junkheap, and his ration allocation was barely livable. He could only just manage enough energy credits to keep the thing running. But it was all worth it to John, it was the one thing that made life interesting for him.
“Race time in 20 minutes,” the announcer’s voice came over the loud speakers. It wasn’t an actual race of course, for safety regulations forbid real racing. Instead, contestants would enter their personal attributes and their car’s specifications into the computer, and it would determine the winner in an interactive display. The winner, of course, was always whoever won in privilege points. John was always last place.
Who knew there’d still be white guys in this fabulous future?
I’m sure it’s possible to make a film worse than this, but I don’t even want to imagine it:
How bad is it? This bad:
Apparently, the film is so awful that Paramount Pictures has delayed its release three times and taken the odd step of booking a $115 million impairment charge, Automotive News reports. A write-down, in other words.
According to Wikipedia, the budget was $125 million. It would have been easier to get several stacks of $100 bills and set them on fire.
All my other sites, notably dustbury.com, are down for the moment. Per the host:
We are currently seeing problems with DNS at our US-East (Virginia) data center. This is causing sites to fail to load.
I have no idea how long this will last.
Update: Apparently half an hour.
I knew things had gotten weird when the local Triple-A ball club finished off a road trip with a 7-1 win — in ten innings. “Where was all this offense earlier?”
And then they promptly came home and lost one.