Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Back In Time

Back In Time, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.
i'm never quite sure how to react to images like these. There are
about five of these giant posters ranged along quite a few of RER Line
B platforms, and every time someone goes by them it looks as though
they are about to get blown to smithereens by the mean-looking guy.

It's an ad for a computer game, and to be honest i'd probably quite
enjoy playing it if i chose to spend time on such things. i mean, i go
to see films where people blow each other to smithereens all the time
and love it.

i guess my real issue with this is, does it have to be quite so 'in
your face', really. It doesn't say much for our so-called 'peaceful
society' if gratuitously killing people (or pretending to) is the
biggest fun we can have.

Maybe it's the dad in me typing out loud, but i often think of the
innocent things my grandparents and parents and even i did for
entertainment in our youth, and wonder what it would be like to be
transported back to those times, just for a few days.

(A Paris iPhone street photograph by Sab Will for the 'Paris and I'
photo blog)

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