Communion Of Dreams

I can’t imagine . . .
February 24, 2010, 11:44 am
Filed under: Guns, Society, Survival, Violence

. . . how anything could go wrong with this:

PARIS (Reuters) – Thrill-seekers in France tired of the usual array of white-knuckle sports are turning to a bizarre new service to get their adrenaline rush — designer abduction.

For 900 euros ($1,226), clients of Ultime Realite (“Ultimate Reality”), a firm in eastern France, can buy a basic kidnap package where they’re bundled away, bound and gagged, and kept incarcerated for four hours.

Alternatively, they can opt for a more elaborate tailor-made psychodrama, involving an escape or helicopter chase for example, where costs can quickly escalate.

Note – this is supposed to happen at a time and a place which the client/victim does *not* know, to add to the realism of the experience.

When in college, me and a couple of college buddies came up with how much fun it would be to stage a ‘mafia hit’ in some nightclub, preparing all the special effects (guns shooting blanks, small charges in walls to simulate bullets striking them, blood packs on the victim and one of the hit men, et cetera). We thought it would be hilarious to set up such a thing and spring it on some unknowing nightclub patrons who would only be told that they were going to be attending a “special event”.

Of course, we gave up on the idea shortly after having a good laugh, because we knew that it was insane. Exposing people to that kind of traumatic event – even as just a witness – was dangerous and irresponsible. Not to mention that there could be someone (off duty cop? actual gangster?) with a real gun loaded with real bullets in the audience who would react poorly to such stimuli.

And that was under the reasonably controlled conditions of one room.

Now, these idiots want to pull this kind of stunt in public?


Jim Downey

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Can I buy one of these for a friend?? My good pal Dick Cheney would just LOVE this! “Hey Dick. Are you gonna be home this Friday?”

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