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In many movies - especially Action/Adventure genre ones - there are moments when the audience would like to administer a good slap to one of the protagonists and tell them to "Get a grip !"
The proposal is that for movies released on DVD, now and again (optionally, if the feature is activated at the
start) an icon of a hand making a swiping gesture appears in one corner of the image.
The watcher has the option of pressing the SLAP button on their remote and thus administering a slap to the deserving character.
The movie then continues as if the individual concerned had been given a good slap and told to "Shu tup and get on with it !", "Get over it, you wuss ! ", or "For Christ's sake, get a grip !".
[po, Dec 07 2009]
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||Hmm, this has legs. A way to recycle bad movies by
viewing them ironically, a la Mystery Science Theater --
only interactive. I believe this could succeed as a Wii
||1) Buy up rights to a bunch of worthless movies
||2) Work up a repertoire of dope-slaps, kicks-in-the-pants,
7-year-itch subway-vent-skirt-updraft etc. controlled with
||So basically it would become a slap-controlled
choose-your-own-adventure? I'd eat some!
||+ I'm thinking we can use this here at the 'bakery right now.
||Slap on, Slap off, The Slapper.
||Err, slapper can mean something a little
different in UK English