OK, so it's not like a real forcefield to where if you dropped an anvil on it it'd ping off and ricochet onto the deck of some Russian tugboat that was just trying to live-but it's close. Way close. AND this one doesn't even have a fontanelle like the one around Springfield in the Simpsons movie that was maybe not so good, so you know it means business. Big, hard-headed business. Roman Abramovich, the guy who owns a bunch of oil, the Chelsea football team and a 557-foot boat called Eclipse, has installed a paparazzi shield around his $1.2 billion vessel. The pap precaution is a series of lasers that sweep the perimeter and blast light into any snapping digicams. I mean, I get it. He doesn't want dirty Daily Mirror types nipping at the Eclipse's soul, trapping it forever in a photograph, but any Russian baller worth his polonium would've just bought an identical decoy yacht. Am I right?
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009