That Bit In Mad Max (or Say You'll Be There)
By sean mcnulty
It was known prior to the shoot that the props, comprising of phasers and plasma boomerangs, had not been effectively tested in the real world, and could in fact be dangerous in the hands of non-professionals. Such weapons had been imitated before, but none had been quite as sophisticated as those now being used in the new Spice Girls video.
‘These weapons have never been used before,’ Ginger told a documentary crew who were following the video shoot closely. ‘We’re hoping for the nobel prize with this one.’
Disaster struck on the first take.
Mel B, untrained in the use of plasma weaponry, flung the hi-tech boomerang with the ferocity one expected of her general presentation, but with the precision unfortunately of a total amateur.
The plasma boomerang sliced through the crest of Victoria’s skull, cleaving her head open to reveal a pristinely turned-out brain.
‘Wow, did you see that?’ cried Sporty. ‘It was just like that bit in, y’know, ‘Mad Max’.