So this weekend I was playing through the excellent The Deadly Tower of Monsters video game, whose conceit is that the game is actually a DVD version of an awful sci-fi B-movie. As you listen to the director’s commentary as you play the game, there are occasional asides about how the props used in the fictional movie were common household items. For example, at one point the director shares that the Tesla lightning gun you just picked up was in fact just an electric shaver.
And then I managed to upgrade the game’s assault rifle to its maximum stats, whereupon the art work for the gun changes to . . . well, lets just say that didn’t come from a gun rack nor is it a shaving accessory (unless your life is a lot stranger than mine).