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I’m Not Gone Yet

Posted in Miscellany, Videos by Bharat Iyer on July 5, 2010

I can explain.

Bureaucracy.

The goal of every bureaucrat is to do exactly what his superior has told him to. Exactly just that.

The goal of every bureaucrat is to make sure that it’s not his fault.

On a completely unrelated note – Gotta love David Mamet.

 

What are you going to do about it *the most beautiful pause ever on film* asshole?

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  1. Sharanya said, on July 7, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    This is going to be a spam invite, but oh boy, fuckity-fuck, what the fuck do we have here? Fuckacino, he just gets better with every film of his that I watch. They were all splendid but I thought he was the star, no question about it. I thought he’d have the highest count though. Man, he sounds elegant even while he’s swearing.

    By the way, I think I glossed over the line you quoted while watching the film– where, when, and who said this to whom? (sounds like AP to me!)

    And bureaucrats? Bureaucrats say exactly what they have been asked to say. Sometimes I wonder if we have evolved from parrots. It’s quite possible, you know. Maybe a linguistics study will prove this someday.

  2. Bharat Iyer said, on July 10, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Yeah I did too. I was torn between Harris and Pacino; Harris was my second choice. I personally though Lemmon was just as good in the movie, if not better.

    Al Pacino says that to Kevin Spacey after he ruins that deal. Before Lemmon acts all cocky and gets fucked.

    I disagree. Bureaucrats say that which will ensue in the least amount of work and responsibility for them. That, atleast, is independent of what their orders are. There they exercise their free will. :P

    • Sharanya said, on July 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm

      “It isn’t my fault
      I do what I’m told
      but still I’m blamed.”

      — lines from A Railway Clerk, by Nissim Ezekiel

      :D


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