Friday, June 18, 2010

Quantum of Suffering: Economic Hitmen Target Main Street

I don't think I've ever read an article by Will Grigg that wasn't powerful and relevant. Make sure you read it all.

    Will Grigg -

      "We deal with the left and the right, dictators or liberators. If the current president had been more agreeable, I wouldn't be talking to you.

      So if you decide not to sign, you'll wake up with your b-lls in your mouth, and your willing replacement standing over you.

      If you doubt that, then shoot me, take the money, and have a good night's sleep."

      Dominic Greene, political acquisitions specialist for the secretive Quantum criminal oligarchy, explains to Gen. Medrano – the organization's new pet Bolivian dictator – how the world really works, as seen in the film Quantum of Solace.

    If we were to suture a toupee – preferably in a procedure not involving anesthetic – to the scalp of Lloyd Blankfein, the Goldman Sachs commissar would strongly resemble Dominic Greene, the reptilian villain of the most recent James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.

    Blankfein already resembles Greene in ways that transcend physiognomy. The same can be said regarding the fictional Quantum criminal syndicate and the corrupt real-life oligarchy to which Blankfein belongs.

    Although hampered with an undercooked script and an editing style that makes the action sequences all but impossible to follow (think of what Michael Bay would do to a film after a two-day Red Bull jag), Quantum of Solace is the only Bond film to feature an entirely believable villain, and a surprisingly credible Evil Plot.

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