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Taming the Bureaucracy

Filed under: General — JVW @ 1:31 pm

[guest post by JVW]

Via Powerline who apparently discovered it from this site which also includes some funny memes, comes this awesome short video lampooning the public bureaucratic system. In this case, the target appears to be the Spanish bureaucracy, but this sort of idiocy crosses all borders and cultures. Enjoy!


8 Responses to “Taming the Bureaucracy”

  1. The lead actress is certainly easy on the eyes and plays her role like and younger version of Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2, but the bad-guy bureaucrat turns in a magnificent performance not seen since the late, great Alan Rickman’s role as Hans Gruber in the first Die Hard movie.

    JVW (6e49ce)

  2. the comments are heartfelt

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  3. Yes, and couple the bureaucracy with the absolute hatred and contempt that the technocrats have for most of America and be surprised why the pushback and who has been elected…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  4. Do you Yanks ever get “Yes, Minister” or “Yes, Prime Minister” on your tellies? Best send up of politicians and breaucracy I have ever watched.


    “Bernard Woolley: What if the Prime Minister insists we help them?
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Then we follow the four-stage strategy.
    Bernard Woolley: What’s that?
    Sir Richard Wharton: Standard Foreign Office response in a time of crisis.
    Sir Richard Wharton: In stage one we say nothing is going to happen.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Stage two, we say something may be about to happen, but we should do nothing about it.
    Sir Richard Wharton: In stage three, we say that maybe we should do something about it, but there’s nothing we *can* do.
    Sir Humphrey Appleby: Stage four, we say maybe there was something we could have done, but it’s too late now.”

    So now you know the script John Kerry followed.

    Fred Z (b0a041)

  5. This is not an exaggeration.

    I still remember one poor lawyer who got sabotaged by a clerk who was irked that he didn’t invite her to his wedding. It was sad.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  6. Our heroine should have got freaky with the clerk in the white blouse with glasses, but chances are “it” might be transitioning given the height disparity. I saw a little bit of pre Boys Don’t Cry non-activist Hillary Swank in the lead actress in her aggrieved facial expressions.

    urbanleftbehind (847a06)

  7. I saw a little bit of pre Boys Don’t Cry non-activist Hillary Swank in the lead actress in her aggrieved facial expressions.

    Nah, it was more of a younger, prettier Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2, without having spent as much time in the gym.

    JVW (6e49ce)

  8. Those of us who have had similar experiences are laughing and crying at the same time. Especially if we did bank transactions in Italy 30 years ago.

    J Cass (5a4596)

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