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The Office

Posted by miguel on 2004-02-13 10:22:12
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I have recently gotten into this British comedy called The Office. Its basically a mockumentary style series about this office and the narcissistic jackass who's the manager in it.

The managers name is David Brent, and here are some choice quotes from him, most good video places should have the first season on DVD so GIVE IT A SHOT WOOT!!!!:

I’ve created an atmosphere where I’m a friend first, boss second... Probably entertainer third

Have you made any redundancies?”
“I gave a speech, only this morning, to my staff, assuring them there would not be cutbacks at this branch, and that there certainly wouldn’t be redundancies.”
“Well why on earth would you do that?”
“Why? Ooh, a little word that I think’s important in management called morale.”
“Well surely it’s gonna be worse for morale in the long run when there are going to be redundancies and you’ve told people there won’t be.”
“...... they won’t remember.”

You’ve seen me entertain, and raise money, but maybe I’d like to do that in the future for a living you know. Use my humour and my profile to both help and amuse people, you know. And if it’s ideas for TV shows, game shows or whatever you want, I’m your man. I’m already exploring the entertainment avenue with my management training, but I’d like to do that on a global scale really. And that’s not going ‘Ooh, look at me today, I’m entertaining whilst saving lives aren’t I brilliant?‘, it’s going ‘If you think I’m brilliant, then give generously and help save these guys who are starving, but are also brilliant’-not as entertainers, a lot of them can’t even speak English, but you know don’t give them their own game show, but save them from dying at least. And then maybe they could do something in their own country, on television or whatever they have, the wireless or I don’t know, give them a job on the world service or something
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