Saturday, December 11, 2010

The logic of the filibuster

I've taken this exchange from the film "Grand Canyon" (1991) and edited appropriately.
Rocstar: Tell me this, are you asking me as a sign of respect, or are you asking because I've got the [filibuster]? 
Simon: Man, the world ain't supposed to work like this. I mean, maybe you don't know that yet. I'm supposed to be able to do my job without having to ask you if I can. That [majority] is supposed to be able to [pass its agenda] without you ripping him off. Everything is supposed to be different than it is. 
Rocstar: So what's your answer? 
Simon: You ain't got the [filibuster], we ain't having this conversation. 
Rocstar: That's what I thought: no [filibuster], no respect. That's why I always got the [filibuster].


Robert said...

Is that the scene where Steve Martin gets mugged, and he's talking to the mugger?

(And, yes, this is a contest. And, yes, I get Enik Rising swag and a free year's worth of regression analysis for winning.)

Seth Masket said...

Sorry, thanks for playing. It was when Danny Glover pleaded with the gangbanger to let him tow Kevin Kline's car.