Monday, January 14, 2008

La Dolce Vita

Ahhhhhh, "the Sweet Life." Fellini filmed it in 1960. Marcello (a.k.a. Steve Cook) struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's (a.k.a. The Emperor's) elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend (a.k.a. MSFC), all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer (a.k.a. engineer). Alas, poor Marcello's story does not end well.

Our contemporary actor, poor Steve, felt a little precursor quake in the Force the other day as well. The power point master heard that his precious video animations, for which there is little technical underpinning but for which he spends a lot of money through his support contractor to have made, are not appreciated anymore by the new boss. "No more movies!?" he asked in Viceroy Hanley's staff meeting. "The boss said no more movies to be shown in the reviews." Apparently, Gilbrech has begun to question the value of the visuals when the underlying program elements are in such a world of hurt.

La Dolce Vita is also one of our favorite restaurants in need of a new waiter. You can almost hear Steve Cook's name being called out for poor service...a little louder now that Rich Gilbrech is running ESMD.

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