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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Snippets from Bright and Stern, and Some Holiday Oldies

*SPOILER ALERT below (for Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri)*

Without anything of any substance to say during this Holiday season, I offer some snippets, and a related back-reference or two (or three):

1.  From Bright, a project inevitably greenlit by Netflix (thanks, South Park) -

Andrea Navedo's Captain Perez, referring to the termination of Joel Edgerton's Nick Jakoby, an alien (like a from-outer-space alien) - "The Jakoby issue is sensitive.  The world['s] watching; we can't fire him without cause."

It doesn't rank with some of the great termination-of-employment scenes - see my prior post here - but I think it was worth a reference.  (SPOILER ALERT for the next sentence!!!)  Note also that in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Sam Rockwell's Jason Dixon (how amazing is Sam Rockwell?!?) talks about what kind of severance compensation one may get for throwing a man off a building.

2.  From the Stern show, presented without further comment:

someone speaking in Ronnie "the Limo Driver" Mund's voice (referring to . . . ahem . . . what apparently is some new kind of retirement plan) (and, so that you get the right vibe, channeling that Andrew "Dice" Clay affect) - "I got a 469(k)!"

A prior Stern-related post can be found here.

3.  Having nothing to do with compensation or ERISA, here are some old Holiday posts:

Christmas songs

Merry Xmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays to all!

1 comment:

xtremErisa - said...

In the post to which this comment is attached, I make a reference to the scene in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in which Jason Dixon talks about what kind of severance compensation one may get for throwing a man off a building. I've now got the actual lines:

Sandy Martin's Momma Dixon - . . . Will they give you any money for being laid off an’ all?

Sam Rockwell's Jason Dixon - I don’t know what the compensation scheme is for when you throw a guy out of a window, Mom. I guess I shoulda looked into that beforehand. Let me Google that!*

Momma Dixon - A couple grand, maybe? You’ve been there three years. Not counting the five years at the Academy. Six if you count the year you were held back.

A whole new severance analysis, courtesy of the movies!

* Seeing this reference to Googling brings to mind the priceless (apologies to MasterCard) cartoon found here.