Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
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Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Idea for a sitcom
Does anybody else think that "The Accidental Guerilla" would be an excellent title for a sitcom?
Instead, their aims are local and rational. They want above all to survive, to pursue their interests, and to be left alone to maintain their primary identities. [...] The problem in understanding this is that politics is frequently the study of hierarchy; but in reality, humans operate in multiple social networks at once, using their role in one system to influence another
So basically I'm seeing a situation comedy starring David Kilcullen as an ordinary bloke stuck at the sharp end of a war zone, trying to maintain his normal economic and family life while mediating between ruthless insurgents and an occupying imperial army, while trying to play off one against the other to his personal advantage. If you put in enough comedy poofters and saucy waitresses, this sort of thing can be a hit. Praise Allah and pass the wet celery.
Update: Thanks to Neil in comments for noting that "The Accidental Guerrilla And His Accidental Gorilla" would be even better. Frankly I can't think of a better high concept in the world right now than a wartime/buddy movie about the grizzled Aussie COIN guy and his daft but loyal pet ape. Hollywood, I'm waiting.
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