October 9th, 2004

political

who would survive?

"But what would it be like? I mean, really be like? Who would survive?"
"Who would survive? Interesting question. I would predict convicts, and file clerks.

"The worst convicts, those deep down in solitary confinement. And the most ordinary file clerks, probably from large insurance companies, because they would be in fireproof rooms, protected by tons of the best insulator in the world, paper.

"And imagine what will happen. A small group of vicious criminals will fight the army of file clerks for the remaining means of life. The convicts will know violence, but the file clerks will know organization. Who do you think will win?"

-Walter Matthau, Fail Safe