Greenwich Village satirist Theordore J. Flicker made one of the zaniest spy spoofs of the '60s--the ultimate in paranoia and conspiracy. James Coburn stars as a hip New York psychiatrist recruited by his mentor to take on the president as his exclusive patient. After quitting his job because of the stress, he's forced to go into hiding when spies from all sides want to know his secrets. The social and political satire never lets up, as the usually unflappable Coburn becomes completely neurotic. Godfrey Cambridge is hilarious as his cohort and former patient (his opening monologue about self-hatred is a classic), and so is Severn Darden, who plays a charming Russian agent. A true original with the utmost retro appeal today. --Bill Desowitz
Perhaps I didn't make myself clear. My portable is making this awful grinding noise, and there's this smell, like valuable proprietary data going up in smoke.
Don't worry about that, it's a common problem on the portables.
When it catches on fire and the sprinklers go off, we really will have a common problem.
Oh, if you want the sprinkler system disabled, that's going to be facilities management.
We're going to fit this into our current release schedule, Bob.
I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to say that's impossible.
I think what my dear colleague, Dave, is trying to say is that this is beyond our capabilities as an organization to complete.
Please, listen to him. This could destroy Synergy Wireless as a corporation and take us with it. We'll spend years working 80-hour weeks out of our cubicles, reeking of BO, sleeping between system builds and, when it fails, the rest of our shattered lives will be spent wandering the desert from headhunter to headhunter, begging for one last chance at a project with a rational budget and timetable, or at least one that doesn't violate basic tenets of space-time!