Posted by bmartin on Jul 13, 2012 in Kick-Back Friday
Kick-Back Friday: #202
In the Loop (2009): Yowzah. A gnashing, ripping, gnawing political satire from native Scotsman Armando Ianucci* and three British wags. Think Aaron Sorkin, but funny and possibly smarter. Deputy-level politicians and their young, ruthless aides from the UK and Washington consort to either promote or stall (or both?) an invasion of a Middle Eastern country. It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world of absurd protocol and pure self-interest, culminating at the Big W of the United Nations and abundantly expressed with every nasty 4-letter word or hilarious variation thereof. Fuckity bye.
* Dad must’ve been Italian?
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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on Google + and Twitter.