PBS Command and Control Is Documentary Armaggedon Goodness
I just, moments ago, finished this movie and I immediately jumped on the site to tell you about this movie. It is just that good. But I have been waiting for this movie for a long time. I had heard a rumor that a movie would be made from Eric Schlosser’s amazing book.
But the Bonafides for this movie is it’s book. (Oh please, do not pronounce that Bone-ah-fi-d-es, totally drives me absolutely bat nuts to not hear that word pronounced correctly. Truth be told though, as I am better read than I am pronounced, I do find myself trying out words I’ve never heard out loud. My favorite story like that has to be the day I tried out the word “Assuage”. Yeah, that didn’t go well at all. I was a project manager, and a young one at that. And I was being brought in to put a fire out and to pick up the molten lava that was a project moments before it blew up… and here I am… “Greetings everyone. I am Taylor Holmes… and I am here to assuage your concerns, and see if we can get this project back…” But everyone was snickering. Because when I pronounced “Assuage” I didn’t pronounce it əˈswāj – instead, I pronounced it A-ˈso͞oij. As in A-Sewage. As in, to dump down the garbage. So never mind. Really. Now that I think about it. I am in no place to talk at all whatsoever. Go ahead and pronounce Bonafides any dang way you please)
And holy cow on a motor scooter is that a great book. (Eric Schlosser is also the author that wrote Fast Food Nation, which, was awesome good. But of a totally different type of oh my good lord all mighty good.) The Defense Department has stated on the record that there have been more than 32 broken arrows, or serious nuclear incidents that could have endangered the public. But the Department of Energy, a few years ago, released a declassified document stating that there had been over a thousand accidents and incidents involving our nuclear arsenal. No really…
Oh and by the way, if you are interested in watching this documentary online, you can get to it here.