That’s Right Nate

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Top 10 Labor Day Movies

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Happy Labor Day!  I love working men and women.  I always have, but let’s face it every list I see of top Labor Day movies shows people getting all sweaty and dirty in a coal mine 16 hours a day or malingering on a picket line.   That sure isn’t my idea of labor.  Instead I searched my memory for the top Labor Day movies that I enjoy.  You won’t find many unions in these my friends.

10.  In Good Company (2004) – Dennis Quaid is an over the hill executive who still has a trick or two up his sleeve.

9. Pretty Woman (1990) – Richard Gere’s character works hard so he can play hard.  When he discovers the woman of his dream he courts her with a yacht.

8. Philadelphia Story(1940) – John Howard has worked his way up through the company and he’s set to marry boss’s daughter.  Unfortunately for him, she’d rather have Cary Grant who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.  Breeding is important.

7. Sabrina  (1995) – Yes, it’s a remake, but I Harrison’s Ford character proves if you work hard for 30 or so years, you can eventually have a social life.

6. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) – A movie that proves we don’t need social programs as long as we have game shows.

5. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) – If there was ever a better movie about the dangers of the estate tax, I don’t know what it is.  Wonka leaves his factory to the very deserving Daniel after torturing a dozen or so candidates in the pre-cursor of today’s reality shows.

4. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) – The kind of high pressure business that built this country is the sight of a mystery.  In the end the guilty party is caught and punished.  I love happy endings.

3. Iron Man II (2010) – OK Batman is a millionaire, but he’s not an arms dealer.  Tony Stark is everything a leading man should be in this movie where he takes no flack from super villains or Congress.

2. Wall Street (1987) -A great movie, but like Trading Places it suffers from a depressing ending.  The first half of the movie can’t be beat though.

1. Citizen Kane (1941) – One of the greatest movie’s ever made.   Charles Foster Kane is a hero to myself and many other people who manage people for a living.


Written by thatsrightnate

September 6, 2010 at 9:14 pm

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  1. This is wonderful. I don’t know who you are but it’s the best entertainment since Richard Pryor.

    Gayle Nienabor

    September 10, 2010 at 6:40 pm

  2. Thank you. I guess I’m on fire lately.


    September 11, 2010 at 12:27 pm

  3. Willy Wonka was also a wise sage on how to import cheap labor. Convince the natives that they’ll have a better life, keep the immigrants from leaving your property, and handle them entirely in such a manner that they can’t go complain to the Department of Labor or some other goosestepping bureaucracy. I believe that a similar method could be applied to the illegal immigrants of today _ we need to keep them completely isolated from Real Americans, while at the same time satisfying our business needs.

    The liberals who failed Wonka’s tests were also symbolic of costs dragging us down _ Augustus Gloop represents the person with pre-existing conditions expecting to receive a Cadillac, Violet Beauregard represents the dangers of accepting multiculturalism (via wanting to experiment with every flavor, while sensible children would be satisfied with the One True flavor), Verruca Salt represents the UAW member who feels entitled to their ridiculous salaries, and Mike Teevee represents the human cloning industry.

    The Great Glass Elevator was an exercise in blasphemy, however, but I don’t really want to spoil the freedom-celebrating story that is about the chocolate factory. God Bless Roald Dahl.

    Objective Scrutator

    September 12, 2010 at 6:26 pm

  4. Thank you Scrutator. I’ve been a big fan of Calvinists for Conservatism for sometime and your analysis is spot on.


    September 13, 2010 at 8:25 pm

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