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I second the motion...  Classic, with a twist...

David Topete, PE
SF, CA

--- David Fisher <dfisher(--nospam--at)fpse.com> wrote:

> Good one, Warren...
> 
> One of my favorite movies!
> 
> Now, I'll see it in a completely different way~
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Foy, Warren [mailto:Warren.Foy(--nospam--at)mhgrp.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 1:14 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Joke: A scene from "A Few Good Structural
> Engineers"
> 
> 
> A scene from "A Few Good Structural Engineers"
>  
> Engineer (Jack Nickelson): You want answers?
> Architect (Tom Cruise): I think I'm entitled to
> them.
> Engineer: You want answers?
> Architect: I want the truth!!
> 
> Engineer : You can't handle the truth! Son, we live
> in a world that has
> FLOORS. 
> And those FLOORS have to be SUPPORTED BY COLUMNS. 
> Who's gonna DESIGN THEM? You? You, MR. ARCHITECT? 
> I have a greater responsibility than you can
> possibly fathom. 
> You weep for LOST FLOOR SPACE and you curse the
> COLUMNS. 
> You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not
> knowing what I know:
> that
> THOSE COLUMNS, while tragic, probably saved lives.
> And my existence,
> while
> grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves
> lives...You don't want the
> truth. 
> Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at
> parties, you want
> me on
> that DESIGN TEAM. You need me on that DESIGN TEAM.
> 
> We use words like DESIGN, code, ANALYSIS...we use
> these words as the
> backbone to a life spent SUPPORTING something. You
> use 'em as a
> punchline. 
> I have neither the time nor the inclination to
> explain my DESIGN to a
> man
> who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very
> STRUCTURES I provide,
> then questions the manner in which I provide it! I'd
> rather you just
> said
> thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest
> you pick up a STEEL
> MANUAL and DESIGN a post. 
> Either way, I don't give a damn what you think
> you're entitled to!
> 
> Architect : Did you SCHEDULE THE COLUMNS?
> Engineer : (quietly) I did the job you HIRED me to
> do.
> Architect : Did you SCHEDULE THE COLUMNS?
> Engineer : You're goddamn right I did!!
>  
> 
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