Sunday, September 5, 2010

Phylly's solution for ideal management / labour relations

Clearly, THIS is not a solution...


When this kind of bossman behaviour results in 
dire consequences for his love life...


And the woman of his dreams 
looks at him like this...




The "overbearing master" tries a new way 
of relating to his workers:




Better...

Much better...


Better still...



And my personal favourite...

I think his girlfriend approves...
Screencaps of the BBC miniseries North and South (2004) starring Richard Armitage, Danielle Denby-Ashe and Brendan Coyle courtesy of Richard Armitage Central, Richard Armitage Net and Foolish Passions.


My wish for a better world of work...

We should all be so lucky.

  
Have a wonderful Labour Day Weekend!

21 comments:

TeeTotallyNot said...

OMG - I almost choked on my peach at the last pic. ROFL.
Funniest thing I've read/heard/seen all weekend (and I've been power-watching Burn Notice :D).. thanks for that post. Even though my weekend is amost over.
Hope you're enjoying yours :D

phylly3 said...

Thanks TTN!Glad you liked it! :D

servetus said...

Excellent, inventive, gave me a belly laugh!

Ruth said...

Oh my gosh, Richard in The Office? Hilarious thought!

Nat at RA FanBlog said...

Haha. Love it! :)

Myrtle said...

Lovely, oh, to have a boss like him:D

Charleybrown said...

I like his improved manners and I did love that scene with Thornton and the little boy!

Not sure if I like the pic of RA as Michael or if I'm creeped out by it!

phylly3 said...

@ my loyal commenters -- Thanks! Always happy to give a laugh!
@Charleybrown -- Yeah, the pic of Richard in Michael's head IS a bit creepy! I had a lot of trouble aligning RA's face as Michael's ears seem too big. (Not flattering -- but oh well!)

littlevictories said...

So funny. If he were my boss, nothing would get accomplished.

iz4blue said...

Hilarious!
Alas I have a girlfriend who couldn't get past the beating up scene and continued to think of him as a b$st$rd!

phylly3 said...

@littlevictories-- Welcome to my little tribute to RA goodness in the blog world! I agree, it would be difficult to concentrate on getting any work done! ;)
@iz4blue -- More's the pity for that silly girlfriend of yours. You should get her to read the book first. There's no scene like that in it. Then after she understands what Thornton is all about, she should try the miniseries again. She doesn't know what she is missing!

pi said...

Ha! That was ingenious and lovely. Can't think of a better way to celebrate Labour Day. The last pic? ROFL! Weirdly cute.

Twinkling Moon said...

What a great post!

And I could actually see RA in the Office, doing a role like Jim (in the US version, I forgot what the character's name is in the UK version).
I think RA with his facial expressions would be so good in a comedic role, where he says so much just by raising his eyebrows :)

Avalon said...

LOL, Happy Labor Day!

Was Thornton in charge when the Pullman Strike of 1884 exploded? lol

JaneGS said...

All I can say is :)

tyme_4_t said...

Literally Laughed OUT LOUD when I saw that last pic!
Thanks for the laugh!

phylly3 said...

@all you kind commenters....All I can say is this started out as a lengthy, somewhat analytical and historical post, and then I threw it all out and this is what I ended up with! That is, once I did the Face-in-a-hole, I couldn't stop laughing long enough to be serious!

gratianads90 said...

Oh Phylly!
This last image is a corker! Is it a photomanip? Or will Mr. Armtiage be tortured with it in his career retrospectives from now on? It just goes to show that lighting and a photographer's skill does matter when your subject has strong features like RA does. Even so, he has a winning smile-despite him seeming to channel Steve Carrell from The Office. Ha!
Cheers! Gratiana

phylly3 said...

@gratiana -- Definitely a photomanip. You can see the Face in Hole Logo on the bottom of the picture. You may notice (if you visit here frequently) I use that free ap quite often on this blog. :)

bccmee said...

You have a great sense of timing. Here I was, innocently moving down the page, watching Thornton become kinder and gentler and then BAM! You hit us with that LOL manip! Well-done, you! :D

phylly3 said...

Awww shucks bccmee! :) Glad you liked it!