I finally got a chance to watch The Lego Movie and it was great fun. I particularly enjoyed the movie’s description of a “think tank.”
The villain, President Business, has imprisoned almost all of the Lego Universe’s master builders, including Superman, Green Lantern, William Shakespeare, and Shaquille O’Neal, in his think tank. In the think tank the captured creative heroes are forced to “come up with all the instructions for everything in the universe.” That is, they are supposed to develop a plan for how everything is supposed to done from which no one may deviate. And the perfect order of the plan will be made permanent once Preisdent Business can use the Kragle (Krazy Glue) to freeze everything in place.
I’m glad the folks at Lego are aware of how the scourge that is known as PLDD has infected many of the nation’s leading think tanks. And if this is the impression that popular culture has of think tanks, no amount of web hits, Tweets, or donor dollars will restore their policy influence. Think tanks had better find the Piece of Resistance before it’s too late.