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Trust me

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, August 1st, 2008 - 16 comments
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David Farrar says of a scene in Dark Knight ‘I would have voted ‘yes”. Without giving away any of the plot, that means Farrar would choose to hurt many others as long as he would not be hurt himself. But in making that decision he would be relying on the word of a liar known for misleading people and changing his mind without warning it’s just as likely that he would have actually been voting to hurt himself.

Guess we can see why Farrar’s voting for Key 🙂

16 comments on “Trust me ”

  1. Smokie 2

    I thought Farrar was voting English? …

  2. Matthew Pilott 3

    Keep your drugs out of here vto.

    I have yet to see that movie, but with the Film Festival on I’m a bit filmed out.

    SP – proof reading is a virtue!

  3. Vanilla Eis 4

    MP: See it. Seriously. If only for Ledgers performance.

  4. BeShakey 5

    In Farrar’s defence, I thought they were trying to set up a one-off prisoners dilemma situation. The answer in that is usually to betray (vote yes). Problem is they failed to set it up properly, making the answer almost definitely betray/yes.
    Of course the plausibility of the information could have been questioned, but if that was the intent of the movie the whole passage seems a waste of time. And I think it still leads to the same answer, because there isn’t anything to justify an alternative scenario over the one presented.

  5. I reckon he’s the type of person who would not only have voted yes but pushed the button.

  6. Matthew Pilott 7

    Vanilla Eis: Yeah will do. NZFF over shortly and then I’ll get my evenings and weekend back (unless my Party needs me).

  7. It was a prisoners’ dilemma of a sort except that your payoff for going no if the other goes no or yes first was the same, and the cost of going no if the other goes yes is infinite. So, you go yes first, IF you could trust that the ruels were correct, which you clearly couldn’t…. given that you could not know the outcome of voting yes, and by voting no you’re putting your fate in the hands of the other but if they also go no everything should be ok your best option was to vote no and hope that the others would come to the same conclusion, or not have the guts to go through with a yes vote.

  8. Helena 9

    I am voting for English, too.

  9. NX 10

    The Dark Knight is an awesome movie. 5 out of 5.

    Surely you could’ve done this post without linking it to Key.
    By putting Mr Key’s picture up with the seriously crazy Joker (who did an excellent performance) you are tainting him by association.

    It kind of puts your faux outrage yesterday into perceptive.

    Oh, and yeah.. I would’ve voted ‘no’.

  10. infused 11

    Ah, a new low. Anyone take SP seriously anymore?

    [lprent: yes. ]

  11. NX 12

    Eh why are my comments ‘awaiting moderation’?

    Surely you don’t regard my comments are trolling. I don’t swear & I stick to the topic.
    Kind of taken back you don’t trust me.

    Surely you’d want to encourage dissenting views… it helps debate.

    [Tane: I don’t know, certainly it’s not intentional on my part. Will look into it.

    …Just had a look, can’t see anything obvious. It may be the fact you used the word ‘movie’, which sometimes gets our spam filter excited. ]

    [lprent: Yeah I should remove those. Akismet does a really good job of disposing of that type of issue. ]

  12. Matthew Pilott 13

    Oh have a cry, infused! Being a bit PC mate.

  13. Pascal's bookie 14

    Matthew, a bit mean picking on infused.

    They all seem to be heading for the fainting couch pretty much non-stop of late.

  14. Matthew Pilott 15

    I know, Pascal’s bookie, the left are being just so howwible to that nice Mr Key these days. Why can’t they just leave him alone?

  15. Trust me the Bat Cave is all go today pumping lovely friggin water. Pick on me as I just sacked me plumber ’cause I detest living in Helengrad.

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