Watch The Pentagon Wars Because Bureaucracy Sucks

Video: After spending my entire week wrestling with the Kafka double-whammy of healthcare and taxes, I feel like I’m about to drown in paperwork. But no matter how bad the from-filling gets, The Pentagon Wars is living (and hilarious) proof that things can always get worse.

The film is an account of the development of the M2 Bradley, one of the US military’s legendary procurement failures. I know, I know — military procurement isn’t normally a recipe for a quality night in. But the acting is good, the characters almost believable, and best of all, it’s (loosely) based on a true story.

It’s both funny and depressing — the comedy is good, but a little too close to home. Even if you don’t have time for the full hour forty-three, just watching this clip should serve as a lesson on how projects can get tragically derailed. [YouTube]