ooh! lauri asked me if adaptation was good, and part of my answer is a good summation of this. "i admire it but i don't enjoy it"
on the plus side, i cannot listen to this song without grinning. it's so silly and goofy and cute. and i imagine very sarcastic, in its machiavellian way, but they do an admirable job of keeping straightfaced about it. and what is with that highpitched singing at the end?? that's just crazy
 as a sidenote, i read a theory somewhere (i forget where) that the prince was actually meant as a pretty nasty satire, and not as the straight-up advice manual/political history it is normally viewed as.
by the way, i blame kevin for my journal suddenly getting all pretensiously thoughtful today and yesterday. we had one of those odd latenight philosophical conversations and now my head is stuck in that mode. well, when i'm not distracted it is. luckily i am very distractable.