Would it kill America’s media corporations to just give writers what they’re asking for? What’s the worst that could happen? We suddenly have writers getting compensated for writing stuff that people want to see over and over again. And the downside is…?
That one was for you, WGA members. And if you get pissed off at me later for making fun of your strike, just turn to the guy next to you in the picket like who writes for The Daily Show. He’ll explain. It’s comedy. Don’t go there, man, because it’s all relative anyhow. Lawyers are getting beat up in Pakistan. People are suffering. Don’t make me go relative on your ass.
“Prepare your love wand for the next battle” spam subject line is close enough to a twisted Harry Potter fantasy that it completely turns me off.
Conservative radio jaw-flappers talk a lot about how important it is to get Europe to “step up” and work with us militarily (Laura Ingraham show, 11/05/2007, around 7:50 PM), but apparently don’t see the connection with electing a president that is ideologically more similar to Europeans (and not an asshole).
My violin lessons are scheduled at the same time town meetings are usually scheduled. Does that mean I’ll be fiddling while my hometown burns?
Aside from a negative example of parenting, what useful thing can we learn from Britney Spears? People are fascinated by shiny manufactured plastic images of idealized femininity and supercharged sexuality, but they’re a lot more comfortable pointing fingers at a carnival sideshow. And they’re happier with what they find comfortable.
If I start to sound a little like Dennis Miller in the late 80’s, that’s OK; let me keep going for a bit. If I start to sound like Dennis miller any later than, oh, I dunno, 1992, please place a pillow firmly over my nose and mouth while I am sleeping.
Back to conservative radio for a second. I heard a caller say this on the air: “What kind of person could possibly vote for Hillary Clinton? Only a crazy person.” A minute or so later, expounding (bloviating) on the way prisons are run, he said “Replace the showers with poison gas” and hung up before the host could respond. Hey — once the prisons are empty, you’ve got a convenient place for all the Hillary Clinton supporters, right? You just know that’s what he’s thinking.
I went to post a comment on Chuck’s blog (yes — he still has a blog, smartass) and I had to type in this CAPTCHA: I can’t decide if this is advice on when to post comments on Chuck’s blog, or part of a ransom note telling me when to drop off the money. Chuck, don’t worry, we’re coming for you!!!
Is the news written by union members? If so, are they going to just go with reruns? Seems unlikely. Damn union-busting news writers. That said, I really, really, really, really wish Bush’s speechwriters were union. Since we’re stuck with this president, the least we could get out of the last year or so would be a few months of Bush actually forced to communicate in his own words. When he’s extemporaneous, he never disappoints. Think of the delicious backlog the Daily Show writers would be coming home to.
If you think bad writers are overpaid, only watch TV with good writing. Duh.
Every ad for Bee Movie seemed to be trying to convince me not to see it. I don’t think that’s what ads are supposed to do. Didn’t they do focus groups with potential viewers? Who are these people?