Friday, January 04, 2008

Why I Haven't Been Blogging

Haven't you heard? There's a writer's strike on. I can't be considered a scab, can I?

Yeah, I know, my professors didn't think it was a good excuse either.

But I did read This article on MSN today that I completely agree with. I've heard a lot of people griping like this, but none so eloquently/hilariously. I've also heard a smattering of anger aimed at the writers, but I don't take heed. The people who blame the writers for the strike clearly have no concept of the matter at hand. Striking writers, sure, they want more money, but not every TV and Hollywood writer is a multimillionaire so this is understandable. Actually, while most writers who work in film and television can bring in one single paycheck that is two or three times the size of mine, I get twenty four paychecks a year and they may only get two or three. So...you do the math.

So, there we go. Solidarity with the striking WGA. I salute you folks. Even if I'm not yet a member (although that's only because I hadn't gotten around to joining yet...)

5 comments:

Annie said...

I believe you read my opinion on television a little while back. Okay, that was just one show. And yes, there are great shows out there, but my favorites have already been long discontinued to make room for indulgent pleasures a la that Tequila hooker.
I'm kind of tired of people complaining about the writer's strike. If they want to strike, that's their business. Moan and gripe all you want, but perhaps with the time you previously spent watching the tub, you could run your legs instead of your mouth!

Lisa said...

I do miss the Office terribly... and new Conan. :( I see why the strike is going on, but it still hurts. (BTW, about time you had a new blog on here. I was so happy that when I did my daily check-in there was a story. :P )

marty/bridget said...

did you see the group of writers on letterman delivering the top ten demands of the striking writers? my favorite was "4 cents on a $20 DVD? how about $20 on a 4cent DVD?" now you're talkin'!! b.

Molly said...

I'm all for writers sharing the wealth... strike on, bro.... er... son.

mGk said...

I think I heard there was a housekeepers strike in LA too. That's why I am not cleaning my house... Yeah... that's why...

Strike on my brother... but know we will miss your witty banter...