Fight the Power!

November 8, 2007

If you haven't noticed, there's a writers strike going on in Hollywood right now. If you're a late-night TV viewer and a fan of shows like The Late Show or The Tonight Show, then you've already noticed that they are airing re-runs. If you're a fan of shows like Heroes, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, House, or The Office then you're going to start noticing a much shorter season than you are used to. I'm upset that my shows are being threatened, but I support the writers in their cause. I think the video above sums up pretty nicely why the writers are striking. It stands to reason that if you are a creative person and are paid to create something that is then sold over and over again that you should get a cut of the profits. That's just common sense to me. So, lets stand by those who write the jokes we laugh at, and write the stories we enjoy. I mean, come on, if you've ever seen an interview with an actor/actress you know that the characters we love are the result of good writing. The actor adds character, but the writer creates the character.

On a funnier note, here's Penny Arcade's take on the situation. And, while I'm at it, here's a funny XKCD comic that has nothing to do with the strike ;-)

Comments (1):

WOW! I had no idea. That's not even funny! FIGHT THE POWER!

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