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Writer strike could change TV

If the writers’ guild does go on strike, it eventually could change television and movies. For TV, we could be looking at another month or two of shows, but after that, the scripts would run out and we’d be force fed more reality show crap, more gossip/newsmagazine shows like Extra, and basically just a ton of reasons to cancel your cable or dish package.

Unless you like sports.

Funny, if the writers do go on strike, the WWE wrestlers would be screwed. Who would write their scripts?

If the airwaves were filled with sports, I could stand it for a while. I record a bunch of shows and that allows me to keep up on shows I would normally never watch. That’s good and bad. The silver lining of the writer strike would be that in the worst case scenario, TV would be so intolerable to watch that We, The People, would have to get off our fat asses and go outside to do something finally (yeah State of Mississippi, I am talking to you).

I have no use for more crap reality shows or newsmagazines, so I, for one, am hoping that the sides agree and the writers do what they do best sooner rather than later. We wouldn’t want to get delayed on our stories you know. . .

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  • El Gammy November 1, 2007, 12:29 pm

    The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, and while I was out catching a cool breeze (which they didn’t get me to trade for hot air – OH!!), the wind told me that movies are the answer to your mini-dilemma.

    Let the writer’s guild go on strike. While they’re getting high off their own farts, you fire up the old Blockbuster account and indulge yourself in the pleasure that are DVD movies. Last I checked you have a decent-sized TV, so there’s nothing from keeping you and holysmith! the wife from sitting back and enjoying a good film or two… or 37.

    In the words of the Original 81: Getcha’ popcorn ready.

    PS – Good call on the new theme, except you forgot to change your tagline to “Quality douching since 1956.”

  • holySmith! November 1, 2007, 1:45 pm

    I just cancelled my Blockbuster account like two weeks ago. I have little interest in finding more ways to sit around and be lazy anymore, so I think I will just go outside and do shit until it gets hot again and I am forced to go bowling more often.

  • El Gammy November 2, 2007, 3:52 pm

    I commend your decision. Being active is the way to go, especially for old douches like yourself, and speaking of holydouche… How in the hell do you not acknowledge my Pink Floyd reference in my comment above?

    I’ve been your understudy for how many years now? And when I finally come around to making my first Pink Floyd reference, you purposely ignore it like your clients do the gigantic cock in your office? This is the equivalent of missing your son’s first baseball game, or your daughter’s ballet recital. In the realm of apprenticeship, this is like Qui Gon Jin getting killed right after telling the Jedi counsel to “fuck off” and continuing with the training of a talented but dangerous Anakin Skywalker. Simply unforgivable.

    I want my own post congratulating me for a job well done. I want recognition. I want you to validate my accomplishment and encourage me to continue to make Pink Floyd references (we get points for each one of them right?)

    If my demands are not met, I will purposely drive around my v-8 truck around the Phoenix valley while I’m alone, releasing enough pollutants into the air to cancel out whatever good you’re doing our environment by driving a hybrid, [evil laugh] HAHAHAHAH!!!

    I will also scheme continuously until I can come up with a better way to get back at you for this (I was gonna say that I am going to get holysmith.com ranked #1 for HOLYDOUCHE in Google, but I’m gonna do that anyway whether or not you meet my demands – remember what you got ElGammy.com ranked for? Yeah, it’s payback time…)

  • holySmith! November 2, 2007, 4:20 pm

    OK, sorry I hurt your feelings there Jenny. Your Floyd comment was good, but I know you are capable of more, so feel free to drop Floyd comments as often as possible. I will do my best to pat you on the back each and every time I read one of them.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise.

  • Jeleyman November 8, 2007, 7:49 am

    Writer strike = less time @ TV = more time blogging = more time reading Chicken effed Bacon

    This whole writer’s strike thing got me thinking about Unions in Hollywood…there is an effing Union for everything there. Screen Actor’s Union, Writer’s Union, Movie Lot Security Union, Key Grip Union, Best Boy Union, Assistant to Mr. Afflek Union, Caterer’s Union. It’s a wonder that anything in that town ever gets accomplished.

    Think about the Union workers you know. They all take exactly their alotted coffee breaks, and once every couple of years have to re-negotiate their contracts. Now there is no way in hell that all of these Unions have the same schedules for these things…so it is obviously a miracle that anything gets done.

    On a side note, most Unions have pretty damn good benefits, specially health benefits, which in most cases even include mental health and substance abuse treatments. So this got me thinking again, how it is that with this immense support structure in place, how do the Robert Downy Jr’s, Paris Hiltons, and Lindsey Lohans of this world slip through the cracks?

    BTW holySmith! – cudos on the new blog skin
    El Gammy – altough you get points for your PF reference you get an equal amount of negative points for quoting perhaps the cheesiest of all Bob Dylan tunes.

  • El Gammy November 13, 2007, 9:14 am

    Considering Dylan was way, WAY before my time, I should only get extra credit for even knowing said reference. While you hippies (or children of hippies) were lighting up joints, hugging trees and otherwise fighting “the man,” I was but a mere tadpole swimming in the sea of my father’s testicles pondering my escape and inevitable penetration of that ovarian bastille.

    Anyways, it’s the equivalent of you two old dudes referencing stuff from the “Roarin’ 20s,” as I believe they were called. You should get points out of the mere fact that you can adequately reference events that happened right before your time right?

    Oh, and you forgot the ever-so important Sex-Workers Union. Where would Hollywood be without them?

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