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Be strong writers!! Don't worry about me, I'll be fine!

Posted by Amelia | November 13, 2007 10:54 AM

Les Moonves is a fuck. I hate his guts.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 13, 2007 11:03 AM

Go strikers. My TV is off until the strike is over.

Is there any way we can give raises, gigantic raises to the writers while force networks to keep good shows on the air (think: Firefly, Sports Night, Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Futurama, Arrested Development...)? Like, I would have sent a personal check to keep some of those on air.

Posted by S. M. | November 13, 2007 11:03 AM

Interesting that this could drag into the election next year. Interesting how Bill Maher, The Daily Show and Colbert Report are off the air....

Very interesting.....

Posted by Just Me | November 13, 2007 11:03 AM

I can't seem to find info on line as to why writers are striking, other than that they feel they should be paid for online sales. But why? Are they paid every time a show runs on tv so they feel this should translate to other revenue streams as well?

Posted by inquire the fire | November 13, 2007 11:09 AM

@5 - I think that's about it, yes.

Posted by Levislade | November 13, 2007 11:11 AM

Apparently, late night talk shows will be the first ones affected. Not sure how the jokes could get any worse.

Posted by mongo like slog | November 13, 2007 11:15 AM


If you want to read more about the writers' take on the dispute, go to their web site:

Posted by COMTE | November 13, 2007 11:28 AM

If you want more information, or to help out:

Posted by Fan | November 13, 2007 11:32 AM

Thanks! Very helpful info. I'm not surprised, being that Hollyweird is what it is, but I hope this works so they dont have to live "paycheck to paycheck".

Posted by inquire the fire | November 13, 2007 11:52 AM

If I write a book, I get paid a percentage of all book sales, hard cover, paperback, foreign language editions, and so on. I also get a percentage of any movie or TV adaptations, and other product sales derived therefrom.

If I write a TV show script, why shouldn't I get paid for all of its usages, including online? Duh.

Posted by SDA in SEA | November 13, 2007 12:22 PM

Executives are such dickheads....

wait, I like dickheads!

they're such cumrags.

cumrags ARE gross.

Posted by michael strangeways | November 13, 2007 12:53 PM

I support the writers. They make a fraction of what on-screen talent makes, but they make a helluva lot more than most of us do. Still, if their creation is a success, then they should have their fair share of the money pouring in (and pour in it does - by the lawn and leaf bag full).

If only the rest of us had that kind of solidarity in our workplace. It'd be a different country than it is now.

Posted by Bauhaus | November 13, 2007 1:08 PM

Digital this and digital that, here's a DIGIT for you!

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | November 13, 2007 1:21 PM

Do America a favor! Unionize today at work!!!

Posted by Just Me | November 13, 2007 2:14 PM

tv sucks anyway. except for showtime, as showtime has great shows. luckily, showtime films their shows months in advance, so this strike won't affect me.

enjoy your game shows.

Posted by dirty girl | November 13, 2007 2:45 PM

How about if we increase the pressure by starting a movement to get people to cancel their cable/satellite service until the strike is settled?

Posted by Paul Barwick in SF | November 13, 2007 5:53 PM

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