I got to attend the WGA Solidarity Rally in Washington Square Park yesterday! I arrived too late to see John Edwards speak, but I got to hear from awesome folks like Danny Glover, Tim Robbins, and Aasif Mandvi. Sweet!
For those that don’t know what’s going on (have you been living under an internet-rock?), here’s The Writers Strike Explained. Meanwhile, the writers continue to raise awareness of the fact that they aren’t being paid for their writing appearing online by writing online material for free. I can’t be the only one tickled pink by the irony. :D Here are some of my favourite videos:
The Daily Show writers’ thoughts on the strike
How I Spent My Internet Download Residuals
Classic Movie Lines Without Writers
In other news, six years ago, The Daily Show did a spoof on reality TV with “Pitch,” in which “Average, everyday Hollywood producers are locked in a house for three months and given one simple task: come up with more ideas for reality programs.” EVERY SINGLE ONE of the ideas they generated is better than these actual game shows for the spring 2008 season. I weep.