While trying to gather my thoughts on No Country For Old Men, I couldn’t help but update myself on the latest and greatest from the WGA strike. A quick googling will find a number of critics, Jamie Lee Curtis chief among them, who are unimpressed by the writers’ slogans on the picket line. Well, I have certainly found the best one out there, as well as a few others that are enjoyable. No surprise the winner came from the WGAe. Drumroll please:
The Winter of our DISSED CONTENT
(It’s nothing against those LA writers, but I am yet to notice Shakespearean puns coming from their throngs of rallyers)
Some other decent fare:
Don’t Write Til it’s Right
More Money, More Funny
I Wrote This (I promise it seems more clever scrawled on posterboard)
Nick Counter Hates Puppies and Babies
Ellen Is No Friend of Mine, Because She Crossed My Picket Line
Also for your viewing pleasure…The WGA strike rules are incredibly strict for both members and non-members. But hey, writing is just one of those things you can do by accident sometimes, and writers don’t know what to do with all this free time. So they have turned to about the only format they can work on, the internet. Writers are offering up some pretty great blogs, for both news and getting some jokes off their chest. Get it while it’s hot folks.
Each of those sites will lead to a ton of other writer-centric blogs. Also check out a new blog devoted to the real victims of the strike, non-union film and tv employees whose jobs are either in jeopardy or have already gotten the axe. Hopefully we can all stay off that list.
It’s a sensitive time, but hilarity will get us through it much easier. Below, an hilarious video that shows how desperate the writers are to get some of that creativity out. Watch closely for the best picket sign around.