Monday, November 5, 2007

The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.

God help us all, the screenwriters have gone on strike. Media commentators try to impress upon us what an earth-shattering cultural catastrophe this is. Of course, their lines were all written for them by guild members. For most of us, the hard part is trying to get our brains around the idea that the stuff we see on TV and at the movies is ever actually written at all. It seems more... um... excreted. One effect of the strike will be immediate: David Caruso will have no idea whether to take his sunglasses off or put his sunglasses on.


Anonymous said...

We're enjoying old movies---much better writers than the alternative.

Anonymous said...

During a writers' strike, an episode of the Smothers Brothers' television variety show featured a chorus of men and women wearing Groucho glasses and singing "Ghost Writers in Disguise".

Neutral ground fodder?