Thursday, November 08, 2007

The real global enemy

No. Not O.J.
That's a whole other story.

Of course I'm concerned about global warming, global cooling, global melting and global freezing and all that. I also am worried about gas prices, I heard it's $5 a gallon in Big Sur...what the hell!?
Beyond that, naturally, I fear nuclear weapons, unrest in Pakistan and tsunamis.
Tornados also freak me out, but since I don't live in Kansas I figure that's a back burner issue.
I'm worried that the Rapture will come and I'll be left here on Earth for the double feature of plagues and pestilence. What if Mike Seaver is right?!! I tremble at the thought that I just almost accidently misspelled plague as "plaque". How dumb would I look!? Though, I'm pretty sure there will be at least a few dentists Left Behind. (Hello Little Shop of Horrors, anyone?)

But the real fear, the thing that keeps me up at night, shaking in my boots is this ding dang Hollywood writers' strike.
I mean, if "The Office" goes into interminable reruns, why go on?
At least "America's Next Top Model" is safe.

The last writers strike lasted 22 weeks. TWENTY TWO WEEKS!!!!!!
Do you know how fat and immobile I will be in 22 weeks? If this lasts 22 weeks, it will take us almost right into the summer rerun schedule. Unacceptable!!!
At least "Monk," "Psych" and "Burn Notice" will come back fresh.
I can't live this way.
PS I'm willing to scab to keep my shows on the freaking air. Call me!


Anonymous said...

I, for one, am kind of happy about the strike, because I have way too much tv saved up on my DVR. I JUST last night complained to David that all of these hour long shows are too much, and that I'm exhausted from watching tv, and OH GOD tonight's episode of Without a Trace is a crossover with CSI, and how much story will I lose if I skip out on the CSI hour, a show I do not watch. Although probably in a week I'll be sad that I went ahead and deleted those 5 episodes of Cane sitting on there.

Jessica said...

I do not have Tivo and it's killing me.
Stupid writers.
You know a TV staff writer STARTS at around 80K a year. 80K!!!
Screw them.