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December 14, 2007

Shouting Fire

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Maybe I found this funny because just hours earlier, I predicted that if the writers’ strike continues much longer, we can expect pretty much this exact same show to turn up on Fox.

 

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December 6, 2007

Behind

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A reference to the writer’s strike? If so it’s jumping the gun, since few viewers have seen any impact yet.

November 19, 2007

The Writers’ (WGA) Strike

This seems rather an obvious solution to me — but I’m sure I’m not the first person to think of it, so there must be some defect in my reasoning that I’m sure somebody will point out to me…

What would be the downside of the writers asking that their payment for a script be increased 30%, or 50%, or 100%, or whatever the appropriate figure might be, and then the hell with the residuals? It comes out to the same money and they’d have it in-hand, and no worries about what the studios claim they’re making money on, or their creative accounting techniques, or new technologies that nobody is anticipating yet (“Oh yeah, we agreed to pay you 6 cents for every DVD sold, but the contract says nothing about holographic presentations”)

I can’t imagine the studios agreeing to this, because it would eliminate some of their potential to screw over their creative people, but still…

There are two inarguable facts: With a long-term contract in effect, new technology will always benefit the studio, because they have physical possession of the completed work; and studio executives have an inherent advantage over writers because the studio executives know business and contracts and the writers know punchlines.

This is by no means a criticism of the writers, of course: Business is easy, comedy is hard.

October 23, 2007

Comics That Made Me Laugh Out Loud: October

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Borderline: Not quite LOLs, but a couple of definite grins:
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For some reason, almost all the comics that made me laugh out loud this month were published on October 11.
Julie:

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Lola: Hey, and I was at work when it happened!

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Nicole:

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Wendy:

This was on Jim Moore‘s LOL list, while Nicole submitted the same comic as a groaner:

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October 16, 2007

Channel 3

Filed under: Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, DVD, humor, television — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

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I can’t make any sense of this, even ignoring the factual error (if channel 3 is a broadcast station in your area, then it not going to be your television’s default station for the DVD or VCR).

September 25, 2007

Know Your Audience

And for feminine hygiene products it’s the other way around. His point?

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