Apparently the Writer's Guild of America have gone on strike, forcing the cancellation of many US TV shows, with reruns being scheduled instead.
As a mark of solidarity with my fellow writers, I have decided that I will take action on this blog. You will no doubt notice the reduction in the quality of my prose (What! Did I hear someone say "Same old drivel"???), and I will not be coming up with any original ideas for the duration.
The strike is a good thing from my point of view, because my blogging activities have meant that I'm not getting through CSI DVDs so quickly. This will hopefully give me a chance to catch up.
I believe that they're planning to replace the US version of "The Office" with the UK one. Now, I never thought much of that programme and have never seen the US one, but of course the original has to be far better (it's British after all), so I'm very pleased for American Office fans.
One thing I do think is strange is the fact that the late night "comedy" shows such as David Letterman are affected. You mean they write that stuff beforehand? If I was a scriptwriter I don't think I'd want to admit to that. Anyway, surely the likes of DL have enough talent that they could just wing it for a bit? Maybe not... In any case, viewers probably won't notice that they're getting reruns.
Which gives me an idea - why do I go to all this trouble to write posts when I could recycle some old articles from elsewhere with the names changed? I bet no-one would realise. Especially if I bunged in some "Art" pictures. Oh, don't worry, the artists haven't gone on strike yet.
Don't forget to tune in for tomorrow's thrilling installment: "An Apple a Day Keeps you Burping Away". Complete with an artisic picture of Adam and Eve...