Thursday, 8 November 2007

Please Do Not Adjust your Set

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...

18 comments:

Jean Knee said...

Brian, Brian, oh Brian

mistakes you have made a-plenty

Jean Knee said...

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



you better rethink this whole paragraph, dear Brian

Jean Knee said...

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...

are you making a jibe at Elastic? cause I know she could make a kick ass post with that title

I shall tattle on you immediately.

Jean Knee said...

perhaps you are innocent and I am merely expressing my dread of the beauty parlor.

I stopped and pet donkeys on the way home from dropping Lean off, and yet my aversion to the beauty parlor neves are not soothed.

Bee said...

jean knee, you forgot:

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.

Bee said...

And:

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.

Bee said...

I really hope they don't do that with The Office, I don't like reading subtitles!

Jean Knee said...

imagine a Beavis and Butthead laugh track: heesneehewwasjhe

Bee said...

Imagine it? I live it! :o)

You'll do fine at the beauty shop, just don't bite the hairdressers hand!

Brian o Vretanos said...

I wish I could understand a word of what either of you are saying, but my brain's on strike today...

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee:

I've added a link to the thing about the UK office - scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Bee said...

The Office:
No offense but that would be horrible! The characters on ours are hilarious!

There are only about 6 shows I watch religiously and that's one of 'em! :o(

Brian o Vretanos said...

I never liked the UK one - it was on maybe 5 or 6 years ago, when the "docudrama" things were the latest fad, and my ex thought it was great, but I could never get into it.

Jean Knee said...

I'm thinking maybe the beauty parlor was a flop. Lean burst into tears when she saw me--yes, actual tears

Bee said...

Why?????
CAn you post a picture and green goopy your face?? Just so we can see it.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

You have to do what Bee wants, since it's almost her birthday. I promise I won't cry (well not tears of sorrow, anyway).

Bee said...

BWAHAHAHA!
Yeah jean knee, pleeeease! For my birthday?

Jean Knee said...

maybe....

always keep em wanting more.....