Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Writers' Strike

You may or may not already know about the writers strike that's going on right now. It's interesting, and I consider this video by John Green a pretty good synopsis.

Also, this tidbit is fun, Doris Egan (a writer for House) originally wrote it, and I got it from YA author Justine Larbalestier's blog:

By the way, I’m not at all sure this understanding [about money] goes up to the CEO’s office; how can it, when that CEO can be handed sixty million dollars just for quitting? Someday I must tell you the story of the famous exec who said, “Why not make this character middle-class? Let’s say he makes $300,000 a year—” and the writers all stared at him.

4 comments:

Hilary said...

It's amazing how little people care to understand about another person's situation. If all their own needs are being met, they seem to have no concern for what the lives of others are like. Like these executives have no clue what it even means to be middle class. They have no concept of living under 300,000 a year. What scares me is that I'm sure to some extent that is true of me. I read the paper, I write the occasional email to my representatives in government, but what do I really do about any of it? I don't think I have the resources to do anything about it, and yet I have so much more than most of the world, so how can that be true? If I were one of those executives, would I be that out of touch, too?

YoungFamilyBlog said...

I agree with Hilary! People have no idea what it means to be middle class and have to save for something.

Hilary said...

BTW, I'm both impressed and a little disturbed that Stephanie Meyer is beating out JK Rowling on the poll. How can that be???

Alysa said...

I told some of my "Twilighters Anonymous" friends about my blog. :)