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The WGA and That Other Box That Glows

RedWatcherRedWatcher Registered User new member
edited November 2007 in Social Entropy++
Hey everyone,

I've been a follower of Penny Arcade and an avid gamer (mainly MMO's from UO to EQ to SB (:x) to WoW) for several years now, but this is the first time I've posted on these forums. The reason I do so now (other than the generaly cathartic feeling I get from posting on issues that nip at my soul) is because I wanted to see what this community thought of an issue currently making ripples in parts of California and New York.

Namely, the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) strike.

Admittedly, it isn't something that's been making many massive headlines outside of the Entertainment News, but it does effect those who still (on occasion) pay homage to that most ancient of traditions of using their television for viewing shows and/or movies. And (depending on how long the strike lasts) will have a noticeable effect on what's in the theaters during the latter half of 2008.

Also, part of the reason I bring it up on these forums in particular is that a lot of what the WGA is striking about has to do with the Interweb and it's many tubes. And, since (aside from the purveyors and purchasers of pornography) Gamers tend to be the leading edge of using, interacting, and developing the Webernet, I thought it'd be interesting to see if there was any awareness and/or interest in what's going down in Tinsel Town.

Anyhow, the following is the clearast explanation of why the WGA is striking I've seen so far (parsed in convinient YouTube form). I hope you all at least find it intersting.

Why the WGA is on Strike

Thanks,

Red

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    tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    ANARCHY IN THE STREETS

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    SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I think he got lost.

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    Riggs BlitzkriegRiggs Blitzkrieg Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    PANIC ON THE STREETS OF LONDON

    I wonder if theyll have scab writers. Ill be a scab

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    i hate it when people throw billions of numbers in a presentation

    they lose their effect after a while

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    tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    potatoe wrote: »
    i hate it when people throw billions of numbers in a presentation

    they lose their effect after a while

    this post has hidden irony

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    CognizanceCognizance Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    statistical disillusionment

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    Riggs BlitzkriegRiggs Blitzkrieg Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    im sure it sounds impressive though

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I have always thought writers should get paid more. No writers = no ideas = no fucking movies.


    Except of course, the hack writers, fuck them.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited November 2007
    i think tv shows would be improved by operating eithout writers

    thanks,

    knob

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    omega71omega71 Too old for a title, too ornery to care. Sacramento, CaliRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Hey..I heard that House of Leaves is a really good book.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited November 2007
    movies too

    thanks,

    knob

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    Riggs BlitzkriegRiggs Blitzkrieg Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    ill take their jobs

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    CognizanceCognizance Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I often choose movies to watch moreso by the people who write the script than by the actors in them.

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    SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    We should talk about something else in this thread. I dunno.

    something more interesting.

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Well most Tv is mindless trash so how much worse can it get?

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    CognizanceCognizance Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I like House.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited November 2007
    wait, did this guy seriously type 'webernet'


    fuck you guy

    choke on a sandwich

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    Riggs BlitzkriegRiggs Blitzkrieg Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    blogosphere

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Silmaril wrote: »
    We should talk about something else in this thread. I dunno.

    something more interesting.

    Lets talk about cats ?
    have a camwhore thread?
    Or any of the other things we have not made a thread about in the last month

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    SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    thank you for not spelling sandwich incorrectly Knob.


    It means a lot to me.

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    Lord DaveLord Dave Grief Causer Bitch Free ZoneRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    making nipples in parts of California

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited November 2007
    everything i do

    i do it for you

    thanks,

    knob


    p.s. let's talk about

    i dunno

    black books

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Silmaril wrote: »
    thank you for not spelling sandwich incorrectly Knob.


    It means a lot to me.

    How do you mispell Sandwich? I thought that is how it was spelled?

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited November 2007
    you see sandwhich typed a lot

    or the ever hilarious 'sammich'

    that never gets old

    shit my sarcasm is showing

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    CognizanceCognizance Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Knob wrote: »

    p.s. let's talk about

    i dunno

    black books

    little black books?

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    SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Silmaril wrote: »
    thank you for not spelling sandwich incorrectly Knob.


    It means a lot to me.

    How do you mispell Sandwich? I thought that is how it was spelled?


    STUPID FUCKING SAMMICH I WILL KILL THE FUCKERS AAAAAARRGGGGGGGGHHHHHH.


    Knob wrote: »
    everything i do

    i do it for you

    thanks,

    knob


    p.s. let's talk about

    i dunno

    black books




    Black books is fucking awesome.

    Bill Bailey is the awesomest.

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    IpseDixitIpseDixit Treat me like a pirate And give me that bootyRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Silmaril wrote: »
    We should talk about something else in this thread. I dunno.

    something more interesting.

    Lets talk about cats ?
    have a camwhore thread?
    Or any of the other things we have not made a thread about in the last month

    We could have yet another thread about food we like. Those are always good times.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited November 2007
    i saw dylan moran in something else recently

    what was it

    i don't recall

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    Riggs BlitzkriegRiggs Blitzkrieg Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Two students at Southern Illinois University in this St. Louis suburb kidnapped, paddled and burned a young man with freshly baked cookies after a drug deal went bad, prosecutors alleged.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,308478,00.html

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    SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Knob wrote: »
    i saw dylan moran in something else recently

    what was it

    i don't recall

    Run Fat Boy Run?

    I kinda want to see that.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited November 2007
    shit, i thought that said 'paddled with freshly baked cookies' for minute

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    SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    How can anything with freshly baked cookies be bad?

    The mind boggles.

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Knob wrote: »
    shit, i thought that said 'paddled with freshly baked cookies' for minute

    Kinky

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    Riggs BlitzkriegRiggs Blitzkrieg Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    maybe if the writers werent on strike they could tell you how freshly baked cookies can be bad

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    bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    maybe this means i'll get a job

    if only i lived in california

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    IpseDixitIpseDixit Treat me like a pirate And give me that bootyRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    "Basically they ripped them off of their drugs, and they took exception to that," Wells said.

    Astonishing observation Capt. Wells!

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    IpseDixit wrote: »
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Silmaril wrote: »
    We should talk about something else in this thread. I dunno.

    something more interesting.

    Lets talk about cats ?
    have a camwhore thread?
    Or any of the other things we have not made a thread about in the last month

    We could have yet another thread about food we like. Those are always good times.

    With the upcomming end of the year festivities we should start one

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I think if all of the people that spell House of Leaves in blue all fell into a hole and died, the world would be a much better place.

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I wanna go to the picket line in Rockerfeller Center and hold up a sign that says "ME WANT RESIDUALS"

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