On the radio yesterday I heard this snippet from a conversation about the television/movie/whatever writers' strike. And I couldn't help but think... wow, the end of tv, how great would that be?
I realize that tv and movie-making are a large part of the economy but really, it is hard to see the loss of most tv as anything but a good thing.
This morning I heard something about how the strike is going to affect the Academy Awards. Since I rarely see movies I don't really care about that anymore. But, I thought - what, these people who get on these shows and give awards can't come up with their own words? They need writers?? Some of these people love to speak out about how terrible America is, what a doofus Pres. Bush is, global warming panic, ad nauseum. But they can't get up and use their own words to hand out a movie award?
And still we idolize them.