Monday, November 12, 2007

Capitalism and The Infestation of Reality TV

Sorry about missing a post yesterday -- the first in over a month. No excuses, I should be able to find the time to at least write a word or two.
  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • "Heroes" is really picking up steam. Kristen Bell is pretty awesome.
    • Bill Maher's season finale fell prey to the writer's strike. I really hope this is a good college basketball season.
    • "The Soup" is on Monday nights now, too, as they do year-end wrap-ups.
    • Best verse in the Bible? Numbers 11. Here's a quick synopsis: Israelites complain about the desert. God sets fire around their camp. Israelites say they're sick of the mannah and want meat. Moses says to Israelites, "Chill out. The Lord brought you food out of the sky, but He can do whatever He wants." God says, "They want meat? I'll give them so much meat that they'll choke on it and never want it again." Moses says, "How are you going to make so much meat appear?" God replies, "What's My name?" Bad-ass.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • No changes in the NFL. And there won't be any. It stinks this year.
  • Daily Rant:
    • I had a conversation today with someone at work about the writer's strike. They were arguing that the writers should be happy that they get paid well compared to the rest of the world and just be fine with that. That really is about the dumbest argument I've heard. When it comes to annual review time, someone should tell them that they get paid well compared to the vast majority of the world and they should be fine with that. Everyone has the right (and obligation?) to seek fair pay, relative to their situation. There's no reason that the writers should make less than what they deserve when the studio is making so much. It also goes for artists who have their work illegally downloaded. Or professional athletes for that matter. It doesn't matter what scale the situation is on -- we would and should do the same thing if we were in their shoes, seek every dollar we could. Stop judging.

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