I really like this letter that Jennie Tan, the creator of OfficeTally, wrote to Jeff Zucker, the President of NBC.

I wrote one of my own a couple weeks ago. It's behind the cut if you care to read. )

I'm not delusional enough to believe that he'll personally read it. I just feel so strongly about this issue, I couldn't remain silent.

Let's hope the AMPTP comes back with something fair sooner rather than later. I'm ready for new words again, and I know I'm not the only one.
xphilehb: (Default)
( Nov. 27th, 2007 03:18 pm)
My brain needs a break from work. Hence, an LJ post.

Thing #1: For the first time since I left my prior employer almost two years ago, I actually feel twinges of sadness about the fact that I no longer work there. Why, you ask? Next Friday, the Omaha office is participating in a national townhall meeting at which Stephen Colbert is going to present a 15-minute segment called the "KPMG Report." I feel that as a KPMG alumni, I should be allowed to attend this meeting. Or maybe I can find a way to sneak in. I really want to go.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Thing #2: At the suggestion of both [profile] ciachick711 and [personal profile] lulabo, I sent pamie a picture of my Dwight bobblehead on strike, along with an e-mail offering my support. On Sunday, I received a very kind reply from her, and she posted my e-mail (along with many others) on her blog. Mine's the last e-mail in that entry if you're interested. For those not in the know, pamie is a writer who used to do Gilmore Girls recaps on TWoP. She's written a couple of books, worked on America's Next Top Model, and prior to the strike, was a writer on Samantha Who. For the time being, she's a strike captain. She's all around awesome and hysterical, and I've really enjoyed reading her personal experience with the strike. It drives home how heartbreaking it is, really.

Thing #3: I have fallen in love with Bones, y'all. I'm only halfway through the first season, and I can't wait to finish the rest. I am so excited that I get to go home and watch Bones tonight (as well as last night's Chuck), it's a little ridiculous. Honestly, I'm not sure I've felt this gleeful about watching something since the season six premiere of Gilmore Girls. Also? I'm in love with this season of TV, in general. I think I'm watching more TV shows right now than I ever have: Chuck, Bones, Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, 30 Rock, The Office, Grey's Anatomy and Friday Night Lights. It hurts my heart a little (or, okay, maybe a lot) that soon there will be no new episodes.

OK, break over.
I don't take any credit for the following quote. I found it in a MySpace entry made on 11/10/07 by one Laura House. As per my usual daily routine of late, I was catching up over at pamie.com, and she linked to said MySpace entry. I was particularly moved by the following, as it puts into words the very reason why I always have and always will love TV (and movies and books, for that matter) so very much:

There's 26 letters of the alphabet, that's all, but people have found a way to craft those letters so we laugh and cry and learn truths and see ourselves and the world and grow up and feel silly--every emotion, every bit of information, every everything, gets communicated to us through those 26 letters and the people who use them well.

So, thank you, writers! Just like you, I hope this strike ends soon.
[profile] justice79 has a list of the number of episodes left for various shows. It's not a complete list, but it is pretty substantial. I know I've been wondering what to expect for a lot of the shows I watch, so I found this helpful. I thought some of you might as well. Go check it out here.

And now I'm off to finish getting ready! See ya!


xphilehb: (Default)


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Powered by Dreamwidth Studios

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags