If all goes according to plan, I should have an essay published on Salon.com on Tuesday or Wednesday. More info to follow...
As if there weren't enough reasons to love David Letterman, I sure hope this is true. The talk show host is paying his staff's salary while the strike is going on, helping the PAs, stagehands, and other employees who don't exactly benefit from the WGA strike.
I'm a member of the Writers Guild of America and joined the picket line today in front of the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. Among the conversations I had with other writers was the disappointment that no one had come up with better slogans for their signs. C'mon, people, we're writers! It's early, so I figured after a few punch-up sessions and re-writes, we'll start seeing improved slogans in a day or two.
Off the top of my head, here are some slogans I'd like to see on signs at future picket lines.
1. American Idle
2. Writers on Str
3. Pimp My Rider
4. So You Think You Can Write
5. Fight for Your Writes
6. We Want our Dirty Sexy Money
7. Friday Night Lights Out
8. Project Runaway
With over 1400 days to go before the first primary ballot is cast, Senator Hillary Clinton and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani have announced their intentions to run for re-election in 2012 presidential race. In a rally in Ames, Iowa, Clinton played up her potential experience as this country’s first female president. “Theoretically, I will continue to do the things I am expected to have accomplished in my first term as your next president." During a stump speech in Manchester, New Hampshire, Giuliani highlighted his likely leadership role through the possible terrorist attacks of April 23rd, 2010.
Former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will divide his time between the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Anaheim Angels, with each team sharing the $375 million, five-year contract. “Even with the second-highest payroll in baseball, we could not shoulder the expense alone,” said Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein. A-Rod will play for the Red Sox on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the Cubs on Thursdays and Fridays, and the Angels on Saturdays and Sundays. Should the Cubs face either team in a World Series, A-Rod will bat for the American League team and field for Chicago.