Checking out my feeds and favorites this morning, I came across a little gem of strike goodness. The AMPTP has a new website! Okay, well it's a faux website, one that will make some of you chuckle, and others rant about those dastardly writers and their snarky creativity. That's the one perk of this strike that you wouldn't get with the others. When other people strike, it's all loud shouts, pissed off people, and general unpleasantness. The WGA has all of these, but the union also consists of a group of people who make a living by being creative. Instead of just ranting, disgruntled workers, you get funky movies, websites, and other humorous tidbits that ease the striking pain. The following is a gem from that faux AMPTP site, one that makes me wish labor disputes were all dealt with food, music, and Say Anything. Breaking news from the AMPTP:

We are heartbroken to report that despite our best efforts, including sending them a muffin basket, making them a mix CD, and standing outside their window with a boombox blasting Peter Gabriel songs, our talks with the WGA have broken down.

This sort of thing leads to a much more fun strike environment -- aided, of course, by the musicians that are performing for them. Perhaps writers can supplement their income by getting work with other unions -- making the other fights more creative? Special post cards for the Postal Workers Union? Funkier Miranda deliveries for the Police Associations? Comedy shorts for the steelworkers?

[via The Slackmistress]
categories Movies, Cinematical