Tuesday, November 06, 2007

it's a shame.

I am a full-fledged supporter of the Writer's Guild strike that's going down, but I must say, when stupid (and despicable) shit like this goes down, it really makes me hope this strike ends quickly. It's going to be hard to let things like this fade into historic ambiguity without any poignant and well-deserved jabs from the funny press.

And I know everyone jokes about getting their news from the 'fake' news, but sometimes that comedic commentary is the most relevant (and therefore, necessary) social commentary available to the masses. It puts everything out there for what it is - good, bad and/or ugly. Plus, when world events start the make your blood boil, laughing lowers your blood-pressure.

I can only imagine that the writers at The Daily Show and the Colbert Report (not to mention all programs that rely on current events and cultural relevancy) are itching like crazy right now to say some things of significance.


At 1:14 PM, Blogger nacho_supreme said...

Colbert on The Daily Show writing process: “For about five hours we’d scream at each other about the things in the news that were making us crazy and then we’d distill that rage into jokes so it didn’t come across as strident.”

See? Intellectually therapeutic. Laughter is the best medicine.


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