AMERICAN IDOL: Is in the batter's box. And for those who read my blog exclusively for the American Idol recaps each week during the long, cheesy seasons, I thank you. It is for this reason I'm now a full-time writer over at spunkybean. My first of 127 articles appears, today! I hope you read it. I hope you forward it to your friends. I hope you check back every week. I hope you add it to your RSS readers. I hope the addition of musical instruments doesn't completely ruin this show.
PIMPING: Vox Acerbus. Before I go any further, let me redirect you to Vox Acerbus. Do you loathe the U-scans as much as I do? You're not alone. When I see someone making great sense, I feel compelled to point it out.
ASKING: How are Stewart, Colbert, Letterman, O'Brien, and Leno helping the writer's cause? I realize each host dedicates an ample amount of time pledging support to the writers and their cause, and I understand there are camera men, directors, and producers whom these men all feel a certain amount of loyalty to and by coming back to work, the "talent" has ensured the staff all get paychecks and can pay for Christmas. I get that. But as entertaining as Conan and Colbert were, I'm not certain this is helping.
Plus, as I understand, many of the big shows are negotiating their own side deals which undermines the efforts of the Union.
Stewart did have the best "a-ha" moment (for me, anyway). He boldly (and sarcastically) showed a screen-cap of his show on iTunes and its $1.99 price tag. Huh? He explained that it was a shipping & handling charge. He pleaded with the public to understand it was the bare minimum required to deliver such convenience to us, the viewer. But of course it was the best point any one of the late-nighters has made ...why the $1.99? I have no problem with networks charging it ...the world is supply & demand. But the writers should have their hand in their two and get a few sheckles.
UPDATING: My new coffee grinder is quite nice. My morning coffee is simply wonderful.
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