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Entries from February 2008

WE SURVIVED THE STRIKE! Of course we did.

February 13th, 2008 · No Comments

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Back around November 5, when the Writers Guild of America first called a strike against the major entertainment studios, there were almost hysterical reports in the news media — what are we going to do without new episodes of our favorite TV programs? Like, Omigosh! The January 25 Entertainment Weekly even had a special “Strike Survival Guide” issue with cover of a bearded Conan O’Brien (who, along with David Letterman, used the time off the screen to watch his facial hair grow) that boasted “67 tips to beat the entertainment dry spell.”

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