Wednesday, January 23, 2008

5 Year Olds Run Society

It could be just me - but I'm really sick and tired of 5 year olds grabbing headlines and trying to run this country.

It's more than just politics - although the way Clinton and Obama are going at it - I would have sent them both to their room and then made them apologize to each other. I mean, REALLY. One guy playing the race card to the other playing the gender card - they have nothing better to do than to bitch and moan about the other.

They should observe what I tell my kids: if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all.

Then there's the writer's strike. Don't even get me started.

I agree that people should be fairly treated and fairly compensated for their work - that's a no brainer. And, yes - the producers have been "shoving it" to the writers in a couple of areas, and they do deserve some additional consideration for their efforts.

BUT, kids, if you take your toys and go home (i.e. Golden Globe Awards) - don't be surprised when the other kids (producers) don't want to play with you.

The other thing that I would remind both the producers and the writers is - we don't want to watch reality shows forever. We (the public) are the ones that have made stars into stars by watching the shows, buying the merchandise and supporting the advertisers.

HOT TIP: Lots of people want to be stars. Lots of people want to write TV shows, movies, award shows, etc.

If they are so egotistical to think that the general public will put up with their bullshit for an indefinite period of time - they're wrong. We're the ones that made LOST a hit, we made The Office campy and the Jon Stewart show popular.

If the writers and producers (and the director's guild and actor's guild, etc) are arrogant enough to think that the world will just come to a creative stop while the whine and bitch - they are sadly mistaken. Just look at the music business... can you say iTunes?

People will seek out and find creative content, engaging characters and gripping story lines - with or without "established media." You can see the startings of that in made-for-web productions and YouTube collections.

Now, kids - do NOT make me turn this thing around. Stop poking your brother - and play nice!

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