I went to the big WGA meeting on Saturday night at the Shrine. It was packed. I sat through 3 and a half hours of it before I couldn't take it anymore and left. I was surprised at how well the deal was taken by the membership, I thought there was going to be a lot more yelling.
But nope, despite the flaws in the deal, I think people just wanna go back to work. That's understandable. There was one angry guy though, and he was awesome. He said he was going to play "good cop, bad cop", and then proceeded to only play bad cop. He did that thing where he'd go up on his toes for each high pitch yell. It's like, "I can only yell so loud while standing flat footed, to emphasize certain words I must get to my tip toes". He also said "fuck" a lot.
I won't go into the deal. We got some gains in "new media", some good, some not so good. It's okay, not great by any means. As a fan though, who cares? The important thing is that good shows (and bad) are coming back, and reality TV won't completely take over everything. And even more importantly, we should be getting those 8 more "Lost's" that got stopped by the strike.
I feel like they gave me a shout out this week with all the "Walt got huge" jokes. My favorite line of the episode was, once again, from Sawyer. He said this to Locke while arguing about what to do:
"Who are we to argue with taller ghost Walt?"
Back to work!