Strike Update

If you’re interested in seeing how the writers’ strike (complete with Barack Obama seal of approval) is progressing, checking out the official blog, United Hollywood. It’s nice to see the support TV writers are getting from their actors. Grey’s Anatomy is particularly impressive in this regard; there are videos up of all five main actors, Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl, T.R. Knight, and Sandra Oh, picketing with their writers. Though it’s a far superior show, the same can’t be said of The Office; the only actors picketing are B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, and Paul Lieberstein, all of whom are also writers for the show. To be fair, Steve Carell “informed NBC he is unable to report to work because he is suffering from ‘enlarged balls'”, which is fairly awesome. Also, Novak, Kaling, and Lieberstein (not to mention Michael Schur) have most definitely not lost their collective sense of humor:

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