What do we want?... Better strike slogans!
When do we want them?... NOW!
I am for the writers. They are the starting point for any movie or TV project so without a writer, there is no content. My beef is that the slogans that they are chanting are so poorly written.
"What do we want?... INTERNET!... When do we want it?... NOW!"
That's the best these writers can come up with?
If they, rightly so, think that they are so invaluable why aren't we hearing something like:
"What we have here is a failure to communicate."
"The truth? You can't handle the truth."
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more"
Or how about adopting Norma Rae's simple, silent message of solidarity by having the strikers carry signs over their heads that say "UNION" and stop all the chanting.
The Writers Guild of America can't complain about this, can they? Will writing a better slogan constitute scabbing? I hope not.
The best way to get the message across is to write a better message. Good luck writers.
"May the force be with you".
Read more on the strike on the Huffington Post's writers' strike page.