Hollywood (November 2012) - The Hollywood writer's strike, which began 5 years ago, has now entered its 1800th day and shows no sign of ending anytime soon.
Hollywood producers, who show no sign of ever giving in to the strike, have long ago outsourced the writing of TV shows and movies to India. In addition, illegal immigrants from Mexico who can speak and write some English have also been hired to pen the pithy path of sitcoms and dramas, at way less than minimum wage and with no benefits.
U.S. audiences rapidly adjusted to the new fare of TV sitcoms and dramas featuring sacred cows (India) and the likes of talking tacos and sacred Catholic saints (Mexico). One typical TV viewer, 35-year-old Ima Vejj, from Burbank, California stated, "I'm a couch potato. I'll watch anything."
A prominent psychiatrist, Dr. Sigmund Fraud, who charges $300 an hour to listen to people whine, hypothesizes that, "Striking writers are upset. They are acting out of frustration. Why? Because writers in the entertainment business feel under-appreciated and exploited. This is because, in the Hollywood pecking order, writers ARE under-appreciated and exploited. Sometimes a pen is just a pen."
copyright2007 Andrew Lawrence