Inspired by the 'Peanuts for Jericho' campaign, some fans have arranged to send a few tons of pencils
to our studio overlords.
If you send through the site, you won't have to mail them yourself, and when the overlords reject them, the organizers have arranged for some worthy charity to receive them.
Not sure if this is as good as delivering pizza to the picket lines
, but it's something.
Labels: guild, strike
Hey, do you have an opinion about Herskovitz and Zwick just signing an agreement to put Quarterlife on NBC? I consider this obvious scabbing, but have been surprised to find that some of my fellow Bedford Falls fans do not.
This is being debated on the main My So-Called Life fan website:
So far, I'm the only person I know who thinks this is a bad idea. As of today, 240,000 pencils or 20,000 boxes at a cost of $20,000 have been bought. I have profound respect for the point being made. It's the funds being spent on an "unknown" that concern me.
Now, my city government background tells me that campaigns of any kind aren't cheap. I'm okay with that. But the fundraiser in me cringes that so many people are readily spending a dollar on something that doesn't have a known use. We don't know that the pencils won't be broken and returned to strike captains regardless of what suggestion is sent with the box and that's $20,000 that could have gone to help unemployed writers pay their bills or to some kind of other strike related expense.
$20,000 would buy a lot of blankets and turkeys but then, it's not as exciting to send dollar bills for blankets and turkeys. I know. I've asked...
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