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Writers on Strike But Still Funny

American film and TV writers have gone on strike – but there’s always a joke in there somewhere…

Union members have been told that picketing is compulsory, and to hand over unfinished work to the union to ensure that that there is no furtive writing.

The strike poses a dilemma for writers who are also producers or creators of their shows.

“I have to figure out how to strike and picket myself,” said Spike Feresten, a former writer/producer on the “Seinfeld” show who now has his own weekly talk show on Fox. “How do you egg yourself? How does that work?”

Full story at Canada.com

Did CUPE use Non-Union Puppeteers ?

The City of Vancouver is going back to the table with striking workers. But the real question of the day – Did CUPE use non-union puppeteers ? I think so…

At Library Square, CUPE put on a puppet show, featuring a fantasy tale about a farmer named Sam and how he learned to negotiate. Sporting hand puppets, union members like Marya Gadison, put on a funny play based on the children’s book “Click-clack-moo” (via News 1130)


I think CUPE should brace itself for a call from Union Internationale de la Marionnette.