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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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Whitman Wire


The back page, never known for its timeliness, has just caught wind that the Writers Guild of America has been on strike since roughly 1985. For those of you who don’t like exaggeration for comedic effect, let’s just say these 13 or so weeks have felt like it. We here at the Pio have suffered no less.

December 9, 2007

Damn, we wish there were some holiday specials on. TV has become a parched desert where good stuff used to be on once in a while. Now there’s just sand. Word is coming down from the grapevine that new reality shows are going to be coming on the air to replace scripted shows.

January 3, 2008

We were thrilled to hear that a late-night host had crossed the picket lines to make TV awesome again. “An oasis!” we thought, dryly*. Then we heard the show coming back was Last Call with Carson Daly.**

*A prime example of a Tom Swifty.
**Actually true.

February 7, 2008

SCABS! SCABS! We’re out.

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