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'I'm on strike and all I got was this lousy T-shirt'


Writers_2 Looking for something new to wear on the picket lines? Tom Smuts hopes so. Billing himself as a "TV writer, WGA member, strike captain, lawyer, and former studio and new media executive" he's launched a website selling T-shirts and strike bracelets. "Profits will be donated to the WGA's Solidarity Fund to help non-WGA members affected by the strike," according to the site. The site also invites visitors to vote for their favorite strike-themed T-shirt slogan. Among them: "This T-shirt would have something funny on it but I am on strike and cannot write."

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hopefully those funds can offset union dues, rising oil prices, mortgages and food costs. unfortunately, the t-shirts are only serving to up the whine quotient.

The WGA has given TV executives and TV viewers a GREAT opportunity. The best TV shows ever were made during the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Bring them back. Ernie Kovacs, Steve Allen, Mary Tyler Moore, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Jack Paar's Tonight, Sid Caesar, The Bob Newhart Show, Johnny Carson's Tonight, The Wild, Wild West, The Jack Benny Program, That Girl, The Avengers, Carol Burnett, Sonny and Cher, Jackie Gleason, Kraft Television Theater, Studio One, Philco Playhouse, Playhouse 90, Armstrong Television Theater, Rowan & Martin's Laugh In, The Ed Wynn Show, The Saint, The Rifleman, Knight Rider, The Six Million Dollar Man, Mission Impossible, Superman, and on and on. Nothing created since even comes close (except Seinfeld). Make these classics the new stable for prime time TV on all networks. Bring back the best TV ever produced - and everybody wins, both young and old. After several months of seeing these classics, maybe, just maybe, the standard for acceptable TV will increase from its current toilet-level.


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