Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Browncoats: At Auction

"The California Browncoats and Adam Baldwin have joined forces again. We are auctioning off 13 shirts that Adam wore during the filming of Firefly and Serenity to benefit the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation. We will auction one shirt at a time starting November 14th.

The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation uses donated funds to provide assistance “to children of Marines or Federal law enforcement personnel who were killed on duty or died under extraordinary circumstances while serving our country at home or abroad. These funds enable us to provide these children with scholarships for their higher education.”

"CBS news writers, graphic artists and other staffers who work for the network's television and radio news operations voted by a wide margin to authorize a strike against their employer, the Writers Guild of America announced Monday.

Of the 300 employees who cast ballots in last week's special election, 81% backed a labor stoppage to protest working for more than 2 1/2 years without a contract.

The strike authorization means the WGA East and WGA West could call for a walkout at any time, although a strike is not inevitable. Union officials hope that the vote -- coming in the midst of a strike involving television and film writers who work under a separate contract -- will prod CBS back to the negotiating table. The two sides last met in January."

"Why do they keep cancelling all the shows that portray the lives of young people somewhat accurately, and producing and renewing all of the shows that make young people look like shallow, fashion/boy/money-crazed privledged (all-white) idiots?

And why do I always discover these great shows after they’ve been cancelled?"

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