Ten Reasons for a Long TV and Movie Writers Strike:
--Nothing is nobler than the struggle of the overpaid to be more overpaid.
--It's refreshing to see a labor dispute where bread-and-butter issues are replaced by croissant-and-caviar issues.
--The money for the poorest TV writer's salary will be freed to feed the entire nation of Ethiopia.
--If it goes on long enough, bean-field workers will go out in sympathy for Harlan Ellison.
--The average American may turn from watching TV six hours a day to reading, eventually replacing the networks with something new: literacy!
--Family members will be forced to talk to each other.
--"I Love Lucy" reruns are fresher than original "Mr. Belvedere's."
--The election and Olympics are funnier than sitcoms.
--A permanent writers strike is the only sure way to prevent "Police Academy 6."
--Movie financiers will turn to more stable, less risky investments--like nuclear power plants.