Strike Out

Meanwhile, the strikes plaguing the performing community continue.  And two performers found themselves on the wrong side of the picket line.  First was Stephen Amell, who went public at GalaxyCon in Raleigh, North Carolina, saying, “I do not support striking”.  He added that he found the strike a “reductive negotiating tactic”, “incredibly frustrating”, and “myopic”.  There he goes, showing off that Canadian education!  After being vilified online, he explained that while he stands with the union, he does not stand with how the impasse is being handled.  He added, “When you see me on the picket line, please don’t whip any hard fruit”.  I can’t promise that.

Zachary Levi was also at a ComicCon – but his was in Manchester, England.  During his “presentation” (for which he was paid a pretty penny), the Shazam star said, “I’m not allowed to talk about – this is so dumb – I’m not allowed to talk about any of my previous work.”  While this is technically true, it’s not actually true.  Zachary was paid to attend the convention as a personality, not to promote any specific project.  After being raked over the coals (figuratively, I’m sure), he said, “It’s come to my attention that an offhand remark I made in jest last weekend is being taken out of context.”  See, this is why you need writers – we’re much better at crafting jests!  “So let me be clear,” continued Zach.  “I fully support my union, the WGA, and the strike.”  Either way, I’d still fuck him.  As to Amell – only if forced at fruit point.  Or if his cousin were involved.


On the other hand, Billy Crystal rented an ice cream truck and provided free refreshing treats for his colleagues on the picket line in LA.  The menu (which included cones, cups, sundaes, floats, and shaved ice), was signed, “Stay Strong – Billy Crystal”.  It almost makes me wish I’d picketed in 90-something degree temps…almost.

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