ROB LONG on the future of the entertainment industry. (Via Kaus). And reader John Hoberg emails:

Hey there. I’ve been reading your site for years, and I’m a big fan. I’m also a TV writer/producer on the NBC show “My Name Is Earl.” So guess what this is about? That’s right, the writers strike.

I don’t know if you’ve seen this YouTube video, but it’s pretty amazing when you consider that the Producers’ insistence there is no money in digital media is the reason thousands of people will lose their jobs in Los Angles in the coming months.

Plus, rebuilding Hollywood in Silicon Valley’s image. But right now, I think the governing philosophy comes from Governor LePetomaine: “Gentlemen, we’ve got to protect our phony-baloney jobs!”