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You know The Warriors? Okay now imagine it’s not full of interesting characters, and it’s destroying your monthly budget.
4 Reasons You’ll Never Escape Your F***ing Cable Company

#3. You Probably Have No Other Cable Company to Choose
If you had a bad experience with one of the big companies, you can switch to another, right? For most of the country, no. During a recent congressional hearing on a Comcast-Time Warner merger, the Comcast CEO actually said that the merger would not squeeze any competitors out because each company already sticks to its territory. Just like gang members, or the most boring game of Risk ever.

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cracked:

You know The Warriors? Okay now imagine it’s not full of interesting characters, and it’s destroying your monthly budget.

4 Reasons You’ll Never Escape Your F***ing Cable Company

#3. You Probably Have No Other Cable Company to Choose

If you had a bad experience with one of the big companies, you can switch to another, right? For most of the country, no. During a recent congressional hearing on a Comcast-Time Warner merger, the Comcast CEO actually said that the merger would not squeeze any competitors out because each company already sticks to its territory. Just like gang members, or the most boring game of Risk ever.

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fuckyeahfamousblackgirls:

Unlike the beautiful 6-year old Jonbenett Ramsey who received coverage all over the media - every tabloid, newspaper, news channel, talk show, 7-year old Aiyana Stanley was killed by a police officer during a raid while she was sleep and her murder received very little coverage.
Police, searching for a murder suspect, threw a flash grenade through the window of her family’s apartment around midnight. According to Aiyana’s father, it landed on the couch, setting Aiyana on fire. A police officer’s gun then went off, and shot Aiyana in the neck.
Aiyana was asleep on the living room sofa in her family’s apartment when Detroit police, searching for a homicide suspect, burst in and an officer’s gun went off, fatally striking the girl in the neck, family members said.
Her father, 25-year-old Charles Jones, told The Detroit News he had just gone to bed early Sunday after covering his daughter with her favorite blanket when he heard a flash grenade followed by a gunshot. When he rushed into the living room, he said, police forced him to lie on the ground, with his face in his daughter’s blood.
“I’ll never be the same. That’s my only daughter,” Jones told.
We haven’t forgotten about you baby. R.I.P.

fuckyeahfamousblackgirls:

Unlike the beautiful 6-year old Jonbenett Ramsey who received coverage all over the media - every tabloid, newspaper, news channel, talk show, 7-year old Aiyana Stanley was killed by a police officer during a raid while she was sleep and her murder received very little coverage.

Police, searching for a murder suspect, threw a flash grenade through the window of her family’s apartment around midnight. According to Aiyana’s father, it landed on the couch, setting Aiyana on fire. A police officer’s gun then went off, and shot Aiyana in the neck.

Aiyana was asleep on the living room sofa in her family’s apartment when Detroit police, searching for a homicide suspect, burst in and an officer’s gun went off, fatally striking the girl in the neck, family members said.

Her father, 25-year-old Charles Jones, told The Detroit News he had just gone to bed early Sunday after covering his daughter with her favorite blanket when he heard a flash grenade followed by a gunshot. When he rushed into the living room, he said, police forced him to lie on the ground, with his face in his daughter’s blood.

“I’ll never be the same. That’s my only daughter,” Jones told.

We haven’t forgotten about you baby. R.I.P.

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Anonymous asked:

Listened to an interview Richard did on the divide and was surprised to hear that he basically kicked people out of his writers room because he felt like it was more about power then telling a good story !! Both him and Tony seem like great guys but clearly don't mess around when it comes to their work !

marsofbrooklyn answered:

Yeah I heard this too. I believe it’s part of what took the show long to get to air. Tony and Richard weren’t liking the quality of the writing because it didn’t fit what they envisioned so Richard just took over and got new writers, 2 or 3 I think. It’s barely a writer’s room since Richard probably does some deep rewrites. I think it’ll probably lend itself to the enhanced quality of the show. Quality begets recognition. 

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loveistheessenceoflife:

Wow I just gained even more respect for Tony and Richard.

I think shows end up being better when they are written by a SMALL (no more than 4 people) team of writers. With fewer winters, continuity increases and the characters keep the same “voice” at all times. Man, even Archer - a damn cartoon - is primarily written by one person and the continuity is pretty damn spectacular. They call back to things from s1 and s2 very easily and it makes sense.

You can have a bunch of writers when it’s a procedural, but serials need to be helmed by the smallest team of writers as possible, IMO.

All this 👆

I’ve been really fascinated to hear the writing process of John Logan, who is the Executive Producer and sole writer for Penny Dreadful. He describes the series as very personal to him because he came of age as a gay man in a time less accepting. His philosophy was that the thing that made him monstrous to some was the thing that actually empowered him. 

That’s not to say that sometimes a bigger writers room isn’t always good. I think The X-files had a pretty good stable of writers that have gone on to produce some quality shows. 

Yeah I think a team of writers can be helpful in certain cases. Having a sole writer really provides a clarity of voice. I know some shows have certain writers write for certain characters. That’s cool too.