Sure, he’s had a couple of disappointments since creating/writing/producing/metamorphizing into a god via BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, but when a writer’s work has made you as happy as BG made us, ya gotta cut him more than the usual slack.
…Because we’re all so clever already. But just in case:
Insults & Comebacks For All Occasions
Need insults and comebacks? The Lines for All Occasions book Insults & Comebacks is the right choice. Arm yourself with barbs targeting everything from looks to age to intelligence, and you’ll always be ready with an appropriate – or completely inappropriate – comeback.
Pocket book with one-liners on a variety of topics
Over 500 insults and comebacks
Size: 3-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (8.9 cm x 14.6 cm); 112 pages
Let’s face it, writers. Every one of us should at the very least have the potential to write this kind of book. Because all you have to do is go to lunch once in H’wood and you discover – usually the hard way – that this is how everyone you need to hang out with talks…when they’re being nice…
“Nobody’s right when everybody’s wrong.” (Some silly song lyric from back in the day.)
DIRECTV and Viacom Reach Agreement to Renew Carriage of Viacom’s Networks by TeamTVWriter Press Service
New York, NY – July 20, 2012 —Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) today announced that the company has reached a long-term agreement to renew carriage with DIRECTV.
All 26 Viacom networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, BET, CMT, Logo, Spike, TV Land, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic, Palladia, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, TeenNick, Tr3s and Centric, will return to DIRECTV’s channel lineup immediately. As part of the overall carriage agreement, DIRECTV has an option to add the EPIX service to its entertainment offerings.
Viacom is extremely pleased to bring its programming back to DIRECTV subscribers, and thanks everyone affected by the disruption for their patience and understanding during this challenging period.
Kinda terse, huh? Like the thing a kid says when his mommy makes him apologize. Hmm…
Proving, in case you doubted it for second, that showbiz is everywhere:
Pitch Any Idea in 15 Seconds
by Thorin Klosowski
Ever needed to quickly convince a friend to go to your favorite restaurant instead of theirs? Or maybe you’re trying to sell an idea to someone? A well crafted pitch can convince people in a short amount of time, and Forbes outlines exactly how to do it with a message map.
Forbes concentrates on using a quick pitch to sell products, but it’s just as applicable to selling an idea. They suggest using a message map to craft the pitch and breaking it down into three steps:
Create a Twitter-friendly headline: Basically, create a short, one sentence pitch of your idea. For example, “Sloppy Joe’s BBQ Shack sells wings, beer, and Oreo-based desserts.”
Support the headline with three key benefits: These are the three reasons why the person should care about your idea. To continue our example above, “The shack has a cheap happy hour, they were voted the best wings by Your Favorite Magazine, and they have clean bathrooms.”
Reinforce the three benefits with stories, statistics, and examples: The above two steps should get you through most simple pitches, but if you need to extend it slightly, you can reinforce the idea with some personal notes. This probably takes you past 15 seconds, so keep it short and to the point.