TSCC: Josh Friedman blogs his experiences with the show being cancelled…


By way of CoronaComingAttractions:

When Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles failed to find a home in Fox’s 2009-2010 season the show’s fans cried out in anguish. But even as media reporters and fan organizers wrote their disappointment on blogs and in magazine columns there was one side of this story that didn’t have a voice. When a show is cancelled it’s just bad news for its viewers, but to those that are working on the program it means you’re unemployed and out of work. Who tells the story of those people?

Josh Friedman was the guy at the top of the creative tentpole on The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the writer of the pilot episode and showrunner of the series…

From Josh’s blog, I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing:


So where was I?

Oh. Right.

I had this little scary robot show and for whatever reason couldn’t convince enough people that it was a) scary enough b) robot enough or c) in English. Add that dim sum combo of factors to a red bean paste of non-monetizable early adopters dvring the show like motherfuckers and now I’m unemployed.

Everyone says having your show cancelled is like a death but I’ve been dead before and at least when you’re dead you don’t get thrown off the Warner Bros. lot for haunting your old parking space. They probably mean it’s like the death of a friend or a family member but that shit only hurts when it’s YOUR friend or family member and even then it’s mitigated by age, lifestyle and whether that person was a Hollywood friend or a real one and whether that family member left you money.

Losing your show is more like a surprise divorce where you get served papers in the morning and your (ex)wife is fucking Human Target by three in the afternoon using the same time slot your child was conceived in and also where she did that one thing that one time on your birthday.

People say the bright side to losing your show is gaining time to spend with your family but I’m pretty sure that waking up next to your ex-showrunner spouse whom you haven’t seen for two and a half years is pretty close to waking up next to that special someone you met the night before at Carlos n’ Charlie’s in Cancun on Spring Break.

WIFE: Oh…It’s you.
WIFE: You look…different than I remember.
EX-SHOWRUNNER: I’ve gone a little grey.
WIFE: Or a little fat.
EX-SHOWRUNNER: Pretty sure it’s grey.
WIFE: Pretty sure…fat. Was I…drunk?
WIFE: I don’t know. The whole time?

You should own your self-inflicted wounds if for no other reason than a) they are yours and b) you inflicted them, you dumb motherfucker, but I do want to say in my own defense that it takes a special kind of someone to work seventy hours a week where it is HALLOWEEN 24FUCKING7 and not pack on a few–

WIFE: Dozen.

A dozen–

Go read the whole thing here! Thanks Josh for the post!

June 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Uncategorized, Urban Fantasy. 2 comments.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Rep. Corinne Brown (D-FL) talk smack about the NBA Finals..

Maxine Waters and Corrine Brown talk about the NBA Finals between the LA Lakers and the Orlando Magic.

June 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Politics, Popular Culture. 1 comment.

Video Update: Countrywide’s Angelo Mozilo sued by SEC for insider trading and investor fraud…

Update 2: SEC Press Conference from Bloomberg:


June 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Politics, Reggae, TARP, Uncategorized, Wall St. 1 comment.

A Taste of True Blood: Alan Ball – Season One Recap….

Courtesy of HBO

Revisit the blood-soaked events from Season 1 of the hit HBO drama series True Blood. To find out more about True Blood, visit HBO.com/trueblood

June 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense, True Blood, Uncategorized, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

TSCC: Oh No You Didn’t…

By FJP1213

June 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Gold, Oil and the US Dollar….and making Espresso at home…

From TheStreet.com

June 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance. Comments off.

David Carradine Passes Away…

God Bless.

..this grasshopper fondly remembers Rick Springfield doing kung fu with the Master -Human Target 1992

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Market Mover Thursday: Weekly Jobless Claims Fall…4 wk average rises..

4 week average is still inching up..let’s see what tomorrow’s monthly job report shows, high hopes and low expectations….


…Initial claims for state unemployment insurance benefits fell 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 621,000 in the week ended May 30, the Labor Department said. The week covered the Memorial Day holiday, which could have had an impact on the data.

Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast new claims slipping to 620,000 from a previously reported count of 623,000.

The number of people staying on the benefit rolls after collecting an initial week of aid fell 15,000 to 6.74 million in the week ended May 23, the latest week for which the data is available….

...However, the four-week moving average for new claims, considered to be a better gauge of underlying trends as it smoothes out week-to-week volatility, rose 4,000 to 631,250 in the week ending May 30.

Productivity, Hours worked and labor costs:

…non-farm productivity rose at a revised 1.6 percent annual rate, the fastest since the third quarter of 2008. This was well above initial estimates of a 0.8 percent increase published last month and the 0.6 percent drop in the fourth quarter.

Hours worked plunged at a 9 percent annual rate in the first quarter, the largest decline since the first quarter of 1975. Hours worked in manufacturing tumbled at an annual rate of 19.5 percent, the biggest quarterly drop on records dating back to 1987.

Unit labor costs, a gauge of inflation and profit pressures closely watched by the Federal Reserve, increased 3.0 percent in the first quarter, a touch above Wall Street’s estimates for a 2.9 percent advance…

June 4, 2009. Tags: , , , . Economy, Finance, Labor Department, Politics, Uncategorized, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

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