Novelist Strike

We've all heard about the events of the Writers' Strike in the States. Well, the Onion reports on recent events with the Novelist Strike.
LOS ANGELES—The Novelists Guild of America strike, now entering its fourth month, has had no impact on the nation at all, sources reported Tuesday... While the strike has been joined by an estimated 250,000 novelists—225,000 of whom have reportedly stopped in the middle of their first novel—it has done no damage to any measurable sector of the economy, including bookstore chains, newspapers, magazines, all major media, overseas markets, independent film studios, major film studios, actors, editors, animators, carpenters, those in finance or banking, the day-to-day lives of average Americans, or anything else anyone can think of as of press time.
Where would we be without the Onion?

2 comments:

Alethea said...

"225,000 of whom have reportedly stopped in the middle of their first novel..."

Hahahahahaha...that's brilliant. :)

Simon Haynes said...

Well, if they stay on strike* the first effects should be felt about 10-12 years from now, when 0.001% of those first-time novelists might have gone on to see their books published.

* I know, I know. It's a gag.