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Thank You for Smoking

I make fun of and complain about actors a lot on this blog, but they’re not the only ones who are egotistical and disconnected from reality.

A friend of mine recently got a job on a big, huge show.  It’s one you’ve heard of, trust me. He was telling me all about their sets and the scripts he’s read for episodes that haven’t aired yet.  Then he told me about the writers’ offices.

Apparently, they have three separate meeting rooms, all filled with leather couches.  They also have a smoking room, which is technically illegal in California. There are air filters, but the whole office starts smelling of smoke after an hour or so.

“Boy, I don’t know if I could write like that,” I said.

“Oh, no,” my friend replied, “they don’t write in there.  That’s just where they go to hang out.  Sometimes the stars go in and smoke with them.”

Really?  I know the show has a ginormous budget, but is this the best use of the studio’s money?  I mean, they buy imported cigars (also illegal) on the company dime.  Couldn’t they put a typewriter in there or something, and at least pretend this has something to do with the show?

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  1. Of course it’s a good use of studio money. Where’s a guy gonna blow a butt? Pity the poor smoker; all the world’s free-floating prudishness has fallen on his head. My New Year’s resolution this year is to start smoking. If smoking is outlawed, only outlaws will have smokes. Or something.

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