It’s the routine on practically every production I’ve worked on: 1. Writers receive notes. 2. Writers get on the phone to discuss notes with executives. 3. Writers do (ish) the notes. But, in my later years on Stargate, I decided to implement a new policy. I started giving notes on the notes I received (let’s call this step in the process 1b). I always found it much easier to present concise, logically considered written arguments for how we could or, alternately, why we should not incorporate certain suggestions/requests/demands into a script. Certainly MUCH easier than verbally winging it on a conference call free-for-all. Oh, we would still have the conference calls – but at least they’d be more focused and, thankfully, a hell of a lot shorter. Anyway, providing notes on notes is something I’ve continued to do ever since. Well, today I was on a lengthy conference call in which I was given input on how to best present my latest notes on the notes I received last week. Yes, as Akemi pointed out at dinner, I received notes on my notes on notes. I couldn’t help but wonder if the person I was speaking to was advised on how best to approach delivering the suggested changes to my original email. Now THAT would have been awesome: notes on notes on notes on notes.
Only in this business.
Well, this is nice. A happy ending for the senior citizens who lost their dog, Buddy, to an “animal rescue” earlier this year (background: http://josephmallozzi.com/2014/01/26/january-26-2014-dog-matters-whats-up-with-the-humane-alliance-of-rutherford-county/).
Buddy is back home (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringbuddybackhome/?ref=br_tf)
Now there’s the matter of the other twenty or so dogs being held by The Humane Alliance of Rutherford County: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeTheDogs/?ref=br_tf
Ah, everything old is new again! Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link
“Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease. But a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.”
I’m convinced that if we wait long enough, eventually boomerangs and drive-ins will come back in style!