WGA: “Coach Potatos” and the “Shows on the Internets” (i.e. blogs)

Our compadre over at The Big Picture is filling you in on the juicy behind-the-scenes of the WGA strike. Here I like to instead fill you in on the behind-the-scenes behind-the-scenes goings on, like the interesting email pitch that Fishbowl LA received today from an opportunistic nutritionist (really, aren’t all nutritionists in LA opportunistic? isn’t that, you know, kind of an oxymoron?):

We get weird story pitches in our in-box all the time. Most of the time, we just trash them, but here’s one we couldn’t pass up: Healthy Eating Tips for the Hollywood Writers!

From the press release:

With the Writers’ Strike entering its seventh week, many out of work writers are finding it difficult to fill the time. With the heavy holiday eating and lack of a steady schedule, it is hard for some to keep off unwanted pounds and avoid the temptation of becoming a coach potato. So why not let this extra time off be a chance to slim down and get into great shape!

I’d love to book our renowned dietician and weight loss expert (who has helped over 500,000 people lose weight throughout his career) on your show to share some healthy eating tips and delicious nutritional snacks with your audience and the writers at home that will whip them into shape and keep them fit for their return to the writing board!

Goodie goodie gumdrops? I can let my writer friends know they’ll surely be greeted with open arms by a do-gooder dietitian, desperately trying to book him/herself on these “shows” on the internet (also commonly known as blogs), while selflessly preventing writers from becoming “coach potatos”. And what exactly is a coach potato? A horse-drawn carriage shaped in the form of the brown vegetable? Snacks given out from the coach to hungry members of the basketball team after a good win? Either way, count me in!!!

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