General Motors, 1973

Hollywood writer Rob Long (Cheers, NPR), who appears, not coincidentally, on the right-hand side of the screen with Mickey Kaus in the latest segment of Bloggingheads.TV, has the perfect metaphor for the striking entertainment industry.

(And Hollywood during the pre-Lucas/Spielberg seventies was just about as shaky as GM during that period as well. They just produced an occasionally better product in between lots of Chevettes and Vegas of their own.)