Variety‘s Dave McNary wrote yesterday afternoon that the WGA “is probably going to push back its deadline [as] the emerging consensus is that WGA leaders won’t start a strike until next week at the earliest — even though the town’s been fretting in recent days that scribes could walk out at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, when the current contract expires.”

All right, that’s it…no more WGA strike coverage until the strike actually happens, and even then I’m not sure anyone will care very much.

Meanwhile screenwriters Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer have thrown together a one-minute short about some crappy McJobs that striking writers may be taking once the WGA strike kicks in. The short is already dated since it says the WGA will be on the picket lines as of 10.31.07. Plus it’s not all that funny. Just a lame-ass “what do we do with our lives now that we’re off the payroll?” thing. Where’s the clever-ass, hipper-than-thou “writing”?