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One Writer Who's Not On Strike

The strike by the Writers Guild of America could have ramifications that extend way beyond studios and scribes. People have talked about the likely increase in reality TV, for example, which doesn't require WGA writers.

But will audiences stick around if scripted TV starts to dry up?


Consider the case of Alex Perez: Hollywood Scab Writer. His hilarious "promotional videos" sell him as willing to save the industry by "writing every film himself" but he may be part of the very web video trend that kills the industry. With the late night TV shows in reruns already, funny people on the internet may be poised to steal audiences from funny people on TV for good.

Related: For coverage of the strikes from the front lines check out United Hollywoood.

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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