I'm pondering a letter to my Congressperson to urge a federal grant to clone a love-child that combines the DNA of Amy Sherman-Palladino (writer/creator of the erstwhile "Gilmore Girls" and her current show "Bunheads" --itself a GilGirls clone of sorts) and Aaron Sorkin (writer/creator of the erstwhile "West Wing" and his current show "The Network" --itself a WesWing clone of sorts).
Objective: to force this in-vitro offspring to write scripted dialogue. I'm fairly certain the literary result would equal --in megatonage as well as entertainment value-- the Gila Flats atomic tests.
"Why clone?" you may ask. "Why not simply lock both of these two screenwriters in a soundproof'd room, and let Nature take its course?"
First of all, it's still rather difficult to get a federal grant for simple sexual congress (tho, given the trends, Congress will fund congress within our lifetime). But more germane, I'm convinced that neither Amy nor Aaron would shut up long enough to culminate the requisite act.
Please don't misunderstand: I staunchly hold that the dialogue created (independently) by these two writers is among the best I've heard: intelligent (usually), witty (almost always), and all-in-all, each is a fast-paced delight to hear/view. I'm a fan of both their current shows, even if the content and storylines occasionally trend toward rather naive ideologies embedded therein.
But if one overlooks the Straw-Men Situations & Solutions both thoughtfully Goebbels-in to their scripts, one finds a sheer mastery of the spoken word, written.
This kind of genius cannot be allowed to die out; a clone'd successor is the only answer, one which we owe the vid-screen viewers of the Next Generation.
To that end, I ask each of my Faithful Readers --and your own networks of family/friends/drinking-buddies-- to immediate join me in a petition-campaign to our various Congressional delegations. Please join my Movement, and let's get the genetic material of these two under glass (and growing) on a priority-emergency basis.
We owe it to The Future. And the tax-dollar expenditure would certainly be more entertaining, even more valuable, and probably just as incindiary as the 2092 Chevy Volt.
-- Earl Merkel