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The 'Terminator' TV showrunner hilariously, sadly recounts the day the lights went out at Skynet

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Terminator-sarah-connor_l The signal-to-noise ratio on the Internets has never been a good one. Too many blogs, too many voices, too few of them saying anything remotely interesting. But every now and again, something rises above the flotsam: something like this blog entry from Josh Friedman, the executive producer of the recently cut-down Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Friedman is honest about a process that most of us had never had any insight into during the days before blogs. And not just honest about the mechanics of being unceremoniously removed from a TV show, but the emotional and physical toll it takes. To wit:

“Losing your show is more like a surprise divorce where you get servedpapers in the morning and your (ex)wife is f—ing Human Target bythree in the afternoon using the same time slot your child wasconceived in and also where she did that one thing that one time onyour birthday.”

I’ve been reading Friedman’s hilarious, self-deprecating blog, “I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing,” for years (anyone who uses a Vader quote as his blog name is a friend of mine). I even checked back on a daily basis, even though this recent post is his first since February 2008. The dude is just that good:

“Eventually the day came when I was evicted from the room I’d writtenthirty episodes of my very first television show. I packed a very largeSUV with a very large amount of computer equipment, scripts, DVDs,Sarah Connor memorabilia, something that may or may not have been manyhalf-empty tequila bottles, some office supplies I don’t want to talkabout, and possibly some gum and trail mix. Despite the show NOT yetbeing cancelled, I was the last person to leave the empty building andwould’ve turned the lights out if I was paying for the electricity.”

Anyone else love “I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing”? Who else has a blog that seems to rise above the rest?

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