I just got done watching a new episode of the Daily Show, now watching the Colbert Report. Based on these, I can confidently predict that the TV producers are going to give into the striking writers. The episodes aren't bad, but the carefully scripted jokes are gone, and more importantly, the unscripted jokes are mostly about the strike--and more sympathetic to the strikers. This has got to be a huge embarassment to the TV producers.
In other news, like so many people Andrew Sullivan looks a lot nerdier in real time, especially in contrast to the macho-looking that he occasionally posts online.