Thought you might enjoy an Onion piece called "Novelist Strike Fails to Affect Nation Whatsoever."
Here's an excerpt:
"So far, sources say, no one has attempted to cross the picket lines, most of which are located in private homes. . . . While the strike has been joined by an estimated 250,000 novelists — 225,000 of whom have reportedly stopped in the middle of their first novel — it has done no damage to any measurable sector of the economy, including bookstore chains, newspapers, magazines, all major media, overseas markets, independent film studios, major film studios, actors, editors, animators, carpenters, those in finance or banking, the day-to-day lives of average Americans, or anything else anyone can think of as of press time."
You can read the whole thing here.