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Too Funny - AMPTP.com
If you want to visit the AMPTP website, go to AMPTP.org. But if you want to see a hilarious and sharp-tongued parody site, visit AMPTP.com, at least until the lawyers make them take it down (it may amount to cybersquatting). The first sentence on the home page sets the tone:
We are heartbroken to report that despite our best efforts, including sending them a muffin basket, making them a mix CD, and standing outside their window with a boombox blasting Peter Gabriel songs, our talks with the WGA have broken down.
There are five pages in all. The owner of the site, Tactical Edge Group's Bill Davis - an experienced prop master and armorer (weapons master for TV show and movies) - tells me he's rented the site for a limited time to a group of striking writers. He's owned the site for several years, along with several hundred others. A visit to the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine (which archives past versions of websites) shows that the site has been parked for several years. Check it out at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://amptp.com .
Tip o' the hat to Dave McNary at Variety for mentioning the site to me.