Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Lew Wasserman's Toilet
Whenever the issue of residuals comes up, some on the other side of the bargaining table like to start talking toilets. Specifically, they just love to trot out a quip allegedy made by the late studio mogul Lew Wasserman which goes something like this: "I don't pay the plumber everytime I flush my toilet."
Nice try. But if the plumber had set it up so Mr. Wasserman's toilet spit out a thousand bucks everytime he flushed, you can bet your ass that plumber would have been beating down the door looking for his cut.