We must say, when we envisioned a scenario in which AMPTP president and chief negotiator Nick Counter took WGAw president Patric Verrone into his strong yet tender embrace on the balcony of the famed Warner Bros. water tower, and kissed his striketime adversary truly, madly, deeply on the lips to the exuberant cheers of thousands of working writers and execs below, it was pure fantasy.

So imagine our delight on last night's Late Show, when host David Letterman introduced Counter and WGAw executive director David Young (close enough), there to commemorate the new contract with a vigorous round of tonsil hockey. Take heed, SAG president Alan Rosenberg: When the time comes for your own round of lemonpartyaid, Counter is notorious for slipping the tongue.