I’ve Been Busy.

You might have noticed that posting has been a little slow around here lately, but there’s a good reason.

More on that in a future post.

In the meantime, here’s a few cool Academy-related things I wanted to share.

We put out a couple of interesting Academy Originals videos recently that you should check out. The first features the Marshall family – Garry, Penny, and Scott talking about what they’ve learned from each other when it comes to making movies.

And the second is a look back at the story behind how Tupac got cast in the movie Juice.

In other Academy-related stuff, I highly recommend you check out the new interactive feature on our website where screenwriter John August shares the lessons he’s learned over his career.

The Black Eyed Peas Did Something Cool?

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but the Black Eyed Peas actually just put out something cool. Their new song “Yesterdays” is a fun tribute to old school hip hop and includes an equally fun video.

It’s probably not a coincidence that Fergie is nowhere to be found in this song.

Stephen Colbert’s Public Access Show

I like Stephen Colbert and was mildly excited for him to take over for David Letterman soon, but after seeing his new promotional stunt I’m a lot more excited.

Colbert made a surprise appearance on a Michigan public access television show called Only In Monroe and took over the show for 40 minutes of funny stuff including interviews with the show’s usual hosts and Eminem (yes, that Eminem).

The whole thing is worth watching, but if you’ve only got a couple minutes to spare then I’d recommend at least checking out his bit about a local Yelp battle that starts at about the 15-minute mark.