It’s Sunday night, so you know what that means? Probably not.
It means it’s time for another of my Weekly Wrapup posts!
(Here’s a tagline I’m currently workshopping: Weekly Wrapups – Bringing you mildly entertaining content since about four weeks ago!)
Here’s 5 New People You Should Know
Another week of A Person You Should Know is in the books and here’s a look at who I featured this week.
Jason Zook, who is one of the most unique entrepreneurs you’ll ever meet.
Sam Horn, who can teach you how to be more intriguing.
Brian Solis, who points out that information overload is actually just a symptom of bad choices we make.
Diana Kimball, who has probably lthought more about what it means to bookmark a web page than you have.
We’ve Got An Oscars Host
Things are definitely starting to get busier at my day job as Oscar season ramps up including the big news this week that Chris Rock will be our Oscars host.
As you can imagine, the choice of host has a whole lot of impact on how the next few months of my life are going to be spent, so it was nice to get a host that I’ve personally been a big fan of for a long time.
It also made me think back to some of the past host announcements during the time I’ve worked at the Academy. If you want to take a trip down my memory lane you can check out this video we made with Seth MacFarlane and his Dad when he hosted the show.
In other day job news, our newest Academy Originals episode is a good one with production designer Rick Carter sharing his creative process:
Everything You Need To Know About That New Adele Song
Adele put out the first song from new album this week. It’s good.
It had a flip phone in it and everybody demanded to know why. The video’s director explained it – sort of.
It made a lot of people cry.
It made a lot of other people think of Lionel Richie.
Read These Things
It turns out putting something healthy on a menu actually INCREASES the chances that you’ll order the LEAST healthy item on the menu.
No celebrity understands the Internet better than Drake.
If you’re working to minimize criticism, you’re doing it wrong.
The New York Times is wondering what happens when the future of news is not an article, which pretty much says everything you need to know about the current state of media.
Your reaction to this essay will 100% depend on how you feel about your job.
LOOK AT THESE THINGS
The studio gave Steven Spielberg some not-great notes on Back To The Future:
There’s a book store where books are wrapped in paper with short descriptions on them so that “no one will judge a book by its cover.” (via this guy)
This Seems Like A Good Place To Stop
Thanks again for reading all the way to the bottom of this lengthy rambling – here’s your reward.