3 Things: Jon Favreau, Colin Nissan, and Shazaam / by Chris Duffy

Hi friends,

It's Saturday! Every week, I send out an email with one thing I think is great, one thing that made me laugh, and one thing I found interesting. Feel free to spread the word and share these emails with friends. If you're checking this out for the first time, you can sign up to get these emails here.

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No shows this week. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah!

 This week's list

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

The Hollywood Reporter published a long piece on creativity where Jon Favreau asks Issa Rae, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Donald Glover, and Damien Chazelle about their processes. It's amazing to get a peek into how they think about "success, struggling, and staying sane."One Epic Conversation

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Colin Nissan's humor pieces in The New Yorker and McSweeney's always make me laugh. He's very, very good at taking something mundane and breaking it down until you see the insanity. One of his best targets is a Christmas carol that truly makes no sense. What is Colin going to do with all these birds? The Twelve Days of Christmas by Colin Nissan.

1 Interesting Thing:

Ok, this next one is crazy. Hundreds, maybe thousands of people, claim that they have memories of watching a cheesy Nineties movie called Shazaam where the comedian Sinbad played a genie. To be honest, I vaguely remember seeing it myself. But here's the thing: that movie does not exist and it never has. Sinbad himself is baffled when people ask him about it. But online, there's a community of people who are certain they've seen it. They remember the cover, the plot, the music... everything. So what does it tell us about how memory works and how slippery our grasp on reality can be? The Movie That Doesn't Exist and the Redditors Who Think It Does

Thanks for reading. Happy holidays! Take care of yourselves,