Weeknotes 48 - Cory Ellison special
- There was an episode of The Morning Show the other week which included ZERO scenes with Cory Ellison (Billy Crudup). It was tragic. So I was delighted that the latest one is a true Cory Ellison special. You get to watch him revel in the power-struggle machinations of human relationships at work. In one of the scenes he says he doesn’t need his job! He’s doing it for fun! I love him. Someone give Billy Crudup and the writers an Emmy, please.
- I’ve not read Watchmen (yes, yes, I know, so what) but I am watching the TV series and it’s a masterpiece. It seems like everyone involved in making it is at the top of their game, challenging themselves to constantly do even better, united by a singular vision. It’s incredible.
- The two types of TV / film etc I seem to enjoy the most is either stuff that seems to have been made by the best people in the world or about people who are really good and doing their best. Incidentally, the satisfaction I get from getting better at something (driving, cooking, work, being a friend) is also the driving force of my entire life.
- For example, I’ve just finished sewing a silk shirt. Working with silk was frustrating because the fabric is slippy, impossible to keep straight, and quite fragile. I had to almost learn how to sew all over again. But in the end I learned how to handle it, and made the most luxurious item of clothing I own. And now I get to feel accomplished and ready for another challenging project.
- Gregg the Egg is going to be playing Adam Neumann in a TV series about WeWork and I cannot wait. But here’s another rich source of entertainment and drama that should be made into a TV series: the Google vs Oracle trial before Judge Alsup, who taught himself to code. It deserves the Sorkin treatment.