Its Monday, and rain is still in the forecast. Hope y’all had a great weekend! Today’s brief covers a lunch with Sean Parker, 3D printing of a kidney, a horse named Arrr, pork’s new slogan, and tons of fun videos.
Here’s what caught my eye today:
1. John Gapper of the Financial Times had lunch with Sean Parker to see how the real life matched up to the character (or, is it vice versa?). This is a really interesting insight into Parker as a person; you can definitely see some similarities to the character in Aaron Sorkin’s film, but some major differences too. [FT]
2. In more character stories, here’s one on Charlie Sheen. There’s an interesting, yet sad, quote about someone not wanting to help Sheen get rehab because he’s bankable, and continues to make them money. What’s interesting is that as a professional actor, no one really has anything negative to say about him. However, his personal life, and recent Twitter celebrity status, says otherwise. [NYTimes]
3. This is amazing; 3D printing is really making some history. A model of a human kidney was printed at the TED conference last week – the idea is that the kidney would use the patient’s own tissue, eliminating the possibility of organ rejection. This is huge news for the world of regenerative medicine and for donors. [Next Big Thing]
4. Left-handed? This article states that left-handers have less asymmetric brains, more likely to be ambidextrous and have better motor skills with their right hand. History has pegged left-handers as “odd”, or needing re-education… luckily this isn’t the case these days. [NYTimes]
5. Remember Clarissa? Check out this video for a pilot for Clarissa Now, which sadly, was passed over by CBS. But, a great blast from the past. [FlavorWire]
6. I love when announcers really get into what they’re announcing about. Check out this announcer at a horse race, calling out the horse named Arrr. [Mashable]
7. Kids react to YouTube stars. Aw, kids. These are some strong-minded children! [Daily What]
8. Typography treatment of the day. Conan O’Brien’s farewell speech on The Tonight Show was put to typography, and man, it is cool. Check it out. [Daily What]
9. In more video fun, this interactive architectural mapping of the Fetes des Lumieres in Lyons, France is super cool. Who thinks of this stuff?! [YouTube]
10. Its no longer the other white meat. I don’t like the new slogan. [Pork Network]
That’s all from me today. Have any suggestions for tomorrow’s brief? Email me at email@example.com.