Saturday Morning Cartoons #50
Welcome to the new/old/new Saturday Morning Cartoons!
Good morning, fam!
Hope you all had a good workweek.
It’s crazy to think I’ve shared this newsletter for 50 weeks in a row without missing a single Saturday (I know, I know. Some of these turned into “Saturday Afternoon Cartoons,” but hey, what’re you gonna do?)
In order to celebrate making it over the hill, I decided to tweak a few things:
I went back to basics and made this a standalone newsletter, which is why you don’t see The Workfarce branding anymore. I’m simplifying it, too, but more on that later.
Speaking of #branding, now that Saturday Morning Cartoons is once again on it’s own, I gave it a fresh coat of paint and updated the look and feel.
With a new brand comes a new tagline: “A newsletter for the curious kid in all of us.” I can’t explain it, but it just feels right.
While I get ready to celebrate the big one year milestone, check out this week’s recs.
Pull that random box of decorations out of your storage closet, find your fanciest outfit, and let’s get into it.
Here’s what I have for you this morning:
After meeting Simone (Simo) Stolzoff on Twitter, I joined the street teamfor his first book The Good Enough Job and immediately blew through it. I couldn’t help but resonate with the main theme: detaching your self-worth from your job. Thanks to his background in journalism, Simo explores different themes of our work lives by sharing stories from a Michelin-star chef, a Wall Street bankers, a software engineer, and others who have successfully decoupled who they are from what they do.
Well, our movie night crew finally came across a major bomb and it’s called Cocaine Bear. We already went in with lower than low expectations, but it was so bad, we stopped it halfway through. Luckily they only wasted $35 million to make it. Do yourself a favor and steer clear.
After finishing The Last of Us show and replaying the first game, I decided to also replay The Last of Us Part 2 and HOT TAKE ALERT: It is the best sequel to any book, movie, or show out there. It takes the story from the first game and puts one of the most creative, gut-wrenching spins on it. If you can stomach some brutal moments, this game is a 10/10.
After dabbling in the Chat GPT web app, I just downloaded the new iOS app and I am deep in the AI rabbit hole. It’s given me writing prompts, jokes, and even did its best to share the meaning of life. For all you green-bubblers out there, you’re going to have to wait for the Android app.
By this point, you’ve probably been to a movie theater and seen those soda machines that give you wayyy too many options to choose from. Well, imagine that, but with sauce. Thanks to the new Heinz Remix machine, you’ll have more than 200 sauce combos at your fingertips. As someone who throws an annual sauce party,I am seriously considering selling everything I own to cop one.
I haven’t gotten the new Zelda game yet, but I have been using this relaxing Zelda music as a background while I work. It’s the next best thing to taking PTO in order to binge the game.
Now here’s a rivalry worth paying attention to. In the battle over “Taco Tuesday,” it’s Taco Bell versus Taco John’s. Whose side are you on?
Need a break from work? Looking to make some more friends? Ready for the most millennial adult summer camp ever?
Thanks to Apple’s new “Personal Voice” feature, your iPhone can speak using your voice after just 15 minutes of training. We are officially living in the future.
It’s official! Funny Business is finally live and you can see the first post at @realfunnybiz. Here’s a hint: Ketchup and Velveeta on a Saltine. Have an idea for a future post? Let me know here.
You made it to the end! As a bonus, I’ll leave you with this.
We’re basically a team of drug dealers, but with books.
OK, fine. We’re only on year two…