Recommended reading

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Some weeks are just chock-a-block with great blog posts. This is one of them.

Remember Johnny Carson? If you’re older than about 35 you might. If you’re older than 45 you absolutely do. Television writer Ken Levine tells of his one encounter with the man, for those of us who get how much of a cultural force he was in his day. Read My day with Johnny Carson (for those who remember Johnny Carson)

Stephen Dowling polled his readership and as many other film shooters as he could, asking after their favorite film cameras. The results are in, and he is counting the top 50 down. Here, he shares numbers 50 to 11. Read 50 Favourite Film Cameras: 50 to 11 And then he shares numbers 10 to 1. One of my favorite cameras took the #1 spot! Read 50 Favourite Film Cameras: 10 to 1

You’ll probably recognize her face instantly, but you’ll be surprised that you don’t know her name. Mark Evanier tells why her appearances on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson (wait, didn’t we just talk about him above?) were a milestone for women on television. Read Smart-Funny

Have you experienced this on your blog? A reader you’ve never seen before suddenly rapid-fire liking five or six posts and following you? Val Boyko has experienced it a lot lately, and encourages those likers to slow down and enjoy the blogging journey. Read New Bloggers, Blogging and Life

David Heinemeier Hansson, writing for Signal v. Noise, has a blunt take on the ouster this week of Uber’s CEO. In short: the board tolerated the toxicity he created right up until it put the company’s massive profits at risk. Read Uber’s CEO is out because of pressure, not some ethical epiphany from the board

I love film-camera reviews and experience reports! Here’s this week’s crop.


7 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. daisymae2017 Avatar

    I do remember Johnny Carson but never watched his show. The post you wrote on meeting him was good. I bet it was exciting

  2. Heide Avatar

    Johnny Carson! Oh, how I loved him. He had his foibles — as we all do — but always seemed like a class act. How lucky Ken Levine is to have met him. I also greatly enjoyed Val Boyko’s piece, and the metaphors she drew with life and yoga. Another great lineup, Jim! How’s the house coming, by the way?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Hey, thanks for asking. I painted my office this weekend! The office is actually the dining room, so it’s right in the middle of the house. The dining room is actually smaller than the eat-in part of the kitchen, so I just put the dining table in there. Anyway, I also painted the front stoop, as it was rough looking. Next I need to paint the living room, and part of the family room, and I have some work to do on my bathtub. Long story. And then is just miscellaneous little things here and there. Once I get through the bathtub, I’ll be ready to list the house.

      1. Heide Avatar

        Although painting can be a pain (all that tape — ugh!), isn’t it one of the most satisfying of house-tasks? It’s a pity you’re putting in all this effort for someone else, but imagine how good it will feel to list it, knowing that it looks its best. I admire your industriousness and discipline, Jim!

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          I do tape, and it is kind of a pain, especially on my multi-pane windows. Margaret edges without tape and does a nearly perfect job of it! Man. Blows my mind.

  3. Sam Avatar

    I’m getting old man, I remember Johnny Carson! Best Tonight Show host ever, in my opinion!! :-)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I didn’t watch him much – I used to be an early-to-bed-early-to-rise guy – but he is who I will always think of first and foremost as the best host of this show.

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