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UBER Now Wants To Provide You On-Demand Employees

The Verge:

Uber is testing an on-demand staffing business called Uber Works, according to the Financial Times. The service would make it possible for businesses to hire short-term workers for things like “events and corporate functions, such as waiters or security guards,” the report says. The company is trialing the service in Chicago after testing it in Los Angeles earlier this year.

I know, they’re not the first here, but goddamn this sounds dystopian.


Post Malone & Swae Lee – “Sunflower” (From the SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Soundtrack)

Say what you will about the song, the video gives us another look at the gorgeous animation in-store for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

I was just lamenting over the Summer how much of a shame it is that with the drop of the cultural cache of MTV, we no longer have the big music videos for Summer Blockbusters (I hold a proper video for Metric’s “Black Sheep”  / Scott Pilgrim vs. the World would’ve been huge), but we get sort of a throwback here.

Can’t wait for Christmas!

AND INTRODUCING Is The Craziest Movie Art Book Ever, And You Can Help It On Kickstarter


And Introducing is an art book that collects over 2,500 unlikely, unfortunate, or unintelligible casting credits from almost a century of cinema history. Or at least, it will be—with your help!

From ‘Exuberant Mourner’ (Analyze This) to ‘Arthritic Cowboy’ (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), ‘Sad Woman with Horns’ (Guardians of the Galaxy) to ‘Man Shot in Head 3’ (The ABCs of Death), movie history is replete with curiously named characters bringing up the rear of the cast list. And Introducing is a survey of those bit-part and background character credits, organising them into almost 100 categories—some predictable (men, women, bystanders, henchmen) and some more surprising (screaming characters, toothless characters, characters whose names are simply their one line of dialogue).

An accompanying essay will explore the people and circumstances responsible for these credits, featuring input from screenwriters, casting directors, and actors.

This looks like an absolutely silly and crazy gift for the movie lover in your life, which may also just be yourself.

Apple’s Next Product Event is Set for October 30th

The Verge:

Apple isn’t done with product events for 2018. Today the company issued media invites for an October 30th event where it’s widely expected we’ll see new iPad Pro tablets and potentially several updates to the Mac lineup.

I’ll be watching the details on those new iPad Pros closely.