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The Friday Round-Up

Blake Harris 06.26.2015

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a look at some fun things that you might have missed:


Monday: Backlash: John Oliver and the Bright Side of Dark Ideas

Tuesday: Rocketing On: An Announcement from Creative Director William Gadea

Wednesday: What Satire Can Teach Us About Explainer Videos

Thursday: No More Reruns: Periscope, Meerkat and the Ability to Broadcast Yourself

Is this what pets do while we're away for the day? I hope so!

Is this what pets do while we’re away for the day? I hope so!

Animation News:

The Secret Life of Pets Could Be An Internet Cat Video-Size Blockbuster (via Forbes)

Artist imagines what Disney Characters would look like if they were Humans (via Distractify)

Nine Illuminating Notes from Despicable Me Producer Chris Meledandri (via Cartoon Brew)



Oxford Dictionary Adds Fo’Shizzle to Dictionary (via Time)

Emilia Clarke Defends Game of Thrones Treatment of Women (via Entertainment Weekly)

Obama Turns to Nontraditional Media (via U.S. News & World Report)



Sneak Peek: AMC’s new sci-fi show Humans (via WIRED)

You Can Now Embed Your Meerkat Livestream Online (via Re/Code)

Self-Driving Cars Successfully Avoid Collision (via Fast Company)



Amy Poehler and Seth Myers bust out surprise segment of their SNL classic “Really?!”

Grades for best (and worst) NBA Draft Outfits (via Bleacher Report) 

The Five Best Rookie of the Year Races in MLB History (via Grantland)


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