Gweek podcast episode 025: Michael Kupperman


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In this episode of Gweek, Ruben Bolling and I are joined by the cartoonist and illustrator Michael Kupperman, who has a hilarious new book out, called Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010. Ruben interviewed Michael about his work and then the three of us went on to talk about the folllowing things:

I got rid of my standing desk last week and am looking for a better solution.

Using an hour-timer as a self-check throughout the day

Esther Williams' autobiography, The Million Dollar Mermaid

Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson

Cul de Sac Golden Treasury, by Richard Thompson



Uni-watch: The Obessive Study of Athletic Aesthetics

Secret Fun Blog

The Walking Dead TV show

The Last Man Alive

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  1. I’m subscribed to Gweek via Downcast on my iPad. I didn’t get last week’s or this week’s episodes. Still having rss problems?

  2. FWIW, if you wait a couple of weeks, I have been experimenting with standup desks for over a year and I think I am about to achieve standup desk nirvana with the next iteration, which is being custom-built for me. I have become a standup desk convert for sure. I wanted to send you a pic of my current jury-rigged setup but I haven’t been able to figure out how to send you email. Twitter?

  3. Very interesting show.  I’m realizing how that I somehow, improbably, had Esther Williams and Hedy Lamarr mixed up, and I thought the syncro-swimmer was the one who had radar patents.

    So the next productivity hack after standing desks is going to be head-down on an inclined plane, clamped to the top by our toes?  I guess it’s always good advice to make sure you get plenty of water throughout the day.

  4. Excellent show! Re:standing desks — years ago, before everyone went to Cintiqs, some animation studios had hydraulic animation desks that were just awesome. Large, super heavy-duty, and probably prohibitively expensive, but those are ones I dream about picking up (if they haven’t all been trashed). You’re in Studio City; I know Warner TV animation used to use them, maybe they’ve got a few sitting around?

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