Friday, September 30, 2022

WIRTW #644: the “whitewater” edition

"What's the first film you remember seeing?"

That’s the lead off question on each episode of Films to be Buried With — Brett Goldstein's (aka Ted Lasso's Roy Kent) podcast. Each episode is a long form interview of a celebrity in which they their life story through films. It's a podcast worth celebrating this International Podcast Day and all other 364 days of the year.

The first movie I remember seeing is Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown, a 1977 Peanuts film in which the gang goes to summer camp and takes on a group of bullies in the annual river raft race.

I saw this film at the Woodhaven Mall with Uncle Ron and Aunt Rita … who were most definitely not my uncle and aunt. In fact, I had never met them before that day. I was four years old, and they ran a bus that took groups of kids to the movies during the summer. My parents paid to put their terrified four-year-old on a bus with two strangers to see a movie. I don't remember a thing about that film other than being completely freaked out on that bus and by the entire experience. In fact, it's the scariest movie I've ever seen about a river rafting trip. Thanks, Mom and Dad. 😞

What's the first film you remember seeing? Did it involve two strange adults picking you up at your house on a bus? Or was it an experience as memorable yet less creepy?

Here's what I read this past week that I think you should be reading, too.

How to be an ally at work — via Ask a Manager

Can You Say Anything? Free Speech in Independent and Private Schools — via Dan Schwartz's Connecticut Employment Law Blog

The lawyers, man, sometimes they screw everything up — via Eric Meyer's Employer Handbook Blog

OSHA Healthcare COVID-19 Rule Takes Priority over Heat Illness, Workplace Violence — via Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

When Hiring, Prioritize Assignments Over Interviews — via Harvard Business Review