Driving Yourself vs Being Driven

Living in LA has always meant owning a car. I remember when the Gotham Gal was a senior in college and got a semester long internship in LA. Her first comment to me back then was “now I have to get a car.” She got one. It was a little Datsun two door. I can’t remember the make and model but she drove it back and forth to work and then sold it before coming back to the east coast to finish college. I’m writing this in an Uber going from the west side of LA to downtown LA to see the Jasper Johns show at The Broad. Last night we went out all over LA and took Ubers everywhere. The cars stayed home and we went out. Ride-sharing has changed LA a lot. We have friends our age who live here, in Hollywood, and don’t own a car.
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Q118 Vacation

Amy and I have learned that I need a Q1 vacation earlier in Q1 (vs. waiting until the end of March). We were apart for ten days because of a trip she took to Africa, so we went to San Diego for a week. I played tennis every day for 90 minutes. I took a nap almost every afternoon. I got a couple of massages. We went and saw Black Panther, which we loved. I interrupted vacation on Wednesday for some work stuff but stayed off email completely. I played a lot of chess online but realized after losing a bunch of games that I thought I was winning that it was a bad idea to play 10 minutes games while watching the Olympics in the background. I didn’t read much. I didn’t feel like it for some reason. While unusual for me, I just rolled with it. We had
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Kids Flipped the Script…

That’s how we got into this mess. Reagan legitimized greed and for forty years America has been beholden to the almighty dollar. If someone is rich, they’re beyond reproach. They’re job creators, they’re more worldly and more intelligent and if you knew your place you would get on the endless treadmill and start running… In… Read More The post Kids Flipped the Script… appeared first on The Big Picture.

Sunday links: fear is your friend

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10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • The Frat House of Representatives (Politico) • The Rise of Bitcoin Factories: Mining for the Masses (Wall Street Journal) • “Just an Ass-Backward Tech Company”: How Twitter Lost the Internet War (Vanity Fair) • How the Adult Film Industry Evolves With the Internet (Real Clear Life) • Why Can Everyone Spot Fake News But The Tech Companies? (Buzzfeed)… Read More The post 10 Sunday Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

Game Night (trailer)

  Jason Bateman (the “Horrible Bosses” films, TV’s “Arrested Development,” “Ozark”) and Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight,” “Dr. Strange”) team up in New Line Cinema’s action comedy “Game Night.” John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein are directing the film, marking their second film as co-directors, following “Vacation.” Game Night site   GAME NIGHT – Official… Read More The post Game Night (trailer) appeared first on The Big Picture.