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Cars Don’t Run on Coffee but Comedy Does

Jerry Seinfeld’s new season of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ premieres July 6 on Netflix. And the theme is “Think short.”

Ohhhh yeah (chick chicka chicka).

Happy Monday!

It doesn’t hurt to shine a golden light on a Monday.

Rules Don’t Apply is a new movie that focuses on the late, great and eccentric aviation innovator Howard Hughes and the Hollywood film industry in 1958. This Golden Era of movie-making is as popular and captivating as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby. Fittingly, Lily Collins (Marla Mabrey) starred in the Amazon pilot based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final and unfinished book, The Last Tycoon.

The decision to move The Last Tycoon to series (I voted yes in the post-viewing survey) is still being determined. The first chapter in this TV show shows promise and sparks curiosity. Rules Don’t Apply, on the other hand, will be premiered to the public in its full form on November 23rd of this year.

The star-studded cast will either work beautifully or, you know…Equally important, the story needs to elevate far above the seemingly predictable third act set on an all too familiar linear path. The cast suggests there should be entertaining twists-and-turns. Howard Hughes and the Golden Age of Hollywood deserve that, at a minimum.

The hope is that the old rules of unsurprising movie-making won’t apply to Rules Don’t Apply.

Have a Great Week!

Am I Sick? Time for a Quick Look Outside

I work in an office. It has good lighting, air conditioning and heating. This is especially beneficial in the loathsome months of cold weather painted with dark skies, dripping with freezing rain. However, the forecasts now consistently reveal the sun shining at highs in “Pleasantville”-seventies and lows in refreshing mid-fifties. Three days into May and the month has yet again delivered upon its high expectations.

Today, the weather is warm and sunny with a shiny invitation to come outside and play. But alas, here I sit at my desk. This still doesn’t mean I haven’t read the aforementioned invitation and everything it has planned…

—Driving with the windows down with no time constraints
—Sitting outside in a comfortable chair, reading a good book while drinking and feasting like the Romans
—No time constraints
—Going for a nice long run while listening to my favorite musical adventures
—Borrowing my best friend’s dad’s Ferrari and driving it into the city
—Swimming at my local gym
—Riding roller coasters
—Singing in public

I drive a Toyota and live in Ohio, but I still think this can work…