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Happy Monday

Checking into a hotel is supposed to be a soothing experience. After all, we’re paying a pretty penny (or 25,000) to be away from the stresses of everyday life for night of peace and quiet. Simplicity is the name of the game at a nice hotel.

Check-in and relax (in four hours).

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s “Happy Monday” post, which is a weekly amenity of Jimmy’s Daily Planet. Star Gazer Lounge not included.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

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The Pipe Dream: A Roundaloop?

21st-century ground transportation:

Envisioned by Elon Musk.

Traveling from Point A to Point B seems (and can literally be) pedestrian. In the modern world, there seem to be far too many detours, connecting flights, complications and mind-numbing traffic patterns to conceptualize a simplistic, easy-going path from Point A to Point B.

Then a big idea happened. And then that big idea was built and tested.

And what happens next?

Innovator Elon Musk founded The Boring Company, which is the firm that is building the Hyperloop (featured in the video above). While people won’t be lining up just yet to experience this futuristic form of transportation, the fact that a proof of concept has been achieved is a giant first step towards the reimagined American railroad. To be more precise, the reimagined American train and railroad system.

The Boring Company has essentially taken the archaic railroad system from 19th and 20th centuries and created a significantly faster 21st-century upgrade. Is it the right upgrade? Is the Hyperloop the next great innovative masterpiece in transportation we’ve been waiting for? Would you ride in the Hyperloop?

Fortunately, there’s a model (actually, a few models) to follow for judging the future progress and success of Hyperloop’s introduction to the American traveler, current and new:

Tesla.

Now, who is the co-founder and CEO of that innovative car company…?

What Does the Foxx Say?

It has been way, way too long since Jamie Foxx has been in the news.

Luckily, Mr. Foxx not only makes an appearance in today’s blog post, but also proves why he is, as Jay Leno puts it, entertainment’s “Renaissance Man.” And, in the process, consoles an entire city draped in sadness with a brand new lyrical bedtime story.

Cleveland, OH tourism: If you’re watching and reading this, get Jamie Foxx’s agents on the phone ASAP.

Plus, call LeBron James as well.

The excitement when speaking about popular destinations in and around Cleveland, OH by LeBron James is the best pitch for a city I’ve seen in a long, long time.

That rocked.

50 (or 3) Shades of Blue

To get into the right mindset for the impending weekend that’s just hours away, today’s post will consist of a few genuinely amazing pictures, spanning locations all across the globe. The following photographs have a stunning, borderline transcendent clarity.

Let’s see some wonderful shades of blue, shall we?

Photo from Lilian van der Sanden at "boredcouple.net (Caniço, Madeira (Portugal)

Photo by Lilian van der Sanden from “boredcouple.net” (Caniço, Madeira in Portugal)

"Under Milky Way Skies" from "totallyfrickinawesome.com"  (Canyonlands National Park in Utah)

Under Milky Way Skies from “totallyfrickinawesome.com” (Canyonlands National Park in Utah)

The Atlantis Hotel Palm Jumeriah in Dubai at "sweetydesign.com"

The Atlantis Hotel Palm Jumeriah from “sweetydesign.com” (Dubai)

Take/live your next amazing photograph this weekend!