Make No Mistake: This Is Great Steak

I took off to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in Philly, and was greeted with a city swarming with Secret Service officers, thousands of people clogging the sidewalks, and this is the only photo I managed to get because the entire affair happened during a torrential downpour rain storm. Rather than dwell on the weather, I decided to enjoy a phenomenal, and superbly prepared, steak … Continue reading Make No Mistake: This Is Great Steak

The Final Frontier: Space Really Is Made In A Hollywood Basement

It’s was a few years ago that the music video for Buck 22’s rap version of Billy Ray Cyrus’ Achy Breaky Heart debuted.  As I watched the video, I took a look at the alien space ship they were on, laughed to myself and thought, “I’ve seen that place before!” That space ship, or the set for that spaceship, is located in San Fernando Valley, … Continue reading The Final Frontier: Space Really Is Made In A Hollywood Basement

Night of the Godless Killing Machines: Google Self Driving Cars – Mountain View, Ca

It was late one afternoon in Mountain View, California  when one of the first-generation Google self-driving cars sped past me going more than the posted speed limit. I though to myself, I wonder how long it will be until someone programs one of those things to become a Godless killing machine? I realized, I wonder how many people one of these evil self driving cars … Continue reading Night of the Godless Killing Machines: Google Self Driving Cars – Mountain View, Ca

You’ve Got To Ask Yourself One Question: Should I Visit Carmel, California?

I love the village of Carmel, California.  There is so much artistic and Hollywood history there, including being the place where Clint Eastwood was mayor, after he ran on the typical Eastwood badassery platform of legalizing the sales of ice cream cones by street vendors. He won.  In all of the excitement, he lost count, did he want two scoops, or only one? He had … Continue reading You’ve Got To Ask Yourself One Question: Should I Visit Carmel, California?

Welcome To The Jungle: Greyhound Between San Jose and Los Angeles

Never in my life will I recommend that anyone take a Greyhound Bus, for any reason.  I liken taking the bus to probably being the same thing as sleep deprivation torture at Guantanamo Bay, but worse, which led me to understand that if we really wanted to beat ISIS we’d sentence them to ride the Greyhound and be woken up every hour on the hour … Continue reading Welcome To The Jungle: Greyhound Between San Jose and Los Angeles

Money Train: Take An Amtrak Half Way Across The US

Joe Biden did not pay me to write this post. I say take an Amtrak half way across The US because I did the full trip and without paying for vastly overpriced sleeper car, traintracking the across the entire US is grueling, expensive — eight-dollar two-dollar convenience store hamburger, anyone? — and around day four you’ll be looking for ways to claw your way out … Continue reading Money Train: Take An Amtrak Half Way Across The US

Off The Beaten Path: The Back Alleys of Miami Beach, Florida

My recommendations for visiting Florida are: 1. Young Not Married – Visit Miami Beach 2. Middle Aged Married – Visit Key West 3. Old And Waiting to Die- Visit Naples If you make it to Miami Beach, there is one of best pizza shops in the US, Pizza Rustica, and many night clubs situated directly on South Beach.  The hustle and bustle is dizzying. If … Continue reading Off The Beaten Path: The Back Alleys of Miami Beach, Florida