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

A Dish Best Served Up Piping Hot: The Best Pizza On The Planet Outside of NYC

How many times have you gone to a friends house, patiently sat there listening to them rave about how their local pizza shop is the best pizza money can buy, only to dig into the first bite and be led into a world of disappointment, frustration and doubt by the awful, tasteless mess of dough, sauce, and cheese piled up on your plate, as your … Continue reading A Dish Best Served Up Piping Hot: The Best Pizza On The Planet Outside of NYC

Sign And Drive: Get a Photo of The Reno Sign and Leave – Reno, Nevada

I’ve been to Reno more times that I’d really like to count.  The coolest part of going to Reno is driving in from the East, seeing the city, and going, “Oohhh, there’s Reno!”  After that it’s terrible. Be sure to get a photo of the Reno sign — especially if you’re a Reno 911 fan —  and leave, right away. Make the extra effort to … Continue reading Sign And Drive: Get a Photo of The Reno Sign and Leave – Reno, Nevada

Restricted Access: Google Cafeteria – Mountain View, California

If you can find a way to get in Google has the most amazing cafeteria on the planet, dozens of free all you can eat restaurants, piled into one giant room, pure cane soda on tap, and some of the most brilliant minds on the planet gnashing their teeth on the company dime. Unfortunately, everything beyond this photo of one of their phenomenal burritos is … Continue reading Restricted Access: Google Cafeteria – Mountain View, California

Metallica History: Tommy’s Joynt – San Francisco, California

This is a sacred place for Metallica fans.  Tommy’s Joynt is the famed bar where Metallica asked former bassist Jason Newsted to join the band.  Great Americana fare, a pile of steaming pot roast, and endless free dill pickle slices, make this place a must visit on any trip to The Bay Area. Continue reading Metallica History: Tommy’s Joynt – San Francisco, California