Nail-Biter At The Poker Table

Nail-Biter At The Poker Table

Any time I think I’ve seen everything at a poker table, something happens that proves me wrong. I was playing at the Bicycle Casino in a Los Angeles suburb last weekend, and picked up a tell on a guy at the other end who bit his fingernails whenever he was...
Not Your Average Elevator

Not Your Average Elevator

I took this photo a few days ago at the Hotel Wilshire in Los Angeles. At first glance, this looks like your average, everyday, elevator panel, right? But if you look a little more closely, you’ll see this in the top row: I assume that’s a light that comes...
Five Random Thoughts

Five Random Thoughts

On a highway the other day, I passed a vegetable delivery truck with this slogan on the side: “We will, we will, broc you!” Five points for cleverness. Now do cauliflower. After this week’s SCOTUS ruling, I’d like to see the reaction to a high school football team led...
Museums Of Movies And Cars

Museums Of Movies And Cars

For the first time since before the pandemic began, I spent the weekend in Los Angeles — playing poker, hanging out with friends, and visiting two museums on my must-see list. One was the Petersen Automotive Museum. I know absolutely nothing about cars, but it was...
Best Thing I’ve Seen Today

Best Thing I’ve Seen Today

What a great idea to get a different perspective on juggling by placing the camera above the juggler. This is Taylor Glenn, who has a bunch of juggling tutorials on YouTube. I like that, in this one, she left in a couple of tosses she missed. But it’s the ones...
A Bullet In My Head

A Bullet In My Head

After reading my not-so-positive review of Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” reader John Simmers emailed: As a former radio guy, I greatly enjoy your comments about the business.  Your career was more successful than mine, but I’m sure we share a few similar experiences....