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Framing John Delorean ft. Alec Baldwin – Official Trailer I HD I Sundance

Did you catch this story about Peter Max ?

Your Kids Think You’re Addicted to Your Phone

I’m going out to buy Sun-Maid raisins today. What about you?

Ocasio-Cortez enemy of freedom video costs Fresno Grizzlies Sun-Maid sponsorship – The Washington Post

The NRA’s ad agency just ended its 38-year relationship with the gun group | AdAge
Ackerman McQueen said it would stop working with the NRA after 38 years because ‘the NRA’s chaos led us to lose faith’ in the group. 

The Gal Who Is Beautifying Lincoln Road

One of the saddest sights we are faced with now on the streets of America are the vacant retail shops that once housed our favorite things. While the digital world is taking over, the remnants of brick and mortar are really so ugly to look at.

One Miami artist decided to do something about it. Jayda Knight, an artist at Textile & Wall Coverings, and art advisor at Williams McCall Gallery, has created window coverings (staging) for many of the vacant stores on Lincoln Road. Her watercolor designs are made with ink, pen and acrylic.

Jayda is thrilled that her designs are bringing new energy to retail. People walking along Lincoln Road are now looking at one abstract masterpiece after another. It certainly provides a great shopping atmosphere.

Jayda was born in Istanbul, brought up in Geneva, and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design where she was drafted by one of her teacher/advisors to work on set design for Saturday Night Live. Those were the days of Jimmy Fallon.

After many years of working all day and partying all night, she moved to Miami to pursue her career in art. She believes Miami is quickly becoming a serious art city.

Eliot and I met with Jayda today to discuss using one of her designs, or an exclusive one, for the foyer of our condo. Anyone who sees her work wants to be surrounded by them everyday. Eliot and I might get lucky.

Robots Become Traffic Cops

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I often wonder what traffic cops think about when they walk up to a car they just pulled over. Will the driver be calm or hostile?

SRI International is busy creating a robot that will make it safer for police and motorists. According to the robot research company, 16,915,140 drivers are pulled over in traffic each year, 195, 078 motorists have physical force used on them, 4,488 officers are assaulted, 89 of those motorists die, and 11 of the officers die.

SRI and Stanford University are busy working on robots that will be the ones issuing the traffic tickets.

Watch the above video to see how robots will do on the job. They will be here sooner than you think.

From Our Balcony

We had an incredible view of the Blue Angels at the Air & Sea Show on the beach yesterday. This is becoming an annual Memorial Day (Weekend) event in Miami Beach. We were joined by a few friends who spent the afternoon watching this spectacular show. Everyone brought their cameras and were clicking away. All the photos below were shot by Eliot Hess on his new super, duper Nikon.

40 Celebrities Who Are Fighting Chronic Illnesses

Selma Blair

The more I speak to people my age, the more I realize that many friends have some sort of a health issue that they have to deal with each day. This is the new normal. If you live long enough, you can’t escape hearing about health problems everyday.

I am the biggest baby. I don’t think my coping skills ever matured. I constantly worry that we should all be healthy and happy. My cousin Allan Becker tells me, “Attitude is everything.” I know he’s right, but it’s so difficult to put on a smiley face when you don’t feel well, or you are worried about the future.

Some people have to put on a good show no matter what. I admire those who can do that. Kelly Clarkson, the singer, managed to host the Billboard Music Awards while suffering from appendicitis. She underwent surgery to remove her appendix the very next day. She admits now that she was in terrible pain during the entire ceremony. I don’t know too many other people who would have taken such a chance. What was going through her mind?

You will be shocked to learn of many famous people with chronic illnesses who appear in public life like they don’t have a care in the world.

Read about the woes of the famous. Maybe we can learn from them, or at least admire their fortitude.

Prevention magazine reveals all. Click below.


Hear Ye, Hear Ye

I always love giving you a scoop. “Hear’s one.”

I know, I know. It’s “here’s one.” I just wanted to be cute when I clued you in on the fact that a soon-to-be released, smartphone app, will allow you to diagnose ear infections.

This is great news for parents who have children plagued by ear infections. The app uses the phone’s microphone, its speaker and a small paper cone.

According to Engadget, “The app sends short, sound pulses through a funnel and into the ear canal. It then measures the echo of that sound, and an algorithm uses the reading to predict if there’s fluid behind the eardrum, one of the common symptoms of infection.”

The app is waiting for FDA approval. Researchers at the University of Washington and the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, said the app was correct about 85 percent of the time when they checked the ears of 50 children.

Let’s hope that the new app helps parents, and grandparents, make an official diagnose. No one likes to see a child in pain. The quicker ear infections can be treated, the better.

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Your Car Is No Longer Your Best Friend

Stock Photo – DEN BOSCH, THE NETHERLANDS – MAY 14, 2017: Retro styled rear end of a classic pink Cadillac fifties car in Den Bosch, The Netherlands

For those who read the “New York Times” every day, this is not going to be big news. For those who don’t, this can be startling.

Your beloved automobile knows more about you than perhaps your spouse, children, friends, and business associates.

Yesteryear, you would drive your car and everything that happened in it would remain a secret forever. You could eat a whole Carvel ice cream cake in the front seat and pretend it never happened. You could play hooky from work, and drive around all day, and no one would know the difference.

Today, according to Bill Hanvey, president and chief executive officer of the Auto Care Association, your car “not only knows how much you weigh but also tracks how much weight you gained. Your car also knows how fast you drive, where you live, how many children you have — even financial information. Connect a phone to a car, and it knows who you called and who you texted.”

You can get all of the facts you never realized by clicking on the link below. I warn you in advance, you will never feel the same way about your auto again.

So many of you, who love your car more than you love many other things, may want to sell your wheels immediately and only use a Lyft or Uber.

Oops, that won’t work either. They know everything about you too.