this is a very sweet thing.


For quite a while Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” held the record for domestic film rentals

which is what movie theaters have to go through to get the movie so they can screen it.

When George Lucas’s “Star Wars” came out it beat that record and Spielberg put out a full page ad

congratulating his long-time BFF on his accomplishment.


Six years later Spielberg’s “E.T.” broke the record and Lucas didn’t forget the nice gesture his buddy gave him

so he returned the favor with a full page ad of his own.


When James Cameron’s “Titanic” broke the record, George Lucas made him a full page ad congratulating his cohort.

See, some people are classy here in Hollywood.

sometimes people think they know the route better than i do

mercythose people are usually rich.

they usually run around telling people what to do all day.

they probably think that they got to their success because they were always in control.

what they forget to realize is control is an illusion.

they also do weird things like never tell me the address.

but its my car and im just as much a prick as they are so i will ask once twice

maybe even three times.

then they say Soho House like its some mythical place like i wouldnt even know where it is.

as if i dont know the side street that will get us there faster than san vicente to doheny

as if i dont know where to stop.

but the weirdest thing is while they are giving directions they get caught up in their text messaging

and forget to tell me to make a turn.

as if i care.

actually i do care because, just like in life, there are so few bad rides

that when they happen i just want them to end quickly

so i can go on to the next one

which will probably be beautiful and fun

and if we’re both lucky, enlightened.