“If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.” – John Galsworthy
Big Man In China
What was your dream job growing up? Did you want to be the president of the United States? Maybe an astronaut or a veterinarian or a singer? What about pretending to be a businessman in China?
Yes, the last one is actually a thing.
If you are a white man, you can get a job attending meetings, business lunches, and conferences in China. All you need is a nice suit, briefcase, and the ability to not crack a smile under pressure. Big-time Chinese moguls are paying American actors to be “fillers” in important business transactions because – apparently – if you are a white man who doesn’t speak Mandarine, people think you’re a force to be reckoned with. The only skill set you really need to practice is looking stern, nodding your head here and there, and acting like you know what the fuck you’re doing. Hell, hire a bodyguard to really drive home the idea that you’re important.
Wanna know how to get such an awesomely obscure job? Here are the details.
While most brick-and-mortar businesses and malls are closing up shop, the city of Miami is laughing in the face of this common trend.
Popular chains that were once staples in malls across America are now dropping like flies. Gone are the days you could try on jeans at American Apparel, purchase a sweater at Aeropostale, then celebrate with a lunch at Applebee’s. All of these places are slowly succumbing to the monopoly of e-commerce, which is why it seems like odd timing to propose building a mega-mall in Miami.
But, then again, the city of Miami is a bit of a wildcard, so it’s not all that surprising. According to the people backing this monstrosity, it would be so much more than a shopping center; it would be a high-tech amusement park-shopping mall hybrid on steroids. Because, if there is anything America needs, it’s THAT.
It’s yet to be determined whether this proposal will pass, but I’m betting, if it does, driving 95 will be more of a shit-show than it already is (if that’s possible.)
Read about the project, here.
The Karate Kid Saga Continues
Thirty years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence’s life has taken a rocky turn as he tries to forget a past that constantly haunts him. He seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. But the LaRusso-Lawrence rivalry of yesteryear is reignited when their lives become intertwined with the next generation of “karate kids.”
Watch the first episode here