Amazon Prime Air is a delivery system Amazon Inc. plans to implement into their service by the year 2015. Small packages purchased through Amazon.com will be shipped to the buyer via air drone in as little as 30 minutes.
SCARY but AMAZING.
Did you know there’s no such thing as a Brontosaurus? Yep, it’s true. Or at least I recently heard that on NPR. The scientist that supposedly found the Brontosaurus actually dug up an Apatosaur and added the head of a Camarasaur. They figured out their mistake in 1903, but I still grew up pretending to be Little Foot from the Land Before Time. Wikipedia didn’t even get around to changing the Brontosaurus page until 2008.
Up until a week ago, I would have bet my life that a Brontosaurus existed. It was a misconception. Something that I believed to be true based on poor logic. It’s nobody’s fault. Just general consensus. But like a number of things in life, general consensus does not create truth.
Career = Happiness. My family reunions look like a high school year book of “Most Likely to Succeed”. That set the bar pretty high growing up. The pressure for me to have a “real” career, led me to a series of mistakes, ultimately resulting in having to make a radical life change. Before you dive into a career you think will make you happy, make sure that you genuinely feel the satisfaction everyone is telling you that you’re supposed to feel. If you don’t, try something new. Better to be a rookie, than a robot.
More College = More Money. When I was a freshman in college, I was asked what I thought my starting salary would be. My answer: $200,000. After graduation, I was hired by one of the top investment banks and didn’t make that. Now, the most successful people I know never graduated college. When I quit the investment bank, I briefly thought about spending $100k on grad school. Not going was one of the best decisions I ever made. Before you extend your college years, make sure it’s necessary for the job you want. If you’re just trying to delay the inevitable, spend the money on travel.
Mentor = All the Answers. You should have a mentor. I do. But don’t take their advice as gospel. Everyone has faults. Before you blindly make a life decision because someone you respect says you should, look for alternative points of view. Maybe marriage isn’t for you. Maybe you shouldn’t take that promotion. Or maybe you should. Just don’t have blind faith.
Big Decision = Two Options. When faced with a life decision, people tend to boil their options down to two. I’m not sure what’s so magic about the number two (other than that you have choices but not so many that it turns overwhelming). Take it from me, Option C always exists. Maybe you won’t take it but at least give it some consideration.
Better Friends = Upward Mobility. I have a pretty diverse group of friends. Some are fighter pilots. Some are tech entrepreneurs. Some are fashion icons. But my best friends will always be the same degenerates who drank Natty Ice with me in high school. And those guys are still drinking Natty Ice. Maybe I love them because they didn’t grow up. Or maybe I love them because they remind me that I don’t have to. Either way, don’t be so quick to sellout. For better or worse, those guys will always be a part of you.
Turning 30 = Getting Your Shit Together. I’ve mentioned this before, but a professor once asked me to write down what I thought my life would be like when I’m 30. I haven’t looked at the paper since, but I saved it and plan on opening it when I turn 30 next year. I remember what it says and guess what? I don’t have kids. I don’t own a home. I don’t make a million a year. But I sure thought I was going to. As I think back about myself then, I thought those things were going to give me a meaningful life. And frankly, I was wrong. There’s nothing magic about 30. Do things that you enjoy. Not what some arbitrary life plan says you should.
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A very good ready. I agree with 110% of this.
— SOMEONE FINALLY FUCKING SAID IT, BLESS (via ayysis)
You’re probably wondering, “What am I looking at?” Let me tell you.
With 8.3 seconds left in the game, and the Lakers holding a 2-point lead, Jodie Meeks readied himself to take the second of two free throws. Then this happened.
The Brooklyn Nets had no timeouts left. So Kidd had his point guard bump him, so he could spill a drink, so the refs would take an official timeout, so the ball boys would clean the court.
I happened to be at the game tonight, and just so happened to see the moment as it happened. I was on the other side of the court, but immediately yelled:
Me: “He did that on purpose.”
Guy in Front of Me: “Who did what?”
Me: “Jason Kidd had that guy bump him.”
Guy in Front of Me: “How do you know?”
Me: “When was the last time you saw an NBA coach drinking a Diet Coke with ice on the court?”
Little did I know, cameras caught Kidd red-handed. I mean, it was cartoonish live. Ice cubes slid out five feet onto the court. Watch the full TV broadcast here.
I immediately assumed Kidd did it to ice Meeks between free throws, and tweeted as much. Turns out one of Kidd’s assistants drew up a last second shot for Brooklyn, which fell short (perhaps because Steve Blake was listening in).
I see absolutely nothing wrong with this. I actually think it’s pretty cagey. Jason Kidd’s done this type of thing before, as a player, running into Mike Woodson to draw a technical foul [WATCH].
This all affirms my long held belief that the NBA is the funniest professional sports league, by far and away.
LOL I LOVE BLAKE MAN.