Friday, January 3, 2014

Scorsese Backlash

Really? Come on! Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are getting blasted for basically making a movie glorifying bad behavior. I might be a bit biased because I read " The Wolf of Wall Street " in 2008 and I couldn't put it down. I haven't seen the movie yet but I plan to this week.

Isn't a movie supposed to be out there a bit and about non-common conflicts? Otherwise, directors would follow people around, add a bit of narration and call it a documentary.

Other Scorsese movies such as " Goodfellas " and " Casino " were spectacular films that  I watched many a times. Did I go out and become a mobster or a morally bankrupt casino executive? No, I didn't. Did I want to for a while? Of course I did. I'm a guy, it's what we do! Movies aren't the real world, including most of the biographical ones. Give the rest of us a break please!

On other notes, the stock market opened the new year down for the first time since 2008. We all know how that  turned out for us. I still see the Dow hitting 18,000 this year, but you still need to be a stock picker for your own portfolio.

Good news for Milwaukee, a new law allows the pedal tavern passengers to drink alcohol on board now. It's basically a 16 passenger tavern on a bike pedestal base that travels around the historic Third Ward. It's quite a site to see. I could see something like this doing well in Key West. Duval street is so long that plenty of travelers could use it to tour the world's most unique street.

Something is fishy with the NFL playoff tickets. Green Bay had to get a 24 hour extension to sell tickets to avoid the dreaded local television blackout. Approximately 3000 tickets remain. Some people are blaming the terrible artic weather forecast for the sunday game but I'm not buying it. Half of the Packer Nation goes ice fishing several times a year. In my humble opinion, somebody that gets up at 5am to sit on a block of frozen ice to catch a fish doesn't make decisions based on weather.

It certainly can't be ticket prices. In our Governor's war on greedy teachers he gave the state a massive property tax break. The average savings is $13 a year. Surely that can get one a ticket. Right?


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to hear that they are allowing drinking on that thing. About time