- 5:38 PM, Monday,
August 10th, 2015:
- It's not gonna get
much cooler than this. First, let me share the
RentTheDelorean.com teaser I made because I made
a separate video for The Journey...
- This video was
blacked out on 8/11/15 and updated with a new logo on
9/18/15 (see Entry
- Holy shit that was
epic. And I mean epic. Not the overused hipster
term. That was incredible. And now, here's a alightly
less edited 15 minute version. Heh.
- Man, what can you
say that hasn't already been said or at the very least
SEEN in that incredible video?
- First and
foremost, I can finally be 9 with this car.
I explained this a bit in the last locked entry,
but of course... you can't read that until fall. So
I'll explain it a bit in more depth here.
- The past year or
so I haven't really enjoyed this car the way most
people assume. It represented Karen's money, a massive
responsibility and constant liability. And last year
in particular I was NOT doing well at getting
business. $2800 last year? It was stress, and very
likely going to be sold...
- ...now however,
I've paid off the FULL amount of the car and am now
working through all the tinier expenses (that alone
are $10-$12,000) that go into this car. So, this is
mine now. In fact, the business has shifted so much to
brokering for OTHER cars, I can see the future
where I never take my car out, I just give other
owners the gigs and take the cut. Especially if Hats
& Minigolf takes off. Which means? This is now
actually a toy. I could lose this car right now? And
still make a ton of money of RentTheDelorean.com.
Suddenly, I have a ridiculously expensive prop that I
can enjoy. It will take me some time to get
there (clearly after the fall), but today was the
start. Without a doubt. Other than the fact that
I said "fuck" every other word, that video
was me being 9 years old watching Back to the Future.
I talk very little about how much I like the
movie as a kid, because I'm nowhere near the level of
fanboy about it as the other fans I've met. I'm a
businessman first, with very specific goals
I need to meet.
- ...but I met and
exceeded those... hell within 3 months of this year.
So now I really can remember what that movie
meant to me. The absolute wonder at every aspect of
it. The 80s were a pretty wonderful decade to be a kid
when it came to movies. They really encapsulated
wonder like nothing before it. Spielberg of course
being at the foundation of nearly all of them.
Remarkable to think about. In fact, take out the
movies Spielberg had a hand in? Wow. It's a different
decade for sure.
- But that's what
this video signifies. Joy. The fact that I got
Jimmy in is so awesome. I also got my friend Arthur in
as he, hmmm... I can't actually say why he was
there, but he had a legit reason. Ha. October 21st
will be here before you know it and I can say
everything! The crazy thing is, THIS Saturday?
I drive Lea Thompson INTO Dodger Stadium,
onto the field to throw out the first pitch. What the
serious fuck. It's very possible this summer will be
the pinnacle of these types of "cool" events as what
I'm booking in the fall are all one-off normal
rentals. I decided to stop waiting for the big stuff
and book EVERYTHING. I'll worry about which car will
be where when we're closer... but I'm booking
everything. The real reason? All the cool gigs will be
free. They will be the prestige events that people
want simply because they can say Fox, Lloyd or
Thompson sat in their car. I'm excited to say that
too, but I can't give up tens of thousands of
dollars for that. Thankfully I'm getting both. These
dog days of summer are incredible, but I see a
- ...and that was
always the plan. Make enough to keep that car on the
course and push Hats & Minigolf. And although
things have gotten delayed with that, it's still very
much happening. I kinda see the whole thing coming
together and I will be happy to move away from the
insanity that is RentTheDelorean.com. It isn't really
me. It was just a chapter that got me to the next
- ...but wow -
WHAT A CHAPTER!