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No. Don’t worry. You won’t find any potential felonies here. Although I do talk about crypto. You’ll just find jokes. And tomfoolery. Mostly Tomfoolery.
It’s Time to Buy Some Lottery Tickets
And buy lottery tickets, I mean “write new TV scripts”.
The script I’m outlining right now is called “Space Trip” and it answers the question, “What if the Aliens from Galaxy Quest were Bad?”
My goal this year is to get a TV agent, which is funny because the best way to get a TV agent is to have an offer made on one of your scripts.
It’s a dumb circular game performed entirely because the entertainment business is built on fear.
Fear of missing out.
Fear of looking stupid.
Fear of losing your job.
You can win the game via instant fame or by building an audience over a sustained amount of time using something like a newsletter.
Say … Maybe we’re on to something with this thing?
You tell me. Enjoy this week’s newsletter.
I promise you that you’ll laugh your ass off.
And I don’t promise that kind of thing often.
Looking For Your Next Read?
Most of you know this, but I’m a crypto guy. I’m just not in anyone’s face about it, you know?
What kind of man would I be if I went around screaming into people’s faces about imaginary money?
So, don’t worry. I’m not here to sell you on crypto.
(Also, all money is imaginary when you think about it.)
I’m less interested in Bitcoin and more interested in the kind of power crypto can give to billions of people.
All of whom don’t have access to a bank.
According to the FDIC, in America alone, there are just over seven million people without access to one.
Crypto could give power to the people and not the banks.
Assuming, of course, crypto overcomes all the obstacles ahead of it.
So, if you’re curious about the technology behind Bitcoin, this is a good book to pick up.
And a WAYWO We Go …
In the video above, you can catch a clip from my video interview with graphic novelist Calico Davis.
Here, Calico is talking about becoming a comic book letterer. First, because she wanted to save some money, but then found her love for it and got hired to letter other comic books professionally.
Over at the podcast ranch …
And of course, over on the podcast, we were joined last week by Swapna Khrishna (PBS’s “Far Out”), Jordan Blum (Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. on Hulu), and Maz Jabroni (Back to School with Maz Jobrani).
This week, on our Rosie & BJ Save The World re-wind, I take you back to June 2020, when America absolutely had MUCH more important things to pay attention to than a podcast put out by a couple of weirdos.
In this episode of the show, Rosie and I talk about Universal Basic Income, what it is, how it works, and most important of all: How we pay for it.
How to Reach Out and Touch Me (Appropriately)
As always, if you enjoyed this week’s newsletter, you can catch me on Instagram at @BJMendelson or via email at BJ@BJMendelson.com
I can also be reached by text at 646–331–8341. But don’t call that number.
I’ll only answer the phone if you’re Melissa O’Neil from ABC’s “The Rookie”.
And that’s only if you want to go out on a date with me.
P.S. There’s a new “Pooh In The Woods” comic strip. Winnie the Pooh just wants to go to the bathroom, but THE WORLD won’t let him.