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Martini Shot

A wry take on real life in Hollywood.

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Still angry

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I get really angry at something that hasn’t happened yet, and then get angry when it doesn’t happen, and then don’t know what to do with all of that pre-anger when it everything turns out okay. I’m like the opposite of a Buddhist.

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13 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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Pay the money

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I watch a group of people refuse to pay the cover charge at a jazz club and think, I wonder if those people pay for Netflix.

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6 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Illy

This is Rob Long and I need to offer a trigger warning on today’s Martini Shot. It’s about my wonderful dog Illy. And it ends the way all stories about wonderful dogs end. In a lot of tears and a lot of gratitude.

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30 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Happy Hour

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I try to work at a co-working space but discover that what people do at co-working spaces is take a lot of breaks from working.

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23 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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New Year’s Purge

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I do my annual new year’spurge of all of the ideas and articles and clippings I’ve saved, thinking they’d be greatshows, but I haven’t done anything with them, so time to give them away.

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16 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Louis Quinze and Louis Seize

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot, I act like the famous, late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, by ruining what should be a nice quiet evening watching television.

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19 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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The Gates

This is Rob Long, and on today’s Martini Shot I present my ID to the guard at the studio gate and wait to be waved through, and when I am, I’m elated, but also a little disappointed because, well, now I gotta have the meeting.

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12 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Stargaze

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I talk about what it must be like to be down a well and to look up and see the stars, and why a place I know in Hollywood is trying to do something like that for homeless youth.

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5 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Keynote Speaker

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I learn what a keynote speaker is, and I learn that it’s someone who can just talk about anything and make it seem like it’s about work. Sounds like my kind of job.

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28 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Supposed to Fly

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot although I am not technically a licensed pilot I do pilot a plane to takeoff. A real plane. Into the sky. But I do not land it, as my presence here proves.

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21 Nov 2019

Rank #10