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The MTA has unleashed its "Summer of Hell" for commuters, specifically those who take the LIRR.

This gives me an opportunity to clear out a bunch of MTA-related articles I've been meaning to discuss on the podcast.

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The day after I purchased a new car (discussed last podcast) but the day BEFORE I picked up that same car, I experienced a very long day.

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This week I bought my first new car in 30 years.

I've got a whole history of vehicles, and for the first time in several years, I'm going to recount them.

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I figured out that I've driven 7 cars regularly over the past 36 years of being a licensed driver.

And they have all been made by two manufacturers!

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Back in the day.... there were video stores. Quentin Tarantino worked in one.

Then Blockbuster Video came and wrecked that business model (not to mention the basis for one of my film scripts).

What happened next was the advent of Netflix and film mailers. Which ultimately became a venue for video streaming services.

The goal is the same: Charge people to watch product on a device. The technology is what has evolved and changed the industry.

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The MTA just enacted another fare hike.

There was immediate, understandable protest.

But this is a broken record and an indefensible system.

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Took my kids on a trip to Denver this past weekend.

Here are some stories of our travels.

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The CitiBike program is expanding into upper Manhattan and areas of Brooklyn.

Staten Island feels ignored, but then again, it wouldn't be Staten Island otherwise.

The 2nd Avenue Subway expansion (part one) has attracted riders. But will it ever get to Part 2?

Finally, board games are making a comeback in the Digital Age.

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Trump's cabinet picks seem to be squeaking by.

Coca-Cola is ending one of my minor obsessions, it's loyalty program.

The Port Authority is starting to make noise about building an AirTrain from LaGuardia to the LIRR at Willet's Point.

Finally, there's a push to bring free wi-fi to NYC airports.

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Happy 250th podcast!

This week, I put a brake on the politics and tell two quick stupid crime stories about idiots and their motor vehicles.

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