If only I had a PRIUS…

I’d do what we all want to do. Make it cool. And what exactly would make it cool? Well, here’s what Hollywood would do if they had no choice….

 

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Wired.com, Toyota and Fireball head to Malibu…

There I was, minding my own business when WHAM! I get a call from the boys at Wired.com to join in for a cool event put on by Toyota. Specifically, the PRIUS. Now, the Prius being the #1 EcoMobile right now, this event focused on sustainability, greentech and… well, all things eco friendly. And using your Eco instead of your Ego is important in certain cases. Like this one.

Now, me being a designer of movie cars, 650hp tuners and a Green REDSTER, I guess I fit right in? … Um. …Or maybe it was just that I’m a little insane and they wanted me to freak people out? Or just maybe… there’d be a cool car or two there and I could reveal some inside Hollywood SECRETS? AH HA!!! Those sneaky Wired Rats!

So, up the canyon I went to be one of the Featured Speakers at this exclusive event in the hills of Malibu. And all this took place at a very unusual location. A house being built by Frank Lloyd Wright’s grandson, Eric Lloyd Wright. Still in the build stage, this architectural feat was really bitchin.’ And since Wired Magazine sponsored the event, you know it was going to be fun. Wait, didn’t I just call those guys Rats? Ok… I take it back. They are once again… cool.

So, I put on my green underwear and headed up. (Didn’t tell anyone that, though. Not sure they needed to know that?) But we talked environment issues, cool cars, soaked in the monstrous view and had a great time. Big thanks to Jon, Terrence and Maya for having me pitch in. Yes, the cool Wired guys. And no, Ghostbusters 3 isn’t really using the Prius… I just made that up. But they should…

An electric WEEKEND…

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I do a lot. I mean, a ton. And this weekend was no different…

The shot above is of my dog, BUG, attacking a perfectly innocent woman named Lil. We were at a TILE SHOW to see my friend Janine who was displaying her awesome tile work. (If you need tile, then she’s the man. Um, wo-man) But there was Lil, minding her own business when BUG leaped up, claws extended and ATTACKED her for no reason other that to get in a few licks. And by the looks of the photo, you can see that he did! She was from Catalina, out to LA for the weekend and to grab some cool tiles, too. She went back to Avalon to nurse her Malibu Attack Poodle scars. (I’m sure I’ll be getting a bill soon. JUST KIDDING, LIL!!) Check out the cool car tiles Janine’s got.

BUT, it was not only a cockerpoo electric weekend, there were hybrids and electrics out in full force. Snagged the shot of the Tesla off PCH, getting the hookup. And the Nissan Cube, although not the electric 100mpg version also hanging and waiting for glances.

Electric cars are here to stay. So get one. And what else did I do? Cook bruschetta, clean, wash, build, spray, write a new book, discuss my new show… on another show, meditate and eat… the bruschetta. Mmmm… Oh, and saw Pelham 123. Travolta is awesome.

And I did virtually all that with my Dad, Tony. Who’s 81. He’s a maniac…