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Never Read the Comments
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Never Read the Comments

Rob Long weighs in on his "vintage sensibility" and the lessons learned through age
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This week, Rob Long ponders the difference between “vintage” and “old” as it relates to both inanimate objects (sports coats, sushi, wine) and people (himself). Vintage translates to classic, and is typically used as a compliment. Old, however, is often used as an insult — especially when referring to one’s advanced age. But being “old” has its perks, too; you develop a thick skin, and learn a few industry hacks and lessons along the way — including how to “hang a lantern” and why you should never, ever read the comments.

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The Ankler.
Martini Shot
When you’re filming a movie or a television show, when it’s the last shot of the day, the first assistant director will call out, “This is the Martini Shot!” I call these stories “Martini Shots” because they’re exactly the kinds of stories we tell — and lessons we learn — after we’ve wrapped for the day. - Rob Long
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