Summary of “Tracking Down the $7.6 Million Teardrop Talbot-Lago”

Joe lives in a development a few miles west of the $15 million mansions lining the sea, on the workaday side of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Joe worked with his heirs to gain part ownership and traveled the U. S., interviewing past owners and authorities and tracking the car’s provenance.
Calling Joe a “South Florida hustler and con man,” they said they had only received $150,000 apiece from the sale of the Ferrari, while Joe took $2.4 million.
For two years, Joe went to work crafting a history of the Teardrop.
Somehow the stolen Teardrop had ended up in the hands of Joe’s friend turned enemy, who had sold it for more than $7 million to the novice collector.
Motor-­vehicle authorities contacted the Milwaukee police, who called Mueller-its rightful owner-and the FBI. Mueller, who was then working with Joe to find the car, demanded the return of the Teardrop.
After his arrest, he became cooperative, giving them the motor as well as his computers and files, which contained information tying him to what Joe believes is a $60 million network of international car thieves-all run by his former friend.
“I’ve been coming here for years,” Joe says, sucking down an oyster.

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Summary of “Joe Beef and the Excesses of Restaurant Culture”

McMillan, who has three young daughters, told me, “If anything is weird, I could grab everybody and head up there.” The cabin was an inspiration for “Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse,” McMillan’s second cookbook with Frédéric Morin, his partner in five Montreal restaurants, including Joe Beef.
Joe Beef, which opened in 2005, is McMillan and Morin’s first and best-known restaurant.
One day in January of last year, Morin and several employees and friends staged an intervention for McMillan at Joe Beef.
One morning not long ago, I went with McMillan and Morin to their latest venture, McKiernan Luncheonette, across the canal from Joe Beef.
Chang has called Joe Beef his favorite restaurant in the world; both he and Bourdain, another fan, became friends of McMillan and Morin.
Max Campbell, a bartender and server who has worked at Joe Beef for more than a decade, told me that, each night, when McMillan came into the restaurant, “I’d open one, two bottles, three bottles, I don’t know.” McMillan would make the rounds in the dining room, pouring wine, Calvados, and champagne for customers and for himself.
McMillan said, “Joe Beef is the nicest restaurant I’ve ever worked at. But have I screamed at people? Yes, I have. Have I punched people? Fucking yeah. I’ve never hit a woman.”
“That’s boys being bad in the kitchen.” In a 2014 profile by Lesley Chesterman, a Montreal food critic, in the Swedish food magazine Fool, McMillan bragged about how he greeted female customers: “My new line is, ‘You’re so hot I would chase you through the forest with an ax.'” And yet McMillan doesn’t believe that he acted inappropriately toward women, in part because his longtime partner Julie Sanchez, was a server at Joe Beef for many years.

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Summary of “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild”

His face had been on CNN, BBC, and CBS This Morning, and he had drawn millions of views on his YouTube channels and website, which hosted his shows, Joe Exotic TV and Joe Gone Wild.
Joe hadn’t yet told his parents that he was gay when one of his siblings outed him to his father, who made Joe shake his hand and promise not to attend his funeral.
Joe had built a television studio at his zoo and had been regularly broadcasting episodes of Joe Exotic TV on a website he created.
If Garretson could convince Joe to hire the undercover agent, they would gain control over the situation, rather than having to discover and try to stop any plot that Joe may have been working on in secret.
It became clear to Joe that Glover was not going to carry out the hit, and Garretson finally arranged a meeting between Joe and the undercover agent posing as a hit man.
Garretson tried to set up another meeting, hoping to capture Joe exchanging money with Mark, but Joe was preoccupied.
The prosecutors called a string of Joe’s former compatriots from the exotic animal industry, who testified that they had bought and sold exotic animals in transactions with Joe, often by fudging USDA paperwork.
The jury repeatedly heard Joe say that he wanted Baskin dead. “Just roll that fat bitch into the ocean,” Joe said on one of those recordings.

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Summary of “Finding estate sales near you”

The estate sale, unlike its close relative the yard sale, is not a selective culling of possessions.
When you walk through an estate sale you’re perusing the stuff that was integral to a stranger’s daily life.
To walk through an estate sale and finger the wares-as I’ve been doing regularly since I was a teenager-is to commune with the departed.
I find many estate sales thanks to an email list I subscribed to years ago at the urging of my coworker Zak.
“In my will, there will be express instructions for my nieces and nephews to remove auntie’s sexy trove before the estate sale,” Sarah texted me later, reflecting on this bathroom tableau.
Which is why estate sales are the perfect hobby for people who like to make up stories.
From Stanley’s book, I learned that he and Joe met when they were both approaching retirement age, after Stanley placed a personal ad in the Los Angeles Times: “Handsome silver fox seeks mature man for meaningful relationship. Theatre, tennis, travel.” They bought the Pasadena house-the one where the estate sale took place-after they’d been together a year.
The sales basically advertise themselves at this point, because her list has more than 4,000 subscribers.

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Summary of “The Unknown History of G.I. Joe”

Joe has been around since 1964.At the time of his debut, Joe mirrored the culture of the nation-just like Barbie did in 1959.
In order to keep Joe on shelves and at the forefront of the market, he was rebranded as an adventurer, and the toy series was fittingly renamed The Adventures of G.I. Joe.His bio was changed to reflect his new ambitions: After an honorable discharge, Joe committed himself to more peaceful action, shifting his attitude radically from warrior to peacenik to mirror the new political climate.
1970 to 1978: A Veteran Gets a New Look In 1970, G.I. Joe was restyled once again and the line was renamed G.I. Joe Adventure Team.
Hasbro invested $3 million to create a series of 30-second animated commercials for the new Marvel comic book G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.If Joe was going to have new cartoons, he needed a new enemy to match.
In a meeting with Hasbro, Marvel editor Archie Goodwin came up with the idea for Cobra, a terrorist organization determined to rule the world and obliterate its main enemy, G.I. Joe.Along with adding bad guys, Marvel also suggested that G.I. Joe become the name of the unit, and that the unit comprise specialists, each with their own names and characteristics, which Hama provided.
The Joe cartoon was first tested out in September 1983, when Sunbow Productions and Marvel Productions produced an animated five-part miniseries entitled G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
Two years later, Hasbro acquired Kenner, producers of the Star Wars line of action figures, and Joe was overshadowed and outsold, In 1994, the line was discontinued for good.
The films’ poor performance at the box office were not enough to put Joe to rest-you can order figures through the G.I. Joe Club and statues from Sideshow Collectibles.

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Summary of “Joe Rogan’s podcast is an essential platform for freethinkers who hate the left.”

“Spoke with Joe Rogan Podcast coming soon,” West wrote on Twitter.
From its unambitious beginnings as a venue for Joe Rogan to shoot the shit with his comedian buddies, The Joe Rogan Experience has become one of the internet’s foremost vectors for anti-wokeness.
It’s a fine motto for the show that The Joe Rogan Experience would eventually become.
Jones had come on the podcast to bury the hatchet with Rogan, with whom he had been feuding over Jones’ previous assertions that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting may not have actually happened-that conspiracy theory is the rare one that Rogan will not abide.
In January, for example, Rogan and Mike Tyson shared a loopy conversation in which the former heavyweight champion explained how he came to purchase a tiger and praised a drug he referred to as “The toad.” In September, Rogan hosted the entrepreneur Elon Musk for a 2½-hour conversation during which the two men smoked weed, played with a flamethrower, and discoursed on the nature of reality.
Here is the quandary: Rogan appeals to listeners who are aware enough to recognize that media consolidation is a bad thing yet naïve enough to mistake The Joe Rogan Experience for something other than a promotional tour stop for slicksters on the make.
Joe Rogan is fully invested in the idea that people-progressive liberals, mostly-are too quick to take offense at things that do not offend Joe Rogan.
For 3½ hours, Rogan and Tim Pool pressed Dorsey and Twitter exec Vijaya Gadde on their reasons for banning Yiannopoulos, Alex Jones, Gavin McInnes, Jacob Wohl, and Chuck Johnson, among others; on the importance of allowing conservatives to misgender people online; and on the injustice of perma-banning the right-wing trolls and anti-intellectual intellectuals to whom Rogan is indebted for his late-career success.

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Summary of “How one man died so a whale might live”

“The whale was the future, the present and the past, all in one; the destiny of man as much as the destiny of another species.” Philip Hoare, The Whale.
“Whalers could literally sit on the shore, wait for a right whale to swim by, boat out there in a canoe or a ship, kill the animal, and then tow it back,” says Mark Baumgartner, biologist with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and chair of the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium, a collaborative, data-sharing group of conservation organizations.
In North America, right whales were called the true whale, the whalebone whale, the 7ft bone whale and the rock-nose whale.
“For the modern world, the whale is a symbol of innocence in an age of threat,” writes Philip Hoare in his book The Whale.
Entangled whales may die of infection or starvation, and the stress of it all might even be causing females to delay pregnancy, which means not only more dead whales, but fewer calves too.
While Moira Brown and others were advocating to get shipping lanes moved in the Bay of Fundy, Mayo and his friend David Matilla were developing something much more immediate, and much more dangerous: disentanglement, a means of whale rescue that borrowed from centuries-old whaling techniques, and was pioneered in the 1970s by whale researcher Jon Lien at Memorial University in St John’s.
There had always been peaks and valleys in Fundy’s right whale population, but in 2010, researchers noticed fewer whales in their usual feeding grounds.
On 5 October last year, the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative released its right whale necropsy report, confirming what everyone already knew: the dead whales had been killed by ship strikes and fishing line.

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Summary of “Inside Attica Correctional Facility and How Prisons Deal With Mental Health”

Seeing Joe searching for butts brought up the same question that bothered me about Eugene: How could a guy like him end up not in treatment but behind bars? Over the next several months, I spoke with prison-reform advocates and read reports.
Joe dropped out of school in ninth grade and never got his GED. He began living a sort of low-fat criminal lifestyle-shoplifting and selling weed, mostly to friends-and notched a few misdemeanors along the way.
Seven months and one plea bargain later, Joe was just another Attica bugout.
In September 2015, three and a half months after arriving at Attica and a full ten weeks after he expressed interest, Joe was enrolled in ICP. But the program meant to improve his life behind bars didn’t work out that way.
The CO who took down the names of prisoners heading out for recreation walked the floor slowly, and Joe was able to be on his bars in time.
Just as a dozen prisoners broke out into a brawl-a blur of fists, feet, and weapons dug out of the ground just moments before-I called Joe to our table.
Two months before he was released, his discharge planning began, a coordinated effort between DOCCS and OMH that’s meant to serve the needs of someone who, like Joe, has serious mental illness.
I told the room about Eugene, about Joe, about how I saw parts of them in the men who sat before me.

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Summary of “Blood Will Tell”

Blue did not tell Joe that he was bringing a private investigator to town or share with his brother-in-law what was troubling him.
The two men were in Joe’s car, which Blue borrowed the day after Mickey was found dead. He’d asked Joe if he could use it for the duration of his stay, and Joe, who was being driven between Elm Mott and Clifton by family members, had been glad to oblige.
Joe looked at them expectantly, assuming that they had come to tell him of an important break in the case.
Similar observations were scrawled in notebooks and on scraps of paper that litter the case file: “He gay?” “Feminine acting.” “Absolutely no homosexual advances but Joe is a ‘toucher’ when talking to people.” “Joe would bake pies & cook etc rather than fish, play poker.” One theory that investigators entertained was that Joe killed Mickey because she had discovered his dark secret.
The prosecution would try to assign sinister motives to the fact that Joe had kept a pair of plastic gloves in his trunk, gloves on which Almanza said she detected a “Very minute” amount of blood.
The prosecution’s case required the jury to believe the following: Shortly after speaking with Mickey, Joe slipped out of the Hyatt and drove 120 miles to Clifton, at night, through heavy rain, even though he had an eye condition that made night driving difficult; shot his wife, with whom he had no history of conflict; ditched the pistol and jewelry yet kept a flashlight speckled with blood in his trunk; drove 120 miles back to Austin; and re-entered the Hyatt and stole upstairs to his hotel room – all in time to clean up and attend the conference’s morning session, and all without leaving behind a single eyewitness.
James Smith, the principal to whom Joe had given control of his car when his colleagues came to drive him back to Clifton, testified that Joe showed no hesitancy in turning over the keys to the Mercury – not the expected behavior of someone presumed to have fled a messy crime scene hours earlier in the same vehicle.
Prosecutors had not been able to provide an answer for the most troublesome question it faced: If Joe had killed Mickey and then fled with the flashlight, why was no blood found on the interior of the Mercury? Thorman himself had testified that the killer was covered in blood, yet Joe’s car was spotless.

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Summary of “The Reckoning”

“Joe’s mentors were the white, colonial Australians,” Bob says.
Though Robin never took to Joe, Bob liked him well enough.
In 1985, Bob and Robin returned to the highlands to make a new film about Joe Leahy.
Joe’s son Jim Leahy is there, and he’s the last to speak, not to Bob but to the highlanders.
It’s striking how much the scene resembles so many from Bob’s films, when Joe would lecture the highlanders about investing, about bisnis and responsibility.
One afternoon, Bob and Joe hike down the long drive from Joe’s house to the field where Joe used to dry his coffee.
Bob is intrigued by this-Joe certainly did not seem like a religious man 25 years ago-and he takes the opportunity to ask Joe why he turned to Christianity.
Bob pushes again, and Joe digresses into a meandering analogy about Moses wandering the desert.

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