It's just - you know, we save our vacation days to be able to do it. Thank you, Dave. Klaus, what do you make of Dave's willingness to take what sounds to me like a lot of risk? And I also want to hear about what happened to your own home in Sandy. Well, I think what James(ph) is doing is fine. He uses the ocean as entertainment, but if you build structures and infrastructure, that is different than surfing. We have invested billions, actually trillions, of dollars in surf zones, and surfing is fine, but you don't put subways or sewage treatment plants or nuclear power plants or regular power plants in the way of a hurricane if you have no protection.

And that's where our nation is right now. We are unprotected. We have seen it in New Orleans when we even thought we were protected. And the real story is here, that as sea level rises, right now you need roughly a hundred year storm to make a disaster like now we have gone through a week ago. By the year 2100, by the end of the century, on a nice, sunny day, without winds, you will have the water level just about one foot below where Sandy was 10 days ago.

'Take Off Your Pants' "How long was that broken?" he asks, as he dials away on her car's dash. "Ever since my husband installed it," she says. "It's all fixed now," he says. "What are you going to make us do today in class, hmm?" "You'll just have to find out," she says. He hops back on his scooter. "Follow me," he shouts. "Interesting," she murmurs. That "interesting" is ... interesting, because as Hanks plays him, Larry isn't especially interesting. I'm almost sorry he directed Larry Crowne, since he's so self-effacing. Another director might have pushed him to be faster on the draw, less blandly accepting. But the movie does have a generous feel, happy and bustling and multicultural. The message is explicit. Capitalism can be cutthroat, but you can stay afloat and not hurt others. Larry's second college course is economics taught by the hammily stentorian George Takei, who helps him figure out how to get by on what he earns.

His friends live lightly, in supportive communities, among them Cedric the Entertainer as a neighbor with an ongoing lawn sale, and a vivacious actress named Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a fellow scooter-rider who makes it her project to dress Larry better — and then opens her own secondhand store. It's very cozy, and how badly off can Larry be with Julia Roberts, always and forever a movie star, coming to dinner? But Roberts is wonderful, as she often is playing characters for whom that wide Julia smile comes hard. There's something fitting about LED High Bay Light Housing and Transformers opening July Fourth weekend. Both are about threats to American decency: Decepticons, heartless employers — and people who make war or cultivate inner peace to keep from being enslaved.