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This Book is Cool. The Rat Pack: Neon Nights with the Kings of Cool

The Rat Pack Neon Nights with the Kings of Cool Book Review

There are those among us who still maintain that The Rat Pack – sometimes called “the Summit” or “the Clan” of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop – are the epitome of cool. Consider me among them.

My mother, of all people, picked up The Rat Pack: Neon Nights with the Kings of Cool by Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoell, for me at a used book store. This look into the Kings of Cool was written and published in 1998, just before the death of Frank Sinatra on May 14, 1998.

I literally couldn’t put it down.

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Lemmings marched blindly into a Wonderful Gaming Legacy

Lemmings Front cover Box Scan

Before mindless games like Candy Crush and Angry Birds and before you could control Pikmin as pawns, there was a mindless game with over 100 levels called Lemmings.

Lemmings was developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis in 1991 for the Amiga before being ported over to many other platforms of the day.

The objective was simple: save as many lemmings as possible, with each level having different obstacles and a minimum percentage of lemmings needed to be saved in the allotted time to proceed.

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Why Agent Carter is an Important Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Who is Agent Carter - Agent 13 - Margaret Peggy Carter

Agent Margaret “Peggy” Carter is getting her own mini-series. So, why should we care?

Well, if you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and regardless of whether you’re a fan of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or not – she’s an integral part of the history of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Without Agent Carter, their could very well be no S.H.I.E.L.D., so try to have a little respect. Besides, she keeps really good company.

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Small Oddities

The Kronos Interference Spoiler Free Book Review

The Kronos Interference is Brilliant: A Spoiler Free Book Review

I just finished reading The Kronos Interference by Edward Miller and J.B. Manas and it was great!

The cover touts it as “Crichton meets Hitchcock,” and it lives up to that billing and them sum. It is a fantastical look at time travel, and its implications, while weaving a plot of intrigue that is at times scary and scientifically brilliant, while creating amazing historical anomalies.

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Musings from the Jurassic World trailer, is it a reboot or a continuation and other questions…

Jurassic World Trailer Questions

It starts with “On June 12… The Park… Is Open,” but the fanboy in me has already moved on to other things.

What I am about to do, is state my fascination with the new Jurassic World, while at the same time asking the questions I hope the movie answers. Why? Because I fell in love with the first Jurassic Park over 20 years ago when I saw it opening weekend.

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