Agent Palmer

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Don’t Pass on MoviePass

Do Not Pass on MoviePass

MoviePass is currently a $9.95 per month movie ticket subscription service started by the co-founder of Netflix. Even though I consider myself a gadget guy, I am not the guy who will pay hundreds of dollars for the first-of-a-kind product like when CD players, Blu-ray players, or the Roomba debuted.

Even though I love Apple, I have never bought a first-generation Apple product. I tend to avoid new products unless they have amazing ratings from customers I know well or I have seen them in operation. Partially, I avoid these purchases because buying them is essentially gambling.

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“Rocks” by Joe Perry is a Great Memoir from One of the Greatest Guitarist

Rocks by Joe Perry is a Great Memoir from One of the Greatest Guitarist

Sure, I just reread the Aerosmith Autobiography, so why am I reading another book that basically tells the same story? Well, it’s because it’s a great story, one worth covering from multiple angles. Also, I wanted to know more about what happened during The Joe Perry Project years AND a little more about what happened after that first band autobiography ended which was around the Nine Lives recording…

But I wasn’t prepared for the amazing musical momentum within Joe Fucking Perry.

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A Swingin’ Book Report on Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan

Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan

Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan is the second of two books Kaplan wrote on the man, the myth, and the legend; the one and only Frank Sinatra. But I did not actually know this was the second of two books until I read about the first one (Sinatra: The Voice) in the acknowledgements.

Now, it did answer my one question as to why this book starts with the resurrection of his career in the mid-1950’s instead of at the beginning of his life. But as much as I can (at times) be a completionist, the book I read was the one of the two that I was more interested in.

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Declassifying the Internet

Declassifying the Internet Blogging

Declassifying the Internet: Blogging

Blogging is now ubiquitous, and it’s always dying. At least, that’s what I keep hearing, but I don’t believe that to be true. But what is blogging? Where did it come from? Why should anyone do it? How do you do it? I have some answers for you.

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How to Clear Up Your V(O)D Problem

Movie Theater Rant

Movie theaters are the middle child of the movie industry. Theater owners build expensive cinematic palaces, and their employees constantly receive the brunt of criticism for ticket prices. The studios reward their efforts by attempting to steer business from them. Recently, theater chains planned to shorten the theaters-to-video cycle for a proposed $30 video on demand (VOD) premium option.

Theaters have upgraded their services by adding nap-initiating recliner seats and reserved seating, but they continue to do little to nothing to address the patrons who distract other customers by speaking audibly and taking out their phones during the show.

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