Monday, February 23, 2015
To D-Box or not to D-Box. Good Question.
For those of you who don’t know what D-Box seating (http://www.d-box.com/) is, it’s a lot like going to one of the rides at Universal Studios only really lame in comparison. Yeah that was the exact feeling I had after sitting through a great movie with a seat that moved and vibrated now and then, but ended up being more annoying than exciting. By the end of the movie the hard seat was really starting to hurt my boney butt.
To be honest with you the D-Box experience might have been great if you subtract the extra $8 per seat that you spend for it. When you consider the matinee ticket was $7.25 and my gigantic overpriced popcorn and soda were an extra $12 the whole date cost $42.50 and the only cost of that I personally end up regretting is, you guessed it, the D-Box seats. This probably explains where there were two whole rows in the theater that were vacant, aside from my wife and I and the other couple trying D-Box for the first time.
Now of course we hear all the time about how the poor movie industry is having a hard time paying the millionaires they employ to pretend to be other people. Movie ticket sales are down every year, or so they tell us. Something like the D-Box seats should be standard to get people to show up to movies much less get another $8 out of them. This was the problem I was having with the 3-D movie craze. They made me a bit dizzy and if you took the glasses off the movie looked really bad. For a while there, all movies were coming out in 3-D and reflected a larger ticket cost, now you are seeing them less and less, as the fad wears off.
In a nutshell, if your theater has reserved D-Box seating, just stay away from it. The extra cost makes it disappointing, and the little demo unit in the entryway is catered to make you feel like it happens all through the movie. It goes off less than half the movie and the seat hurts your rear. Better spend your $8 to add a box of overpriced candy or something to your overpriced popcorn and soda.
This Is Me
I have been bouncing around online for just about 20 years, so I have been there and have done that. It doesn't mean I didn't like it and wouldn't do it again. As most humans, I am a social animal. To be a social animal on the internet it is social media that binds us all together. I prefer Google + and Twitter but have pages on the other ones that I ignore, so you probably should too.
I blog a lot. If you don't like people that blog a lot then I don't know how you got here to begin with. You may want to just move along.
Contrary to popular opinion I hate politics, but have political opinions ..
The easiest way to get under my skin is to apply the "all you talk about is politics" tag. This is a common knee jerk reaction some have when they see something political, and unfortunately I don't hold back sometimes. As a matter of fact, I share more about health, fitness and blogging than politics, which you would know if you weren't busy dismissing me. I actually follow and interact with more people that disagree with me than agree with me politically. The list of "other than politics" seems to be growing everyday and it probably looks a lot like this:
- Blogging (I am a blogger and I blog a lot. Get used to it.)
- Health & Fitness (Avid bodybuilder and diet guru)
- Photography (If I don't know your language now you know why I follow you)
- Android (I love Android, and wouldn't wipe my rear end with an iPhone)
- Humor (If you are funny, I am going to like you)
- Sports (Patriots and Red Sox mostly)
- Music (You'd be surprised how diverse I get here)
- Quotes (I love quotes from historical and hysterical figures)