My Cancer Story Ch. 97 “Promises of Pardon”

Chapter 97: “Promises of Pardon”

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Just when I thought that my creative juices had evaporated, I discovered yet another outlet. I was evolving into an allegorical electrician, and at the same time, a fundamental change in my health insurance threatened the fragile layer surrounding my internal wiring.

 

Eastern Maine Medical Center changed their insurance providers so they wouldn’t have to pay as much of the frontloaded costs. The new company offered a $1,000 “Choice Fund” at the start of each year ($2,000 for families). This ostensibly optimistic offering paid one hundred percent of any bills up front, and after, it was exhausted, then the policyholder would pay one hundred percent until their deductible was met. Then, and only if the person spent past their deductible, the insurance company would pay the expected eighty percent.

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66- Top Fives of 2017, Pacing, and Hypothetical Alternate Careers

We discuss some of our favorite films so far this year, pacing in films (from script to editing), and what we would do if the TV/film mediums weren’t a real thing. 

Alex– Top Five Movies (So Far) of 2017 (Starts at 00:00)

Dan– Pacing in Films (23:53)

Jamie– What Would We Do If Film Didn’t Exist? (44:29)

#52PickUp #27– My Girl (51:45)

Jamie’s Communal Film Announced! (58:10)

Plugs and Close (59:10)

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On Instagram– Jamie | Alex | Tim

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? Email us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire. Here’s the #52PickUp I mentioned!

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at their other project: We Need Movies.

LINKS

–Alex’s Ranking of the Spider-Man films!

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-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


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57- The Guardians Took The Mission on 10 Cloverfield Lane

This week things get heated. Each film on the docket has its detractors and it makes for some riveting content!

Who doesn’t like Guardians and why? GASP!

The GIVEAWAY has been extended! Email us with the instructions in this episode (or the last one) for a chance to win a digital copy of La La Land!

 

 

Jamie– Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Starts at 1:48) (Easter Eggs at End Explained)

Alex– 10 Cloverfield Lane (16:28)

Tim’s Communal Film– The Mission [1986] (28:51) (Trailer)

#52PickUp– Time Cop (36:13)

Plugs and Close (39:38)

*SPOILERS for each film!

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Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? E-mail us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire.

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

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Ep. 50 Extravaganza!

In honor of making it to FIFTY episodes, this one is JAMMED-packed today!

We talk our favorite movies from each year that we’ve been alive with our guest Dan Davis of the 44 Minutes Podcast (and this topic is LONG). ALSO: Share your lists with us on Facebook!!

Then, we quickly discuss my #52PickUp, and finally, we reach back into the annals of time and find every single guest and former co-host we’ve featured so far and chat with them about their experiences recording Not Quite Hollywood.

So enjoy this EXTRA long episode!

Alex– Favorite Movies from Every Year We’ve Been Alive (Starts at 00:00)

Tim’s Communal Movie Announced! (45:34)

#52PickUp– Eraser (46:00)

Jamie– An Introspective on Not Quite Hollywood (47:49)

Brian [I apologize for the audio issues with this one] (48:16)

Tony (53:19)

Brandon (58:51)

Joel (1:06:31)

August (1:14:36)

John (1:22:03)

Plugs and Close (1:30:55)

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Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

Follow us on Twitter! @NQHPod

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? E-mail us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire. Here’s the #52PickUp I mentioned!

Subscribe to Dan’s Podcast: 44 Minutes: A Record of Records.

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

Then John’s new blog (!!) at They Called Him Red.

See Brian AND Tony on the streets of Maine!

Check out Joel and his wife Hailey’s photography work at HaileyandJoel.com and his work at the Bangor Daily News.

Watch Brandon and his movie reviews on WABI TV5 Bangor and Cinema Savvy here.

And finally, see what Jamie (and Brandon) look like (hint: not so good) at their other project: We Need Movies.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

Oscars 2017 REACTIONS!

Holy shit! What happened, Price Waterhouse Coopers?! This is what happens when you don’t stroll out with your suitcases and announce that you’ve double checked and sealed each result!

This is a quick reaction, and is random and funny. Stay tuned for Thursday’s regularly scheduled programming.

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Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

Follow us on Twitter! @NQHPod

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? E-mail us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire. Here’s the #52PickUp I mentioned!

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

My Cancer Story Ch. 39 “Preparing for the Best”

Chapter 39: “Preparing for the Best” 

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Mom recovered nicely from her surgery, and somehow, she was a fan of the food (maybe I’m still quite picky after all). February progressed without so much as a medical whimper, but with my past experiences, I was ready for the absolute worst. What was to befall me in my last weeks in Medical care; Crohn’s Disease? Chlamydia? A prolapsed anus?

…Maybe I should slow down on these guesses… Cannot afford to tempt fate at this junction.

Instead, I focused on what was to come after treatment. As much as I always knew I would come out of this relatively unscathed, I hadn’t thought of my future, post-treatment. I devoted so much of my own mental energy to healing, that the thought had rarely crossed my mind.

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