Monthly Archives: June 2009

not the last we’ve seen of jacko

Sorry no blog yesterday, I was off and had a katrillion things to do. That means a lot of catching up to do today: Breaking news on Michael Jackson — he’s still deceased. But we’re only at the start of the post-death Jacko coverage, if you can believe that. Especially with this tidbit, he completed [...]

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the true king of pop

You can’t overstate the importance of Michael Jackson to Generation X. You just can’t. It’s impossible. If you say he’s the most important person to Gen X — not most important musician or entertainer, but most important person — you at least have a defensible argument. Ronald Reagan? He takes a back seat to Michael [...]

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the REAL best tv episodes of all time

It’s impossible for me to let a list like this go without some kind of retort. The whole thing from TV Guide Magazine, this top 100 TV episodes of all time, is flawed from the start — it’s a list of TV’s best episodes, but the magazine decided to use only one episode per show. So [...]

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tranny 2, reality breakups and TO

This latest review of Transformers 2 looks almost exactly like my review of the first Transformers. Which means it’s going to suck. Which means you shouldn’t see it. I know the chances of people not seeing it are about as good as the chances of a Broadway production of California Dreams. But please, just for [...]

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won’t someone please think about the children???

In the worst-kept secret and most predictable plot twist since The Village, Jon and Kate announced last night they’re divorcing. Take a moment. Gather yourself. Embrace the shock. If you really didn’t see this coming, or if you’re one of the people who just starting tuning in recently and haven’t had to suffer through the [...]

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we’re back

Is there anything worse than coming back to work the first day after vacation? I liken it to marching to the electric chair without having a priest by your side. I did my best to avoid anything remotely related to work and haven’t been on a computer since Thursday morning, so if I’m late with these [...]

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spelling bee

That was fast. It took me all of 1 hour and 20 minutes to come off vacation to post something. I couldn’t resist though — two big things happened over the weekend, and one of them was local. Kinda. If you caught In Plain Sight last night, you know what I’m talking about. I gave [...]

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quit your whining bret

First things first — there’s a good chance this is the last PopRox entry for a little while. It’s vacation time. I’ll try to post sometime next week, but I can’t guarantee it and I won’t know when. I won’t say “check back for sporadic updates” because I hate when other people do that, I’ll [...]

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it’s got a pulse

I’ll never get it, but the long-and-somewhat-dead cartoon Futurama is coming back. Fox has figured out a sucker taker to start making more episodes of show, which ended its original run in 2003. Apparently the Comedy Central reruns have been so popular, that they want new ones. Hey, as long as this doesn’t conflict with [...]

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let’s play some tv catch-up

Before the links, a quick prediction on Rescue Me. After last night’s episode, the descent of Tommy Gavin officially has begun. It’s going to be long, drawn-out, painful, awkward and by the end of the season, it’s going to take someone with him. They already killed off one of his kids, so I doubt that’s [...]

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