Monthly Archives: October 2009

a new PopRox day

Welcome to the new look of PopRox, a drastic but necessary change from the nearly three-year format we’ve stubbornly held on to for one reason, and one reason only — it was comfortable. Actually, don’t ask me why the format, URL and look of PopRox have changed, I’ll never tell. Mostly, that’s because I don’t [...]

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‘Saw’, TV hits and Balki

Hey, look! He’s updating PopRox and not alienating his readers that have been following him for years instead of pandering to baseball fans! Yes, I’ve been extremely remiss is updating. Let’s change that now: If we’re lucky, maybe, just maybe, this spells the beginning of the end of the Saw franchise. I wouldn’t count on [...]

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On the local scene

You may have noticed the most recent post about RSS feeds and changes coming up at PopRox. I didn’t write that, our corporate office did. But there will be a new blog format coming soon to PopRox and all the Pocono Record blogs. Not a huge change, I’m not sure if the URL will even [...]

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RSS feed URL changing

Dear PopRox reader and RSS subscribers, We’re in the process of upgrading the software behind our blogs, in large part to add some new features and capabilities you’ll be experiencing soon. As part of this process, we’ve changed the location of our RSS feeds. To receive continuous updates when we update this blog, please update [...]

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can’t you at least wait til black friday?

Some links to keep your Friday going as many of us try to duck out of work at 4 to watch the Phils:   Theater owners have every right to be super-p!ssed at studios releasing movies this quickly, especially big name movies like GI Joe. I saw the release date for GI Joe other in my [...]

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One way to fix public TV

It’s extremely disappointing to know that the state doesn’t seem to give two turds about public television. The budget process, overall, was a joke, and it’s basically a pretty easy compromise between Rendell and the Republicans that could have been reached back in May. But that’s a story for another time in another place, we [...]

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why is nbc even still on the air?

Sunday or early Monday, PopRox went over 100,000 hits. Sunday or early Monday, I soiled myself when I realized that a little blog I started two years ago basically to divert my attention from the rigors of actual work had generated enough buzz to merit people clicking on it 100,000 times. I know they’re out there, the people [...]

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more tv cancelations

OK, we’re back, at least for today, because there’s some interesting stuff out there: Big weekend not only for Vince Vaughn, but for October comedy. In the three previous years, the three major comedies that premiered in October tanked. Like, really tanked. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008, a good, funny movie), The Heartbreak Kid (one of the [...]

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is the letterman scandal a hoax?

First off, some apologies. Right as PopRox is about to go over the 100,000 visitor mark sometime this week or early next week — and I can’t thank everyone enough for that — I’m going to be cutting back a little bit on posting. Over the next month, I’m also running our MLB Playoff blog, [...]

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how long before dvds are dead?

Don’t know how much you perused the paper this morning, but I wrote a story about the Pocono Mountains Film Festival lining up a pretty impressive list of guests when it starts later this month. PMFF founder Bridget Davis said she thinks the first year of Jack Palance and Billy Dee Williams is more impressive, [...]

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