Contest time!

Two contests to tell you all about:

thanks united way!

thanks united way!

The United Way of Monroe County has tossed us five pairs of tickets to its night of music and comedy Fridayat the Pocono Brewing Company in Swiftwater. Comedians Jack Swersie and Mike Cabot — who tour as The Clean Voices of Comedy — start the show at 7:30 p.m. and they’re followed by the Dinos, a local rock band of nine teachers and administrators from the Pocono Mountain School District. The band covers classic rock tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All proceeds for the event go to the United Way’s 2010 campaign, which recently kicked off. This is the first event of the campaign.

PopRox readers get the first crack at the tickets we’ve got to give away. We’ve got to do this quickly though since the show is Friday. The good news we don’t have to send out tickets to anyone, your name just goes on a list at the bar. So you’ve got two ways to enter — e-mail me with “United Way” in the subject line with your name, where you live, e-mail and daytime phone number. Or, you can enter by leaving a message on the PopRox Facebook page with the same information. Anyone who enters via Facebook is counted as two entries. You’ve got until Thursday at 5 p.m. to enter, and I’ll be notifying the winners via e-mail Friday. If you enter, please be able to go to the event Friday.

Of course, if you want to just take all doubt away, you can get tickets the old fashioned way by calling the United Way at 570-629-5657 or at the organization’s Web site.

Since we’re officially now in March Madness season — the PopRox bracketology (ESPN trademark) report is coming tomorrow — it’s officially time to start signing up for the PopRox bracket challenge at Yahoo! Follow the link, click on “join a group” enter the group ID# — 26876 — and the password — poprox — and you’re all set. I’m efforting some prizes for the winner.

Some regular links, and if they’re not that good, sue me. I’m moving pretty slowly today. Plus, it’s a pretty slow news day out there:

these two won't be smiling next monday

these two won't be smiling next monday

Alice in Wonderland was always going to be a hit, there wasn’t much debate about that. But anyone who said they thought it would be a $200-million-in-two-weekends-hit is probably lying through their teeth. It looks like it’s got a pretty easy track to $300 million too since it should win next weekend again up against The Bounty Hunter, an excellent candidate for first bomb of 2010. It will probably lose the weekend of March 26 against How to Train Your Dragon, but then will probably pick up some business over the Easter weekend. Actually, $300 million is pretty conservative, it will probably be closer to $350 million. That would put it around the top 15 richest movies ever, and no one saw that coming.

Raise your hand if your two least-favorite syllables these days are “3” and “D.” (Me raising my hand.) Every movie that gets announced these days is coming out in 3-D, and now James Cameron is coming out and saying he’ll release an updated 3D version of Titanic in 2012 for the 15th anniversary. Somewhere, George Lucas is kicking himself that he didn’t think of this first. But you can bet there is a Star Wars 3D coming to a theater near you within the next five years since he hasn’t sucked enough money out of us already.

Cameron’s greed doesn’t end there since it looks like he’s re-releasing Avatar in the summer with deleted scenes. All that does is give more people a chance to see it so that I can officially become the last person on the planet to see it. Although I found out over the weekend that a whole bunch of people I know didn’t see it. Who the heck is seeing this thing? It’s getting to the point where I know more people who haven’t seen it than people who did.

Peter Graves makes two — if I’m a celebrity, I’m pretty worried right now about the Rule of Threes.

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