Win Selena Gomez Tickets Now!

If you followed along on the PopRox Facebook page yesterday, you know two things:

1. That I gave away a pair of tickets to see 311 and Sublime at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Monday(congrats Kim Kreseski of Mount Pocono!).

2. That I’ve got another concert ticket giveaway announcement coming today, like right now.

get your tickets right here! can't guarantee her boyfriend will be there

get your tickets right here! can't guarantee her boyfriend will be there

If you’re under 14, please, keep the screaming to a minimum, because I’ve got four tickets to give away to see Selena Gomez at Bethel Woods on Friday, Aug. 5. While I don’t expect anyone that reads this to be very interested in this concert for themselves (please, please, please don’t be interested), I think I can hook someone up with Mom/Dad/Aunt/Uncle of the Year status when they win these four lawn seats.

Normal PopRox ticket giveaway rules apply:

–Entries are accepted electronically only, so you’ll have to email your entry in to me, Facebook message me or DM me on Twitter. Just include your name, town, age and your daytime contact information. Deadline is this Thursday, July 28.

–One entry per person, per e-mail address. If I get two entries from the same e-mail, I’m deleting them both. 

–If you enter by messaging the PopRox account on Facebook or DM-ing on Twitter. If you enter that way, it counts twice. Almost all of the recent winners have randomly come from Facebook entries, fyi.

–Whichever message method you choose is the only way you can enter. If you email your entry in, you cannot Facebook it in too. If I get an email entry and a Facebook entry, I’ll be deleting the Facebook entry. That means instead of getting two entries through Facebook, you’ll only get one entry through email. 

–Please know that you can go if you enter.

Links time. I have a bunch of Comic-Con stuff from yesterday, but I’m just gonna hold on to it until Monday and do a whole Comic-Con recap. There is just too much crappy little news coming out of there right now to know what’s big and what’s not. Like this item that got Tweeted about 50 trillion times yesterday, that Burn Notice will be back for another season. USA actually announced that about a year ago. So it’s not news, it’s just reactionary Tweeting, which is getting annoying. Anyway. Monday is Comic-Con wrap-up day.

Well, there is one thing I can’t resist to post from Comic-Con, the 5-minute sneak peek at the new Beavis and Butthead episodes coming this fall. Once again, the funniest parts are them watching TV, although instead of videos they made the obvious transition into reality TV:


Good to see someone actually did a study to prove that the comic book genre of movies is dying out — fast. This is what I’ve been saying for two years, but I’ve been too lazy to actually go out and prove it with, you know, evidence and stuff. It’s probably a shade too early to just dump the whole genre before we see what Captain America does this weekend, especially since Cap is the last first tier comic book hero that hasn’t had an adequate adaptation done yet. And yeah, I watched the unwatchable Captain America 1990 version last night on Syfy just to remind myself how bad it was. It was worse than I remembered. Although I did completely forget that Cap was played by my least favorite Alpha Beta from Revenge of the Nerds, Danny, the smarmy third wheel after Stan Gable and Ogre.

This is hysterical. There is a long list of real life people portrayed in fake movies that have to come out and say how they were unfairly portrayed. One of my favorites is former Notre Dame head football coach Dan Devine, who was not the complete jackoff portrayed by Chelcie Ross in Rudy. He was actually one of Rudy’s biggest fans, but fell on the sword when he told the producers of the movie he’d be willing to be portrayed as the heavy. “I didn’t realize I would be such a heavy,”he wrote in his autobiography. Well congratulations, Dan, you’re the first person in Notre Dame football history that isn’t portrayed as a God years after the fact. Yeah, I’m bitter. Anyhoo, I think my new favorite portrayals of real-life people is the Winkelvoss twins, or the preferred plural form from Social Network, the Winkelvi. There’s a pretty good argument out there that in the last decade of movies or so, you don’t want to punch two people in the face more than the Winkelvi. You would have expected them to come out and say how unfairly they were portrayed in the movie, but nope, they’ve said everything is true. Just in case you didn’t believe them, the former Harvard president decided to come out and say the same thing, that they were major league a-holes. Just in case you don’t read that link, this is one of the best quotes I’ve heard in a long time: “One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o’clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they’re looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an a**hole. This was the latter case.” Just exemplary.

is this rosanna arquette?

is this rosanna arquette?


or is this her?

or is this her?

You won’t see me backing down from any Sarah Michelle Gellar fandom anytime soon, and I’m still all in on The Ringer. But the Entertainment Weekly Twit pic of her from yesterday at Comic-Con makes her look like she’s aged 20 years in the last five. Hey, two kids will do that to you, I know. But the first thing I thought when I saw this was Rosanna Arquette in The Whole Nine Yards. Somehow, I doubt that’s the look she was going for.

Does Chris Knight count as a movie boss because he was the mentor of Mitch Taylor? If he does, then that’s the movie boss anyone should want to work for. I’m a firm believer in boss-ordered time off from work to attend bikini parties and entries into mutant hamster races. Although seeing as the head boss was Dr. Hathaway, maybe we should take a pass.

I love me some oral history articles. The one for Friday Night Lights last week was really good, and this latest one about the history of Entourage is just as good. I won’t be watching the final season on HBO, I’ll have to wait until it comes to DVD. I still have to watch the previous season, which I won’t get to do until October because my wife can’t stand the show and she’s home for three months of maternity. Same goes for Eastbound and Down, which comes out on DVD on Aug. 2. At least I have something to do in October! And yes, my life is boiled down to when I can watch TV shows. Jealous? You’re jealous.

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