Monthly Archives: March 2012

Your Weekend Fun Guide

Quick like a bunny this week for Weekend Fun Guide. As always, if you got something you wanna see in this spot on Fridays, email it to me or send an invite to the Poprox Facebook page: Meant to get this in last week but ended up sticking with an all-parade motif. But the Jacob [...]

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The Most Disappointing TV, Ever

(This is an extended preview to the PopRox column in the Sunday Pocono Record.) Every, single, solitary time I see these ads for The Killing, it reminds me of just how angry the show made me last year. That puts me in a bad mood and in need of some purging, so here are five of [...]

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Putting on the Bad Idea Jeans to Make a Commercial

Wednesday links: Good comedy is under attack, people. Don’t believe me? What other reason can we gleam from Bridesmaids being so successful and critically acclaimed? Are we that starved for good comedy that we’ll accept a lesser comedy just because someone takes off her makeup then poops in a sink at a wedding dress shop? [...]

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Won’t the Real Don Draper Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up

Quick hits today, let’s go … There was a time when Nip/Tuck was my favorite TV show. I was obsessed with it, and mostly, with Christian Troy. Not necessarily Julian McMahon, who played Christian, but the character of Christian. He was hysterical. Everything he said was either off-the-wall funny or really, really important. Self-centered and shallow, but [...]

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Rain, Schmain, Time for Some Paradin’

You’ve gotta be kidding me. After almost two full weeks of amazing weather, you’re telling me that on Sunday the forecast is for rain? For the St. Pat’s Parade? Either there is no such thing as luck of the Irish, or someone just really, really wants the Pocono Irish American Club to move the parade [...]

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Why Rock Music Sucks Now, by Marky Ramone

(The following is the extended version of the PopRox column that appears in Sunday’s Pocono Record. Before we get to it, here’s your last reminder — this is the last day to enter for the tickets to see Marky Ramone at the Sherman Theater on March 29. Good luck! Speaking of Marky Ramone …) Marky Ramone has [...]

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Roger Sterling Can’t Remember What Happened. Why Should You?

Time to play catch-up since we’ve gone without links for a while. And by the by, it’s just four days until the Mad Men premiere. Did someone say Mad Men? Of course I did! It’s not insane at all for people to wonder whether the viewing public will come back to Mad Men when it [...]

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Stick with Walking Dead or Bail?

Welcome to Mad Men Week! Can’t help it. I’m excited. We’ll be having a heaping helping of Mad Men news this week, for sure. Here’s your daily reminder — don’t forget to enter to win two tickets to see Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg at the Sherman Theater on March 29. Got two tickets to give away, [...]

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Your St. Paddy’s Day Weekend Fun Guide

I find St. Patrick’s Day fascinating. In Ireland, it’s a holy day. Not in the metaphorical sense like it is here, but in the literal sense. Like, go to church, have dinner with your family, that kind of thing. Here we’ve somehow morphed it into “get stinkin’ drunk like you don’t get drunk for the [...]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Watch Mad Men

Let’s officially start the countdown — today we’re 10 days away from the start of the fifth season of Mad Men, TV’s best show. That’s a good chance to offer 10 good reasons to pick up Mad Men and just start watching now, even though there already have been 52 episodes aired: 1. It’s easy to catch [...]

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