Monthly Archives: July 2012

Scatterbrained Links

After writing this for an hour or so, I realized I’m especially cynical and critical and nasty today. Just be aware of that as you read … In today’s good riddance to bad rubbish news – The Killing has finally, mercifully been killed. But then the news gets worse, as it’s being shopped around to another [...]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

This is gonna be quick and dirty, but I wanted to make sure we get some local events for the weekend, because there is a lot going on: The Lounge is doing a male wet T-shirt contest tonight, but what a crock! Do men seriously have to be paraded around like pieces of meat to [...]

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Just Try and Keep Me from Movie Theaters

(This is a preview of the PopRox column that will appear in Sunday’s Pocono Record.) In my 37 years, there are very few places I’ve consistently considered a true sanctuary. The movie theater is probably the biggest one, even more so at this point in my life. But there have been threats to that sanctuary [...]

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RIP Sherman Hemsley, and a Great Excuse to Use a Pic of Sofia Vergara

Arggghhhhh!!! My attenion has been diverted elsewhere today, so I can only do a pretty quick blog. Sorry. I’ll make it up to everyone, soon.  There are only a handful of actors you can put into any role and say, “Be yourself” and the director really means it, because that’s all they’re looking for. At the top of [...]

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Moral Questions: Penn State, Dark Knight Rises, WWE Raw and … American Horror Story?

A quick Penn State diversion: In sixth grade in 1987, I did a report on NCAA investigations and penalties. You know, those silly little things sixth-grade teachers did to get you to practice research, become familiar with bibliographies, all that nonsense. The longest part of the report was about SMU’s death penalty, and how it [...]

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Batman: The Curse of Perfection

Can you please everyone? Christopher Nolan, co-writer and director of the star-stuffed “The Dark Knight Rises,” sure tries. Can you please the die-hard fans? (Yes.) Can you please the average movie-going public? (Yes.) Can you please the acid-tongued critics just waiting for a slip-up? (Kind of?) Can you please the historians, who will at least [...]

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A Dark Knight Night

Gonna be heading around to some of our local theaters tonight gathering pics of the Dark Knight Rises premiere. Then I’m catching the midnight show, and posting a review hopefully by 4 a.m. If you’re still up, come on back and check it out. Also gonna be doing some live tweeting from some of the [...]

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Taking the Good with the Breaking Bad

Sorry I didn’t get this up yesterday, I got consumed in other stuff. But even though it’s now almost two days old, I can’t let the Breaking Bad season premiere go without mentioning it. When you watch Breaking Bad, you’re surrendering yourself to a few principles: You will like no one in the show, and [...]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

Big weekend of local fun … Pocono Brewing Company is holding its now annual summer deck party, “Get Wet,” from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. tonight. Under the get wet heading comes wet T-shirt and homemade bikini contests, and I’m pretty sure I just sold a whole bunch of people on going. I don’t wanna [...]

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Picking the Emmy Wishlist

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column coming in Sunday’s Pocono Record. And don’t forget, I’ve got two tickets to give away to the Dark Knight Rises premiere party July 19 at the Pocono Community Theater. Enter the contest now, the deadline is Tuesday!) It may not be as glitzy as the Oscar [...]

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