Monthly Archives: September 2012

Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

Today’s Poconos Weekend Fun Guide comes with the bonus of me revealing a lasting memory I have with certain events, people or ideas that I’m writing about this week. It’s pretty weird, but it seemed to be happening a bunch so I turned it into a gimmick: When did Oktoberfest become the biggest thing EVER? [...]

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The Master of Its Own Domain

If you are one of the unlucky millions of people who have been seduced by and lured into a cult only to pull yourself out of it later, you spend years of your life pondering answers to the most basic questions. How the hell did this happen to me? What did I miss? How did [...]

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Random Emmy Morning Thoughts and Questions

Quick Emmy thoughts: I gotta catch up on Homeland. Nothing else was more obvious last night. If Kat Dennings wasn’t in my Top 5 before last night, she is now. Sofia Vergara already was, but she’s now solidified a spot in the top 3 for at least the next 2-3 years. Tom Hanks will kill in the [...]

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Your Quick Guide to the Biggest Categories at the Emmys

(This is an extended version of the PopRox Sunday column in the Pocono Record.) The Emmys will never have the anticipation or pageantry of the Oscars, but seeing as some of the best acting is being done on television, these awards can sometimes mean just as much as an Oscar. So as Hollywood starts taking [...]

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Let Oscar Season Begin. Wait, Not You, Resident Evil

Programming note: Gonna be doing some live Tweeting tonight from the @poconorecord account. We are starting a panel of local people who will help us comment on the presidential election for the next seven weeks, and tonight we’re hosting a round table discussion of some of the people who are on that panel. I’ll be [...]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide, Bogus Holiday Edition

A couple years ago I noticed a bar or two in Scranton started running “Halfway to St. Pat’s” parties on Sept. 17. My first thought? “Wow, what a fantastic excuse to get poop-faced for no reason whatsoever and waste money at a bar on a night when I wouldn’t even think of going out.” Apparently I wasn’t [...]

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New TV Show Reviews (Before They’re on TV)

(This is an extended preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. I have nothing else quippy to say.) Thank you OnDemand! Thank you Internet! Thank you networks who see the power of those mediums to push your new TV shows! Now simple viewers like us can sit back, relax and check out select [...]

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Fall TV Preview, Part 2

If you missed part 1 of the PopRox Fall Tv Preview, check it out here. It also includes the guidelines of how this preview works, so go ahead and stop by if you need a quick primer.  THURSDAY Watching live: Vampire Diaries (8 p.m., the CW, starting 10/11), The Office (9 p.m., NBC, starting 9/20), [...]

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Fall TV Preview, Part 1

It’s time for one of my favorite column gimmicks of the year — the official PopRox fall TV preview. Good timing since the fall TV schedule gets going tonight. It’s the place where you can hear things like How to Be a Gentleman “might be the greatest sitcom cast assembled in at least the last 10 [...]

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Your Music-Heavy Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

If last weekend was the one of big events, then this weekend has some great music on the way: Guess what!?!?!? This might be the first year that we haven’t gotten some kind of call saying the COTA Festival is in danger of shutting down forever because the event. Either that’s good news and there is [...]

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