Monthly Archives: November 2012

Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

We’re a little light this week, so I got a little bored and just posted and linked to a whole bunch of videos to go along with the weekend happenings: Ski season gets underway in earnest this weekend, with Camelback, Shawnee and Blue Mountain all opening tomorrow. Since they’re only going to have a limited [...]

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How Movies and Moviemakers Can Change Your Life

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column running in Sunday’s Pocono Record. Why now write about this now, you ask? Because Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction will be playing in one-night revival shows at Cinemark Stroud Mall next week.) In 1993 I was 18 and barely had any serious experience with movies. I [...]

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Learning from the Spirit Awards

Wednesday links that I write while hoping I’ll never get stuck with a heroin needle by a crazy man: Let’s hope no one got ahead of themselves and made any signs that said, “Pocono Pines, Home of the Only 2-Time Dancing with the Stars Champion Kelly Monaco.” She lost last night. Maybe I won’t be [...]

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If You Employ Chevy Chase, You Stink

Let’s clean out some bookmarks and get some new stuff in: This whole Chevy Chase/Community thing is just a freaking nightmare for fans who have had to sit around and watch him ruin one of the best comedies on TV from the inside out. I really, really hope he never gets another acting job, ever, [...]

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Your Thanksgiving Eve Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

Woo hoo! Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone! Be safe on the roads tonight and remember, there’s nothing worse than being hungover trying to eat turkey and smell stuffing. Here’s your special Poconos Weekend Fun Guide, Thanksgiving Eve edition. No pics, sorry, just knowledge: Joe O’Malley is at the Pine Hollow in Mountainhome tonight starting at 8, [...]

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A Couple FYIs …

Sorry about the weird posting schedule this week, my bad. No links today, just a couple of public service announcements: Tomorrow is one of the most fun nights of the year — Thanksgiving Eve. We celebrate by going out to bars and getting poop-faced drunk with friends we haven’t seen for years and family we [...]

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Your Beer-Filled Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

I got a half hour to spare for the Fun Guide, which is down to 29:45 since I initially wrote this sentence in all caps: Hey look everyone, it’s beer! Lots of beer! Split Rock’s 21st annual Great Brews Classic Beer Fest is Saturday and Sunday, and it’s a good time. In the last two [...]

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Why I Don’t Bother with Twilight

(This is a just-for-you preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. Unless you love Twilight. Then it’s probably not for you.) It’s not like I’m averse to vampires. I’m still a huge fan of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel TV series, enough so that I have bought multiple comic books. I’m [...]

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TV Comings and … Nope, Only Comings

Getting caught up with TV renewals: ABC gave a full-season order to Nashville, giving me a full year to avoid the show. Sweet! It’s probably one of my biggest disappointments of the year. I should have known any show inherently about country music that prominently features Hayden Panettiere would piss me off, but I was blinded [...]

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Let’s All Stop the “Bond is Back” Stuff. Please. Pretty Please.

Short one today, but just remember to thank a veteran: You know what the worst play on words is that we’ve heard about 8 gazillion times for the last week? “Bond is back!” Two reasons: 1. It’s corny and overplayed. The quote whores of movie reviewers (the people who write things in their review purposely [...]

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