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January 12, 2010

PR Buzz – Conan Defeats NBC

Tags: conan o'brian, conan o'brien, jay leno, jimmy fallon, leno, nbc, tonight show, TV

Conan O’Brien has won the current PR battle over NBC as it regards to hosting “The Tonight Show.”
Jay Leno, the former host who NBC retained to host a nightly comedy program (sounds kinda like “The Tonight Show,” right?), had his new 10pm show cancelled.  And, in the best cancellation in the history of TV, NBC [...]

Pop Culture, TV and Movies

Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats…HOOO!!!!

Tags: thundercats, TV

Without a doubt, my favorite TV show when I was a kid was THUNDERCATS!

That’s all.  Just wanted to share. 

PR, Pop Culture, TV and Movies, Uncategorized

December 29, 2009

PR & The Ninja Turtles

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This post was co-conceptualized and co-written with the exceptionally awesome Sheema Siddiqi.  Read more at her blog here and follow her on Twitter.
If you are anything like us, when you think of teams, you think of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  From comic books to TV shows to movies to toys, the Turtles have been [...]

Pop Culture, Sports, TV and Movies, Uncategorized

December 26, 2009

Invictus – A Review

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Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet [...]

Pop Culture, TV and Movies, WWE, Wrestling

December 17, 2009

Hulk Hogan – Whatcha Gonna Do?

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What happens when one of the biggest entertainers of the 1980s and 1990s comes back on the scene in 2010?
What happens when said entertainer’s family life has gone through the public ringer, including a messy divorce, a tragic car crash and an apparent suicide attempt?
Well, we will all find out on January 4, 2010, when [...]

Pop Culture, TV and Movies, music

December 12, 2009

Happy Hannukah!

Tags: adam sandler, chanukah, hannukah, hanukah, jews, judaism, south park

For Jews and non-Jews, enjoy 8 great Hannukah songs!
Night 1
Night 2
Night 3
Night 4
Night 5
Night 6
Night 7
Night 8

Buzz, PR, Pop Culture, TV and Movies

November 14, 2009

Television Preview – Not what it seems…

Tags: , commercials, focus groups, kim raver, soulmates, television, television preview, TV

Tonight, my wife and I were set to participate in what we were told was a preview of TV content to be shown nationwide.
The presentation was put together by a company called “Television Preview.”
It was NOT what we expected.
We were instructed by the tickets to arrive at the hotel by 7:30pm for the 7:45pm program [...]

Pop Culture, Sports, TV and Movies

November 13, 2009

Is Targeted Advertising Insulting?

Tags: , Gossip Girl, nfl

This may come as somewhat of a shock to you, but I like to watch NFL football.  (Please, pull your jaw off the ground, you’re making a scene!)
I love the action, the passion and the gamesmanship.  It really is terrific theater.
The only issue I take with enjoying an NFL Sunday is the slate of advertisements [...]

TV and Movies

November 12, 2009

Mike Tyson in "The Hangover

Tags: hangover, mike tyson

(for #SportsPRChat)

TV and Movies

November 11, 2009

You're so money!

Tags: swingers

Best scene from “Swingers,” one of my all-time favorite movies.  Enjoy!