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Articles by Sarah D. Bunting

Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Back To The Future
September 2, 2014 – 11:01 AM | 7 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Back To The Future</em>

I'd never thought of our next nominee as a poppy-fields movie, but damned if nominatrix NJ doesn't make a case.

The Vine: August 29, 2014
August 29, 2014 – 12:17 PM | 5 Comments
The Vine: August 29, 2014

I read a description of a book once where a guy kidnapped a teenager.

The Vine: August 28, 2014
August 27, 2014 – 1:31 PM | 17 Comments
The Vine: August 28, 2014

I am trying to find a middle ground between "Congratulations on your wedding!" and "Congratulations on people being slightly less terrible than they were the first time you got married!"

Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame
August 25, 2014 – 4:23 AM | 99 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame

8/25/14: Please welcome our newest Couch Of Famer, The Fugitive.

Drago Lang 2016, new in the TN store!
August 23, 2014 – 8:27 AM | 3 Comments
Drago Lang 2016, new in the TN store!

This Rocky-based fantasy ticket for the 2016 presidential race currently comes in women's tees, men's ringer tees, and a coffee mug!

The Vine: August 22, 2014
August 22, 2014 – 1:44 PM | 6 Comments
The Vine: August 22, 2014

I (and my sister!) need your help finding a book from my pre-teen years. This would be the early '90s.

The Burning House: Grab and go
August 20, 2014 – 8:54 PM | 34 Comments
<em>The Burning House</em>: Grab and go

I had a review copy of Foster Huntington's The Burning House sitting on my to-read shelves for at least a couple of years.

Your N Cookie AA Champion
August 19, 2014 – 8:17 AM | 13 Comments
Your N Cookie AA Champion

There was no stopping Gang Green this time.

All The Crazy Ones
August 12, 2014 – 3:52 PM | 58 Comments
All The Crazy Ones

One of the strange things about my life in writing about TV, if by "strange" you mean "eminently predictable by anyone who finished Psych 101," is that my parents allowed me to watch almost no …

The Vine: August 8, 2014
August 8, 2014 – 3:40 PM | 5 Comments
The Vine: August 8, 2014

Hi Nation! Hope you can help — Googling led to some very strange (and scary) results.