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Word Of The Day: "impeccadillo"
August 23, 2012 – 12:04 PM | No Comment
Word Of The Day: "impeccadillo"

impeccadillo. n. combination of "impeccable" (perfect) and "peccadillo" (a small offense) 1. A small and well-executed object. ("That tiny cup of vichysoisse with truffle oil that they serve at Soigne is such an impeccadillo.") 2. …

The Vine: August 22, 2012
August 22, 2012 – 12:19 PM | 12 Comments
The Vine: August 22, 2012

Husband and I have a vacation home that we are able to visit every couple of weeks. We have a 73-year-old neighbor who waters our lawn and generally looks out for our house.
His wife of …

The Nause-AA: Round of 64, Flight Hurl
August 20, 2012 – 11:06 AM | 93 Comments
The Nause-AA: Round of 64, Flight Hurl

Today's write-ups by Keckler. To vote, scroll down; to see the bracket, click here. We'll leave these open a few days, so tell a friend (or queasy enemy).
Remember: This time, you're voting for the food or taste you …

The Nause-AA: Round of 64, Flight Spew
August 17, 2012 – 1:21 PM | 76 Comments
The Nause-AA: Round of 64, Flight Spew

Today's write-ups by Sarah D. Bunting. To vote, scroll down; to see the bracket, click here. We'll leave these open a few days, so tell a friend (or queasy enemy).
Remember: This time, you're voting for the food …

The Nause-AA: Round of 64, Flight Upchuck
August 16, 2012 – 9:09 AM | 85 Comments
The Nause-AA: Round of 64, Flight Upchuck

Today's write-ups by Sarah D. Bunting. To vote, scroll down; to see the bracket, click here. We'll leave these open a few days, so tell a friend (or queasy enemy).
Remember: This time, you're voting for the food …

The Vine: August 15, 2012
August 15, 2012 – 4:47 PM | 11 Comments
The Vine: August 15, 2012

I'm hoping the readers can help me and my brother out. Growing up, my parents had an art print of an angel peeking through the keyhole in Hell's door. This hung in every house we …

The Nause-AA: Round of 64, Flight Barf
August 15, 2012 – 9:24 AM | 100 Comments
The Nause-AA: Round of 64, Flight Barf

Today's write-ups by Keckler. To vote, scroll down; to see the bracket, click here. We'll leave these open a few days, so tell a friend (or queasy enemy).
Remember: This time, you're voting for the food or …

The Nause-AA
August 14, 2012 – 9:46 AM | 47 Comments
The Nause-AA

It's the icky sensation that's sweeping the Nation: the Nause-AA, in which the Bunkler Snacketology clinic seeks to crown not the best cereal, candy bar, or cocktail, but rather the worst, most disgusting food sensation …

X-Files Rewatch: Season 1
August 13, 2012 – 9:55 AM | 11 Comments
<I>X-Files</I> Rewatch: Season 1

So, I started rewatching The X-Files from the beginning — or, really, "watching it," because during the series' run, I came in late and only watched casually. It holds up pretty well almost 20 years …

The Vine: August 10, 2012
August 10, 2012 – 11:26 AM | 45 Comments
The Vine: August 10, 2012

So, I am a book-loving gal who majored in English back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. I married a guy whose idea of in-depth reading is the back of the cereal box. This has never …