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Articles by Sarah D. Bunting

Third time's a charm
October 1, 2012 – 2:51 PM | 15 Comments
Third time's a charm

Who has two thumbs and watched the first seasons of Revenge AND Homeland in a single weekend, then wrote three recaps in one night? This guy. …Not that guy, he's dead. This guy. Who is now working …

The Nause-AA: At Long Last Liver
September 28, 2012 – 4:31 PM | 5 Comments
The Nause-AA: At Long Last Liver

Ladies and gentlemen, our "winner": organ meats/offal! Lima beans went down without much of a fight, surprisingly (they only scratched out 19% of the vote).
Huge thanks to Keckler, as always, and to you guys for …

Recently in the Snacksiverse: Reel 54Q, Lester's Fixins
September 28, 2012 – 11:16 AM | 11 Comments
Recently in the Snacksiverse: Reel 54Q, Lester's Fixins

Testing the revulsive/retroperistaltic coefficients of Lester's Fixins sodae. Subjects included Sweet Corn, Buffalo Wing, Coffee, and Bacon flavors. One (1) test reel corrupted. Report filed by Drs. S. Douglas and D. Gardner Bunting.

The Vine: September 28, 2012
September 28, 2012 – 8:51 AM | 47 Comments
The Vine: September 28, 2012

I've been heavily involved in community theater for the last several years. My passion is acting, but I've worked in various technical capacities just to help out friends. I've never especially enjoyed the tech stuff, …

The Vine: September 26, 2012
September 26, 2012 – 11:56 AM | 8 Comments
The Vine: September 26, 2012

I have suddenly found myself in a situation that requires some objectivity from helpful outsiders. I live in a smallish town and, regardless of the city's size, the lesbian community is always small and too …

The Nause-AA: Final Showdown
September 25, 2012 – 1:35 PM | 23 Comments
The Nause-AA: Final Showdown

Today's write-ups by both of us, as marked. 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).
One last time: vote for the …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #16, Special Blotter Edition: Poll
September 24, 2012 – 11:26 PM | 10 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #16, Special Blotter Edition: Poll

By request of a few readers, an all-crime selection of potential Read-Along books. I tried to give you a good range of crimes — arsons, assassinations, Mafiosi, paper-hangers — but as you may or may …

X-Files Rewatch: Season 3
September 23, 2012 – 11:39 AM | 9 Comments
<I>X-Files</I> Rewatch: Season 3

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 later, despite …

The Vine: September 21, 2012
September 21, 2012 – 10:25 AM | 21 Comments
The Vine: September 21, 2012

I've been desperately trying to come up with the name of this animated short I saw a while back. I was convinced — CONVINCED — it was Pixar, but after browsing the Pixar shorts wikipedia …

The Nause-AA: Final Foarrff
September 19, 2012 – 3:40 PM | 29 Comments
The Nause-AA: Final Foarrff

Today's write-ups by both of us, as marked. 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).
You've probably got it knocked by …