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World Series 2012: Kung Fu Verlanda
October 24, 2012 – 10:43 PM | 22 Comments
World Series 2012: Kung Fu Verlanda

Didn't call the matchup, but still psyched for it. Fan rants, McCarver rants, let it all out here.

The Vine: October 24, 2012
October 24, 2012 – 10:15 AM | 34 Comments
The Vine: October 24, 2012

My BF and I were engaged in January 2012 and are planning a wedding for February 2013. We each have one brother. When we asked people to be in our wedding party, we included both …

The Vine: October 19, 2012
October 19, 2012 – 12:02 PM | 13 Comments
The Vine: October 19, 2012

About 15-20 years ago I read a young-adult book about a high-school romance that I've been trying to remember the title of ever since.
It was about a boy who became interested in a girl because he …

The Vine: October 17, 2012
October 17, 2012 – 9:56 AM | 24 Comments
The Vine: October 17, 2012

I've got a situation that's the combination of good and super-crappy and would appreciate your advice.
Basically, I've been in my job long enough (four years) and am finally applying for new things and getting interviews. …

TN Read-Along #16: Jesus Freaks Discussion Thread
October 15, 2012 – 7:11 PM | 27 Comments
TN Read-Along #16: <I>Jesus Freaks</I> Discussion Thread

I apologize for not posting the discussion thread sooner, but 1) I spent the morning writing what feels like half the content on the internet and 2) I haven't finished the book yet, because every …

League Championship Serieseses 2012: When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers
October 13, 2012 – 2:30 PM | 44 Comments
League Championship Serieseses 2012: When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers

Detroit vs. New York; St. Louis vs. San Francisco. Not really the results I expected, and I'm not sure how to call these series…I think it's probably Detroit and St. Louis in the Classic, but …

The Vine: October 12, 2012
October 12, 2012 – 11:32 AM | 40 Comments
The Vine: October 12, 2012

I am in desperate need of a good pillow. I've always been picky, but in the last few years, I wake up with a stiff neck almost every day. I've tried all kinds of different …

All-time scariest TV episodes
October 11, 2012 – 1:10 PM | 114 Comments
All-time scariest TV episodes

Hey, folks. I'm sourcing a story for Yahoo! about the all-time scariest TV episodes, and I just know I'm forgetting some obvious ones. (I'm also a bit embarrassed that finding clips from Star Trek: TOS's "A …

TN Read-Along #16: Jesus Freaks
October 11, 2012 – 9:30 AM | 7 Comments
TN Read-Along #16: <I>Jesus Freaks</I>

Update, 11 October, 3 PM: We'll be at the Sackett, unsurprisingly located at 661 Sackett St. between 4th and 5th Aves., Brooklyn. It's the shortest of hops from the outbound R train, or take anything …

The Vine: October 10, 2012
October 10, 2012 – 11:04 AM | 31 Comments
The Vine: October 10, 2012

So, we just found out that a member of our extended family has Stage IV cancer. #$%^&.
She's planning on fighting it, but the prognosis is pretty grim, and she has a long, hard road ahead. She's …