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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 …

Blood and Money: Hill and gone
August 9, 2012 – 10:25 PM | 10 Comments
<I>Blood and Money</I>: Hill and gone

It's a classic story: boy meets girl; boy spends an ass-ton of money on a cheesy "music room," then starts cheating on girl with vixen he met at his kid's summer camp while girl is …

The Vine: August 8, 2012
August 8, 2012 – 11:33 AM | 27 Comments
The Vine: August 8, 2012

I'm in need of some advice and I don't feel comfortable sharing this with anyone in my personal life.
My parents have been married for almost 40 years, and as far as I can tell it's …

The Vine: August 3, 2012
August 3, 2012 – 11:34 AM | 25 Comments
The Vine: August 3, 2012

I have a 7-year-old son who is a budding scientist, and he has come up with an idea for an invention. I have researched it, and I don't think his idea exists in the consumer …

The Vine: August 1, 2012
August 1, 2012 – 2:13 PM | 33 Comments
The Vine: August 1, 2012

Hi Sars! I'm writing on behalf of my SO and his family/finance frustrations. The set-up to this story is that SO and I live together and have just stumbled into a pretty great opportunity to …

Out With The Crowd: "The AL East is weird this year"
July 28, 2012 – 11:40 AM | 7 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "The AL East is weird this year"

OWTC celebrates the upcoming trade deadline by talking Yankees baseball with my old friend and lifelong Bombers fan Tim (he's popped up on TN before as "Omega"). We talked about run differentials, reversions to mean, …

The Vine: July 27, 2012
July 27, 2012 – 9:57 AM | 42 Comments
The Vine: July 27, 2012

This may be too specific of a question but I thought I'd give it a shot. I would love some advice from your readers about a good dermatologist in the Philadelphia area. I last went …