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The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Almost Famous
June 5, 2017 – 12:31 PM | 10 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Almost Famous</em>

No, you're a golden god.

Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame
June 5, 2017 – 5:03 AM | 108 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame

6/5/17: Your objection to The Firm not being on the PFM Couch Of Fame…is sustained!

8 Sick Burns On Trump And Mar-a-Lago From Madness Under The Royal Palms
May 25, 2017 – 6:11 PM | 2 Comments
8 Sick Burns On Trump And Mar-a-Lago From <em>Madness Under The Royal Palms</em>

Laurence Leamer's overwritten Palm Beach chronicle isn't great…except the parts dragging the Commander In Cheeto.

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: The Firm
May 8, 2017 – 9:43 AM | 8 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Firm</em>

Not just screwing, readers. All sorts of intimate acts, voting and whatnot.

NCAA (For Real This Time): Join The TN Bracket Group!
March 13, 2017 – 7:19 PM | 6 Comments
NCAA (For Real This Time): Join The TN Bracket Group!

After years of food/culture brackets, why don't we do a real one?

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: A League Of Their Own
March 6, 2017 – 8:55 AM | 22 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>A League Of Their Own</em>

THERE'S NO CRYING ON THE POPPY-FIELDS MOVIE COUCH OF FAME!!

MASTAS Episode 46: Oscar-Winning Songs We Love (And Loathe)
February 23, 2017 – 12:05 PM | 2 Comments
MASTAS Episode 46: Oscar-Winning Songs We Love (And Loathe)

Mark and Sarah take home Oscar gold!

'The Blues Always Been': Dennis McNally's On Highway 61
February 20, 2017 – 5:50 PM | Comments Off on 'The Blues Always Been': Dennis McNally's On Highway 61
'The Blues Always Been': Dennis McNally's <em>On Highway 61</em>

A carefully researched and well-written overview of "the music of freedom" runs out of gas halfway there.

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Forrest Gump
January 26, 2017 – 11:11 AM | 6 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Forrest Gump</em>

The Couch Of Fame is like a box of chocolates…OR IS IT?!?!

MASTAS Episode 34: Chicago, "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is"
November 21, 2016 – 3:47 PM | Comments Off on MASTAS Episode 34: Chicago, "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is"
MASTAS Episode 34: Chicago, "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is"

MASTAS loves dad-rock!