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Truth In Advertising
March 11, 1996 – 9:03 PM | No Comment

The other day, I strolled over to Blockbuster to return a video.On the way there, I wondered to myself how I should address The "Hi" Problem.The "Hi" Problem arises whenever I enter Blockbuster.Apparently, one of …

Take Five…Please: Why So Many Hate The Spice Girls So Much
March 11, 1996 – 8:59 PM | No Comment

A few years ago, the sister of a friend of mine came up with an interesting theory about Hootie and the Blowfish.I don't know remember how she devised this hypothesis — the mind of a …

The Smokies
March 11, 1996 – 8:05 PM | No Comment

For weeks before taking my vacation — and I have, as of this writing, fled my sweaty Manhattan digs for the more relaxing and cat-hair-free pastures of Cape Cod — I pondered how to write …

Rolling Stone'd
March 11, 1996 – 8:03 PM | No Comment

Last weekend, I went out to brunch by myself.I tucked my smokes into my back pocket and my Rolling Stone under my arm and headed around the way to the Gemini Diner.I wanted to read …

Playing By The Rules
March 11, 1996 – 7:58 PM | One Comment

Last week, on one of my perambulations through the aisles of Barnes and Noble, I spotted a little book that had caused quite a stir both in the self-help community and among feminist folk for …