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The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 3
June 26, 2014 – 7:24 AM | 18 Comments
The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 3

At last, a relatively easy flight.

Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Sex & The City
June 24, 2014 – 11:38 AM | 17 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Sex & The City</em>

In which my love-hate relationship with the Sex & The City franchise may finally pay a dividend.

The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 2
June 23, 2014 – 9:02 AM | 28 Comments
The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 2

Okay, this is not the time to get into the chewy/soft-baked debate. NOT THE TIME.

The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 1
June 19, 2014 – 9:00 AM | 23 Comments
The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 1

Welcome to the first round of the N Cookie AA! You know, in between "food fights," I miss doing them: reading up on the demise and phoenix-like return of Archway, buying birthday-cake Oreos "for research" …

Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: The Fifth Element
June 5, 2014 – 5:24 PM | 22 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Fifth Element</em>

Our next PFM nominee comes from Kat From Jersey: The Fifth Element.

Bonar Menninger's Mortal Error
May 27, 2014 – 8:39 AM | 4 Comments
Bonar Menninger's <em>Mortal Error</em>

Like a Magic Eye puzzle, once you see Howard Donahue's explanation of JFK's death, you can't unsee it.

Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: The Magnificent Seven
May 13, 2014 – 9:02 PM | 7 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Magnificent Seven</em>

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame is kicking it old-school this time around with a nominee from reader Jan: The Magnificent Seven.

Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: The Hunt For Red October
May 2, 2014 – 9:34 AM | 28 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Hunt For Red October</em>

Welcome back to the pleasant and relaxed Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame, friends! Today's nominee is brought to us by reader Craig: The Hunt For Red October.

Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Diner
April 27, 2014 – 9:20 AM | 4 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Diner</em>

I struggled with which movie to plop onto the Couch Of Fame with an afghan and a sleeve of Thin Mints first. A classic universally acknowledged, like The Godfather? A flawed but appealing baseball flick …

Bang The Drum Slowly (…not THAT slowly)
April 6, 2014 – 8:42 PM | 13 Comments
<em>Bang The Drum Slowly</em> (…not THAT slowly)

Bruce Pearson (Robert De Niro), C-plus catcher for the New York Mammoths, finds out before the season begins that he has terminal Hodgkin's lymphoma. The only other person he entrusts with the information is his …