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M&Ms vs. Ghirardelli
March 25, 2010 – 10:25 PM | 7 Comments

It's a motherfuckin' walk-off: vote now! (Scroll down.)
Look for Flight 4 in the next couple of days; I apologize for the delay.

N Candy AA: Round of 64, Flight 3
March 24, 2010 – 9:15 PM | 81 Comments
N Candy AA: Round of 64, Flight 3

Today's write-ups by Keckler.Confused? Click here.
1 Reese's Peanut Butter Cup vs. 16 Zero. I'm sorry, but there is something really WRONG about a white candy bar. It's unnatural and weird and looks like Bunnicula got …

N Candy AA: Round of 64, Flight 2
March 23, 2010 – 9:28 PM | 74 Comments
N Candy AA: Round of 64, Flight 2

Today's write-ups by Keckler. Confused? Click here.
1 Skor vs. 16 Raisinets. This is going to be a bloodbath. Over the past ten years, I've come to accept (even love) many foods, but raisins are not …

N Candy AA: Round of 64, Flight 1
March 22, 2010 – 2:37 PM | 108 Comments
N Candy AA: Round of 64, Flight 1

Welcome to the N Candy AA! Please enjoy 1) the snazzy graphic by Glark, and 2) the new voting set-up — as you can see, the polls are tucked in under each write-up.
We'll probably roll …

The N Candy AA: Get ready for Mars Madness
March 18, 2010 – 1:25 PM | 70 Comments

Empty calories! Barely-civil debate! Violations of sampler etiquette! Numerous puns about nut clusters, each more immature than the last!

The N Candy AA
March 18, 2010 – 12:57 AM | 26 Comments

We've crownedkings in the snackets for cheese, ice cream, and cereal. Now it's timefor yet another series of showdowns in the grocery aisle, as the BunklerSnacketology Clinic rocks your sweet teeth with…The N Candy AA …

Hit Charade
March 16, 2010 – 9:52 AM | One Comment
<I>Hit Charade</I>

Not every magazine article should get promoted to full-length book. Sometimes it works (Into Thin Air), but sometimes it doesn't: Tyler Gray's Hit Charade: Lou Pearlman, Boy Bands, and the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in U.S. …

TV Question Qorner: James and the Giant Beeyatches, with special guest Miss Alli
March 15, 2010 – 7:41 PM | 34 Comments
TV Question Qorner: <I>James and the Giant Beeyatches</I>, with special guest Miss Alli

Sarah: So you're not really watching Survivor this season?
Alli: I have seen some of it. But you have to understand how deep my dislike of Russell and Rupert really goes.
Sarah: …RUPERT.
Alli: I just…why would I …

Odds, Ends, Updates
March 8, 2010 – 9:41 AM | 17 Comments
Odds, Ends, Updates

You may have noticed a shift in the categories and tags on the blog; I'm preparing for another redesign. I know it feels like I just ported everything over from the last redesign, but this …

Oscar Pool Postmortem
March 8, 2010 – 2:10 AM | 33 Comments
Oscar Pool Postmortem

I've done worse — but with 50 of the nominees under my belt, I should have done better.
The scorecard is below.
Best Picture: wrong
I really thought they'd try to split the baby between Avatar and The …