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The Vine: April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017 – 11:00 AM | 15 Comments
The Vine: April 12, 2017

So I have this friend. He's charming and funny, and we enjoy spending time with him when we go out to bars and restaurants.

The Vine: April 5, 2017
April 5, 2017 – 8:21 AM | 15 Comments
The Vine: April 5, 2017

I have a question I'm hoping you or the readers can give me some fresh ideas on. I feel like I need a hobby.

Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame
April 3, 2017 – 5:03 AM | 108 Comments
Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame

3/7/17: Actually, you DO know what you're gonna get with PFM Couch Of Famer Forrest Gump!

The Vine: March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017 – 10:31 AM | 13 Comments
The Vine: March 23, 2017

Two coworkers, W and J, sit next to each other, then there's an empty desk, then me.

Order Of The Shallows: Wimbledon 2016
July 5, 2016 – 4:02 PM | 3 Comments
Order Of The Shallows: Wimbledon 2016

Hi there! John Ramos here. Welcome back once again to the tennis hotness rankings — now known to those with the secret handshake (oh yeah: that's you) as the Order Of The Shallows!

How I Became A Baseball Fan
September 21, 2015 – 8:36 AM | 32 Comments
How I Became A Baseball Fan

Thanks, Doc.