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The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Star Wars: A New Hope
December 15, 2017 – 12:17 PM | 11 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Star Wars: A New Hope</em>

Stay on target…stay on target…

Poppy-Fields Movies: The Couch Of Fame
November 9, 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!

In The Presence Of This Continent
September 11, 2017 – 8:46 AM | 60 Comments
In The Presence Of This Continent

Years ago, my parents won a day trip in some sort of silent auction, a boat trip that would take us all around the island of Manhattan.

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.