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Happy birthday to me!
March 21, 2013 – 1:38 PM | 32 Comments
Happy birthday to me!

Okay, so I left Yahoo!, even though I had a great team/time there, because I had some other things I wanted to do, like work on The Blotter, and also, let's be honest, curse freely …

Little Joe, 199?-2013
February 5, 2013 – 11:43 AM | 245 Comments
Little Joe, 199?-2013

Angels, prepare to receive among you my little friend. Please make him welcome with people food, especially Kix, because he likes to chase them, and lettuce, because I still don't know why, but I know …

The Nause-AA After Hours: Ralph for the Roses
November 8, 2012 – 11:28 AM | 23 Comments
The Nause-AA After Hours: Ralph for the Roses

Update, 11/13/12: We have a winner! Taking home the grand prize is Kim with "hhooaarff"! Con…gratulations? Kim is joined on the podium by Elyse with "(HRRRRAAAAALLLFFFF)" and Maria with "SpeeYACK." Well done, readers. I'll contact …

The Nause-AA After Hours: Onomatopoll #3
November 3, 2012 – 11:02 AM | 10 Comments
The Nause-AA After Hours: Onomatopoll #3

Hello, everyone! You may remember that, during The Naus-AA proper, we talked about doing a master poll of all the vom sounds we came up with in the comments. Well, what better time than Halloween, when you've …

The Nause-AA After Hours: Onomatopoll #2
November 3, 2012 – 10:53 AM | 9 Comments
The Nause-AA After Hours: Onomatopoll #2

Hello, everyone! You may remember that, during The Naus-AA proper, we talked about doing a master poll of all the vom sounds we came up with in the comments. Well, what better time than Halloween, when you've …

The Nause-AA After Hours: Onomatopoll #1
October 31, 2012 – 9:19 PM | 22 Comments
The Nause-AA After Hours: Onomatopoll #1

Hello, everyone! You may remember that, during The Naus-AA proper, we talked about doing a master poll of all the vom sounds we came up with in the comments. Well, what better time than Halloween, …

Oh, Sandy: Your Frankenstorm Open Thread
October 27, 2012 – 10:18 PM | 82 Comments
Oh, Sandy: Your Frankenstorm Open Thread

Hey, friends. A misty rain is starting here in Brooklyn as of this writing, so it's time to open the Sandy thread. Information, anecdotes about travel, local updates, and meltdowns if your significant other is …

11 Stories, Some Sad, Some True
September 11, 2012 – 5:22 PM | 40 Comments
11 Stories, Some Sad, Some True

Drifting Away turned left when he crossed the plate and continued straight down the right-field line, where he met and embraced the Black Angel. The Angel's wings enfolded him and the two of them continued …

"…Oh, balls": My new gig at Yahoo! Shine Sport
August 27, 2012 – 9:37 AM | 7 Comments
"…Oh, balls": My new gig at Yahoo! Shine Sport

Yahoo! Shine recently launched a Sport vertical, which is awesome, and put me in charge of it, which is even awesomer. Please step over there and various regular features like Breakfast Trey, a fairly regular …

Word Of The Day: "impeccadillo"
August 23, 2012 – 12:04 PM | No Comment
Word Of The Day: "impeccadillo"

impeccadillo. n. combination of "impeccable" (perfect) and "peccadillo" (a small offense) 1. A small and well-executed object. ("That tiny cup of vichysoisse with truffle oil that they serve at Soigne is such an impeccadillo.") 2. …