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N Cereal AA: Monday-morning status report
June 29, 2009 · 8 Comments

Round of 64 voting for Classics, Fruit/Nut, and Fiberfest has closed. You can see the results here; I won't list every cereal moving on, but highlights include the street-fight upset of Corn Flakes by Cocoa …

3-2-1 Launch: Monday 29 June! Freeee!
June 29, 2009 · No Comment
3-2-1 Launch: Monday 29 June!  Freeee!

Come on down to the Bell House on June 29 at 7 PM for a FREE Night Of Rock, to celebrate the launch of two new Brooklyn-based businesses — King Killer Studios and xtrapulp — …

The Vine: June 26, 2009
June 26, 2009 · 53 Comments

Dear Sarah,
I am currently living in London but will be moving back to the good ol' U.S. of A this summer.My Irish boyfriend is set to follow and, being the thoughtful and intellectually curious person …

N Cereal AA Round of 64, Flight 4: Sugar Shock
June 26, 2009 · 63 Comments
N Cereal AA Round of 64, Flight 4: Sugar Shock

Ready to vote? Click here. Confused? Click here.
1 Captain Crunch/Crunchberry vs. 16 Krusty-Os. Well, we had to have one fictional cereal in here, right?Krusty-Os don't exist outside the Simpsons-verse, so I can't speak to their …

The bitter end
June 25, 2009 · 63 Comments
The bitter end

It all happened very fast — within a couple years of the Motown special. But even at the time of the "Motown 25" moonwalk, fame was old hat to Michael Jackson. He hadn't even turned …

N Cereal AA Classics Run-Off: Corn Flakes vs. Cocoa Krispies
June 25, 2009 · 16 Comments

Dead heat, guys. You've got 'til 6 PM EDT to pick me a winner.
Update, 6:27 PM: Cocoa Krispies it is, 51% to 49%. View the updated bracket here. Don't forget that we start the last …

N Cereal AA Round of 64, Flight 3: Fiberfest
June 25, 2009 · 65 Comments
N Cereal AA Round of 64, Flight 3: Fiberfest

Ready to vote? Click here. Confused? Click here.
1 Quaker Oat(meal) Squares vs. 16 Cream of Wheat. I really like Cream of Wheat, famous original CoW with nothing on it — no brown sugar, no fruit, …

N Cereal AA: Upcoming Schedule
June 24, 2009 · No Comment

Here's the org chart for the Round of 64 — you know, in case you're writing a book. Heh.
Thursday 25 June: Fiberfest flight voting opens; Classics voting closes.
Friday 26 June: Sugar Shock voting opens; Fruit/Nut …

The Vine: June 24, 2009
June 24, 2009 · 42 Comments

Dear Sars,
Some years ago I received a Master of Arts degree in English literature.However, my professional life is about as far removed from my academic past as it could possibly be — I work for …

N Cereal AA Round of 64, Flight 2: Fruit/Nut
June 24, 2009 · 48 Comments
N Cereal AA Round of 64, Flight 2: Fruit/Nut

Ready to vote? Click here. Confused? Click here.
1 Honey Bunches of Oats vs. 16 Harvest Crunch. I know I will not carry the day here, but you guys, Harvest Crunch is sooooooo good. Sweet chunks …