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The Vine

The Tomato Nation advice column addresses your questions on etiquette, grammar, romance, and pet misbehavior. Ask The Readers about books or fashion today!

National Mail-It-In Week
December 27, 2007 · 7 Comments
National Mail-It-In Week

Or so Max Kellerman dubbed it on his show yesterday; I was listening in the car driving back from Jersey, and what good timing, because he had The Notorious D.A.N. Naulty on the show, answering …

Zip Code Red
December 21, 2007 · 136 Comments

After a 15-minute conversation with Skyrockets the other night in which each of us claimed that our local post office is the worst in Brooklyn — and I've gone to his, but mine is Van …

The Vine: December 20, 2007
December 20, 2007 · 32 Comments
The Vine: December 20, 2007

I am hoping that you or your wonderfully knowledgable readers can help me out with some advice on electronics.
My husband and I are going to Hawaii from Arizona for our anniversary. The flight is …

The Vine: December 19, 2007
December 19, 2007 · 16 Comments

I need help! I saw a pair of totally awesome gloves that looked like bear paws, and now I can't remember which website I saw them on. They're big and brown, they have fur (fake …

The Vine: December 18, 2007
December 18, 2007 · 96 Comments

Oh wise one in the ways of many things fashionable (bow, scrape), can you or the readers recommend a good eye-makeup remover? I've finally gotten the hang of putting on eye liner (bless the Mary …

Roger that
December 18, 2007 · 19 Comments

From Jerry Crasnick's piece on Roger Clemens's chances for the Hall:

"I would vote for Bonds on the first ballot, as I would vote for Clemens, because the Hall of Fame isn't church," Ratto said. "It's …

Merry Guyzmas
December 17, 2007 · No Comment

And to all a good Nite! GN's next show is Wednesday, December 19 at Crash Mansion. (It's not listed on the site, which is irritating, so feel free to email CM HQ to mention that.) …

Dirty Harry
December 13, 2007 · 12 Comments
<I>Dirty Harry</I>

Motivational Techniques In Holiday-Shopping Completion: A Seminar By H. Callahan
I wonder how many people actually sit down to watch Dirty Harry anymore — it seems like one of those movies people don't bother seeing, because …

The Vine: December 13, 2007
December 13, 2007 · 9 Comments

I was getting a pedicure the other day and reading a copy of People magazine that had the gift guide in it.There was an ad for a baseball quiz book that had a …

Mitchell report due tomorrow
December 12, 2007 · 6 Comments's piece on the imminent Mitchell report on steroids in baseball is long, but comprehensive and worth the time. My sense has been for a while that the report would do very little, save to …