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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!

The Vine: April 19, 2005
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Its disingenuous to say its racists when the rich-brat correctly sees the connection between the word conversate and black people.
Even if you yourself have used the word, the majority of time I have seen that …

Ronco Dependent
April 18, 2005 · 2 Comments

I recently got cable hooked up in my home office, which is both a huge productivity drain and completely awesome, as I can now watch unlimited Cops reruns and classic Family Feuds while I work …

The Vine: April 14, 2005
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Dear Sars:
At age 30, I suddenly find myself horny as hell, single as can be, and having constant sexual fantasies about a man I had my one and only one-night stand with about nine months …

The Vine: April 13, 2005
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Sorry to bother, but you are the only person I know of who a) owns cats
and b) live(d) in the city. I have a new cat (who I love), an
apartment in a city and, as …

The Vine: April 12, 2005
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Hi Sars,
Am I crazy? Paranoid? I really don't know. I need some objective input.
My husband of five years is a wonderful guy, and we have a great relationship. I know he would not cheat on …

Grieco Is Burning
April 11, 2005 · Comments Off on Grieco Is Burning

How often do you end up talking about Richard Grieco three times in the space of a week? Not that often — fortunately — but please, dear readers, allow me to give you a short …

The Vine: April 8, 2005
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Dear Sars,
There's a guy in my class at school — I'm the
equivalent of a senior — who I'll call Bob. We're in a lot of classes
together, and up until maybe two years ago I didn't …

The Vine: April 7, 2005
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Dear Sars,
My problem is my life. I am 23 years old and just finished a post-graduate
teaching qualification. I don't have a job yet but plan on doing supply
until the right one (when a school says …

The Vine: April 6, 2005
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Hi there,
When I went to school for my Bachelor Degree in journalism (Carleton
University, Ottawa), we were taught by a veeery particular professor
to go with this option when verbally indicating a quotation:
"The defendant stated quote I …

The Juice Is Loose
April 4, 2005 · Comments Off on The Juice Is Loose

When spring training started, so did the emails, asking if I planned to write about steroids in baseball. I didn't plan to; I didn't want to. Like many baseball fans, I didn't want to think …