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League Championship Serieseses 2012: When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers
October 13, 2012 · 44 Comments
League Championship Serieseses 2012: When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers

Detroit vs. New York; St. Louis vs. San Francisco. Not really the results I expected, and I'm not sure how to call these series…I think it's probably Detroit and St. Louis in the Classic, but …

The Vine: October 12, 2012
October 12, 2012 · 40 Comments
The Vine: October 12, 2012

I am in desperate need of a good pillow. I've always been picky, but in the last few years, I wake up with a stiff neck almost every day. I've tried all kinds of different …

All-time scariest TV episodes
October 11, 2012 · 114 Comments
All-time scariest TV episodes

Hey, folks. I'm sourcing a story for Yahoo! about the all-time scariest TV episodes, and I just know I'm forgetting some obvious ones. (I'm also a bit embarrassed that finding clips from Star Trek: TOS's "A …

TN Read-Along #16: Jesus Freaks
October 11, 2012 · 7 Comments
TN Read-Along #16: <I>Jesus Freaks</I>

Update, 11 October, 3 PM: We'll be at the Sackett, unsurprisingly located at 661 Sackett St. between 4th and 5th Aves., Brooklyn. It's the shortest of hops from the outbound R train, or take anything …

The Vine: October 10, 2012
October 10, 2012 · 31 Comments
The Vine: October 10, 2012

So, we just found out that a member of our extended family has Stage IV cancer. #$%^&.
She's planning on fighting it, but the prognosis is pretty grim, and she has a long, hard road ahead. She's …

Division Serieseses 2012 Discush: GJN
October 7, 2012 · 30 Comments
Division Serieseses 2012 Discush: GJN

…Man. They showed that little patch all the Athletics are wearing to honor Pat Neshek's son, aaaaaaand cue the waterworks. That poor family. And then I'm sitting there all, I know there's a game to …

The Vine: October 5, 2012
October 5, 2012 · 40 Comments
The Vine: October 5, 2012

I have been looking for black riding boots for a while now. You might be thinking, "That shouldn't be hard!" but in fact, it is, because of two distinct reasons:
1. I'm on a budget — …

The Vine: October 3, 2012
October 3, 2012 · 37 Comments
The Vine: October 3, 2012

One of my very best friends is getting married in April (yay!) and she has asked me to be one of her bridesmaids (double yay!). She sent the link to buy the bridesmaids' dresses, and …

Third time's a charm
October 1, 2012 · 15 Comments
Third time's a charm

Who has two thumbs and watched the first seasons of Revenge AND Homeland in a single weekend, then wrote three recaps in one night? This guy. …Not that guy, he's dead. This guy. Who is now working …

The Nause-AA: At Long Last Liver
September 28, 2012 · 5 Comments
The Nause-AA: At Long Last Liver

Ladies and gentlemen, our "winner": organ meats/offal! Lima beans went down without much of a fight, surprisingly (they only scratched out 19% of the vote).
Huge thanks to Keckler, as always, and to you guys for …