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ATP Hotness And Cream: Wimbledon 2014
July 1, 2014 – 8:17 AM | 10 Comments
ATP Hotness And Cream: Wimbledon 2014

The ATP Round of 16 Hotness returns to the All-England Tomato Club for the first time in two years, as my esteemed colleagues Paul Quinn, Couch Baron, and Joe R survey what is probably the …

Hobey, 1995-2014
March 28, 2014 – 3:04 PM | 211 Comments
Hobey, 1995-2014

One time, years ago, I started making a list of all the nicknames I had for the Hobe: Orangino. Hobey Wan. Clicks. Herr Mittenspiel. Grampy. Creamsicle. Tolstoy.

In Which The New Donors Choose Office Makes It Quite Dusty In My Own
March 13, 2014 – 8:22 AM | 37 Comments
In Which The New Donors Choose Office Makes It Quite Dusty In My Own

You guys are a work of art. Lookit!

Elsewhere In The Tomatoverse: Mitch Gaylord Weeps
December 23, 2013 – 7:36 AM | 12 Comments
Elsewhere In The Tomatoverse: Mitch Gaylord Weeps

Well, tries to.

The Vine: July 19, 2013
July 19, 2013 – 1:19 PM | 8 Comments
The Vine: July 19, 2013

Good time of year to foster little cats, folks! Mabel arrived here about three years ago; now G Force has another couple of kittles in need of temporary housing. Can you help?

Goin' All The Way, Day 6: Pose for photos
May 20, 2013 – 7:55 AM | 3 Comments
Goin' All The Way, Day 6: Pose for photos

Welcome back, generous Nation. You kept busy over the weekend! (One of you in particular. Get it, E.) More than 20K donated, more than 15K students reached — and 144 projects completed! You'll hit that 50K prom finish line …

Goin' All The Way, Day 1: That Special Someone (Is You)
May 13, 2013 – 9:14 AM | 5 Comments
Goin' All The Way, Day 1: That Special Someone (Is You)

 

Welcome to the Tomato Nation/Donors Choose Prom 2013! Tickets are now on sale, as it were; to donate, click here.
Confused? The full FAQ is right here, but here's the short form: we're trying to raise …

Cinemarch Madness: Wilder Division Poll
March 21, 2013 – 9:57 AM | 13 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Wilder Division Poll

And we end the prelims on a doozy. So many worthwhile votes! So many multiple-nomination entries!
So, let's start with the popular contenders. Boys Don't Cry is almost flawless as a film; I can't think of …

In which I am gaslighted by my DVR remote
February 28, 2013 – 12:17 PM | 11 Comments
In which I am gaslighted by my DVR remote

Nobody else in my Twitter feed enjoyed last night's "ripped from the Rihanna/Chris Brown headlines" episode of Law & Order: SVU either, which makes me feel a little better about the fact that nobody else in …

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 …