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The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 1
June 19, 2014 – 9:00 AM | 23 Comments
The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 1

Welcome to the first round of the N Cookie AA! You know, in between "food fights," I miss doing them: reading up on the demise and phoenix-like return of Archway, buying birthday-cake Oreos "for research" …

March 7, 2011 – 12:08 PM | 58 Comments

During a quick run to the deli for coffee and kitty litter, I spotted a sign at the dollar store: "HAPPY EASTER." That means it's Peep season. Even better, that means it's "guess the brand …

N Candy AA II: Sidebar
October 25, 2010 – 3:50 PM | 101 Comments
N Candy AA II: Sidebar

While we wait for the Round of 64 voting to finish, I thought I'd see which breed of fake fruit you find the most disgusting. Everyone has a different fake-fruit nemesis, often derived from a …

Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us By
November 6, 2009 – 9:02 AM | 81 Comments
<I>Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us By</I>

I watch enough "vintage" movies and television that I find myself thinking about bygone customs and technology a lot — like how writers will contrive to have characters overhear phone messages not meant for them, …

N Cereal AA Round of 32, Flights 1 and 2: Classics and Fruit/Nut
July 1, 2009 – 9:29 AM | 22 Comments
N Cereal AA Round of 32, Flights 1 and 2: Classics and Fruit/Nut

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1 Rice Krispies vs. 9 Shredded Wheat. Each of these unadorned Classics had a relatively easy path to the Round of 32, but despite the mid-to-low seeding of …

Sick And Wrong
February 18, 2002 – 1:22 PM | One Comment

I do not like to throw up. Okay, nobody likes to throw up, obviously — it's not an activity people list among their hobbies in personal ads, and we'll never see Alex Trebek interviewing contestants …