“I wrote 63 songs this year. They’re all about Jeter.” Just kidding. The game we love, the players we hate, and more.

Culture and Criticism

From Norman Mailer to Wendy Pepper — everything on film, TV, books, music, and snacks (shut up, raisins), plus the Girls’ Bike Club.

Donors Choose and Contests

Helping public schools, winning prizes, sending a crazy lady in a tomato costume out in public.

Stories, True and Otherwise

Monologues, travelogues, fiction, and fart humor. And hens. Don’t forget the hens.

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!

Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: lissen lissen lissen I love you guyssshh

Goin’ All The Way, Day 8: Crown a king and queen
May 22, 2013 – 8:39 AM | 3 Comments
Goin’ All The Way, Day 8: Crown a king and queen

Talk about sparkly: as of this writing I’m seeing $27,504 donated, almost twenty-one thousand students reached, and 192 projects funded! Lissen lissen lissen: I LOVE YOU GUYS! Keep it going! More than halfway to that 50K …

The Vine: March 22, 2013
March 22, 2013 – 11:17 AM | 46 Comments
The Vine: March 22, 2013

Two authors, two cocktails, cannot find out how to make them:
In one of the Fletch novels, Gregory McDonald has Fletch call down to the hotel desk for a Bath Towel (which they turn out not …

Arbitrage: No money down
December 23, 2012 – 5:22 PM | 5 Comments
<I>Arbitrage</I>: No money down

Apparently, Arbitrage is getting some Oscars notice. True, said “notice” may consist primarily of its own PR team, but Couch Baron and I decided to check it out, mostly to see if yet another “high-finance …

The Vine: October 31, 2012
October 31, 2012 – 10:22 AM | 30 Comments
The Vine: October 31, 2012

I have an awkward friendship question. I have a friend, who I’ve known since elementary school. We are fairly close, talk on the phone regularly, etc., and she is one of my only friends who …

Word Of The Day: “slam-drunk”
December 13, 2011 – 4:57 PM | 6 Comments
Word Of The Day: “slam-drunk”

My initial definition for “slam-drunk” was as follows:
slam-drunk. n. A beverage guaranteed to give you a working buzz-on in a single serving. (“The Gibsons at Oyster Bar are a slam-drunk, man.”)
But now I feel as …

The NC Double Shot
May 14, 2011 – 10:40 PM | 11 Comments
The NC Double Shot

We’ve crowned kings in the snackets for cheese, ice cream, cereal, and candies both chocolate and non-. Now it’s time for yet another series of face-offs — but this one’s at the bar, as the …

Bradelor! DUN!: Boot and Rally
March 9, 2011 – 4:56 PM | 4 Comments
Bradelor! DUN!: Boot and Rally

What can we really say about the latest edition of The Women Tell All: Crocodile Tears? Not much, as it turns out; we spent the bulk of our discussion on things we wish we’d seen …

Another Year
February 25, 2011 – 3:28 PM | 10 Comments
<I>Another Year</I>

Sarah 49, Death Race 7; 21 of 24 categories completed
(Stay tuned through the weekend for a Documentary Shorts roundup; a predictions entry, whose prognostications you should do the opposite of in your Oscar …

Word Of The Day: “chianteeth”
February 16, 2011 – 9:01 AM | 9 Comments
Word Of The Day: “chianteeth”

chianteeth (kee-ahn-teeth). n. 1. Discoloration of the teeth, lips, and tongue due to consumption of red wine. 2. The relative state of inebriation accompanying said discoloration, and resulting difficulty in denying same. Syn.: “grin-ot noir,” …

Bradelor! DUN!: Not That Un-Bored
February 10, 2011 – 6:42 PM | No Comment
Bradelor! DUN!: Not That Un-Bored

We apologize for our tardiness in bringing you this week’s episode of Bradelor! DUN! We’re busy people…who, if we may speak frankly, didn’t have much to say about the latest Michelle-nanigans. Because what can you …