When The Chant Of “USA, USA” Made Me Sick To My Stomach

This is the story of a hijacking and it started almost 36 years ago. Ask many Americans over the age of 40 where they were on the evening of February 22, 1980 and they might just be able to tell you. This was no random evening toward the tail end of winter. This was the…
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Dear ABC – You’re So Much Better Than ‘The Bachelor’

How can ABC do this to us? The holidays are over. We’re back to work, probably 10 pounds heavier from snarfing down dozens of Christmas cookies, liters of gravy and in my case, Sticky Toffee Pudding that is now stuck to my thighs. The days are short, the nights are long and cold. All in…
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10 Christmas Songs That Make You Want To Slash Santa’s Tires

In no way, do I condone violence. And does Santa have tires anyway? If he doesn’t, for heaven’s sake, don’t hurt the reindeer. You know what I’m saying. In the last post, I profiled ten Christmas songs that can uplift the Scroogeist bad mood. Today, a follow up – 10 songs that are horrible enough to cloud…
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10 Christmas Songs To Lift The Scroogiest Mood

Every year, as we go about our Christmas shopping, card writing, and cookie baking we know it’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. But stress and the holiday crabbiness creep in more often than schoolyard reindeer picking on Rudolph. You’d think turning on some Christmas music would lift your spirits, but some…
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5 Reasons Why The Great British Baking Show Is Brilliant (and Can One American Pull Off The Most Complicated Recipe?)

The other day while searching for a new show to watch on Netflix (is Parenthood Season 6 ever going to come out?) I stumbled upon something that has become my new obsession. There is simply nothing not to like about The Great British Baking Show. I’ve been a fan of American baking shows for quite…
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