Monthly Archives: February 2009

Rejected Yankee bonding expedition ideas

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The Kindle: God’s Gift to Readers/Irrational Love for Books


Ode to the Kindle

At ten point two ounces, so slim and sleek,

Your easy access library provides

Over two hundred thousand texts to seek–

Physical versions can be cast aside.

With a daily commute I dread the…

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Third Place, NL East: Braves/Nationals

Oh, there was a time that picking the Atlanta Braves for third place would’ve elicited laughter.  But then, there was also a time that an episode of ALF would’ve done the same.  Lately?   Not so much.

The Braves have a…

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Forcing The Filibuster: Senseless Fun/Political Necessity

Forcing the issue on Republican filibusters is a short-term feel-good move unlikely to produce the result Democrats desire.


The legislative battle over the economic stimulus bill illustrated the contours of what is left of Republican power in Congress.

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The Oscars: Watchable at Last?


“More Show, Less Biz” makes for a more watchable Oscar.

In the Barbara Walters pre-Oscar special, Hugh Jackman promises an Academy Awards ceremony that offers “a little more show, a little less biz,” which sounds like…

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Best Fifth Starter in Baseball: Red Sox Trio/Sean Marshall

Will Boston’s three-headed moster of Clay Buchholtz, Brad Penny and John Smoltz combine to be baseball’s best fifth spot in any team’s rotation, or can the Cubs’ Sean Marshall carry the mantle? Continue reading

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A-Rod’s Cousin: Blood is Thicker Than Water/Steroids Are Thicker Than Blood!


To refuse his cousin’s offer would have been unconscionably rude, not to mention weak, because it would have meant missing out on strength-building steroids.


MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Many years ago during a visit with family, my great-uncle told us…

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Big Ten NCAA Smackdown

HOWARD MEGDAL: Alright, let’s get this party started like a proper Sunday brunch- with the locks.

Michigan State, obviously, is in. But there’s something that doesn’t sit right with me considering the Spartans an elite team. Maybe I’m being too…

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Malls Are That Bad/Like, oh my God, you guys – malls are totally rad!

Oh, the hu-Mall-ity!

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I’ve been trying to figure out a way to express my intense dislike of malls without coming off looking like a huge snob, and I have to admit, I’m having some trouble.  I…

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Obama’s Dress Code: America’s Shame/Lay off America’s Casual President

“The Oval Office symbolizes…the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I’m going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House,…

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