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Hotel Utica: The Just-in-time-for-Halloween Review

October 20, 2013
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Hotel Utica: The Just-in-time-for-Halloween Review

The body of a decapitated bird ushered my entrance into Hotel Utica. Downtown Utica at 6:30pm on a Wednesday already looks deserted in an “I Am Legend” sort of way.  So when I walk up…

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How I Learned to Fear the Porta-John

May 13, 2013
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As I was pounding out my review on Yelp for the beautiful Minnewaska State Park, I was reminded of a not-so-pleasant memory that made me realize why I have a ghastly fear of porta-johns. I’m…

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Epic Movie = Epic Fail

February 4, 2013
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Epic Movie = Epic Fail

In nature, the monkey expresses boredom, anger and general displeasure by hurling his feces. While watching Epic Movie, I desperately longed to be that monkey. Imagine having the irreproachable honor of chucking a piping stack of…

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Golden Girls Season 2 DVD Review

January 13, 2013
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Golden Girls Season 2 DVD Review

Picture it. The Bronx. 1986. A young, sexually inexperienced (read: virgin) teenage boy who harbors a vaguely erotic fantasy of being chased down a dark alley by the charter members of Duran Duran, sits down…

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“Playing for Keeps” Keeps Gerard Butler’s String of Crappy Rom-Coms Alive and Well

December 15, 2012
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The new romantic comedy, Playing for Keeps, starring Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel, is neither a romance nor a comedy.  So what is it?  Well, it still baffles me, but I’ll venture that Playing for…

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Teavana is basically your fourth (or fifth) Ring of Hell

October 26, 2012
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Riddle me this: When is tea time ever stressful?  When you’re shopping at Teavana.  It’s ironic that this swanky little tea shop gets its name from a play on the word Nirvana, a transcendent state…

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When Head Wound Harry met Sally

September 23, 2012
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If you’re a comedian and need material for your act, all you have to do is board a plane.  Enclosing yourself in a phallic shaped jet with 200 strangers and a bathroom that’s only a…

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A Love Letter to Sedona

September 18, 2012
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A Love Letter to Sedona

Just recently I visited Sedona for the second time in my life.  Second time around and I’m still hypnotized when I drive along Highway 89 and a wall of majestic red rock set in relief…

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