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Remembrance of Beers Past

January 26, 2019
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Once I was in a book club that had only men. I know what you’re thinking: “What did you read about, beer?” It’s just that kind of stereotyping that keeps men from forming book clubs…

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Godzilla Vs. Liam Neeson

January 12, 2019
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While the New Year promises many good things, we must keep in mind that certain human behaviors never evolve. I’m talking about our stubborn and unhealthy habit of underestimating Godzilla and Liam Neeson. This was…

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The Daddoni Movement

January 6, 2019
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Maybe you’ve heard of the Italian word “Mammoni,” which means “Mamma’s boy” in Italy. It refers to men in their twenties and thirties who live at home with their parents and are lavishly tended to…

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Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh, and Panettone

December 27, 2018
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I know I’m going to get some pushback on this from Chocolate Babka fanatics, and they make a strong argument, but for me the pinnacle of Western Civilization is Panettone. Specifically, Panettone with Chocolate Chip…

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You Can’t Kill the Wilhelm Scream

December 16, 2018
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There are a lot of ways to die. Especially in the movies. You can be axed to death by an orc. You can be thrown to your death by Chewbacca or Batman. Shot by Luke…

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Zambonis of the Gods?

November 29, 2018
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It’s a two-mile-long, flat plane of ice floating in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica, shaped like a perfect rectangle. And so big it contains enough water to fill every swimming pool in California several times…

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From Factory Town to Olfactory Fame: Cheerios Is on the Breeze in Buffalo

November 10, 2018
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While Buffalo has many reasons to visit, like its famous chicken wings, world-class art and architecture, and nearby Niagara Falls, it may one day be known for another reason altogether: Cheerios are cooked up in…

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Christmas Arrives with This Catalog

October 21, 2018
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With the simple act of the mail being delivered, it’s officially the holidays in the Nolan house. The Vermont Country Store Christmas catalog has arrived. I am ready to bring the tree in, string the…

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Dr. Johnson in the Potterverse

October 19, 2018
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At first glance, they couldn’t be more different. Dr. Samuel Johnson, 18th-century playwright, poet, and essayist who almost single-handedly wrote the first English dictionary. And J. K. Rowling, 21st-century novelist, screenwriter, and author of the…

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Losing One’s Head Over Food Storage

October 13, 2018
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  Food storage is one of those beloved, evergreen topics that readers can’t seem to get enough of. Who can resist a rousing piece about Saran Wrap, tin foil or Tupperware? It’s clickbait, like a…

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