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Lunchtime Poll: Reality TV

A recent discussion of drama in the workplace got me thinking about the prevalence of workplace reality shows. I observed that one of my fellow editors’ day job sounded like the perfect setting for an all-drama, all-the time show of its own. So it got me thinking about how you could make a reality show […]

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New Show Recap

Recap: Community, Episode 3.16, “Virtual Systems Analysis”

I had heard rumors that there was a “dreamatorium” episode in our near future, so I wasn’t completely surprised when it happened, but I was surprised by the direction it took. Rather than being a whimsical Troy and Abed adventure, it was an in-depth character episode with Abed and Annie (with the rest of the […]

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Lunchtime Poll: What Are Your Weird Food Things?

After announcing to my fellow editors that I still avoid the brown spots on bananas, like a freaking baby, I was surprised and comforted to learn how many of them do the exact same thing.

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We try it!

We Try It! Salonpas Pain Patch

If you don’t know about Salonpas, it’s about time you learned. Their products are made in Japan, and I actually have no idea how to pronounce them. (Is the last “s” silent? Who knows!) They have a whole line of products, but for a recent bout of muscle pain I tried the “Pain Relief Patch,” […]

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Food

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

I don’t know if it’s spring fever or what, but I’ve gotten way lazier about cooking lately. My motivation has just gone down the drain, and to combat it, I’ve started seeking out ridiculously easy recipes.

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New Show Recap

Community: Blade of Glory

Well, now that a new episode of Community has come and gone, and I’ve enjoyed it, I feel I am emotionally ready to move on from being apparently the only fan who didn’t like last week’s “Pillows vs. Blankets” showdown. The world has righted itself!

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Lunchtime Poll: What’s Your Favorite Thing on the Internet Right Now?

Well hi there, and happy Friday, everyone! And what are Fridays good for other than wasting a little time online? I figured it was high time to share some of our favorite internet-stuffs in the interest of making one another’s Friday afternoons procrast-tastic!

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Pop Culture

What I Watched Last Night: Property Brothers

Yes, well, it should be apparent that, coming fresh on the heels of my Holmes Inspection report last week, I have a bit of an HGTV addiction. Last night I got my fix in the form of a DVR-ed episode of Property Brothers.

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Food

Dining Out: My Favorite Luxury

I have read more than my share of financial advice. And amid other important factors such as “earn more money” or “invest that money” is the all-important “spend less money.” In these past several lean years, I’ve gotten pretty good at cutting back costs and expenses. But one thing I can’t seem to quit is […]

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Community: Pillows vs. Blankets

So this week I find myself in the unusual position of having mostly hated the episode of Community I just watched. Were I not your trusty recapper, I’d just shrug and say “Meh, Harmon & Co. had a bit of an off week,” but due to my position, I have had to examine what I […]

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Lunchtime Poll: Do You Love Friday?

Happy Friday, y’all!

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Just for Fun

What I Watched Last Night: Holmes Inspection

I started watching Holmes Inspection (on HGTV) mostly by accident; my spouse loves it and sometimes sheer inertia would keep me on the couch when he would turn it on. Mike Holmes is a charismatic Canadian home builder/contractor who specializes in fixing the horrifying mistakes that other contractors made, and home inspectors missed. He shows […]

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Just for Fun

Things You Can Do With Frosting

It may surprise you to learn that, although the editorial team spends a lot of time discussing site-related issues all day, we also frequently lapse into more frivolous topics. Last week we could not stop talking about frosting, and some of our frosting innovations were so brilliant that I just had to share them.

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Work

Dispatches from Cubicleland

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a day job that requires me to spend the better part of the daylight hours in a cubicle farm. In this environment I am constantly learning new and interesting things about myself, about others, and about life. And since I’m such a giver, I’d like to share these insights […]

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Community: Eat Fresh

OK, now we’re back on track! We start off this week with some awkward Subway product placement, but at least we’ve tied back in to the “Shirley and Pierce start a business” storyline. The Subway restaurant is opening in the cafeteria, which Shirley tries to block by pointing out that on-campus businesses need to be […]