Month: April 2008

Regarding Bad Music Criticism

I recently revisited a review on, the preeminent source of music criticism for the enlightened man, that consisted simply of a YouTube video depicting a monkey drinking its own urine (the subject, of course, was Jet’s 2006 release Shine […]

R.E.M. Accelerates Back into Mainstream

R.E.M’s latest studio effort, Accelerate, will make listeners remember why the group is revered in the hearts of millions of music fans worldwide. Easily the best work they’ve recorded since 1994’s multi-platinum Monster, this disc represents R.E.M.’s thunderous return to […]

Recipe: Dad’s Meatloaf

I don’t know what binds me to my family, or, especially, my father. I have always been a Daddy’s Girl, though not in the “he buys me everything” sort of way. I am not his little princess either. I’m the […]

NHL Playoffs

To hockey fans, there is nothing in the sports world to compare to playoff hockey. Granted this is the same demographic that popularized the “mullet” as an acceptable hair style. But hockey fans also have a peculiar level of arrogance […]

Review: Snapple Antioxidant Water

My family is many things, but experienced product testers we are not. Nevertheless, when given the chance to try out the new Snapple Antioxidant Water, we couldn’t resist. Soon we were the proud recipients of a rare treat: an overnight […]

From the Editor’s… Futon

Inspired by Howard Ludwig’s lead (see “May the Force Be With You”), we decided to introduce the kids to Star Wars this weekend. We’re pretty picky about what our kids watch, and we’ve managed to go nine years without any […]