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On Apartments Expensive

After lots of discussion, my wife and I came to the decision that once she's done with her fellowship in NYC we'll be moving elsewhere. I was born in Queens and I loved the time I spent in Manhattan, but raising a family here is just too hard. With the hundreds of thousands of dollars we'll be saving by buying elsewhere, we can afford to parachute our unborn kids in to the city for cultural immersion.

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 1:17 pm 0

On Why Won't Anybody Say That "Noah" Is Terrible?

@antarctica starts here Not relevant to the article, but I was delighted by Grand Budapest Hotel. I didn't enjoy Moonrise Kingdom or Darjeeling Limited, and I loved the experience at laughing out loud to one of his movies again.

When I picture a Wes Anderson-directed Noah, all I see is a paper cutout version of the Ark floating along stylized waves made of velvet.

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:57 am 1

On 2014 March Madne$$: The School Tuitions Of The NCAA Bracket

@Abe Sauer All is forgiven. I feel for the parents that use that tool to push their kids towards an affordable school and then end up with sticker shock!

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm 0

On 2014 March Madne$$: The School Tuitions Of The NCAA Bracket

At least one school is wrong - UMass Amherst, while a state school, is not <$2k a year. According to their own site, it's ~$23k for in-state students, and still $13k even if we're just talking tuition.

This whole bracket is thrown in to question!

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm 0

On Making The Grade

Rice is to blame for the worst stomach bug I ever had. Letting rice cool and reheating it makes it very welcoming to some nasty bacteria, and I don't blame inspectors for dinging restaurants on that point.

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 3:08 pm 0

On Ramen Enjoyed

I thought the ramen fad was a few years old. I hope it dies down soon - Mrs. Womack will not wait three hours in line with me at Totto.

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm 0

On Is Sleeping Near Your Phone Killing You?

Doesn't everyone use their phone as an alarm clock?

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 11:49 am 0

On Pinot Noir Twirler Won't Walk Away For Less Than One Billion

Hundreds of millions of dollars, but still hasn't learned the proverb, "Never hold a woman or a wine glass by the neck."

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 10:52 am 2

On Lucky Louie

My dog died two days ago, so this was difficult to read, but it's heartening to hear about good people doing good work.

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm 1

On Bodies Given To Science

@Natasha Vargas-Cooper Got it. May I be so bold as to suggest the income-based repayment plan for his loans, coupled with the 10-year loan forgiveness program for doctors?

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm 0