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Spotlight on: Field of Dreams

If you’ve been following along with this blog for any considerable period of time (or  any period of time, really), you know that about once a month, we cut the nonsense and try our best to prove to you that our days aren’t spent building blanket forts, eating Funyuns and playing with nerf guns like [ view the rest ]

5 Ideas for a Romantic Fall Date in Western NY

Many people think spring is the most romantic season of the four we experience on this spinning space marble we call Earth. And that’s fine for them—but if People Magazine’s decision to name Blake Shelton 2017’s “sexiest man alive” is any indicator, people have a tendency to get things wrong. The misconception probably comes from [ view the rest ]

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4 Suggestions for a Better NYS License Plate

Right now, New Yorkers across the state are exercising their inalienable right to vote on one of the most the most pressing issues of our time. It’s nearly unavoidable—one we’re forced to confront every day, one that, up until now, we’ve been forced to accept by the lousy bureaucrats in the 518. The issue of [ view the rest ]

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We Knew It, Horatio, An Office of Infinite Jest

This week, we’re saying goodbye to a dear friend and mediocre workspace. We’re saying goodbye to Lake Street, goodbye to the Village of Hamburg, goodbye to the vague, lingering smell of hamster food despite the lack of hamsters present in our office for at least the past eight years. We’re wiping a single tear from [ view the rest ]

Trashed: A Buffalo News Review

If you’ve been following along with the real-time investigative reporting on the disappearance of our trash cans, you may be shocked to notice that this story has gone entirely unnoticed (or ignored) by the media. You and I know, as believers that the truth is out there, that there’s a reason for this. It’s easier [ view the rest ]

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1972 Called: Spotlight on CCSE

How many times a day do you scroll through Facebook and past countless ads that you either ignore or wonder why you’re seeing? As we’ve grown more accustomed to seeing ads in every corner of every website we visit, we’ve gotten better at filtering out the ones that don’t immediately grab our attention or pique [ view the rest ]

The TQS September Issue

Recently, we reviewed our online presence to see if there was something missing from our contributions to the internet. Obviously, this blog is rich with shrewd tidbits and thought-provoking musings on a myriad of relevant topics, but we couldn’t help wondering where else our signature blend of wit and insight might apply. And then it [ view the rest ]

Trashed: A Fair to Remember

After a brief hiatus, we’ve returned for Part 3 of Trashed. I hope you weren’t holding your breath. I know it seems like I don’t have work to do or a life to live outside of this investigation and it’s true, I don’t. I went to New York City over the weekend and spent the [ view the rest ]

Seven Great Places to Have a Nervous Breakdown in Western New York

Western New York is perhaps one of the best-kept and often-overlooked secrets of the Northeast. It’s abundant with beautiful vistas and natural wonders, rich with history and local culture, and home to lots of friendly people who love to talk about how great it is. That’s probably why People named Buffalo one of the top [ view the rest ]

Trashed: A Hostage Situation

If you’re just joining us now, you may want to pause here and digest the contents of Trashed: A Theft on Lake Street, the first post in our ongoing investigation into the whereabouts of our trash cans. To recap—our trash cans are missing, trash is piling up, and our primary suspect happens to be our [ view the rest ]

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