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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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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 ]

Words of Encouragement

Everyone, meet Kit! Kit recently joined our team as an intern – and besides helping us with daily tasks and laughing at our jokes, she’s also great at giving the occasional pep talk. So great, in fact, that sometimes it takes us a few days to really let her profound words sink in. This was [ view the rest ]

A Very Thoughtfully Curated Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Yeah, yeah, “Valentine’s Day is just a commercial holiday.” We’ve heard it over and over again. But here at TQS, we’ve decided we’re not accepting that excuse anymore. After all, who makes excuses to avoid spreading love and showing appreciation for the special someone in their life? Monsters. That’s who. Or people who just forgot [ view the rest ]

I Like Your Buns

When it comes to buns, we all have our preferences. Some like ‘em big and voluptuous. Some like ‘em small but firm. Some like ‘em round. Some like ‘em slightly irregular in shape. But there is one universal, self-evident truth: Everyone likes ‘em filled with cinnamon and covered in icing. That’s how the fine folks [ view the rest ]

A Few Minutes with Jerry, Part II

Some time ago, via this blog, we enjoyed the pleasure of getting to know one of our co-owners, Jerry Lee. Fast forward to some time later (right now), and we have the opportunity to get to know him even better. From sitcoms to space travel, politics to Prince Harry, and everything in-between, I recently took [ view the rest ]

Life According to Steve: Llamas Are The Worst

2016 witnessed a presidential election. And no matter which candidate you supported, everyone seemed to feel very passionately about the results. Here at TQS, we all had a lot of thoughts. I asked Steve if he’d be willing to share some of his, because they seemed particularly insightful. Steve being Steve, he didn’t just share [ view the rest ]

A Squirrely Encounter. Meet Rachael!

You may remember a while back, we were hiring. Well, we hired. We hired real good. Meet Rachael, the newest member of our team. We wanted you to get to know her a little better. And when you think of the people you know best, the answer is undoubtedly “celebrities whose interviews I read in [ view the rest ]

This is what motivation looks like: Happy 2015

Happy 2015! It’s the new year, and TQS has big things in store. Some of them we can’t tell you about yet. Some of them we don’t even know about yet. The important thing is that we’re starting with ourselves. Like Michael Jackson suggests, we want to make the world a better place, so we’re [ view the rest ]

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TQS Mad Lib Extravaganza – Conclusion

Wow. That storm really knocked us off our atlas. We were so busy building fake fireplace walls and emptying our cat’s litter boxes that we didn’t have time to post the conclusion to the TQS Mad Lib Extravaganza! Well friends, here it is. If you completed a word list last week when you were supposed [ view the rest ]

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