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January 31, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: I have been with my girlfriend for 21/2 years. We moved in together 11 months ago with the understanding that if we felt the same after a year, we would plan marriage. I am a home brewer of beer. Besides enjoying the stuff I make, my dad (who died three years ago) and I did it together, and it brings back happy memories. My girlfriend complains every time I make a batch (every two months): She says the kitchen is always dirty afterward no matter how hard I try to clean up, and the smell of the hops bothers her and lingers for days.
NEWS
January 24, 2012 | BY JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 215-854-5916
OCEAN CITY, just about the happiest place in America, according to a recent poll, received a stinking, rotten reminder yesterday that death is always just a tide away. Initial reports suggested that a large whale simply was beached, setting the stage for a horde of hope-filled hearts to rush into the surf and push the magnificent beast off into the Atlantic. There would have been cheers and tears mixed with salt water and celebratory beers later in a neighboring town that sells alcohol.
NEWS
January 20, 2012 | By Michael Carroll
"You can't get to heaven on the Frankford El. " - from the song "Frankford El," by the American Dream, 1970 Almost every day for five years, I passed a bar under the Somerset station of the Market-Frankford El. Pat's, I think it was called, and it was no cream-puff bar. It was more like what was called a "bucket of blood" in my grandfather's day. It had a big, plate-glass window lit by neon beer signs and a glowing, green shamrock....
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
Sometimes a show is so shockingly bad right from its very first scene - say, for instance, Rob! , which debuted on CBS this week - that you wonder how it ever got made. Who at the network thought a sitcom about a timid Caucasian runt who marries into a big, noisy Mexican family was a good idea? Here's how I imagine the pitch meeting went: "Gentlemen, I think the script you hold in your hands speaks for itself, but we also have a big star attached. Rob Schneider. " No reaction.
NEWS
December 7, 2011
NEW BALTIMORE, MICH. - A Detroit-area woman is suing an auto dealership, claiming that her new SUV smells bad because it once contained a corpse. The Detroit News reported Monday that Margarita Salais sued Suburban Ford in Oakland County Circuit Court. The suit claims that the dealership failed to disclose that the car had been stolen three times and once held a body. The lawsuit says that Suburban Ford told Salais that the bad smell in the 2006 Ford Expedition came from a dead animal.
NEWS
October 31, 2011 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
I can't wake up and smell the coffee. I can't smell the roses, either, the ones that I bought from a man who wrapped them in crisp white paper and that shed their aromatic petals onto our dining room table. I am not speaking in metaphor here. I'm talking about a total olfactory wipeout. It happened four years ago. One day, the world was my snuffbox: Ginger sputtering in olive oil, peppermint gum, pinot noir, the cat's litter pan, my daughter's Tea Tree-scented shampoo.
NEWS
October 20, 2011
A flight from Philadelphia to Switzerland was diverted to Boston Thursday night because of a report of a burning smell in the rear of the plane, a Boston airport spokesman said. US Airways flight 710 to Zurich with 187 passengers and nine crew members landed safely at Boston Logan International Airport at 7:44 p.m., said airport spokesman Phil Orlandella. The crew reported an "electrical smell in the aft gally. " The cause of the smell was under investigation. Four flight attendants reported feeling ill and were transported to Massachussetts General Hospital as a precaution, Orlandella said.
NEWS
October 17, 2011 | BY JULIE SHAW, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
THE SOUND OF a dog yapping on Saturday morning led landlord Turgut Gozleveli down into the lower basement of the Northeast Philadelphia apartment building he owned, down to an abandoned boiler room that was bizarrely locked shut with a chain wrapped around the door handle. Gozleveli, 71, unwrapped the chain and opened the door, smelling urine and the earthiness of the dirt floor mixed into something he could only describe as a "horrible smell, like unexpected, like undesirable smell - the urine smell.
NEWS
August 30, 2011 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
BY THE TIME Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley toured flood-ravaged Darby Borough yesterday, he had already coined his Hurricane Irene catchphrase. "We prepared for the worst, we prayed for the best and we got something in between," he said. "Quite frankly, we're OK with that. " But for some of the Darby residents who made their way to Cawley's outdoor news conference, OK is still a long way away. Roshanda Maxwell said that she has an inch of mud in her house and all her food was destroyed by floodwaters.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2011 | By Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
The scratch-and-sniff "Aroma-Scope" gimmick of Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D didn't work. Maybe I got a defective card, but the scents you're supposed to sample when the number flashes on the screen and you scratch the corresponding number on your card all smelled like burned artificial blueberry syrup. So take away one "D" from this "4D" movie, one gimmick from a gimmick-laden kiddie comedy from the Robert Rodriguez Spy Kids factory. Gadgets, cheese puffs, and diapers fly off the screen in the cheesiest kid-friendly 3-D tradition.
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