The Shark Tank Power Rankings: Investing in Role Models

Shark Tank sharks

The sharks invested in half the companies that showed up in the first two episodes of the season.  Who made the wisest investments and more importantly which shark was the wittiest?  Our weekly look at the happenings of the previous episode and our highly scientific power ranking of the Shark Tank investors.  Straight from the laboratories of Stocking Blue, with more Shark Tank gifs! READ MORE

Idol Island, the Survivor: San Juan Del Sur Picture Book

Survivor Josh and Baylor
Josh: "It was me that voted against you, but it was strategy so that people don't think we're in an alliance." READ MORE

Survivor: San Juan Del Sur Probabilities and Predictions: The Case of the Missing Flint

Survivor: San Juan Del Sur holds its second tribal council tonight.  The blue team loses its flint and negotiates with Jeff for new flint.  Will they exchange a trip to tribal council for some fire?  This is our weekly look at which contestants have a shot at making it through to next week.  Our Survivor: San Juan Del Sur probabilities and predictions below. READ MORE

The The Amazing Race Power Rankings: Meanies Finish Last

The Amazing Race Lisa and Michelle

This season's racers kicked off in Times Square, and some were more quicker and more nimble than others.  Some relied on their smarts, while others relied on brawn.  But who leads the pack and who is likely to go far based on how they performed so far?  Our weekly look at the happenings of the previous episode and our highly scientific power ranking of The Amazing Race contestants.  Straight from the laboratories of Stocking Blue, with more Survivor: Cagayan gifs! READ MORE

All Is Fair in Love and War, the Sleepy Hollow Recap

Sleepy Hollow Abraham and Katrina

In our contemporary age, we have forgotten the evils of banking and industry.  They have taken blessed rites and turned them into billion dollar businesses.  Luckily, Ichabod is here to teach us to love again, and to hate (banks, chiefly).  We are so fortunate to live in a time that the dead rise amongst us. READ MORE

The Nonexistent Debates

Two empty chairs

Last week a poll showed that the Governor continued to have a huge lead but that it was getting smaller.  This week, two polls show that his lead over his leading rival is still quite huge.  The major news this week was the sparring over the debates and what form they would take, whether they would air on television, and which candidates will be included.  We also added Libertarian Michael McDermott to the rankings as he may be invited to one of the two debates.  This week's installment of the "New York State Gubernatorial Candidates Power Standings (or something like that)" sees Cuomo holding on to the top spot.  This week's roundup below. READ MORE

Can Sharks Marry, the Shark Tank Recap

Shark Tank sharks

The sharks return to gobble up portions of companies that need more money.  Ah, venture capitalism at work.  The season kicked off with two episodes where the sharks wound up investing in half the companies that sought money.  A couple of them had to take a hit in their valuations, but at least they walked off with enough cash to keep their companies going. READ MORE

Fighting for Last Place, The Amazing Race Recap

The Amazing Race realtors and firefighters

The 25th season kicks off in New York City and sends eleven teams to the US Virgin Islands where the last team will be eliminated.  Usually, teams fight over first place, but not here.  The fighting was for last place nearly every segment of the leg.  Realtors and firefighters fought for who is the worst at getting places before anyone else.  Wait, firefighters are bad at getting places?  What the hell? READ MORE

Benjamin Franklinstein, the Sleepy Hollow Picture Book

Sleepy Hollow Headless Horseman and Katrina
"I shall finally wed you my dear." READ MORE

Bad Decisions and Their Consequences


"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip offers advice to people that either made or are planning to make bad decisions.  Someone tells another person that the other person is in their will, a mom wants to tell off people for offering advice, a teacher wants to ban other teachers' spirituality sessions that have nothing to do with her, and a woman got into a car that she knew was full of fire ants.


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