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Move Over, Michael Phelps

In Sports on July 31, 2011 at 10:17 pm

by:  Eric Buenning

Meet Ryan Lochte.  You may notice that he is a swimmer.  You may also notice that he is not Michael Phelps.  This may come as a shock to some, but Michael Phelps is not the only swimmer on the planet.  In fact, he isn’t even the best swimmer currently.  Again, meet Ryan Lochte. Read the rest of this entry »


Best Week Ever

In Television on July 30, 2011 at 12:21 am

by:  Eric Buenning

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  No, I’m not talking about any holiday.  No, I’m not talking about March Madness.  I’m definitely not talking about tax season.

I’m talking about SHARK WEEK!!!!!!!!! Read the rest of this entry »

Debt, the Government, and Me

In Politics on July 29, 2011 at 6:47 pm

by:  David J. Lemon

So for the past few days I have been thinking a lot about this “debt crisis”. I have been trying to learn more and more about what is going on, what caused it, and possible solutions. Then I had a massive realization. I am the US government. Read the rest of this entry »

CM Punk: The WWE’s New Cult Leader

In Sports on July 28, 2011 at 9:11 am

By: Josh Koebert

I want to preface this by directing anyone unfamiliar with the WWE’s current story lines or simply anyone interested in reading good wrestling writing to a pair of gentlemen far, far better at it than I: Brandon Stroud at With Leather, and The Masked Man/David Shoemaker at Grantland.  These two are fantastic at what they do and their work is something every wrestling fan should be reading every single week.

CM Punk is The Best In The World.

He really, truly is. The man can wrestle and the man can talk like nobody’s business, and it’s no surprise that he is the guy that has finally gotten the WWE the mainstream attention it has lacked since the end of The Attitude Era. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Winnie the Pooh’ Review

In Movies on July 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm

by:  Mary Coan

Beware! There’s a bitter Betty on the loose. I’ll give you a hint: it’s me. Read the rest of this entry »

What if? A mix-up of the 3 big U.S. Sports

In Sports on July 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm

by: Eric Buenning (with help from Andy Kane)


One of my favorite things about sports is that we can always play the “What If” game.  What if my team trades for this player?  Imagine where we’d be if this player didn’t get hurt.  And so on.  Read the rest of this entry »

Three Man Weave: How I Met Your Mother

In Television on July 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm


by:  Eric Buenning, Larisa Brusky, and Jordan Goldberg

So here is how Three Man Weave works.  A topic for discussion is chosen and questions are created to be answered by the Scribble Manor staff.  Topics can cover just about anything, and reader comments and answers are very much suggested.

Today’s topic is the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.  Already six seasons in, HIMYM has been a mainstay on CBS’s Monday lineup.  Some of these questions are serious and pertain to the story, and some are just for fun.  Again, feedback is encouraged and appreciated. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Review

In Movies on July 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

by: Immanuel Baldwin


“When Captain America throws his mighty shield, all those who oppose must yield.  If he’s led to do a fight and a duel is due, then the red, white, and, blue will come through. When Captain America throws his mighty shield.”


This old time theme song to the Captain definitely describes the spirit of the film. If you are looking for a different ride this summer, Captain America might be the thing for you. Read the rest of this entry »

(Lovable) Losers No More: The Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Lions

In Sports on July 20, 2011 at 6:02 pm

by: Eric Buenning


The Pittsburgh Pirates are in first place in the NL Central, their first time since 1992.

I just checked.  Hell is still at it’s very high temperature.  It is indeed not frozen over.  So that must mean..that..the Pittsburgh Pirates…are..playing quality baseball? Read the rest of this entry »

‘ Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2’ Review

In Movies on July 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm

by: Mary Coan

Forget about the ‘apocalypse’ coming in December of 2012. The world will surely end now that we don’t have any more Harry Potter novels or movies to dream about. It’s the hottest must-see movie of the summer for a reason. You don’t even have to see the other seven movies; it’ll be like reading the last page of a novel first (perfect strategy, if you ask me). The eight movie run, which began ten years ago in 2001, has certainly bewitched audiences from the start. In arguably the most highly anticipated release of the summer, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 delivers. Read the rest of this entry »