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Writer's Block: My Favorite Neighborhood Business

What is it about your favorite local small business that keeps you coming back again and again?

Dillweedz Cafe ( on Main Street in downtown Springfield, Mass., keeps me coming back at least once a week for a number of reasons: the panini sandwiches are enormous and delicious and are relatively cheap; the decor is eclectic and fun; it's green (the silverware is made from potatoes and the bowls from corn); and the owner, Chris, is the friendliest guy I know. I would wholeheartedly recommend this place to anyone and everyone.
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Writer's Block: Doh!

It's the twentieth anniversary of the first Simpsons episode today. Who is your favorite Simpsons character—Ralph? Sideshow Bob? Ned Flanders? An actual Simpson?

My favorite Simpsons character ever has to be Gil. He tries so hard, fails miserably every time, but is still so damn optimistic. I love that guy.