Here's the Scoop by Brian Sweeney

Here's the Scoop: Dec. 1, 2010

You’re nice!
The old saying tells us, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” For most of us, maybe.

Here's the Scoop: Nov. 24, 2010

Noisy public being heard
In recent years, if you’re not “green,” you’re not good. At least, that seems to be the message in the world of marketing. As a result, most companies have peppered their advertising and promotional materials with all sorts of green claims.

Here's the Scoop: Nov. 17, 2010

Too good to pass up
Despite “gloomy economic news” that has plagued the country (and much of the world) for years, there have been a few bright spots. It’s the physics of a recession, I guess.

Here's the Scoop: Nov. 10, 2010

Smells like fame
The big news around the baseball world nowadays is whether or not free agent Derek Jeter will resign with the New York Yankees. If Pete Rose were a betting man, my guess is his money would be on Derek playing his home games in the Bronx for the next few seasons.

Here's the Scoop: Nov. 3, 2010

Ironing out some problems
I’ve recently added a new wrinkle to my life. Actually, quite a few of them.

You see, our iron has stopped working. Well, that’s not entirely true. When my wife plugs in the iron, it works — gets hot, steam — the whole bit.

Here's the Scoop: Oct. 27, 2010

Letter imperfect
I’m feeling a bit keyed up this week as I write “Here’s The Soop.” Or is it keyed down?
Readers with eagle eyes will think they just spotted a typo — they didn’t. It’s just that the fourth key from the left, two rows from the bottom last week said: see ya!
Or is that “c” ya?

Here's the Scoop: Oct. 20, 2010

Party time
I went to West Virginia last week. On purpose.

Just kidding about that. Honestly, I think every state gets a bad reputation for something or other. Heck, some folks think that New York is half-filled with a bunch of obnoxious idiots. That’s obviously a pessimistic point of view. An optimist would note that half of New York’s residents are not obnoxious idiots.

Here's the Scoop: Oct. 13, 2010

Taking early retirement
Normally, when we have a paid day off from the newspaper, I like to take some time to sit back and contemplate the true meaning of the holiday being celebrated.

Here's the Scoop: Sept. 29, 2010

Sweet and salty
Watching a little baseball the other night, I noticed about five commercials for a new fast-food “treat.” I believe the primary ingredients included two slabs of chicken, a couple of hunks of cheese and a heaping helping of bacon.

Here's the Scoop: Sept. 22, 2010

Two and counting
When it comes to the Census, you can count me in. Many, many times.

I completely understand the need to undertake a Census — otherwise how would TV people know the number of reality shows to create?

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