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  • Here at TVGuide.com, we see validity in each argument, but one thing is key: We want to watch game-players, not self-obsessed famemongers whose sole purpose is to stir the pot — and boost ratings — until the house kicks them out.

    Big Brother 13: Five "Dynamic Duos" We'd Let Back Into the House

  • Commercials for Lucky Charms star a leprechaun who replaced the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with a bowl of marshmallow-laden cereal, a narrative device that slightly overstated the value of the actual product.

    Chuck Klosterman on Media and Culture

  • He leafed quietly through it while Schoenberg filled him in on the details of Sir Walter Raleigh's alleged atheism and passing out of seditious books in his efforts to keep the pot on the boil regarding Mary, Queen of Scots.

    the dirty duck

  • One of these assassins would jam the pot full of chips and the next one would re-pop it.

    One of a Kind

  • Although he liked working graveyard—because it helped him avoid dealing with much of the political nonsense, and obtrusive building maintenance, which happened nine to five, as well—Gil Grissom wondered why his day shift counterpart, Conrad Ecklie, never seemed to get around to getting that fridge fixed…much less teach his people not to leave the coffee in the pot so long that it became home to new life-forms.

    Sin City

  • The only semi-attractive thing about the whole place is the pot of red begonias somebody put up on the porch railing.

    Disenchanted Princess

  • “Shit,” Matt said, setting down the pot as he had a lively vision of Carly coming down just in time to join this sure-to-be-happy gathering.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • By Precious Auntie's trickery, Little Uncle said, he poured out a jar of pai gar wine instead of the pot of cold tea.

    The Bonesetter's Daughter

  • She lifted the pot of fulling-water off the fire, and turned the room topsy-turvy, and threw down the carding-combs.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

  • Soon after, Joe was back into the kitchen again, so Mrs. King went down to see what he was doing; seeing the pot on, she said, "Joe, what is in that pot?" he said, "noffing, misses, but my shirt, am gwine to wash it."

    My Life in the South

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