All articles by Jeff Kramer

Just Innocent Fooling Around

A cheating website caught the intrigue of local columnist Jeff Kramer

A few months ago, I received a tip about a secret cheating site called Ashley Radisson. “You gotta check this out, Kramer,” the source said. “It’s shocking what some of these Radisson residents will do when no one’s looking.”

From Hair to Obscurity

Jeff Kramer Follicle Night at NBT Bank Stadium didn’t exactly go off without a hitch

I felt naked out there. Everything the Syracuse Chiefs’ pitching staff had taught me the week before was instantly forgotten when the big moment arrived.

A Poetic Pitch for Bad Hair Days

Channeling his inner poet, Kramer pleads for support of Jeff Kramer Follicle Night at NBT Stadium

The outlook wasn’t brilliant for Jeff Kramer August Five. He’d be throwing out the first pitch, with few follicles still alive. The Syracuse Chiefs OK’ed this lark, because its GM knew That while the cause was dubious, he was a sufferer, too.

Jailhouse Jills Seek Gents for TLC, Too

Lady inmates look to receive equal compassion

No, I didn’t forget all those beautiful prison ladies.

Pen Pals Tired of the Bar Scene, Seek Outside Amour provides an alternative for those looking for love.

For the single lady in search of a man, the pickings can be mighty slim, especially around here, where any dude with valid plates and a toothbrush gets snatched up like shares of Berkshire Hathaway. But to give up hope would be a big mistake. It’s just time to think inside the box.

Mescal Musings: ¡Ay Caramba!

The pricey liquor, Mescal, wins the heart of humor columnist Jeff Kramer

This summer I’m cutting back to one column every other week. It was a difficult decision but the right one for this stage of my life. I want to spend more time with my... mescal?

Urban Renewal, Take Two

Innovative ideas provided for an urban renewal

Sometimes the negativity around here can be overwhelming. Syracuse wins a $1.35 million grant to launch an Office of Innovation, and how do the cynics respond? They laugh and laugh. They roll their eyes. They post smart-alecky comments to the effect of: Isn’t that why we have local politicians in the first place -- to innovate?

Flapjack Finale as DeWitt IHOP Checks Out

Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Life on the East Side will go on without IHOP. The DeWitt Wegmans will continue to be rearranged every few months for reasons not even Wegmans understands. Oil trains laden with super-combustible Bakken crude will still rumble through East Syracuse. Nesting Canada geese will still attack joggers on the Erie Canal towpath.

Continuing the Hirsute Pursuit

Jeff Kramer won’t give up on his plea for hair

What a town this is! There are walks and runs for every imaginable malady and cause. There are pancake breakfasts, fish fries and bake sales. High school kids stand on corners, hawking car washes to pay for band trips and sports programs.

Questionable Content = Evasive Answers

There’s no such thing as a stupid question?

Billions and billions of years ago, Carl Sagan asserted that there’s no such thing as a stupid question.