Central Florida

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Drones Coming to Disney World, but Don't Worry They're Fun Drones

    Drones get a bad wrap. Yes, they can be used as tools of war to kill people and conduct covert surveillance, sure, but they can also be fun! Disney has filed patents for drones it hopes to one day use in its theme parks, but Central Florida is not about to become a Micky Mouse-run police state.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    George Zimmerman: I'm Homeless, Broke and Have PTSD

    George Zimmerman's celebrity boxing match with rapper DMX was canned earlier this month after widespread outrage over the idea of the central Florida wannabe neighborhood watchman cashing in on his killing of Miami teen Trayvon Martin. But Zimmerman probably isn't done looking for money-making ideas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Black Babies Used as Alligator Bait in Florida

    It has been pretty well documented recently that, during slavery and into the 20th century, black babies were used as alligator bait in North and Central Florida. A guy in Sanford, near Orlando, told this story to a researcher. He said he had heard it from his grandfather. The slaves who had bab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Lion on the Loose in Florida After Escaped Kangaroo Found Wednesday

    Florida already has alligators, panthers, and all sorts of crazy snakes. We don't need other continent's weird animals running lose. Yet we're only three days into 2014 and there's already been a rash of weird animal escapes in the state. On New Year's Day a kangaroo was found hopping through a Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    P.I.G. 4: Jeremiah Bullfrog Unites With Miami's Best Chefs to Celebrate the Hog

    Since its inception in 2009, chef Jeremiah Bullfrog's P.I.G. (Pork Is Good) celebrations have ballooned from solo shows to fetes with Miami's best chefs. For its fourth rendition, the Gastropod owner and personal chef to Rick Ross is planning an unusual move. He's letting other chefs upstage him.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    The Mormon Church Will Soon Own More Private Land Than Anyone In Florida

    The Mormons have arrived. Yesterday, a taxpaying corporate affiliate of the Mormon Church announced it's finalizing a deal with St. Joe Company in the Florida Panhandle that will bring its overall land ownership to nearly 670,000 acres, a swath larger than any other private holding in the Sunshine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Florida Courthouse Gets Nation's First Monument to Atheism

    Back in 2011, Bradford County up in north central Florida decided to allow a Ten Commandments monument outside its courthouse. A national atheist group thought the arrangement violated the separation of church and state and filed suit. Rather than spend thousands in court, the county offered the ath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Watch a Florida Man Battle the World's Most Epic Yellow Jacket Nest

    A man walks deep into the Florida woods, afraid, anxious, and armed with a video camera. He's wearing two sting suits, a vinyl jacket, and leather gloves reinforced with duct tape to ensure that millions of yellow jackets don't crawl up his pant legs or onto his arms, potentially killing him. He kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Emack & Bolio's on 4/20: Real Ice Cream, Stoner Chocolates, Specials

    Boston ice cream shop Emack & Bolio's quietly opened up a Miami outpost in South Beach inside the Sunset Harbour Shops last week. The Purdy Avenue storefront is colorful and vibrant; spaceships hanging from the ceiling; a talking moose mascot; ridiculous menu items like the midnight munchies sunda ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2013
  • Film

    November 15, 2012
  • News

    November 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Balancing Act: Looking for Local, Affordable Produce, Part Two

    Being a farmer isn't easy and it's easy to understand why being a member of a CSA can be expensive. Yet with all the supposed benefits of eating local, there's still no answer to the affordability issue and why a Big Mac is a more cost-effective way to fill a stomach than pricey heirloom tomatoes.Te ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2012
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    August 8, 2012

    Applebee's Is The Hottest New Nightclub in Central Florida

    In continuing evidence that Florida nightlife outside of Miami is a sad, depressing suckfest full of streaky highlights and Ed Hardy bought at the TJ Maxx, Applebee's is the hottest new club in Central Florida. Yes, Applebee's, the suburban restaurant staple that's known for cluttering its walls wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Truck Crash Spews Gallons of Sulfuric Acid Over Florida Highway

    Massive semi-truck crashes can run the gamut from the comical -- liquor everywhere! and milk! -- to the bizarre -- like  that Chinese truck that spewed live fish all over the highway -- to the profitable, when a bank truck overturns and spews millions of coins. It's hard to think of too many pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Jason Smiddie Stabbed Grandma 100 Times and Shot Her With a Crossbow, Cops Say

    ​Police across Florida are looking for a 19-year-old accused of killing his own grandma as brutally as possible: By stabbing her more than 100 times, beating her in the face with a wrench and even shooting her in the head with a crossbow.Jason Aristotle Smiddie has been on the run since police in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    School Sign Misspelled as "Scohol" in South Florida, Again

    ​Sure, there's book smarts and then there's street smarts, but the streets in South Florida have never been too bright. A road sign painted on Pine Island Road in Lauderhill has been misspelled as "SCOHOL." It shouldn't surprise anyone that this is a fairly regular occurrence in South Florida.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    See Miami's Most Iconic Buildings Made with Legos

    ​Central Florida's newest amusement park, Legoland Florida, officially opened its bricked doors on Saturday on the former site of Cypress Gardens. One of the main attractions includes massive displays of iconic skylines rebuilt with Legos, and obviously Legoland Florida's has an entire section dev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Drag Queen Bandits Loot Florida Stores of Sequins, Boas and Fancy Silk

    via Orange County CorrectionsThe suspects, mostly de-wigged.​A vicious crime wave has gripped Central Florida's finest fabric stores, seeding blind terror in the sequin isles, panic in the feather boa racks and knee-shaking fear in the wig department. Tell us of the horror Amanda Marshall, Orlando ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Another Tourist Run Over on Florida Beach by Police Vehicle

    via WSVN​Just imagine the possible tourism campaign: "Visit Florida's Beaches: The nicest places to get run over in the world."Yes, for the second time in a month, another tourist visiting the state has been run over by a public vehicle. This incident occurred in Daytona and involves a part-time l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Rick Scott Gets Over His Fear of Trains and Approves SunRail

    ​Gov. Rick Scott has seemed to overcome his hesitations about funding Central Florida's SunRail commuter train program and announced his approval of state funding for the program today. Scott's first big decision in office was surprisingly killing a federally funded high-speed train project, a mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Twenty-Two Men Arrested in Florida Underaged Sex Sting

    ​Twenty-two men have been arrested for agreeing to have sex with young children, some as young as nine, that they had met online. When they arrived, though, they were met by the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The men arrested include a UCF Student, a former television executive, a specialist in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Your Mother Likes Drugs! What the Hell, It's Roach Motel!

    ​Roach Motel What the Hell, It's Roach Motel (Destroy Records) Take the Dead Kennedys' linguistically progressive rants, the social critique via saxophones of CH3, water it down with the mind-altering misused politics of Minor Threat, add a half-cup's worth of the yout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    No, 70 People Were Not Trapped in an Airport Hangar Due to Central Florida's Crazy Weather

    via Bay News 9​It's in the 80s and perfectly sunny here in Miami, but our state-mates in the central part of Florida aren't enjoying the same good weather. An apparent tornado that ripped through Tampa has left many areas in Central Florida in disarray. But a report carried by numerous national me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2011

    Trouble & Bass and the Overthrow's Black Magick Party at the Castle, March 26

    ​Sure, you could have been at the Fool's Gold party at Grand Central -- a decent enough choice. But you would have missed out on the next-level shit. The Overthrow and Trouble & Bass' Black Magick party at the Overthrow Castle surely had a darker vibe than other festivities last night. But th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Proposed Bill Would Make It a Felony to Photograph Farms

    ...and if you dare snap a photo of it, he'll make sure you wind up behind bars for 30 years, E-I-E-I-O!​State Sen. Jim Norman, a Republican from Tampa, is very concerned about a farm's right to privacy, while showing little regard for the First Amendment. He has filed a bill in the Florida Senate ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2011
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    January 13, 2011
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    November 12, 2010

    The Wholesome Grocer Brings The Farm To The Beach

    courtesy of The Wholesome Grocer​The Wholesome Grocer, a community service created by cooking instructor Cindy Hill, brings fresh, local and organic foods from farmers, ranchers, artisans and vendors to Miami Beach every month. It works like this:You start by selecting the products you want a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Two Florida Firemen Resign Over Tea-bagging (The Real Deal, Not the Marco Rubio Kind)

    photo by Tomasz Sienicki via Wikimedia Commons​In a story sure to outrage the Marco Rubio camp on the eve of the midterms, two Florida firefighters have resigned after an investigation into their tea-bagging while on duty. What kind of upside-down nation are we living in where two public servants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Five Questions with StumbleDrunk's Jason Villenes and Frankie Pointless

    ​Most people will remember Frankie Pointless from his old days in Miami rock with the outfit Splat, a pop-punk band that touted the best in excess that dear old Coconut Grove had to offer. They gave the hippies and Bahamians a run for their money when they held down at their old Macdonald St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Junior Bruce's Self-Titled EP Is an Explosion of Hardcore Metal and Horny Toads

    Horny toadzzz!!!​Junior Bruce Self-Titled EP (Self-released) The newest breed of Floridian metalhead is a bunch of savvy mothers! These are the righteous bearers of the torch ignited in the '80s and then kept lit by the awesome sludge and power violence scenes of the '90s. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Local Motion: Young Livers - Of Misery and Toil

    Shiny!!!​Young Livers Of Misery and Toil (No Idea Records) I believe that the great and sorely missed Thomas "Pig Champion" Roberts was the butt of the Poison Idea joke of record collectors being pretentious assholes. That much is true dear readers, but I'm not as much a pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Westboro Baptist Church Will Burn Korans Now

    Back when we first picked up on the story of Dove World Outreach Center's planned "International Burn a Koran Day," back before it had become a media spectacle, we mused, "The Westboro Baptist Church currently holds the title of most insane thing purporting to be a Christian church in America, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Governor Crist Declares State of Emergency in Miami-Dade Due to Oil Threat

    NASAA satellite view of the oil spill taken by NASA​On news that some oil had begun leaking into the Loop Current, Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency for Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Monroe counties. A state of emergency had already been decla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Florida Mints Joe Arpaio's Dream License Plate

    Bill 1070 from Arizona requires immigrants to carry residency papers and allows law enforcement to randomly pull over those suspected of being in the country illegally. ​But how will la migra know who to stop? One congressman, Brian Bilbray of California, suggested illegals can be spotted by sart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Green Sky, Bad Actor, and Nebraska Sun Bring the Sludge to Sweat May 22

    ​A conundrum: What kind of sound would a morbidly obese, four-titted, screaming Cyclops make while being probed by multicolored psychic lamprey? Hmm ... That's a mind-bender so deep and twisty it could put you into a permanent coma, turning certain centers of your brain into scorched-out pudding. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    MP3 of the Day: Fireside Social - "Wristbands"

    ​ Empty bars with sticky floors is a pretty good way of summing Fireside Social up as far as playing with gusto and passion is concerned. And while they are currently caught between Miami and St. Augustine, it is refreshing to find out they've committed to some studio time. This track, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    $5.2 Million Worth of Designer Knock-Offs Seized at MIA

    ​We're pretty sure the ornately logo-ed purse trend has been done with for a while. Now that we're all "recessionistas" ladies who can still afford luxury leather goods prefer to buy expensive bags with the designer brand only noticeable to discerning eyes. Touting around a purse that co ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010
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    October 1, 2009

    Is Maurice Ferre About to Mount a Senate Campaign?

    Jonathan Postal​A couple of Democrats have flirted with the idea, but so far no one has stepped up to mount a real challenge against Kendrick Meek in the Senate primary. Now, though, there's buzz that former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre will enter the race next week.Beth Reinhard says Ferre will make ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    More Anti-Obama Idiots in Florida Can't Spell

    Remember Andy "Obama Half-Breed Muslin" Lacasse? Of course not, it was over 9000 news cycles ago. The poor redneck from some hell in Central Florida put a misspelled, sharpie sign in his front yard. Well another idiot in Fort Walton Beach, Larry Ford, has a misspelled anti-Obama sign, though it's ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    South Florida Music Scene Blog Documents Hardcore History

    The South Florida Music Scene blog is a digital archive of as much as you can humanly find of what has gone on down here. There are old flyers, articles, digitized records, videos, shit like that. Here's how the "About Me" section of the blog reads."This blog is meant to document the South Florida M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    On the List - Halloween with Chromeo, Lady Gaga and Otto Von Schirach

    Boo ya'll! It's Halloween. Time of year when girls dress like total sluts by wearing lingerie and some kind of animal ears. "Look at me! I'm a sexy mouse." Sure you are. While we appreciate a bit of sexiness during Halloween, we also appreciate a bit of creativity too. But everyone's inner skank isn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Florida Citrus Growers Switch to Organic

    CENTRAL FLORIDA: More Citrus Growers Make the Switch to Organic From Florida Trend: Matt McLean, founder and chief executive of Uncle Matt's Fresh, the organic-produce side of Uncle Matt's Organic citrus-juice business in Lake County, said Wednesday the number of organic growers and the amount o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007

    Ben Prestage Tonight at the Bamboo Room

    When it comes to playing Southern blues, some musicians have a stronger ear for it than others. If you really want to play it, you need an inherent ability to hear the music. When it comes to the banjo-picking and drum-thumping skills of Ben Prestage, he's got an advantage that other musicians wish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    City Limits One Year Anniversary Kicks Off Tonight

    One of the coolest music venues in Delray Beach, City Limits, is having a blowout music event over the next four days to celebrate their one-year anniversary. It's actually their second one-year anniversary, but that's a story that's briefly explained below. This should be a rocking good time for a ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 7, 2000

    Fruity World

    Fruit & Spice Park

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