Mark Buckley

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Actually, Mr. Clucky Is Just Going on Vacation

    On Tuesday, pretty much every local outlet -- including this one -- reported that code-violatin' gangsta poultry Mr. Clucky was fleeing the state in order to avoid a $50-a-day fine. But yesterday afternoon, the rooster's owner, Mark Buckley, phoned Riptide to let us know that, in fact, he ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    We Won't Have Mr. Clucky to Cluck Around Anymore

    Jacqueline CariniMr. Clucky and Buckley in 2007 Mr. Clucky, perhaps the most famous rooster since Foghorn Leghorn, is apparently leaving town. Clucky's owner Mark Buckley told Local 10 he's packing up the fowl, his girlfriend Wallflower, and all of their shared worldly posse ... More >>

  • News

    June 18, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of June 18, 2009

    "He works full-time, attends FIU, supports a family, writes music, rehearses, and spends time with his ill father."

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    June 16, 2009

    Miami Beach Chicken Lovers, Unite!

    mselderhuis via Flicker CC Watch out, Commish. If flocks of chickens suddenly grow the size of buildings and take over the world, Miami Beach residents better run for cover. The angry fowl would stomp with a vengeance to homes of city commissioners, peck off their roofs, and set fire to an o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Mr. Clucky Wants To Turn Media Spotlight into Something Positive

    Jacqueline CariniMr. Clucky and Buckley in 2007 What started out as a simple blog post on Riptide bringing the bizarre news that local celebrity rooster Mr. Clucky may be getting the boot from his Miami Beach home because of code violations has turned into a full fledged media firestorm. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    South Beach's most famous cock to lead King Mango Strut

    Yesterday, we informed you that the King Mango Strut- Coconut Grove's irreverent, wacky, and somewhat inexplicable post-Christmas parade -- might be no more after this year. The Man's got them down.If so, it's going out with a bang -- or more of a peck, really. (What is it about certain animals that ... More >>

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    February 27, 2008

    Mr. Clucky Helps A Friend

    Last Saturday afternoon, a very young, very earnest-looking Andrew Quintana stood on the street outside the Kentucky Fried Chicken on 41st street, trying to convince Miami – indeed, the world – not to eat there. “KFC tortures chickens!” he called out to a car that slowed down as the driver ... More >>

  • News

    April 12, 2007

    The Plucky Mr. Clucky

    "Every kid on Lincoln Road wants to hold Mr. Clucky. It fucking weirds me out!"

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    March 20, 2007

    Behold the Seven-Wheeled Frankenbike

    It was a dark and stormy night — or something like that, anyway — when Mark Buckley took a welding torch to the metal before him, gave it a final blast, and stepped back to survey his creation. Cobbled together from the pieces of five bikes, a tricycle, and a bunch of chain-link fencing, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    Puppet Punch

    I have been through a lot in my years as a journalist. Hurricanes, riots, coma-inducing press conferences on Capitol Hill. But I have never been hit on the head by a puppet. Not until today. I was standing on the corner of NW 87th Ave and 36th St. in Doral this morning and talking to a guy na ... More >>

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    October 23, 2003
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    October 24, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of October 24, 2002

    Bring back Robert Rosenberg!