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 >>
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 >>
"He works full-time, attends FIU, supports a family, writes music, rehearses, and spends time with his ill father."
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"Every kid on Lincoln Road wants to hold Mr. Clucky. It fucking weirds me out!"
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 >>
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 >>
Bring back Robert Rosenberg!