Joe Garcia's life is like some less funny congressional version of Curb Your Enthusiasm. He keeps getting caught in these dumb embarrassing situations, and then we imagine this music plays. After video of him apparently eating ear wax live on C-SPAN 2 went viral yesterday, he went to Twitter to ex ... More >>
Who says C-SPAN is boring? If you watch closely enough, there's all sorts of entertaining stuff going on. Like Miami-area congressman Joe Garcia digging into his ear and then apparently tasting the bounty during a House Judiciary Committee meeting last week.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is no stranger to speaking her mind, and when it comes to rumors that her second son, Jeb, might run for president, she's not afraid to make her opinion public. She just straight up doesn't think he should do it. It's not the first time she's made such remarks, but t ... More >>
Tomorrow afternoon, Miami commissioners will vote whether to declare historic a 66-year-old church surrounded by skyscrapers in Brickell. For the past year, a small group of parishioners has drummed up support for officially protecting St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church. At first, the petition sounded ... More >>
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are ready. The two have been giving their visions for what the country will look like should they take 270 or more of the total 538 votes in the Electoral College. Should Republicans take back the White House, we compiled a list of what might be served at ... More >>
Last night, it was NFL. Today, it's the MTV Video Music Awards. But are professional football games and Chris Brown's dance moves really more important than democracy? No ... The only thing worth watching on television tonight is the Democratic National Convention. And if you don't believe us, we ... More >>
â€‹Two thousand eleven is almost over, and some of us had better years than others. For most, this year seemed like a downer. But, hey, at least you didn't accidentally spend almost $20K at a strip club, get recalled from office, or embarrass yourself on national television. It really could have bee ... More >>
If you're half as cool as the staff here at Riptide, you were flipping between March Madness and C-SPAN last night like your life depended on it. Which to pick?photo by Sage Ross, via Wikimedia CommonsThe power of cardboard signs and megaphones was not enough to derail health reform.On CBS, Korie Lu ... More >>
Can you believe it is still Presidents' Day? Can you believe nothing else exciting is happening today? Can you believe this is probably the 30th post you've see about this list (but look -- we have a joke)? C-SPAN put out itsÂ historical rankings of every American president who served before 2008. G ... More >>
The schools superintendent’s new book is, well, full of baloney
Michael Moore's pill goes down easy, but his diagnosis of U.S. health care still devastates
If you're the sort of person who reads structured finance legal briefs for fun, or who prefers watching a filibuster on C-SPAN to a blockbuster at the local cineplex, we have something you should know about. The Team Metro Citizens Academy! It's a free 13-week program that will teach you the n ... More >>
Big names? Big Deal. An alternative take on the Book Fair.
Newest improv festival, long and uncut
You knew local TV newscasts were lame, you just didn't know how lame
What would draw sultry Latin films to chilly Canada? One huge festival
Proud white trash, neocon conspiracies, and clueless reporters
A new documentary about Hugo Chavez plays it fast and loose
Live from OJ's front yard, this is Brian Andrews!
Media attempts to find a face for terrorism -- and to fashion a response -- evoke George Orwell
Locally produced TV shows deserve to be honored for their intelligence, their wit, their impeccably bad taste. Don't touch that remote control!