The special election to replace deceased Florida Congressman Bill Young up in Florida's 13th congressional election is getting more national coverage than your average house race. As one of Florida's few true swing districts the outcome of the race between Republican David Jolly and former Democrati ... More >>
The knee jerk media reaction to every sketchy shooting in Florida apparently now is to wonder if somehow the "Stand Your Ground" law is involved even when it clearly is not. Look no farther than the local and national response to yesterday's bizarre and tragic shooting in a Tampa Bay-area movie th ... More >>
TLC, already home to shows that we imagine have titles like Extreme Cougar Hoarders, Sextuplet Sex Addict Brides, I Didn't Know I Was a Cupcake, is preparing its latest televised sideshow. It's a new special called Buying Naked which looks like a cross between House Hunters and the softcore porn par ... More >>
Less than a year after gaining seats and ending the Republican's supermajoirty in the state house, Florida Democrats picked up another seat last night in a bit of a special election upset. Despite being out-funded by a near 3-to-1 ratio, first time candidate Amanda Murphy beat Republican Bill Gunter ... More >>
Usually it's the people of Florida that act wild, but this week it's actual animals that are garnering bizarre headlines across the state. In one incident, a loose kangaroo was tackled by a former high school wrestler. Then llamas were involved in two separate incidents this week across the state, o ... More >>
When Hernando County Sheriff's deputies came out to investigate an abandoned U-Haul left outside a Publix in Spring Hill, Florida, they could already hear screaming before they opened the door. Once inside they found 50 cats and three dogs inside the simmering hot metal truck. The animals were indiv ... More >>
In a bizarre and frightening attempt to save his failing marriage, 49-year-old Robert Ball of Pasco County prove he may be one of the worst husband of all time. Ball invited his estranged wife over to his house, and then forced her at knifepoint on a serious of strange dates that involved shoe ... More >>
Up in Tampa Bay the latest craze is to throw all sorts of baby wild animals in the pool and let kids swim with them. Sure, authorities may have put an end to venture that rented out baby alligators to swim at kids' pool parties, but now a private zoo in the area is offering kids the experience of sw ... More >>
A Florida teacher could face serious punishment of her own after doling out a unique brand of strange punishment to her students. After showing the Pixar movie Up in her class, Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp, a science teacher at Zephyrhills High School in Pasco County, decided the best way to deal with misb ... More >>
Like many small business owner on Florida, Paul Hodges has been struggling over the past few years. His Cocoa Beach motel, the Fawlty Towers, has seen its profits plummet. So, he's come up with a new plan to jolt his bottom line. Starting tomorrow the Fawlty Towers will now be a nudist colony. Nudit ... More >>
Doyle Hardwick is no stranger to dealing with 911 response people. In fact, he may even have 911 on speed dial.According to the Tampa Bay Times, he gave his wife eight beers with a promise from her that she'd go to sleep after she finished the last one. She finished, but didn't keep up her end of ... More >>
Richard "Kudo" CoutoA bill that would criminalize undercover footage of animal farms and slaughter facilities is on the floor of the State Senate, and has a good chance of being passed into law. Which means it would be up to only licensed law enforcement officials to discover abuses on local ... More >>
You're at a bar. You're drinking a beer. You've realized you're out of money. Do you: a) call it quits; b) ask a friend to spot you; c) walk down the block and rob a bank?A Pasco County man went with option C and is now behind bars.
Miami-Dade County may soon get some stiff competition in attracting naked tourists. Pasco County, located just north of Tampa Bay, is considering using tax dollars to actively promote its numerous nudist resorts to rich European travelers looking to expose every last inch of their skin to the war ... More >>
YA STINKIN GINGERA small house party turned deadly Saturday night for 19-year-old Pasco County resident Samuel Smith, an aspiring mixed martial artist who witnesses say was beaten to death by a red-haired party-goer after Smith called him a "ginger" and told him he had "weak knees," according to ... More >>
via Flickr CALM ActionWhat Florida Senator Jim Norman doesn't want us to see.Something is wrong with Florida Sen. Jim Norman. I don't mean that something is wrong with his physical or mental health (well, maybe the latter), but rather that something is wrong with him in general. He is defective, ... More >>
"Scientists in Florida say overeaters are addicted to junk food in the same way drug addicts are addicted to cocaine and heroin." [AllHeadlineNews]"Project Downtown, an organization that started about two years ago in Miami and now has branches other U.S. cities," continues feeding the homeless. [VO ... More >>
image via Miami New Times archives week of August 10 - 16, 1988 Did you know that Zephyrhills is a city in Pasco County, Florida? Short Order always thought it was somewhere in Switzerland, where mountain folk make water out of melted snow far away from cars and people. Shoot, Zephyrhills is hard ... More >>
So, Tampa residents succeeded in running the Lingerie Bowl out of town because it was too risque for their, apparently, puritanical town. Then the Sporting Spectacle found refuge at a nudist resort in Pasco County, but in a weird twist, the nudists are a little too wild for the Lingerie Bowl. Appare ... More >>
Well, those prudes in Tampa got their way, and the Lingerie Bowl won't be tainting their apparently pure city. Instead a nudist resort in Pasco County stepped in and saved the day. The joint is appropriately called the Caliente Clothing Optional Resort, which should fair well for the Miami Caliente ... More >>
A lost art or a horrible slaughter? It's all in the eye of the hunter.
Keep Out! Someone recently regaled me with too many details concerning a bout of food poisoning she suspected having caught at the raw bar of a waterfront seafood restaurant in Coconut Grove. I hear such tales quite often, and as one who dines out multiple times weekly, can sympathize with such hor ... More >>
Are they going to fire us all?
Free rum, fine stories, and a fabled Coral Gables eatery on its way out