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    October 29, 2014

    Florida's Biggest Newspapers Have Come Out Against Medical Marijuana for Incredibly Stupid Reasons

    A somewhat surprising number of Florida's biggest and most influential newspapers have come out against medical marijuana. The Orlando Sentinel, the Tampa Bay Times, and the Florida Times-Union are just a few. None of those editorials actually bashes the idea of medical marijuana. They're cool wit ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    Florida Blogger on Killing Starbucks Pay-It-Forward Chain: "I Don't Want the Grim Reaper of Karma to Come for Me"

    Last week was tops in sales for a St. Petersburg, Florida, Starbucks. It was also, you might say, a day when the nice guys won -- for awhile. Last Wednesday, a pay-it-forward chain ended when the 379th customer of the day didn't understand the concept and simply wanted to buy her own regular coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    South Florida Brew Bus Delivers South Florida's Craft Beer Craze

    "Drive slow!" shouted several of the more than 20 passengers on a minicoach as it rolled south on I-95 past the sprawling suburbia of southern Palm Beach County. The driver looked back, smiled, and set the cruise control to 55, allowing traffic to pass unabated. Why the leisurely pace when most peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Bill to Increase Speed Limit Max to 75 MPH Passes Florida House

    There are two types of drivers in Florida: snow birds who drive 15 mph under the speed limit, and everyone else who pretty much ignores the speed limit. Despite that, Florida still has a speed limit maximum of 70 mph. A bill to raise the limit to 75 mph in some areas narrowly passed the Florida Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Topless Florida Woman Who Destroyed McDonald's Tells Her Story

    The surveillance video that leaked yesterday of a woman clad only in a thong rampaging through a Florida McDonald's was so bizarre we weren't even sure if it was real. Well now the woman, 41-year-old Sandra Suarez, has come forward to explain herself. Suarez says she wasn't drunk or on drugs durin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Topless Florida Woman Destroying McDonald's Caught on Video

    Clearly, Florida is a not a safe place for fast-food restaurants. Someone doing something crazy in a burger joint in the Sunshine State is about as frequent as summer afternoon rain, yet a woman in St. Petersburg has made an entry into the canon that is bound to become legendary. She somehow wound ... 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

    December 27, 2013

    Hooters Suiting Florida Escort Service For Suggesting Its Waiters are Hookers

    As we all know Hooters trademark waitress uniforms are designed with aerodynamic and performance issues in mind to ensure that your wings are served in the most efficient way possible. Nothing imprudent going on there. So now Hooters is suiting a Florida escort service that decided to use the slan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Record 16 Percent of Florida's Manatee Population Died This Year

    Over 800 manatees have died this year in Florida waters; the highest number of deaths recorded since records were initiated back in the '70s. That's sixteen percent of the state's total population, and more than twice the number of manatees that died last year.

  • 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

    September 19, 2013

    Florida Man Tries to Exorcise 80-Year-Old Captive Girlfriend

    Apparently 54-year-old David Edward Benes wasn't so concerned with the May/December aspect of his relationship with his 80-year-old girlfriend, but rather what he saw as the demon/non-demon problem. The Holiday, Florida, man was arrested after forcibly trying to perform an exorcism on his senior c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Former NFL Player Monty Ray Grow Left Toddler in a Tampa Bay Strip Club Parking Lot

    Monty Ray Grow spent two years in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs, and spent his college years with the Florida Gators. He spent last night in jail. The former footballer was arrested after leaving a three-year-old girl in a car while he went into the Diamond Dolls str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Marlins Park Could Host College Bowl Game

    Marlins Park is already home to one troubled sports organization, so why not another? The American Athletic Association, more popular known as the sad, tattered remains of the football schools in the former Big East, is considering putting together its own college bowl game and is eyeing Marlins P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Miami's Very Own Christmas Carol... Including Snow You Can Snort

    Merry Christmas (Eve) Miami. By now, you are probably sick of crappy carols that bear no resemblance to your lush tropical life. Gold rings make sense. But colly birds? Not so much. And what the f*ck is this es-no that is supposed to be falling everywhere? The only powder we are familiar with is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Florida Gun Sales Roaring at a Record Pace After Sandy Hook Massacre

    After the incomprehensible tragedy in Connecticut last Friday, most Floridians reacted like the rest of the nation: by crying, hugging their kids, and having an honest conversation about mental illness and gun control. Tens of thousands of Sunshine State residents, however, also took the massacre as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Muse Saves Daniel Craig From SNL, Announces North American Tour With South Florida Show

    This past weekend, English alt-rockers Muse had to step up and carry Saturday Night Live after guest host Daniel Craig made it abundantly clear during his monologue that comedy was foreign to him. Watching James Bond deliver punch lines was about as entertaining as a Schindler's List viewing party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Fact Check: Tampa Bay Times Calls Miami-Dade the "Strangest County in the Weirdest State in America"

    The Tampa Bay Times decided to travel down south to gauge our political scene here ahead of the election, and proclaimed Miami-Dade County "the strangest county in the weirdest state in America."Well, since The Tampa Bay Times is also behind the popular political fact checking website PolitiFact, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Manatee Molester on the Loose in Tampa Bay

    An unidentified woman was seen hitching a ride on the back of a manatee in the waters off Fort De Soto Park in the Tampa Bay area, which runs afoul of the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act.Now authorities are looking for the manatee molester.

  • News

    September 6, 2012
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    August 27, 2012

    Tampa Strippers Frustrated Over Lack of Horny Conservatives at RNC So Far

    Perhaps no industry geared up for the Republican National Convention like Tampa's strip club scene. Clubs redecorated, added extra privacy, revamped their food menus, and even brought in famous talent. Yet, on Sunday night at least, the clubs seemed pretty barren ahead of the start of the convention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Florida Man Selling His Entire Life on eBay

    This is not your beautiful house. This is not your video game store business. These are not your beautiful cars. But they could be.Shane Butcher, a 29-year-old Tampa Bay man, is selling what basically amounts to his entire life and all of his possessions on eBay for the low, low price of just $3.5 m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Florida Republican Rep Whose Underwear Pics Leaked Online Explains He Was Just Proud of His Weight Loss

    Let's be honest. The first instinct most people have when a Republican politician's seminude photos emerge online is that a sex scandal is about to unfold. Probably a gay sex scandal. So when pics of state Rep. Peter Nehr leaked online in, of all places, the political blog of the Tampa Bay Times, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Sarah Palin's Porn Doppelganger Will Be in Tampa for Republican National Convention

    All of Tampa is preparing for the Republican National Convention in late August, but no industry seems as excited for the conservative conference as the Tampa Bay area's strip clubs. Several titty bars are undergoing renovations and trying to outdo themselves to lure GOP fat cats' fat wallets, but o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Florida Dad Puts Pot in 6-Year-Old's Backpack

    A kindergarten classroom in St. Petersburg had an interesting yet unplanned show and tell recently after a six-year-old student pulled three ounces of marijuana and a scale from their backpack and proclaimed to the classes' teacher, "Look what I got."How'd it get there? Apparently the student's fath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Tampa Strip Clubs Prepare for Horny Conservatives During Republican National Convention

    In late August, hundreds of thousands of Republican heavyweights will descend on Tampa to officially crown Mitt Romney their presidential nominee and celebrate their policies, which include abstinence-only education, limiting women's reproductive health choices, and an aversion to birth control and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Connie Mack Gets His Daddy to Yell at Mean Liberal Media Bullies

    This weekend the Tampa Bay Times and the Miami Herald got their two top political reporters together to pen a piece about Republicans who weren't all that enthused about Rep. Connie Mack IV's Senate candidacy so far. Of course, Mack IV's biggest advantage in the race so far seems to be that he share ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Def Leppard Announce Summer Tour with Poison, 1.8 Million People Are Thrilled

    WTF, 1.8 Million people "like" Def Leppard on Facebook? And holy shit, another 800,000 dig Poison? No wonder these two glam metal giants are hitting the road together again; it'll be the biggest tour ever! That's right, MILFS, "Great Britain's premiere arena rock band" and Rock of Love heartth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Miami Dolphins Might Change Logo, Look in 2013

    The Miami Dolphins recently switched from Reebok to Nike uniforms, and the minimal changes unveiled earlier this week for the 2012 kits were mostly all in the details. Though, come 2013 the Dolphins uniform change may be a bit more drastic. The team is reportedly considering updating its logo. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    New Types of Synthetic "Cocaine" and "Marijuana" Challenge Florida Lawmakers

    ​In the past few years, Florida lawmakers have passed laws banning synthetic compounds meant to mimic the effects of drugs like marijuana and cocaine, but chemists are staying one step ahead. In response to a law passed last year that outlawed a type of synthetic cocaine-like substance that was ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Glee Fact Checked by Florida's Pulitzer Winning Political Fact Checking Site

    ​Like churners-out of web content everywhere, the writers of Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize winning "keepin' em honest"-style political project of the Tampa Bay Times, sometimes get a little restless. Apparently this now means that the site is in the business of checking claims made on G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Pythons May Have Eaten All the Rabbits in the Everglades

    ​Peter Cottontail's Florida cousin is no longer hopping down any bunny trails in the Everglades. That's because he was eaten by a python.A new study says that rabbits may have been completely eliminated from areas of the Everglades where invasive snake populations are the most heavy. Bobcats, racc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Postpone 2012 US Tour, Reschedule South Florida Gig

    ​Being the frontman of one of the biggest bands on the planet can be a real pain in the sesamoid bone and flexor tendon. Just ask Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis. The porn 'stachioed rocker recently underwent surgery to treat a bum foot, the result of "multiple" injuries. And regrettably, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Miami's Lingerie Football Team Has Folded

    ​Their existence was as brief as their uniforms. The Lingerie Football League's Miami Caliente (which was technically the best professional football team in town over the past two years -- it actually made the playoffs) appears to have quietly folded. The Juice reports their website is gone, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Tampa Boy Kicked Out of Class for Wearing High Heels

    ​Any woman who has wobbled in stilettos knows it takes a real man to walk a day in high heels, but apparently a Florida high school won't stand for any light gender-bending in its halls. A male student at Riverview High School was sent to the principal's office not because of his own behavior, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Florida Couple Buys Real Human Skeleton at Garage Sale

    ​After all of this, when we're put in the ground and we slowly decompose eventually all that will be left is our bones. So how much are those worth? Apparently the going rate on the Florida garage sale market is 8 bucks. That's how much a Florida couple paid for what turned out to be a real skelet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Charlie Crist Hints at Vetoing Controversial Abortion Bill

    via The Glow Box​When news broke that Charlie Crist would run for Senate as an independent, it was speculated that he'd spend the rest of his term as governor issuing a few controversial vetoes that would separate him from the Republican party. He already did so with the education bill, and is now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Lingerie Bowl Set for Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Miami Caliente Still in Playoff Hunt

    Well, there's one Miami football team that's still in the playoff hunt: the Lingerie Football League's Miami Caliente. With a 2-1 record and an upcoming game against the Tampa Bay Breeze, the Caliente could find themselves in Lingerie Bowl VII. Unlike last year's debacle in Tampa Bay, South Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Tragic: Crash Kills Hispanic Activist Outside Freedom Center After Awards Ceremony

    Last Thursday, a gray Toyota Tundra was driving west on NE 6th Street next to the Freedom Tower when it slammed full-speed into a southbound, red Honda CRV on Biscayne Boulevard.via Wikimedia CommonsThe truck spun out and skidded onto the sidewalk in front of the Freedom Center. Two women stood in i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Fins Pre-Season Announced

    The Dolphins Pre-Season scheduled was announced today, and they won't be playing teams from that far away. They'll match up against the two other Florida franchises, Carolina and New Orleans. The exact dates aren't set in stone, but this gives you a general idea. Aug. 14-18 ... vs. Jacksonville at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Legislators Looking to Beef Up Protections Against Dating Violence

    For most of us, our psycho-ex's biggest offenses are sending locks of their hair in the mail, leaving 20 minutes long voice mails with self-penned poetry, or posting Photoshop manipulations of what our kids might look like on our Facebook walls long after we've broken up. Unfortunately though many h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    News Roundup

    The University of Miami is not immune to the recession. President Shalala outlines a contingency plan for the next to years aimed at lowering spending. The school has had a hiring freeze in place since December, but Shalala promises no large layoffs. [Hurricane]The School Board approved a plan to cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Tampa Mayor Might Jump into Senate Race

    With 22 months left before the election, there are still plenty of surprises left in this Senate race. The latest of which is that Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio told the Tampa Bay Tribune she's considering running in the Democratic primary:"It was not something I was considering when there was a possibilit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Nudists Save Lingerie Bowl

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    New Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency

    The Hyatt Regency Miami, which underwent a $20 million dollar renovation last year, has unveiled its' new Pure Verde restaurant. Executive chef Michael Morris will be in charge of the snazzily-designed venue, which just months ago was a dull, aging sports bar. Morris, who previously helmed Hyatt pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    On the List - XXXChange, VNDLSM, Little Louie Vega and Yo! Majesty

    Should we be worrying, ya'll? Economy is going to shit. Let's hope Obama fixes things soon after he gives Bush the boot from the White House next week. Until then, there shall be more drinking and partying to forget we are on the verge of going broke.Here is what you'll want to check out this weeken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Confederate Flag Has Us Thinking About Secession

    Sometimes I forget that technically Florida is a southern state, with Confederate heritage and all. It seems like the closer you get to the southern beaches the less and less red the necks are. This is probably because all of Hick-America would much rather spend their money on diamond-encrusted truc ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
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    September 21, 2006

    The Meters Are Coming

    Muzzled beneath black tarp-like shrouds, traffic lights stand at the ready at 22 on-ramps along the I-95 corridor, from NW 62nd Street north to Ives Dairy Road. Miami's ''Metered Stop Ramps" were scheduled to go online in 2005; now mid- to late-2007 is the time when motorists aiming to ascend the a ... More >>

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    June 1, 2006
  • Music

    December 11, 1991

    Local Is As Local Does

    Miami could take a rock lesson or two

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