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2008 Stories by Brett Gillin

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  • Climbing a Mountain

    published December 18, 2008

    Injuries are never a good thing for a hockey team. For the Panthers though, all it took was a few injuries to some forwards and a host of... More >>

  • Fill Them Seats

    published December 18, 2008

    It’s time to be brutally honest; being a Panthers fan can be embarrassing. It has nothing to do with the way the Cats have been... More >>

  • Waiver? I Barely Know'er!

    published December 4, 2008

    Fan favorite tough guy, Wade Belak, was waived by the Panthers. Luckily for us, he cleared waivers and the universally unpopular move didn’t... More >>

  • Make Me Laugh, Funny Man

    published December 4, 2008

    Rather than drinking yourself into oblivion to avoid another awkward conversation with the in-laws this holiday season, sneak away and catch... More >>

  • More Than the Sum

    published November 27, 2008

    There's good news and bad news for the Panthers. The bad news has to do with their stats: the Cats have been at or near the bottom of the... More >>

  • A Shockingly Funny Man

    published November 6, 2008

    If for some reason you watched the fifth season of The Man Show, the man you saw hosting was not Doug Stanhope. It was merely the... More >>

  • Scarier than President Palin

    published October 23, 2008

    As adults, Halloween is an excuse to cross-dress or emulate a Bourbon Street prostitute without repercussions. This year, The G-Star School of... More >>

  • Not your Hippy Uncle’s Coffeehaus

    published October 16, 2008

    Coffee shops get a bad rap these days. It seems most people associate them with bad beat poetry and intellectual snobs endlessly talking about... More >>

  • A New Look Rivalry

    published October 9, 2008

    Olli Jokinen is gone, doomed to suffer in Phoenix after the Panthers traded him for two young defensemen (Keith Ballard and Nick Boynton).... More >>

  • Hurricane Strength

    published October 2, 2008

    It has been years since the University of Miami Hurricanes have dominated college football. Hell, the Canes used to field what was close to... More >>

  • Fascination Street

    published September 18, 2008

    The end of World War II not only brought about the end of worldwide Nazi oppression; it also marked the beginning of the United State’s... More >>

  • Aging Queers

    published September 11, 2008

    One of the greatest bands in the history of punk rock, the Queers, has been playing its signature blend of in-your-face-ruckus for more... More >>

  • Kick-boxed to a Pulp

    published September 11, 2008

    How many among us can truly claim to have a healthy and productive outlet for the immense rage that grows within us, what with hurricanes... More >>

  • One Day Anime Festival

    published September 4, 2008

    A one-day anime festival is coming to Davie on Saturday, and you really owe it to yourself to check it out. Even if you’re not a fan... More >>

  • Out From Under the Canvas

    published August 21, 2008

    Most of us can’t fathom staring at a blank canvas, trying to visually express our innermost feelings using paints, pencils, acrylics or any... More >>

  • Funny Ha Ha

    published August 14, 2008

    Tammy Pescatelli’s bio reads she’s the hardest working woman in comedy. Usually, being labeled as the “hardest working”... More >>

  • The New “Mean” Joe Green

    published August 7, 2008

    Itching for some fisticuffs this Wednesday? Warriors Boxing has you covered: Eight bouts means 16 blood-thirsty fighters looking to dismember one... More >>

  • Entertainer is in His Name!

    published July 24, 2008

    Most comedians aren’t known for their humility; after all, comedy is a cutthroat business reserved purely for those with thick skin and a... More >>

  • That’s What Friends Are For

    published July 10, 2008

    If the auditions for American Idol have taught us anything, it’s that friends can be cruel beyond words. At some point in each of... More >>

  • The Friday Before Next Friday

    published July 3, 2008

    The comedy world is mourning the passing of a legend, George Carlin, and what better way to celebrate his life than to support the art form he... More >>

  • Make with the Funny

    published June 26, 2008

    There are tons of improv sketch comedy groups scattered across the country, many of them filled with unfunny hacks that are more annoying than... More >>

  • He Makes Noises… With His Mouth!

    published June 19, 2008

    There was a time not too long ago that many people had legitimate fears that computers would take over their jobs and render them obsolete. Along... More >>

  • Stem Cells and Death Metal

    published June 12, 2008

    Death metal bands and their fans are universally known for their political correctness and sensitivity toward humanity in general. As if to prove... More >>

  • It’s no CB4…

    published June 12, 2008

    When a film is written, directed by, and stars the same guy, it normally spells disaster. When that man is Stephen Chow, it means something... More >>

  • We All Wear the Ribbon

    published June 5, 2008

    We live in an age where science has enabled 80-year-old men to continue procreating via a pill or two. And where bald men can grow hair by rubbing... More >>

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