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2007 Stories by John Linn

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  • Jump Everybody, Jump Everybody, Jump

    published December 27, 2007

    What’s our most important national holiday? Christmas, though economically stimulating, is not universally celebrated. Thanksgiving is too... More >>

  • Falling Down

    published December 27, 2007

    If there’s one factor that completely separates a comedian’s live performances from his pre-recorded material, it’s the thrill of... More >>

  • Say Our Tearful Goodbyes

    published December 27, 2007

    “Well, it’s certainly been a long season, guys. We’ve had some really low points, and… some other really low points. But I... More >>

  • Golden Age Blowout

    published December 27, 2007

    It was only in 1957 that the Seminole Tribe of Florida was given sovereignty and created its own constitution. It had been quite a rough and rocky... More >>

  • Sell Out With Me Tonight

    published December 27, 2007

    Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is sort of like the Microsoft of the circus world. The “Greatest Show on Earth” got... More >>

  • Here's the Beef

    published December 20, 2007

    Last month we wrote about Dogma Grill ("Haute Dogs," November 1), lamenting that Broward dog lovers can't find a certain type of Los Angeles... More >>

  • Lost and Lost-er

    published December 20, 2007

    Jeff Daniels’ tenth play, Guest Artist, is something of a head-scratcher -- one that attempts to tackle deeper questions than... More >>

  • It's a Savage World

    published December 20, 2007

    If you like moving pictures on large screens accompanied by sound, there’s probably no reason for you to skip Savages. Why?... More >>

  • Florida’s Over Achievers

    published December 20, 2007

    Right about now, the Panthers are the only South Florida sports team that isn’t sucking awfully – they’re just a notch below... More >>

  • Christmas with the Queen

    published December 20, 2007

    So you’ve torn through all your presents on Christmas morning, and it looks like a two-ton wrapping paper bomb ravaged your living room. Now... More >>

  • Avant Savants

    published December 20, 2007

    Native Floridian joint Alligator Alley (1321 E. Commercial Blvd., Oakland Park) is known for a couple of things: (1) Its gladesman-style take on... More >>

  • Give a Little, Get a Lot

    published December 20, 2007

    Charity events don’t have to be stuffy, monotonous affairs. Sometimes you’ve got to get a little crazy to raise interest – maybe... More >>

  • Damn You, Rooney

    published December 13, 2007

    If Andy Rooney were doing commentary for the 2007 Winterfest Boat Parade, it would sound something like this: “Have you ever wondered... More >>

  • The Suck-O-Meter

    published December 13, 2007

    In terms of pure Xs and Os, there’s probably a better chance of Ricky Williams’ torn pectoral muscle donning pads and... More >>

  • The Ghost With the Most

    published December 13, 2007

    It’s no secret that ghosts never age — the fluffy specters gain all the benefits of growing older and wiser without ever experiencing an... More >>

  • Symphonic Graffiti

    published December 13, 2007

    Led Zeppelin is one of those bands whose songs can be played in just about any configuration and still rock. Case in point: Puff Daddy’s... More >>

  • Masters of Mayhem

    published December 13, 2007

    What’s it take to get a Mixed Martial Arts organization off the ground? Ricky Folse knows. The MMA/boxing/kickboxing vet of 45 bouts was... More >>

  • Family Circus

    published December 13, 2007

    Reuniting with your family during the Holidays isn’t always a joyous experience: You and your siblings may be all grown up now, but you still... More >>

  • Shoot it Iginla

    published December 6, 2007

    A quarter of the NHL season is officially in the books, making right about now gut-check time for our own Florida Panthers. Thanks... More >>

  • Talk Ain’t Cheap

    published December 6, 2007

    When’s the last time you had an inspiring conversation that made you think? (No, the one where you debated the similarities between Optimus... More >>

  • Strong Arms

    published December 6, 2007

    Hollywood is a helluva rough place, especially for a pre-pubescent funny girl harboring dreams bigger than her parents’ dingy, one-room loft.... More >>

  • Dr. Hook Said it Best

    published December 6, 2007

    There isn’t any musical fame barometer as iconic as a Rolling Stone cover photo. Even in the early days of rock, a band that got its... More >>

  • Who is the Proopdog?

    published December 6, 2007

    Improvisational guru Greg Proops is a strange cat, really; strange enough to refer to himself on his website in almost a dozen totally odd... More >>

  • Seoul Child

    published November 29, 2007

    I'm not bragging, but if it weren't for me, my parents would never try new food. When I first took them to a Japanese restaurant, Dad... More >>

  • KISS Country

    published November 29, 2007

    There’s something pleasantly ironic about well-mannered, artsy types saddling up to the “Starchild” himself, Paul Stanley,... More >>

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