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2009 Stories by Mike Sauer

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  • The Greatest Show on Earth Is Clown-Free

    published December 17, 2009

    One element of the circus continues to terrorize adults to this day, and that’s coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. Thanks to horror films... More >>

  • Force Fed

    published October 29, 2009

    Ask any group of self-respecting Star Wars geeks where they think the “galaxy, far, far away” is heading, and the consensus is... More >>

  • Feeding Faces

    published October 15, 2009

    If you are one of the unlucky TV viewers that hasn’t succumbed to the greatness of DVR, you may have caught one or two (or 200) commercial... More >>

  • Farewell Fiddle

    published October 8, 2009

    Consider the recent popularity of tween sing-alongs like High School Musical and Glee, partnered with Hollywood’s inability to... More >>

  • Geometry: It’s Not Just for Playing Pool

    published September 10, 2009

    When you sat in high school math class trying to distinguish the characteristics of an obtuse versus an acute angle, you may not have felt very... More >>

  • Peace, Love, and Old People

    published August 20, 2009

    If you look at the average age of your typical Crosby, Stills, and Nash fan, there is a high chance that they would qualify for AARP... More >>

  • Steamy Sex Questions Answered

    published August 6, 2009

    Explaining to the uninitiated what Steampunk is can be difficult — especially if they’ve never played a Final Fantasy video game or... More >>

  • War of the Wordsmiths

    published July 30, 2009

    If you stumble toward Delray’s Dada on the first Tuesday night of the month, you may notice a few people shouting. No, they’re not... More >>

  • Swapping Swamps

    published July 23, 2009

    If you are visiting Florida from the city of New Orleans, you have to be a little disappointed. The sub-nuclear weather, crowded beaches, and neon... More >>

  • Reconcilable Differences

    published July 16, 2009

    When it comes to fans of different genres of music, no two could be more opposite than eye-liner sporting goth-punks and line-dancing, country... More >>

  • A Much-Needed Manicure

    published July 2, 2009

    When you’re applying to become a member of a group as exclusive as industrial-metal act Nine Inch Nails, there has to be a “No... More >>

  • Comedy Central Takeout

    published June 25, 2009

    If you tune your cable box to Comedy Central at any given moment, chances are you will find a South Park re-run or a marathon of the film... More >>

  • Party Polynesian

    published June 11, 2009

    If the extent of your knowledge in tiki-culture is the talking parrot ride at Disney World, it’s time to wise up. For the past seven years a... More >>

  • Hail to the Geek, Baby!

    published June 4, 2009

    This weekend, thousands of Florida’s finest fanboys and girls (many dressed in their cosplay best) will venture out to the premier festival... More >>

  • No Reality-Show Catch Phrases Allowed

    published May 21, 2009

    Just saying the word “trump,” conjures up an immense amount of imagery, positive and negative. The name has become so synonymous with... More >>

  • Yesterday’s Punk, Here and Now

    published April 16, 2009

    Why be in a punk band in South Florida? “Why Not?" answers Robb Erwin, a member of the local thrash outfit the Dirty Boxes. "You... More >>

  • Dead CAN Dance?

    published April 9, 2009

    Zombies don’t have a lot of special talents. Sure, they do seem to have a good sense of smell (how else could they sniff out all those fresh... More >>

  • Brand New Shoez

    published March 26, 2009

    If you’re unfamiliar with the shoegaze genre, well you’re probably not alone. The movement peaked and pretty much ended in the early... More >>

  • Gardens Gone Geek

    published March 19, 2009

    The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens have always been a great place to bring a date. The quiet walkways, shimmering waterfalls, and manicured... More >>

  • Laughing at Old People

    published March 19, 2009

    If you’ve seen any of the great, African-American comedies of the past few decades, chances are you’ve seen John Witherspoon show... More >>

  • Music For Fast Drinkers

    published March 12, 2009

    When you visit the website, you’ll find a product that punctures the bottom of beer cans to allow maximum drinkage.... More >>

  • Big Sound, Big Instruments

    published March 5, 2009

    You have to wonder who would have the balls to be in a rockabilly band nowadays, especially in South Florida. Not only do you have to play your... More >>

  • One Man Noise Band

    published February 26, 2009

    When you hear the description “one-man band,” you may conjure up images of an artist on the street corner dressed in an obnoxious suit... More >>

  • Life in the Fast Lane

    published February 19, 2009

    When you visit Eddie Griffin’s official website (, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything really helpful or... More >>

  • Grindhouse Gory Days

    published February 5, 2009

    When the Grindhouse flicks of the 1970s morphed into direct-to-video releases in the ΄80s, some of their charm was lost. Instead of the... More >>

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