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2008 Stories by Penn Bullock

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  • Put on the Blue Light

    published May 29, 2008

    Graham Greene described the Blue Plate Special as a symbol of American democracy. It was popular in the ’20s through the ’50s. It was... More >>

  • Reptiles and Soothsayers

    published May 22, 2008

    Question: What do a breakdancing gecko, a football coach, and a band of fortune tellers have in common? Answer: Today, they’ll all gather at... More >>

  • Rise From the Ashes!

    published May 15, 2008

    Sinbad, fresh from a virtual death on Wikipedia, performs today at the Parker Playhouse (707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale). Perhaps you... More >>

  • Mystery, Memory Loss, and Murder

    published May 8, 2008

    This weekend, thousands of American men and women will wake up next to someone they don’t recognize, with no memory of how they got there.... More >>

  • The Classifieds

    published May 1, 2008

    Dick Cheney has a mania for secrecy. The Vice-President keeps a man-sized vault in his office. He has a personalized stamp for marking memos... More >>

  • Poppy Pillow Kitty Kitsch

    published April 17, 2008

    A bizarre artist is exhibiting her works at an equally strange art gallery today. Pachy Sarmiento, a local graphic designer, approximately... More >>

  • Who Loves Watersports?

    published April 10, 2008

    We have the Chinese to thank for paper and fireworks, but the Orient should be roundly condemned for its 2000-year-old invention, the Dragon Boat:... More >>

  • Pop Goes the Art

    published April 3, 2008

    On Easter Sunday, President Bush presided over the Egg Roll on the White House lawn, which “commemorates our Savior's triumph over sin”... More >>

  • Pop Goes the Art

    published April 3, 2008

    On Easter Sunday, President Bush presided over the Egg Roll on the White House lawn, which “commemorates our Savior's triumph over sin”... More >>

  • The Ring, The Grudge, The Eye, The Pulse, One Missed Call, and now Shutter

    published March 20, 2008

    Just when you thought you’d seen the last American plagiarism of an Asian horror movie, another is airlifted across the Pacific.... More >>

  • The Sodom & Gomorrah to Thelma & Louise

    published March 13, 2008

    A pulpy, pornographic film from the ´90s is surfacing at the Gateway Theatre (1820 East Sunrise Boulevard) today. The Living... More >>

  • Making Shit Up

    published March 6, 2008

    Improv, of the kind you see on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, was born in Italy in the 1500s. In those days, it was called “commedia... More >>

  • Prostitution in Opera

    published February 28, 2008

    Courtesans, as opposed to prostitutes of today, commanded respect in European society centuries ago. They sold themselves for sex, but they also... More >>

  • Jim Naugle’s Worst Nightmare

    published February 28, 2008

    There are two Gay Mafias. The one is a criminal syndicate that lords over Hollywood and, through that, the nation. Its membership includes... More >>

  • Turkey and Kebabs

    published February 14, 2008

    Muazzez Ersoy is a diva in Turkey. And she looks a lot like Celine Dion. But Dion sounds like a crooner next to Ersoy, whose warble is... More >>

  • Capitol Crime

    published January 31, 2008

    In 1981, Representative John Wilson Jenrette, Jr. (D-SC) fucked his wife behind a pillar on the steps of the Capitol Building. Later in his... More >>

  • Tiffany Lamps Are A Girl’s Best Friend

    published January 24, 2008

    A 30-piece collection of Tiffany lamps, glassware, candlesticks, and desk sets go on display at the Boca Museum (501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton)... More >>

  • Coming to a Chapel Near You

    published January 17, 2008

    You can find anything on the Internet these days. If you’re looking to throw an Italian-American wedding, can guide the process. It... More >>

  • Out, Out, Young Sprout

    published January 3, 2008

    There’s no denying it: Most Westerners have, at some point, snuck a glance at David’s twig-and-berries. The statue by Michelangelo is... More >>

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