Hi. Hello. How are you? Happy New Year. Oh, and by the way, please do not fire a gun into the air at the stroke of midnight tonight. It happens every year. We mean, every year. So we're here with our annual reminder to not do that, because it's dumb. Seriously, the old year ends, the new one beg ... More >>
As the world gets fatter and obesity becomes a major health hazard, soda manufacturers take a large portion of blame. And, even when companies like Coca-Cola launch diet products, the fight doesn't end there, with people rallying against the artificial sweeteners that can supposedly cause as much da ... More >>
If Mitt Romney wins the election tomorrow, he'll have something to celebrate with. Alcohol-free whiskey. Now, whiskey is not a wimpy drink - quite the contrary. This particular form of spirit is typically equated with cowboys, grizzled old men and drinkers who know what they're doing. It takes bal ... More >>
Donald Trump will be making a "very, very big" announcement today that might change the course of the presidential election but probably won't because Donald Trump is an attention-whoring dipshit. But that isn't keeping us from talking about it because everyone loves to stare at a train wreck. Part ... More >>
We would be fools without ears or hearts if we didn't take a minute to acknowledge the passing of Etta James today.At 73, the Matriarch of the Blues endured many trials during her life, including an absent mother, an addiction to heroin, and more recently struggles with dementia and hepatiti ... More >>
Last night, I dreamt of food. This isn't some great breakthrough, as I often dream of meals so good that I honestly get a little weepy when I wake up and realize I've made it out of the dream state without clutching my fingertips to the never-ending pasta bowl. No, not from Olive Garden but endle ... More >>
It's the round-up time of the year. To kick off the a.m., we've culled the national stories on Clean Plate Charlie that got the most clicks for 2011. Read on for everything from the riveting to the ridiculous!
A Christmas Taco? Beats another freaking angel.We admit we've been lazy and haven't decorated the tree yet. It's just sitting there all barren and green. In our defense, we've been looking for some really interesting ornaments to adorn it with. We're sick of the usual reindeer, snowmen, and angel ... More >>
When Coca-Cola decided to team with the World Wildlife Fund to raise money for endangered polar bears, who would have thought there would be backlash?
No amount of alcohol will make this safe for you to try at home. Most of us take great measure to ensure that what we put down our gullets won't come back up to haunt us later. Stevie Starr, the Scottish performer perhaps better-known by his rather vivid stage handle, "The Regurgitator," isn't mo ... More >>
NBC UniversalBravo reunion shows are basically one and the same -- a schmaltzy way to pimp out yet one more cheap episode of the shows you love to say you don't ever watch. At least Top Chef is the most intelligent of mindless television (Hey -- at least it's not Real Housewives of Miami). ... More >>
Laine Doss Diner by the Sea The deal: Every item on Diner by the Sea's menu is well under $10. Diner by the Sea serves a small but classic selection of burgers, salads, and sandwiches as well as chili and homemade soup of the day. This small coffee shop is decorated in cheery blues and yel ... More >>
John SotoGuarding the entrance to the Lechuza Caracas estate in Wellington is a gate at least eight feet high, topped with iron spikes and emblazoned with the golden emblem of an owl. An electronic keypad out front is the only way to make the doors swing open, but for now they remain firmly shut. Th ... More >>
The best things come in pairs, and taking a look around the SoFla blog-o-sphere this week proves there's no exception to that rule. The theme seems to be having your cake (and eating it too) and new arrivals (and eating them too!). In case you're wondering, the above pic is a baby cake from kick ass ... More >>
We know how to weather the big storms, right?
The pent-up "whatever" down in the nether
Strife at swimming's prime shrine threatens to wash away a local icon
A $60 million park may bring Broward into the bigs of the world's second most popular sport
Jewish matchmakers are being squeezed by online dating services
A female columnist drops by a strip joint
Low-profile "legal" gambling operations are slipping into Florida under the door and through the transom