Americans' preferences for alcohol have been all over the place. Nearly every spirit has had its moment to shine. In the Colonial era, it was rum. After the Revolutionary War, American-grown grains were turned into prolific amounts of whiskey. In the Jazz Age, gin saw its day. The Sex and the City g ... More >>
God bless our local TV newscasters. They hustle day in and day out to bring you all the locally relevant information that you need to know. They tell you what the weather is going to be, where the latest car-jacking took place, and how much the watermelon that won the biggest fruit award at the coun ... More >>
SeaWorld reported its quarterly earnings Wednesday -- and they were at a record high, according to the Orlando Sentinel, which reported that the company's "quarterly profit ballooned 30 percent from the same period a year ago, from $92 million to $120 million. Total revenue rose 3 percent, to $538 m ... More >>
In the past few years, two trainers have been killed by orcas at SeaWorld, leading to news headlines, federal hearings, and a growing awareness that hey, maybe it's not such a good idea to keep giant wild animals in tiny tanks and treat them as slaves for our entertainment. This summer came the re ... More >>
Broward Fire Rescue were able to save a dog that had traveled five miles trapped between the axle and steering mechanism of a PT Cruiser. Fire Rescue workers were probably expecting a call or two having to do with people getting injured from fireworks on Thursday. Instead, they got an unusual call ... More >>
The general consensus on doughnuts is to stay away. Seriously, how many fat cop and doughnut jokes go hand in hand? While your doctor and dietician might warn to to keep your hands off those perfectly sweet and fluffy Krispy Kremes, right now you have the perfect excuse to eat up. Starting today, ... More >>
Up north this weekend, they did that thing with the cars, a whole lot of them, going vroom vroom, around and around and around and around, in the big wide circle, and everyone cheering for five minutes and then they drink MGD, and country music and America and white people -- you know what we're tal ... More >>
A reader recently called Clean Plate Charlie's attention to the barbecue served at The Hog Restaurant in Pompano Beach, a relatively new, independent joint that's been open for about six months. Since it's all about style when it comes to barbecue, we'll cut to the chase: Restaurant manager Alessand ... More >>
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 >>
Liberalmind1012 via Creative CommonsYou could have your drink and chew it too! If Urban Outfitters had the equivalent of IKEA's Swedish Food Market, the shelves would be stocked with products valued either for their mall-ready alt sensibilities or their ironic appeal; e.g. quinoa pancake mix, Jap ... More >>
Let's face it. Valentine's Day is this big made-up holiday that was invented by the flower, candy and card industries to shame people into buying their crap at least one day out of the year. Sure, the guy you're seeing bought you some candy and took you to Denny's for a romantic Grand Slam las ... More >>
This Sunday, "Furious Pete" Czerwinski will face off against "Gentleman" Joe Menchetti and Dale "Mouth of the South" Boone at Mardi Gras Casino in a major watermelon-eating contest. The event -- which features a whopping 84 contestants -- begins at 1 p.m. According to the rules, "Each contestant ... More >>
Flickr: jd06Mike Wallace, driving in the 2009 Daytona 500.NASCAR races aren't known for their racial diversity. And the traditional good ol' boy fan base isn't known for voting for Democrats. But maybe it's a place where an African American Democrat can score a few swing votes in Florida's U.S. S ... More >>
You may have thought cooking was just a way to get something to eat. Actually, it's why homo sapiens developed bodies strong enough to bench-press a dump truck and brains that could create incomprehensible "financial instruments" to sell to widows and orphans and crash the world econo ... More >>
Food porn is all the rage these days. There are entire sites devoted to the obscene pleasures of voyeuristic foodie-ism, and they're growing in number each day. Just this week, food writer and chef Anthony Bourdain explored the subject on a special episode of his Travel Channel series No Reservation ... More >>
Presidential candidates vie (and pander and plead) for one heart and mind in Swing Vote
With Step Brothers, Ferrell, Reilly, McKay, and company still don't wanna grow up. Thank God for that.
Especially our movies
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In FlatOut 2, life is a highway strewn with carnage.
Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything.
On January 3 of last year, Office Depot scored a home run with the Sun-Sentinel. Advertising and marketing columnist Jeff Zbar led his story this way: Office Depot is taking care of business again. The office supply retailer has reached back to refresh its long-time "Taking Care of Business" ma ... More >>
We just can't quit this countrified Karaoke.
It's not just for prisoners!
Beatcomber gets can't help but marvel at the collision between NASCAR and hip-hop.
There's nothing good about this remake of an awful ol' show
Oui, oui, it's the French Film Mini Fest!
Gaijin boy Tom Cruise likes to play with Samurai swords
Human rights groups demand peace, justice, and a day at the beach
The Florida Philharmonic is dying right along with its fan base
Baseball goes topsy-turvy
Amici Ristorante & Bar
Freddie's Anchor Sports Grill
Behold the swamp buggy races, South Florida's oddest racing tradition, where the engines roar, the muck flies, and the vehicles sometimes sink