Today, Fort Lauderdale votes to declare this National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week. That's an anemic response to weeks of protest from a city that has made headlines for passing laws regulating how its homeless can be fed. Its main shelter features only 230 temporary beds. But the county has r ... More >>
Yesterday, the nine justices of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declined to hear any of the federal cases pending before them regarding state bans on same-sex marriage. By not taking up the cases, SCOTUS allows the lower district court decisions to stand, meaning same-sex couples in ... More >>
This past Saturday, the PGA National Resort hosted its third-annual Craft Beer Festival & Burger Bash, showcasing the works of local restaurants in a competition to see who will be crowned the King of Burgers. Burgers pair great with beer, especially craft beer, of which there was a decent mix of A ... More >>
If you don't succeed at first, try and try again. This seems to be the saying for Florida's growler dilemma as state representative Frank Artiles (R-Miami) wants to reintroduce a bill that would make 64-ounce growlers legal. Artiles co-sponsored legislation last year that tried to do the same thing ... More >>
Two South Florida parks, the Dry Tortugas and Biscayne National Park, have been voted part of the Top Ten "Sexiest National Parks" in America on sugar-daddy travel website MissTravel.com, a "destination-dating" site that hooks up "attractive" travelers with "generous" ones. According to the compan ... More >>
The days of using your welfare card to make it rain on some fine ladies dancing on the pole, then getting yourself some booze, is now officially a thing of the past. Gov. Rick Scott signed bill HB 701 on Thursday, making the use of state-issued electronic benefits cards at strip clubs, liquor store ... More >>
The days of using your welfare card to make it rain on some fine ladies dancing on the pole, and then getting yourself some booze, is now officially a thing of the past. On Friday morning, with no debate, the Florida Senate unanimously approved the bill that will not allow the use of state issued e ... More >>
Marco Rubio is about to go all-in on being The Guy For The GOPers in 2016, more so than he already is The Guy For The GOPers in 2016. And he's doing it via the thorny immigration reform policy which, just like every other damn thing in Washington, has split the parties asunder. According to Politi ... More >>
Gun lovers around the country designated this past Saturday, January 19, a "gun appreciation day." In Utah, a guy celebrated by bringing an assault rifle into a JC Penney, and five others celebrated by getting shot at gun shows in Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. Locally, the Delray Shooting Center ... More >>
When the subject of equal pay for women was broached during the second presidential debate, President Obama touted his support for the Lilly Ledbetter bill while Mitt Romney bragged about binders full of women and stressed how important it is for working moms to be home in time to cook dinner. ... More >>
If there's one thing Disney movies have taught us, it's that domesticated pets have an uncanny knack for surviving in the wild.The most recent real-world example happened when a car accident along I-75 sent an 11-year old house cat named Sam scurrying into the unforgiving brush of Big Cypress Nation ... More >>
The big business brains over at Forbes compiled a list of 200 American cities that the magazine says are the best for "business and careers."Don't get your hopes up, folks. Fort Loddy Doddy did terrible, coming in 192 out of 200. We barely beat out notorious hellhole Flint, Michigan.
CandwichThe Candwich: Because we're sick of canned tuna.Here's a great new food for those of you worrying how you're going to get fresh bread to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches after the world ends by apocalypse, terrorist attack, or zombie takeover.Mark One Foods in Salt Lake City, Utah, ... More >>
A 31-year-old man threw a hot dog at Tiger Woods at yesterday's golf tournament at CordeValle in San Martin, California, as he ran toward the seventh green. The motive is unclear: perhaps a phallic reference to Woods' epic infidelities? Woods was getting ready for his putt, said the golfer. ... More >>
In a recent survey of the most dangerous spring break destinations in the country, Fort Lauderdale -- birthplace of the modern spring break -- didn't even crack the top ten. West Palm Beach ranked fifth and Miami was tenth. The survey, conducted by the website lawyer website avvo.com, looked at c ... More >>
During the heady days of college, all of us had to balance our budgets between pizza, rent, and textbooks. Today, university students have it a lot better than we did when I was in school. With the power of the Internet, students can find the right book from any source on the planet and likely ... More >>
Flickr: Mr. T in DCADT, the home security systems company based in Boca Raton, protects its customers from the conventional thieves -- prowlers, smash-and-grabbers, and your garden-variety home burglars. But who will protect ADT from the pack of thieves who defraud the company from the front step ... More >>
Before South Park, Trey Parker wrote a musical about a cannibal.
Now that MC Hammer has his own reality show, you just knew the Vanilla Ice cameo was soon to follow. The Wellington white boy man makes his appearance on this Sunday's third episode for a "huge concert" in the only state white enough to fill a stadium for the show: Utah.But hey, this act works bette ... More >>
Featuring Cute Is What We Aim For, Anarbor, Meg & Dia, and others.
photo by Justin Namon, www.thepopnessparty.comI get a lot of feedback about how I'm always negative and not positive. So if people think that all I do is bitch and complain, then they should e-mail me and give me something to write about. What are the topics people want to hear about? What are the c ... More >>
Not that it matters for another 22 months, but a recent in-depth state-by-state analysis of party affiliation by Gallup says Florida "leans Democrat." The study included more than 18,000 interviews with Floridians and ultimately says that since 2002, the country has gone from mostly Republican ... More >>
If you happen to have an extra grand or so to blow on a football game, you probably won't need to come here for my bitter blog posts, live from the BCS Championship. But if you live in the same country as the rest of us non-yacht owners, you can get everything you need right here. A bit of backgrou ... More >>
Here's one for my "Oh for fuck's sake!" files:Legislators in Utah are pushing to restrict restaurants that make mixed drinks in full view of minors, arguing that all those pretty, glittering bottles and delicious-looking garnishes behind the bar constitute a sore temptation, one that could lead youn ... More >>
Joshua gets it: Your kid is a monster
Halfway through Sundance and still whistling a happy tune
Opposition is a commodity in Sundance docs
Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs
From Dakota Fanning's rape to John Cusack's daddy issues, Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn
Just how did Mexico's icon get her name?
The Hackensaw Boys come down from the mountain to dip a toe in the mainstream
Shane Carruth's Primer goes back to the future, and it's a weird, wild ride
Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. So... now what?
Do you feel lucky, punk?
This penetrating adventure proves ridiculous but amusing
A CB radio opens a channel for evil in John Dahl's Joy Ride
Too many shocks numb the senses in Vertical Limit
"The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life"
September 3 - 9, 1998