Category Archives: Florida

Scott’s Florida bits

The BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit


It’s very cool, mixing a film festival and film contest with industry summit and science conference. Who does that? People who believe in making disseminating information entertaining, that’s who.

I wrote a bit about it. It’s still going on—St. Pete hometowners, get out and about and learn some learnin’ things.

Florida People Still Down For Getting Concrete Or Krazy Glue Or Whatever Shot Into Their Asses

Yeah, so this happened again.

Look, if you are someone who is OK with having an unlicensed (and, apparently, un-gloved) stranger charge you a few hundred bucks to inject silicone or caulk or QuikCrete into your butt, you should probably just put on a heavy coat, fill all of its pockets with stones, and walk into the Atlantic Ocean. Because if the Seeping Krazy Glue Butt Infection doesn’t get you, something equally ignoble will, and probably very shortly.

(via iheartchaos)

LAWBI #59: Snake Charmers in the Everglades

Some people don’t consider Florida to be part of the Deep South proper.

They think of us as The Lower Northeast. As God’s Waiting Room. As A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of The Disney Corporation, with Promotional Consideration Courtesy of Tropicana, Uncle Owen’s Sunny Daze Industrial Postcard Production Complex and The Bail-Jumping Psychotics Local 913.

For these doubters — the ones who don’t believe Florida is down-home, backwoods, “earthy,” “bucolic,” twangy or racist enough to qualify for true Deep South status — I have two words and a number:

Python Challenge 2013.

Read the rest at Creative Loafing … 

While We Were Gone, Florida Was … Pretty Much The Same

Becky and I were sick through the holidays, and got well just in time for her surprise birthday trip to New Orleans late last week. (Courtesy of the Greatest Husband in the History of Monogamous Romantic Love, naturally.) There’ll be more on that later.

While we were gone, I guess the greater Tampa Bay Area continued on exactly as it has and will, including the incident of a pellet gun-wielding sub-moron who mistakenly hate-crimed a non-Muslim outside a Walmart.

That the victim was armed with a real gun, and chose not to blow the sub-moronic attacker away, is a sainthood-qualifying miracle here in Florida.

(story via Gawker)

America’s Wang: 2012 Florida CrayzeeNewz(tm) Roundup

Want to revisit a bunch of the usual cretin-packed news dispatches from Florida for the Year of Oh Lord 2012? has thoughtfully compiled a Top 20 list for you. (I assume they would’ve done a Top 50, but the human soul can only take so much.)

I’ve never been prouder.

(Memetastic image stolen from Miami New Times blog Riptide)