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First Shot: I love my Chances

August 4, 2009
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This country is killing itself with trivia. Here we are at a moment in our history when serious matters are flying at us left and right, and all anybody wants to do is hunker down in front of the tube to find out what specific horror show is going to play out on this...
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“Deep Blue”: All Rhodehamel, till midnight, till Tuesday

August 3, 2009
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“Deep Blue”: All Rhodehamel, till midnight, till Tuesday

Turns out that Doug Rhodehamel’s Deep Blue show that opened last Friday at Bold Hype was a creative thrill, and the good news is that you can still see the installation till midnight, till Tuesday. Here’s a note we got from Doug followed by our review of the show by Rex Thomas. From Doug:...
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First Shot: Worst! Ankle-grab! In the w-o-o-o-o-o-rld!

August 1, 2009
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As if we all needed further proof that political discourse in this country is just so much whole-grain bread and flea circuses, The New York Times revealed yesterday that a truce was recently struck between News Corporation (parent of Fox News) and G.E. (owner of MSNBC). The deal is said to require the nets’...
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First Shot: God of blunder

July 29, 2009
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OK, this is one of those times when knowing the correct answer to a question probably makes you look worse than not knowing. But if you understand anything about my predilections, preoccupations and priorities, you’ll understand why I just couldn’t let it go. See, it seems that Harry Knowles had a great time at...
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Dandelion and Apartment E need local support

July 27, 2009
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The going’s been tough for two local leaders for the arts and good living in Orlando. Hear about Julie Norris’ financial plan for keeping Dandelion Communitea Cafe open through the summer. Your part: $11.11 www.dandelioncommunitea.com __________________ __________________ And who doesn’t love Frankie Messina of Apartment E? Never one to complain about the costs associated...
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First Shot: Only the pod can judge me

July 25, 2009
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Hey, remember “Jake Lloyd”? Ten years ago, everybody thought he was going to go down in history as the worst Darth Vader ever.   Yep, believe it or not, it’s been a full decade since Star Wars: Episode 1—The Phantom Menace was released, instantly creating the fashion subcategory of the George Lucas-baiting T-shirt (which...
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Ends: But do you have to spell it like that?

July 24, 2009
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I’m a fan of jilliansays’ gatherings of local merchants. After all, everyone needs a good soap. The title of this next one is a little precious for me, but, hey, donuts, right? Arte Faire at Wills Pub – Wednesday, July 29th from 6-10 PM. 1042 North Mills Avenue, Orlando FL     Featuring a...
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First Shot: Who’s watching the kids watching?

July 23, 2009
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Well, now we know what the big issue is going to be in next year’s midterm elections. Not the economic stimulus. Not Afghanistan. Not the shameful way in which America’s broken health-care system has impeded Mischa Barton’s mental recovery.   Children’s television.   Yep, just as they always do, the Democrats are gearing up...
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Pass the hat for photons

July 21, 2009
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Got any spare lights? Anyone? I’ll let Kristine Erickson of Mills 50 and Scott Donald explain: Hello!  Frequency Productions is working on monthly art shows featuring nationally known artists along side Orlando’s finest art talents at the Cameo Theater.  Mills 50 is a partner with them on this and we are facing a lighting...
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First Shot: Future to look the same, sound different

July 18, 2009
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In all honesty, I’m not a big fan of Futurama. But I have friends who are, and a trip to their place often entails watching the thing and smiling indulgently. So I shared their joy when it was announced that the show was going to be making a Family Guy-esque return to the airwaves....
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