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What do bored killer whales do? Kill

February 25, 2010
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That’s what Ric O’Barry told Weekly reporter Edward Ericson Jr. almost 10 years ago, in a story we ran about the last time SeaWorld’s Tillikum took a life. If O’Barry’s name sounds famliar, it should. He’s the animal activist behind last year’s stunning documentary, The Cove, and the guy who’s felt bad about killing...
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Beating baby elephants

December 16, 2009
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Beating baby elephants

This just in from our newest blogger, Jim Gaines, who doesn’t have an account set up yet so I’m posting for him.PETA says that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus beats baby elephants. We’re still waiting to hear directly from the circus’ parent company, but they’ve denied to the Washington Post that the...
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Railroaded

December 16, 2009
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Railroaded

Big doings downtown today as Gov. Charlie “Choo-Choo” Crist made a stop to celebrate the wonder that is going to be commuter rail. Platitudes fell from lips, onlookers looked on politely, hands got shaken, Buddy Dyer made a reference to the “rail renaissance,” photos were snapped and nothing really happened of any importance at...
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Video: Protest at Publix

November 3, 2009
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If you shop at Publix, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers would like you to know that you are supporting a store that exploits immigrant workers by refusing to increase the price it pays for tomatoes by one penny per pound. According to the CIW, workers are paid the same rate today they were in...
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Breaking: Biteboy to save fountain!

October 19, 2009
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Breaking: Biteboy to save fountain!

This just in from hot shoe reporter Billy Manes, who is down in the halls of city council sniffing out details and dispatched this dispatch via his Bloggytown celluphonic news transfer device: Biteboy, Orlando’s favorite “gurgling pool of awful,” is going to help save the Lake Eola fountain! What, you don’t remember Biteboy? Neither...
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RIP, Reax

October 13, 2009
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RIP, Reax

May we have a moment of silence, please, for the passing of a fine publication … thank you. No, we’re not talking about the Orlando Sentinel. We said “fine” publication. (Oh god, we kill us.) We speak of the late print edition of Reax, a statewide music mag full of piss and vinegar. We...
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Disney acquires Marvel, replaces “vixens” with “princesses”

September 1, 2009
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Disney acquires Marvel, replaces “vixens” with “princesses”

Editor’s note: The following is by Adam Simon, an Orlando-based “geek culture” enthusiast. Enjoy.   What can you get for $4 billion in a recessed economy? How about mutant powers and radioactive spiders? Monday’s announcement that Disney has signed the deal to acquire Marvel for $4 billion in cash and stock got nerds everywhere...
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Staver, Liberty Counsel hit a new low

July 30, 2009
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Staver, Liberty Counsel hit a new low

Mat Staver, god’s man in the legal trenches who was recently named the “Best Local Member of the American Taliban” by this very newspaper, has turned his attention to the health care reform debate. As usual, he’s decided that if “reform” proves in some way disadvantageous to big business, the religious right or anyone...
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Cops to Whiny Juany Lynum: Piss off

June 25, 2009
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Here’s the rest of the shocking – shocking! – case of “racial profiling” alleged by Whiny Juany Lynum, commissioner Daisy Lynum’s maturity-challenged 30-something son: In a Feb. 19 letter to Orlando Police Chief Val Demmings, Whiny lays out his case. At 10:25 p.m. that night, we was east bound on Columbia Street passing Bethune...
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Breaking: Whiny Juany at it again

June 24, 2009
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Just got a call from a quasi-reliable source – OK, it was Billman on a day-off bender – who says HE got a call from a pretty reliable source who said that Whiny Juany Lynum is at it again with his police brutality crap. Recall that Whiny Juany, Crazy Daisy Lynum’s 30-something kid, got...
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