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A treasure trove of fantastic Florida photos from the 1970s

February 12, 2014
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A treasure trove of fantastic Florida photos from the 1970s

Slate recently posted a magical slideshow that you need to see. In 1972, photographer Bill Yates spent seven months taking pictures at the Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink in Tampa; as Jordan Teicher relates on Slate’s Behold photoblog, “He mostly forgot about the work up until recently, when he unearthed about 800 negatives from his archives and...
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New freakin’ tall Falcon’s Fury construction photos from Busch Gardens Tampa

January 7, 2014
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Lately SeaWorld has been getting all the publicity, but sister park Busch Gardens Tampa is making a little noise for itself today with some fresh Falcon’s Fury construction photos. The massive 335-foot drop-tower will be the tallest such ride in North America when complete. Even in its current condition at “only” just over 300...
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HUMBLE PIE!: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn sports UCF Knights Jersey and flies UCF flag over City Hall

December 16, 2013
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HUMBLE PIE!: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn sports UCF Knights Jersey and flies UCF flag over City Hall

So apparently just now at Orlando City Hall, Mayor Buddy Dyer showed this video of an awkward looking Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn in an ill-fitting jersey and eating crow. See, UCF is actually in a bowl game this year.  But University of South Florida sadly is not. The mayors had a “gentleman’s bet” about...
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There’s an app for that: BuzzMe allows users to buy drinks via smartphone

July 12, 2013
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There’s an app for that: BuzzMe allows users to buy drinks via smartphone

Now you can purchase menu items for friends, family, and colleagues – anyone you don’t really want to associate with in person – from your smartphone, using the new BuzzMe app.
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New York avant-garde folk band Ida play intimate venue in Tampa

February 14, 2013
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New York avant-garde folk band Ida play intimate venue in Tampa

It just sounds so charming: a limited listening party to the soothing arrangements of Ida, live in an unexpected setting.
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1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater gets new name

February 5, 2013
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1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater gets new name

The outdoor live music venue will now be called Live Nation Amphitheatre, aptly named after the venue's concert-booking company.
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OW goes to the RNC: BLIND ITEM—Which GOP state legislator thinks his/her party has taken leave of its sanity?

August 29, 2012
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OW goes to the RNC: BLIND ITEM—Which GOP state legislator thinks his/her party has taken leave of its sanity?

Can you name the Florida state legislator who gave us the following quote* in Tampa this week? “I can’t wait until my term’s over and I don’t have to be part of this party anymore. They’ve gone crazy.” *Caveats: It was loud, and we’d been drinking. But even if the words aren’t dead on, the sentiment...
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OW goes to the RNC: Embargo blowjob, part 8!

August 28, 2012
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The RNC has started sending us copies of today’s speeches, with the specific instructions that these are “embargoed until delivery.” But these speeches are dumb and boring and terribly predictable and inconsequential anyway, so we’re going to blow the embargo, because we can, and because embargoes are stupid, and because we really don’t care...
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