Thursday, August 27, 2015

An FSU grad is selling her diploma on eBay for $50,000

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 1:48 PM

After about the 300th time of uploading your resume for a job application and then immediately being asked to input your work history, you start to think, ‘Were those $200,000 in student loans worth it?’ A Florida State University college graduate has apparently found the answer to our problems...

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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd promises to protect reporters – even the ones who don't say nice things about him

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 1:31 PM

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who never met a national story he couldn't find a way to insert himself into, held a press conference yesterday at which he addressed the tragic shooting deaths of a reporter and photographer in Virginia by a disgruntled former employee of the TV station...

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Orlando startup BlurtBox allows customers to complain to restaurants privately, in real time

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 1:20 PM

Think of it as the anti-Yelp. Orlando-based startup BlurtBox will allow diners to file complaints via direct message to restaurant managers in real time, thereby doing away with negative online reviews. The app was developed in the UCF Business Incubation Program by Julien Meyer, a graduate of University of...

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One writer, four croissants, one mission: Orlando's best croissant

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 12:20 PM

I woke up this morning as I usually do: with a hankering, followed by a sense of deep sadness.  I tweeted from my funk: A couple of minutes later, another Orlando Weekly food writer tweeted back at me: I felt like one of those obnoxious people who thinks...

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This Orlando man attempted to free his SUV from a tow truck like some kind of maniac

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 11:53 AM

"This guy isn't having a good day."

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Watch 'The End of the Tour' and chat with Rolling Stone's David Lipsky at the Enzian this Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 9:39 AM

If you’ve seen The End of the Tour (or read the Orlando Weekly review), you know that the film is the story of Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky’s (Jesse Eisenberg) five-day interview with novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel). Well, on Saturday, you’ll get a chance to interview the...

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Orlando Weekly turns 25 – here's a blast from the past

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM

This year, Orlando Weekly turns 25. We're old enough to rent a car, and if we were a college student, we'd only be able to stay on our parents insurance for one more year.  The origin story goes something like this:  In 1989, the Toronto Sun Publishing Corp. purchased...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Adultery is still against the law in Florida

Posted By on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 4:39 PM

Hey, so here's something funny that a commenter reminded us about today – adultery is still a crime in Florida.  According to statute 798.01, it's a second-degree misdemeanor to be Living in Open Adultery: Living in open adultery.—Whoever lives in an open state of adultery shall be guilty of...

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Orlando Speaks inspiring for some, not enough for others

Posted By on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Last night’s Orlando Speaks workshop, organized by Orlando Police Chief John Mina and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer with help from the Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute, received mixed reactions from participants. Held at the premium indoor club in the Citrus Bowl, the event was prefaced by a...

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All-you-can-eat mac & cheese at O-Town MacDown, Sept. 12

Posted By on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 1:09 PM

Ten bucks doesn't get you much these days (unless you're heading to one of our favorite budget-friendly lunch spots), but for that one meager bill, you can slurp down all the macaroni and cheese you can handle at the O-Town MacDown on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Osceola Heritage Park....

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