Thursday, April 28, 2016

Magic forward Jason Smith to devour a 2-pound ribeye at Smokey Bones in Sanford tonight

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Arby's ain't the only ones to "have the meats." Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is introducing their new 2-pound smoked ribeye steak dinner, and tonight at 6 p.m. at the Sanford location, Orlando Magic forward-center Jason Smith will attempt to devour the entire thing (plus two side salads and...

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Watch this landscaper therapeutically run over a Trump lawn sign in Orlando

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 2:12 PM

An Orlando landscaper decided to repeatedly run over a Donald Trump campaign sign, something many of us have only dreamt of.  According to WKMG, the landscaper was caught on security cameras destroying the sign at a home in the Citrus Chase neighborhood. The resident told the station that he...

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Florida's legal bills mount over gambling dispute with Seminole Tribe

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 2:11 PM

Florida has paid more than $260,000 to private law firms in gambling lawsuits involving the Seminole Tribe of Florida, with the likelihood of hundreds of thousands of dollars more on the horizon. The Seminoles and the state are fighting over the tribe's "exclusive" right to operate banked card games, including...

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UCF police chief apologizes for "Middle Eastern gun man/woman" alert, but defends response

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 1:59 PM

University of Central Florida Police Chief Richard Beary apologized Wednesday for an alert sent out that described a "Middle Eastern gun man/woman" on campus, but defended the department's response to the situation.  "These are time-sensitive situations," he says. "I personally apologize if it was insensitive and we upset people, that was...

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Orlando man learns important lesson: Raccoons will bite your dumb ass

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 1:31 PM

He's now a little older and a little wiser.

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Marion County School Board blocks transgender kids from choosing bathroom

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 12:20 PM

The Marion County School Board voted 4-1 to pass a measure that restricts students' access to school bathrooms based on their birth sex, not gender identity.  The Ocala Star-Banner reports the issue arose after a local parent complained his son’s right to privacy was violated because he had to share...

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A TLU remembrance of local artist Morgan Steele

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:42 AM

I didn’t know Morgan Steele in that IRL sort of way. Normally, I draw a line there. But with an essence so uncontainable, permeant and sui generis, he was an exception. Unlike the vague composites we have of our further acquaintances, Morgan was a blazingly detailed figure. He was as...

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New season of Eddie Huang's show 'Huang's World' premieres tonight on Viceland

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:40 AM

Hometown son Eddie Huang's show Huang's World, long a web viewing staple, premieres tonight (April 28) on Viceland, Vice's new cable channel. (We've written about Eddie, uh, a few times before.) This'll be the second season of Huang's World and the first on "real" TV. Here's the trailer; catch the...

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Rick Scott wants you to stop trying to stop Donald Trump

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:03 AM

While some have said the idea of Vice President Rick Scott is laughable, that hasn't stopped the Florida governor from gunning for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's heart, this time by trying to convince his party to stop trying get rid of the billionaire.  In a Facebook post, Scott...

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Nine Inch Nails' grotesque film Broken finally makes its way online

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 10:32 AM

Years before Nine Inch Nails' headman Trent Reznor soundtracked the Social Network, he was involved in ... let's just say a very different kind of movie.  Coming off the commercial high of the Pretty Hate Machine, and a high profile slot on the first Lollapalooza tour, Reznor had a very...

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