Monday, July 27, 2015

The Jeb Bush Vine that will surely secure his presidency

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 6:52 PM

 We started writing words to accompany this genius Vine video of presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, but they just get in the way. If you're a true American, you'll go to Vic Berger IV's Twitter account and give him the RT he deserves for creating it. ...

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Florida clerks’ budget reductions could affect guardianship oversight

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 6:48 PM

Like pretty much every hotel conference, the most interesting part of the Florida State Guardianship Association conference Friday was probably the mixed drinks at the pool bar. Still, we found some interesting tidbits at a presentation by four Florida county court clerks. For those who don’t know, a guardian is...

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Why is SunRail ridership stalling out?

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 6:03 PM

On July 25, the SunRail riders blog posted a frustrated-sounding plea to its readers: Stand up for SunRail.  The service, which has only been in place since May 1, 2014, has not maintained the 4,300+ average daily ridership goal officials hoped to meet in 2015. Instead, ridership has dipped...

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Vanilla Ice, 2 Live Crew and more join Legends of the Old School at CFE Arena

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 5:17 PM

Alright stop, collaborate and listen. The Legends of the Old School will be performing live at the CFE Arena on Friday, November 6. Rob Van Winkle, recently named Wellington, Florida's citizen of the year, is still solving problems. When he isn't flipping houses or donating toys, he is still...

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New IKEA placemat wants to control your behavior

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 4:26 PM

Last week, IKEA released tons of images of the new products that will be available in the 2016 catalog, and the kitchen stuff is especially nice. Those wood ring trivets! That iron serveware!  One item that has gotten a lot of attention is the Sittning placemat (above), which has...

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¡Hola, Orlando: Jeb Bush speaks to Latinos at Orlando campaign stop

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 3:07 PM

The first stop on Jeb Bush's presidential choo-choo train through Central Florida Monday was in Orlando, specifically, to meet with local Latino pastors.  The former Florida governor showed off his bilingual skills at Centro Internacional de la Familia as he answered questions mostly focused on religious freedom and Puerto...

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Orlando makes list of 23 cities where millennials can't afford apartments

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Congratulations, Orlando, for making yet another list – this one as one of the top 23 of the largest 50 cities in the nation where the rent is too damn high. So high that millennials – those born in in the 1980s, 1990s or early 2000s (aka, the Insubordinate...

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Last chance theater: What's leaving Netflix in August?

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 1:07 PM

YOU'RE THE KING OF THE COUCH! And as a benevolent ruler, you need to know what's on Netflix so you can properly schedule your viewing time. If you haven't seen these movies in a while (or ever), hop to it because they are leaving Netflix streaming at the end...

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All you aspiring Khals and Khaleesis can learn Dothraki at GeekyCon this weekend

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 1:05 PM

On July 30, GeekyCon, formerly known as LeakyCon, returns to the Orange County Convention Center. The four-day event centered on all things "geeky" will feature the inaugural launching of Geeky U, “a specially designed programming series to give you the basics you need to jump into any fandom.” Feel...

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Watch this hilarious 1986 news brief about 'rowdy' college kids at Daytona Beach

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:22 AM

On March 21, 1986, Ted Russell, of WFTV's Eyewitness News 9, interrupted the film Kiss of Death to give an early morning news brief about rowdy college kids. And, thankfully, some hero hit record on the VCR.  The segment, which also features some top-notch Orlando-based commercials, serves as a nice...

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