Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cute alert: SeaWorld announces birth of two sea lions pups

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 4:02 PM

Get your heart eye emojis ready because SeaWorld Orlando's California sea lion family welcomed two new additions last week.  The two most recent sea lions, who were born June 23 and June 26, join four other newborns who entered the world at SeaWorld's Paradise Point Preserve in recent weeks....

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A Florida bicyclist is in critical condition after crashing into a dead alligator

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 3:56 PM

Last Saturday, June 27th, Pembroke Pines resident Tim Nicholls was riding his road bike when he ran into a two foot alligator carcass that had been previously crushed by a car. Riding in a group of roughly 40 cyclists, known as Weston Vello, the road bikers were sprinting at...

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A Florida wedding photographer had an epic comeback to an anti-gay customer

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 3:13 PM

Rainbow filters began to overlay Facebook profile photos over the weekend in response to the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country.  But when Clinton Brentwood Lee, a St. Petersburg professional wedding photographer, showed his support of same-sex marriage on his business' Facebook page, one particular client...

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DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney will be closing in 2016

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 12:48 PM

DisneyQuest, the massive indoor arcade that houses classic favorites like Virtual Jungle Cruise and Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam, will unfortunately be closing its doors sometime in 2016.  Walt Disney Disney announced the five story interactive theme park will be replaced with a basketball-centered NBA Experience, which promise "hands-on activities that...

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Listicle site Thrillest names Florida as nation's 'worst state'

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 6:18 PM

Thrillest.com, a website that ranks Hot Pocket flavors, has released a new "definitive ranking" of our nation's states and has ultimately decided that Florida is the worst.  Ignoring any real data (like census info, job reports, insurance records, etc) the listicle relied heavily on the worldly opinions of its...

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Disney says it will no longer serve poop-inspired dessert

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 5:17 PM

If you were one of the few that got to sample Animal Kingdom's poop-inspired desserts over the past two weeks, then consider yourself lucky. Disney will no longer be restocking the chocolatey turds at Zuri's Sweet shop, located in Harambe Market.  The shit snacks came in four different species; elephant,...

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Matt Pond goes to Dinosaur World and picks up Florida hitchhikers in new music video

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 5:01 PM

A.V. Club debuted the first part of Matt Pond's newest two-part music video for "Take Me With You" today to get us revved up for tomorrow's debut (June 30) of his new album, The State of Gold. And while the album likely isn't any sort of ode to the Sunshine...

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Netflix's 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' is a breathless and wheezing hard stare at the enigmatic Nina Simone

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 2:05 PM

Director Liz Garbus' amazing glimpses of Nina Simone in her new Netflix documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, add up to a breathless and wheezing hard stare at one of the world's most enigmatic talents. Garbus would've had to try to fail, of course, considering there's enough emotion in just...

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Daytona Beach considering gun range that serves alcohol

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 1:41 PM

Because nothing could possibly go wrong, Ron Perkinson, owner of Volusia Top Gun is hoping to open a gun range in Daytona Beach that also slings drinks.  Essentially, the idea is to have a gun range with a separate, but attached, cafe that serves both food and alcohol.  Perkinson,...

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It's official, the World's Ugliest Dog is from Florida

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Meet Quasi Modo, a former shelter dog, a Loxahatchee, Florida resident and now the world's ugliest dog!  For exhibiting "excellence in ugliness," the 10 year-old, pit bull-Dutch Shepard mix took home the top prize at the 27th annual World Ugliest Dog contest last Friday in Petaluma, California. Quasi beat...

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