Thursday, March 26, 2015

Universal Studios Florida tests metal detectors at Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Universal Orlando sent shockwaves through theme park social media on March 25 by unexpectedly unveiling their newest experiment in guest safety. For a brief time on Wednesday morning, metal detectors were installed at the entrance of Universal Studios Florida's Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster. Guests were screened with...

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Cool video: Historical interpretations of Disney princesses

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Last month, BuzzFeed did some research on the Disney princesses. Using contextual clues littered throughout the movies they starred in, BuzzFeed determined roughly what time period each princess lived in and used models to show what the princesses might have looked like if they lived in the real world rather...

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UCF faculty group speaks out against guns on campus, wisely

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 1:34 PM

Today, we received a message from the University of Central Florida chapter of the United Faculty of Florida regarding the move to allow concealed carriers of firearms to bring their death-makers onto campuses, because that will protect them from mass shootings, for sure. There were a couple of key points...

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Measles case confirmed in traveler who visited Kissimmee

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 1:24 PM

You can add Florida to the above map today, because this was just announced:  The Florida Department of Health has confirmed measles in an adult international traveler who attended a conference in Kissimmee, Florida, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center March 16-17, 2015. The traveler spent time in...

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Indiana: Not for gays anymore. Florida not far behind.

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 11:47 AM

You'll have to pardon our levity for utilizing this image of Indiana to accompany an update on something as monstrous as a pro-discrimination bill being signed into law in Indiana today, but we need something to laugh at (and we're in love with the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Not...

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Grunge obsession: An alphabetical list of all the bands quoted in Nick Soulsby's oral history of Nirvana

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM

You can check out our review of the book here, but here's the TL;DR of what Nick Soulsby took on in his book I Found My Friends: the Oral History of Nirvana. "I hunted down 210 members of 170 of the bands who played with Nirvana 1987-1994, three-quarters of the bands...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Competition heats up the Will's Pub parking lot as Poca's Hottest hosts their annual cook-off

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 9:00 PM

If you’re into local music and hot sauce, you’re probably already aware of Poca’s Hottest. The brand, which recently opened a storefront in Artgeon, makes several varieties of condi ments inspired by local musicians and artists, like Shak Nasti Cajun Honey Mustard or Kaleigh Baker’s Serenade Marinade. Now some of...

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SXSW 2015: The Loud, the Quiet and the Mind-Blowing (plus where to catch stand-out acts in Florida soon)

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 3:07 PM

[image-11] I overheard 100 different people rattling off 100 different reasons they came to SXSW last week in Austin, Texas. Drinking, networking, hooking up, landing a deal, doing drugs, making money, blowing off steam … But for me, it’s all about one thing: seeing as many bands in as many...

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Do you really want to... see Culture Club live? Aug. 16 show announced at Hard Rock Live

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Legendary troublemakers who we (I) have studied for the entirety of our (my) life since the age of 11 Culture Club announced today that they would be making an appearance at the Hard Rock Live on Aug. 16. DID YOU HEAR THAT? CULTURE CLUB ARE COMING TO ORLANDO!!! Tickets are...

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Nosh Pit: Avocolada Smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Tropical Smoothie Cafe's newest offering for spring: The Avocolada Smoothie ($4.99), a ridiculously creamy frozen smoothie that does, in fact, taste a lot like a pina colada. The primary ingredients are avocado, pineapple, spinach, kale, coconut and lime, which means it's packed with nutrients (108 percent of your daily...

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