Friday, December 22, 2017

Orlando Weekly's 10 most-read stories of 2017

Posted By on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 3:46 PM

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In a year filled with Trump protests, Confederate statues coming down and record-setting hurricanes, our most-read stories at orlandoweekly.com were pretty much all over the place.

Here are our top 10 from 2017: 

The worst takes in the Orlando Sentinel's incredibly shitty guest column, ranked
A mere 72 hours after the one-year commemoration of the tragic mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse, the Orlando Sentinel ran what can only be described as a giant turd of a guest column. Read more

John Morgan sues Florida for the right to smoke weed
Orlando lawyer John Morgan filed a lawsuit against the state over a smoking ban on medical marijuana that he says violates the intent of Florida voters who approved the constitutional amendment last year. Read more



Orlando is now a finalist for Elon Musk's Hyperloop One project
Orlando is now a finalist for billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop One project, which is essentially a vacuum tube that would allow you to travel at speeds up to 750 mph and arrive in Miami in about 26 minutes. Read more

Medieval Times bravely offers 'I-4 Eyesore' as sacrifice to Hurricane Irma
In typical medieval fashion, the knights of Medieval Times in Kissimmee, Florida, prepared for Hurricane Irma the best way they knew how – by offering up the Majesty building as a sacrifice. Read more

The deleted Instagram posts from the cast of MTV's Siesta Key are somehow worse than the show
MTV's cringeworthy new "reality show" Siesta Key debuted this year, and while it might be the most painful thing to watch on television, it's actually not as painful to look at as a few of the cast members' Instagram accounts. Read more

As white supremacists descend on campus, the UF bell tower played the "Black National Anthem"
In a gospel-tinged clapback at white supremacists descending on the University of Florida campus for Richard Spencer's speech, the school's carillon bell tower played "Life Every Voice and Sing," a song sometimes called the "Black National Anthem." Read more

Stephanie Murphy files bill that would remove Stephen Bannon from National Security Council
Florida congresswoman and Winter Park resident Stephanie Murphy filed a bill that would have essentially removed Trump's top political advisor Stephen Bannon from the National Security Council. Read more

Rubio says he isn't showing up to town halls because of their "hostile atmosphere"
Matt Wolking, Rubio's press secretary, told Orlando Weekly that organizers are using an online activist manual put together by the group Indivisible "to stage a hostile atmosphere, record themselves booing no matter what is said, and refuse to give up the microphone." Read more

Twitter account of Florida lawmaker, who's trying to declare porn a public health crisis, "liked" a porn clip
State Rep. Ross Spano, a Republican who filed a bill to declare pornography a public health crisis in Florida, appears to have "liked" a pornographic tweet from his account just two days before filing said bill. Read more

Let's talk about Markeith Loyd's face

Earlier this year, accused cop killer Markeith Loyd was brought into custody after a nine-day manhunt, and questions of what exactly happened the night he was arrested were raised. Read more

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