Well, the Dolphins pulled it off, folks. What a win! To think this team was where it was just a year ago. But, then again, it wasn't this team, you know? Bring on Baltimore!
There wasn't a whole lot going on in the SoFla blogosphere today (maybe because of the game), so I present to you a rather thin Sunday evening Sift.
A- Blast Off! is protesting his taxes and Uncle Sam is noticing.
Back in April, I told you about my first real foray into civil disobedience, my participation in the War Tax Boycott. I withheld 15% of my total tax liability as a protest against the use of federal tax funds to operate an illegal war in Iraq and Afghanistan (never mind the fact that the war has been handled incompetently at nearly every turn).B- Eye on Miami reports in from the King Mango Strut Parade that was held today in the Grove.
The IRS has begun to catch up with me, though. On Wednesday -- Christmas Eve, for Jeebus' sake -- I received a certified letter from the IRS informing me that I would be subject to various legal penalties, including liens on my property, if I didn't make arrangements to pay up immediately. Of course, after two divorces and being unemployed since September, my only "property" of any appreciable significance is my car, which they are welcome to have ... but that's beside the point.
A fine afternoon of satire and parody in Coconut Grove. Congratulations to Glenn Terry and the intrepid band of volunteers who put on the Mango Strut Parade every year. This year, the broad themes of a failed presidency and a national financial catastrophe dominated, with smaller themes woven in.C- South Florida Theatre Scene recaps the year that was in South Florida theatre.
D- A light show and a musical performance at a former marijuana grow house in Homestead? Artlurker has the details and a video.
At dusk, an intimate crowd gathered in the overgrown garden surrounding the façade of the house; a squat, single level domicile whose yellowish walls and taped windows would have appeared nothing out of the ordinary save for the suspect associations concerning its prior function—the production of marijuana.