We knocked out tonight's evening Sift in record time, readers, and got it in before it turned Saturday. If you're still up, enjoy!
A- Mike LaMonica posts an amazing story of how social media assisted in locating some folks on a camera memory card that he found on the street.
Here’s what it took to track down the people on the memory card:B- Beached Miami profiles a very unique South Florida personality with a very unique motor bike.
-Two Facebook posts
-One blog post
-One tweet by me
-31 retweets by others
-Total time: 2 hours and 48 minutes.
An associate professor in the University of Miami Art Department, Lynn took home the West Collection 2011 Grand Prize for her electric/hybrid Mad Cow Motorcycle, an “eight-foot by three-foot sculpture of cow bones, bicycle frame, and motor … outfitted with a Florida M A D C O W license plate, cowbell, and cupholder,” according to a U.M. press release.C- The305.Com shares a video of the scene last Friday night at Club Play.
Lynn outfits herself with an udder-shaped helmet, black leather jacket, and cowhide chaps when she takes the Mad Cow Motorcycle for a spin around Miami Beach (see video below). Her goal with each ride is to get her bewildered bystanders to go vegetarian or at least to eat less meat.
D- Eater Miami introduces a new series named Truck Talk in which local food truck fare is discussed.
In the world of restaurants, culinary plagiarism is as common as ants at a picnic. To some, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, but many chefs guard their recipes like a UFO at Area 51. So when Gyromaniakz, a local food truck serving up Greek food with a twist, heard a fellow Mediterranean inspired truck would be serving up a falafel slider dish similar to their own, they took to Twitter to call out the second-fiddle falafel.E- Meatless Miami really likes the vege burger at Oneburger in Coral Gables and gives them high marks.
The burger itself was a nice change of pace from the Boca-style or mushy ones I've unfortunately come across lately–the 12 ingredients worked together and I could clearly distinguish chunks of black bean, corn, chickpea, sun-dried tomato, etc.F- Restaurant Gal reflects on some of her most miserable customers but adds a few nice ones, too.
Every French-speaking guest I served tipped me at least 15 percent. Every single one. Every German guest tipped $0.00 to $1.00 on $65.00-plus tabs. Every Dane pretended not to speak English and misunderstand the “suggested gratuity” chart and tip nothing. Every Brit tipped more than 20 percent so as not to be lumped in with the Danes and Germans. Every Scot and Irish lad and lassie asked if the tip was included, and tipped appropriately when I told them it was not. Hispanic men demanded the most service and tipped the least. Hispanic women tipped very well as long as their men weren’t around. Americans still confused the hell out of me with their profuse thanks and lousy tips, just as much as they did with their $20 bills on top of an auto grat for a large party. Just goes to show–you can’t believe anything you hear about who tips what.G- Random Pixels looks back into Miami history and picks out a great moment in political backstabbing.
H- It was quite a day for aviation as Nikon Miami shows us.