Sorry. Doesn't feel very Friday. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Obalesque is off to Key West for the weekend.
And in truth, I’m not going for the literature, either. Other than newspapers on the john and maybe a book by the pool, mostly I’ll be reading beer bottle labels, menus, and messages on tee shirts. The tourist industry is okay with that, too.B- Ipanemic has quit.
I was smoking three packs of cigarettes a day right before I quit. In fact, the night before I quit, I went to the drugstore, bought two packs of cigarettes along with the starter nicotine patch kit. I smoked those cigarettes right up until I got ready for work the next day, then slapped on a patch just before heading out.C- Searching for Signs notes the rather ridiculous position that the ACLU is taking on holiday displays in Plantation.
Three packs. Sixty cigarettes a day. Insanity. I was spending roughly $20 a day on cigarettes.
D- Palm Beach Gardens is getting a new, upscale burger restaurant, according to Eater Miami.
Says a publicist, "A connoisseur of all things burgers, Michael has sought to create a modern day roadside burger joint if you will - one where you can wash down a burger with a milk shake or a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon - and that is exactly what Chuck Burger Joint will be. "E- Nunez Photography shares some photos from a private Redlands zoo.
F- Beached Miami previews The Big Uneasy, which is playing at O Cinema this weekend.
In The Big Uneasy, Shearer argues that the catastrophe that befell the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 could have been prevented. When it came time to determine who was to blame, he did not have to look very far.G- Worst Pizza finds a place on South Beach that sells big pizza.
“This was done by the Army Corps of Engineers,” he says. “We, the federal taxpayers, paid them to almost destroy an American city. Their efforts made things worse.”
The size of the slice wasn’t the only thing to shock me, the $5 price tag that came with it was also quite shocking. It wasn’t until my slice came out that I realized this was actually two slices and not one. Yes that is how big the slices at Pizza Bar in South Beach are. So if you aren’t too hungry, this is probably not the pizza place for you, and if you aren’t wealthy, this is probably not the pizza place for you either.H- Discourse provides a "shorter" version of Obama's press conference tonight.