And away we go into the weekend, readers. The SFDB Weekend Widget in the right sidebar has been updated several times today and will continue to be adjusted through this weekend. Enjoy your Friday nights and your evening Sift.
A- After saying nothing over the last few days about Ted Nugent's threats against the President, Searching for Signs points a finger at a Democrat for calling Mitt Romney a name and questions why liberals are not criticizing said Democrat. As a side attraction, take a look at me and Little Limbaugh and Sarah Palin/Ted Nugent admirer George Moneo go at it in the comments.
B- Worst Pizza checks out Primanti Bros. in Lauderdale and gives it 5 out of 8 stars after one of their "favorite pizza makers" gets a job there.
When the pizza came out it looked good but not perfect. Upon my first bite, I could taste how spicy and chunky the tomato sauce was, and I didn’t really care for it. I actually ended up lifting most of the cheese to wipe off a good part of the sauce. Other than the sauce, the cheese tasted great and the crust tasty. The crust was a bit puffy, and thick, but not so much to make me dislike it.C- Woodpecker pictures at Nikon Miami.
D- The 50's sucked and don't let anyone tell you otherwise, says Obalesque.
The big thing was conformity. You weren’t supposed to look, dress, think, or act “different,” or you’d be “square,” or even worse: “queer.” If you were square, your social life was over, so you better go with the crowd when they guys greased up their heads, slipped on their tight continental pants, and slouched on down to the luncheonette or diner to smoke cigarettes, drink soda, and play doo-wop on the juke box, some of the worst white-boy music ever created. But you better like it, daddy-o. Whatarya, queer?E- Redland Rambles shows us what to expect for CSA Share Week #20.
F- Both Random Pixels and Carlos Miller comment on the actions of a Miami-Dade police officer that are raising questions. From the latter...
But when a Spanish language news crew arrived on the scene to interview the cop, he ordered them to turn off the camera, demanding their identifications.G- The Sweat Records Rules for Sweatstock 2012.
Officer Thomas ended up writing three citations to the news videographer, including one for not wearing a seatbelt, even though the cameraman was not even inside his car at the time.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING OUTSIDE ALCOHOL. We mean it. We have busted our humps for the last four months to throw you a free festival, the least y’all could do is drink at Churchill’s (which has some of the most reasonable bar prices in the city) or enjoy cheap ice cold Heineken from our beer tent. If us or our volunteers catch you bringing in beer, you will be asked to leave.H- Culture Designers checks out the huge art-making machine that is currently exhibiting at Fredric Snitzer Gallery.
I- South Florida Food and Wine lunches at the DiLido Beach Club inside the Ritz Carlton South Beach so you don't have to.
DiLido is not SOBE glitz and glam but more classic style Miami Beach glamorous, think 1950′s, Rat Pack, Jackie Gleason era. DiLido is understated, even for The Ritz Carlton brand, this is probably why it’s as successful as it is. The ocean view truly is breathtaking and serene; I found it to be a welcomed escape in the middle of the week, even if it was just for a short time.J- Salty Eggs provides a peek at a couple of the bands that will be appearing at Sweatstock this weekend.
K- Coconut Grove Grapevine makes my head spin.
All the RFP info can be seen at the City's website here. I'm wondering if the City wants people to even know about this...L- The Canoe Project has ended and Under the Sun has a video of the final minutes.