It was pretty busy Monday in the South Florida blogosphere, readers. Here are the highlights.
A- Discourse engages in a pointless farce but has some fun along the way.
What, I asked as if I didn’t know, was Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s position on the discharge petition. My feigned ignorance met equal ignorance (also feigned?) on the other side of the line: ‘I don’t know.’B- Culture Designers is smitten by Shepard Fairey's tribute to "the late great Tony G" at Wynwood Walls.
How might I find out when the Congresswoman decides, I asked. ‘When the vote happens I guess,’ Chris answered.
Now, since I was calling about signing a discharge petition that wasn’t a very good answer. So I asked if he knew what a discharge petition was, and Chris claimed not to know. So I explained what a discharge petition is, and asked my question again.
But Fairey’s larger-than-life portrait is also larger than art, because it lauds a man whose life affected the lives of everyone from the barista up the block and the bartender working either corner restaurant, through to the celebrities who flock to frolic amid this collection of magnificent masterpieces or one of the the magnificent man’s many other splendid creations. For while The Wynwood Walls may indeed by Mr. G’s most visible legacy, his munificence pretty much stretched from sea to shining sea. And Miami is by no means the only city to be blessed by his life — or his legacy.C- Miami architectural firm Arquitectonica is doing the next logical thing...designing clothes, according to Eater Miami.
D- Salty Eggs explores the meaning of the word "terrorist" in today's America.
What is considered “terrorism” in a society built on systematic terror and violence? It is any attempt to resist being exploited, dispossessed, and oppressed. It is any attempt to fight back. It is any attempt toward liberation from this omnicidal system.E- Arterpillar shares a slideshow of this weekend's Wynwood activities with over 100 photos included in it.
Part of our fight to free ourselves and to save our habitat, our Earth, is to reject their lies, reject their concepts of good and evil, reject their definitions of those who refuse to submit.
F- Jeff Eats gets bowled over by a Greek restaurant on Coral Way...what?
The tzatziki and pita bread were worth the 106 mile trip alone. Big portions, pleasant enough service, reasonable prices– most platters go for around 14-15 bucks…G- Sex and the Beach has another fishing story for us.
The fish ran. I let it run. The fish stopped, I reeled in as hard as I could. My rod was constantly bent.H- Random Pixels notes the Herald's priorities when it comes to stories.
About 15 minutes into the fight, Betty asked me if I was OK. I had started inhaling and exhaling deeply -- my yoga practice in service here, to focus and be present in the moment, to get past the pain in my muscles. Think of it like a Lamaze exercise for a kind of labor that isn’t about giving birth.