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Zelenskyy

Did Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy really play the piano with his genitals? Are some primates poisonous? And what’s with that shark sticking out of the roof of a house? The answers to these and other vital questions are in my April SHARPEN UP newsletter. Subscribe for FREE. Click here to see the latest edition.

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A Question for Our Troubled Times: Do Snakes Poop?

Jumping Wor,s

I live on the edge of a nature preserve, and on Christmas Day I noticed a handful of bright green plants with ruby red berries blooming near my back yard. I was struck by the festive color combination, perfect for the holidays. But that delight was dampened when after a little online sleuthing I realized they are Brazilian pepper trees, […]

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Fowl Play at Louisiana Bank Sends Police on Wild Hunt

Chicken Hunt

Don’t call it a manhunt. It’s a chicken hunt. Police in Walker, Louisiana are scratching around for a pesky fowl who has been harassing bank patrons. The bird has chased customers attempting to use the bank’s ATM and has even tried to invade cars using the drive-through facilities. The “aggressive chicken” is still on the loose, but police have issued […]

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Dateline Florida: Masking the Gunshine State’s Problems

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By J.C. Bruce I have been assigned by Tropic Press to write this new periodic dispatch from the Gunshine State, an effort to provide a fair and balanced perspective on news emanating from this subtropical paradise that may seem confusing, confounding, and, perhaps, utterly crazy to outsiders. We’ll begin this unbiased and totally objective report with a look at how […]

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The Grim Reaper Awaits You on Your Next Beach Excursion

Grim Reaper

The number of coronavirus cases and fatalities in Florida is at its peak, so what better time to drop restrictions on social distancing and open the beaches back up? What? You don’t see the logic in that? You think we should wait until the number of active cases declines so fewer people are exposed to the deadly communicable disease? Ha! […]

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Golf in the Time of Coronavirus: Florida Man Strikes Again

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It’s refreshing to learn that even in the midst of a deadly pandemic where thousands are dying and millions are containing themselves in self-isolation, that some men have not abandoned their sense of priorities. Men who understand what’s truly important, who are willing, ready and able to stand up and be counted, to throw themselves in harm’s way on behalf […]

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Florida’s Haunted Interstate 4 Claims Even More Victims

Sinkhole

A stretch of Interstate 4, known as the Dead Zone, has been eating cars. In its entirety, I-4 connects Tampa with Daytona Beach, cutting through central Florida and, importantly, is the most heavily trafficked route used by millions of tourists flocking to Disney World each year. So, just by virtue of the volume of vehicles traversing the highway every day, […]

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