Saturday, November 25, 2017

Hellistic" is a new word coined in Fort Lauderdale

YOu can help spread a new word.  Called a "neologism," some words can be "made up" and they might gain popularity.  You can be part of the effort to spread this new word.

See the website

See the Youtube Channel

See the Facebook page  

The word is defined 

The cat photo is just here to catch your attention.

You can get the t-shirt at  

Here's how the website defines "hellistic"

digging deeper, getting to the bottom and then knowing there is always deeper that you can go

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Fort Lauderdale Watering Hole Closing After 5 Decades

You are looking at one of the final Happy Hours at Maguires Hill 16 three days before its final closing.  The cozy wood and stained glass bar has lasted unusually long for any business in South Florida and the Maguires family felt it was time to move on.  Employees learned of the closing the same day this photo was taken and the decision made.

The successful Restaurant People company has purchased the property and will close it completely without revealing any specific future planned for the spot.

Thus far local residents are keeping their fingers crossed that maybe there will eventually be anoher gathering place in its location.   Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village, where Maguires is located, has become a growing area of gentrification as well as it’s trend toward more of an “artsy” area.  Art and technology businesses are competing for space where once few would walk in daylight.

Maguires Hill 16, 535 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-764-4453;

Friday, April 1, 2016

Photos from 1992 -- 500 years later -- San Salvador, the (perhaps) point of landfall for Columbus in 1492

Some photos from 1992

The video was grainy, but here are some screenshots.

There's a reenactment
down there

At the airport


The reenactment
at a beach on San Salvador

Richard was the "designated
consumer" and he found
a nice graphic
documentary in 1948

Here is a screenshot from a 1948 documentary...

To see clearer photos, look at San Salvador 2012 (a private video)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Where can you go nose-to-nose with sea cows?

Look at these sweet faces...

Go north of Tampa.

Where in the world can you get THIS CLOSE to a big cat?

Big Cat

Where in the world can you get THIS CLOSE to the eye of a puma, Florida panther or other big cat?

Where?  Flamingo Gardens

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Cultural Curiosities: Jinxed Fish, Gelato on a Bun, Fun in Nazi Uniforms (?)


Jinxed Fish, Gelato on a Bun, Twisted Nazi Uniform Fun

Putting Their Best Face Forward

If you’re eating a whole baked fish in Poland, why shouldn’t you flip it over?  Because it’s a superstition that flipping over a fish in a plate will flip over the fisherman’s boat in the water. 

Alcohol is an Arabic name for an eye makeup known as kohl.  

Gelato with a haircut to match
In Palermo, Italy, gelato is served on a bun; it gets hot there and thus the perfect solution for catching every drop as it melts.  

Very few people in Austria have seen the movie The Sound of Music.  Its English music has too many rhyming words that don’t translate well into their native language.  

Middle Eastern gas stations are mostly all full service.  There is no self service option.  Plus, there are no gas stations with credit card readers; cash only.  

In the town of Malanka in Ukraine, residents dress up as Nazis and create simulated wartime checkpoints to celebrate the end of World War II. 

Greenland, an autonomous country and the world’s largest island, is owned by the country of Denmark.  <<< Click LIKE on Facebook Page 

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

What are you doing Wednesday evening? How about wine, painting and cheese? Victorios Art Studio in Fort Lauderdale

Elsa Victorios has a delightful idea for your evening on Weds., Friday and Saturday.  Bring something to eat, something to drink and a smile.   Spend three hours learning how to put colors on a canvas.

Her art studio can become YOUR art studio for the evening.
Find her on Facebook

Find her on Yelp

  • 934 N Victoria Park Rd
    Fort LauderdaleFL 33304
  •  (954) 764-6968

From her Facebook page

Click HERE