Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Short Stack: Brits, a Lion, Pets & H2GO

If you’re a fan of British humor (“Nudge, nudge; wink, wink; know what I mean?”) scrounge up your quid and crown until you have the equivalent of $25 US and head on over to WEDU for a night of British comedy celebration on Friday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., at the EDU Studios,
1300 North Boulevard, Tampa. Julius Cain of the BBC and Mike Seymour of the Programming Service for Public Television will host this “pub party.” The Moon Under Water British Tavern will supply the stew and brew. (Fawlty Towers apparently not invited to cater.) Fo’ mo’ info, call 1-800-354-9338 ext. 2241 or 813-739-2913.
Brit Wit Pub Party - A Backstage Event!

C.S. Lewis fans take note: The first 400 people who make a $30 per month commitment to the Spirit FM (90.5 FM on your radio dial) will receive up to four tickets to attend a Dec. 10th viewing of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” Lewis' fabled tale of adventure and mysticism. The ticket distribution is part of the station’s Shareathon 2005.

"Here, kitty, kitty." Call over Red Rover. Rub some tuna fish on your keyboard for ol’ Kit-Kat. TBO.com has a pet-oriented page for pets and their pals. The link includes “John Winter's Pet Personals.” (For the early bird uninitiated, Winter is part of the WFLA, Channel 8 morning team. He does the weather, but with a name like Winter, what would you expect.)
Pet Personals

And speaking of babies: WFLA’s Gayle Guyardo, early morning partner in humor and news to the aforementioned John Winter, had her third child Thursday, Oct. 27. (TBM notes that his brother Doug shares the same birthday.) Alena Kathleen Guyardo was born 7 pounds, 13 ounces, at 11:25 p.m. No word yet on whether or not Alena is prepared to do the weather for FLA. (Winter, you’re a marked man.)

It’s a gas – sort of . . . Even with prices at the pump dipping below $2.50, the incentive to nurture, find, create and cultivate alternative fuels may finally have hit Americans between the eyes and in the wallet enough to actually do something about it. That said, Florida Trend’s “Future Fuel” cover story is timely, punctuated as it is with a dead-on rearview shot of a school bus yellow Lamborghini sporting a license plate that says H2GO, a clever allusion to hydrogen, “the fuel of the future.” Still not convinced it’s time for a switch? Then check out TampaGasPrices.com for the per gallon rate re: this precious, non-bodily fluid.
Future Fuel

. . . and this additive . . . If you wondered how The Miami Herald managed to get its papers printed despite Wilma’s Cat one-two punch, wonder no more: It electronically transmitted its pages to The Tampa Tribune which printed up 250,000 copies of the Herald that were then trucked down to south Florida. Btw, it’s not usual for newspapers (even those who fiercely compete) to have emergency reciprocal arrangements for just such circumstances.

What ever happened to Greg Tozian?

Update: Robyn E. Blumner’s Oct. 16th Keep Web rude, real (referred to in TBM’s Oct. 22 Short Stack) is now available online with the rest of her columns. Special thanks to Steve Spears for the addition and notification.


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