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Orlando’s ABC News affiliate reports: This naked Florida man was way out of bounds. Jordon Glen Anderson, 29, faces charges after he was busted without any clothes Sunday while shooting hoops at a public park in Longwood, police said. Officers were called to the scene around 7:30 p.m. when a Candy Land Park employee reported there was a man playing …

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Via press release from Broadway Cares: Travel the world and check out the sights – including NYC’s hottest dancers – when you board this year’s globetrotting edition of Broadway Bares. This year’s show, Broadway Bares: Take Off, will offer a spectacular evening of sky-high striptease with international flair. The evening is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway …

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A follow-up to Thursday’s overnight thread via Buzzfeed: A Florida man arrested this week for refusing to remove a sticker on his pickup truck proclaiming that he eats ass will not be prosecuted, officials said Friday. Now the man is threatening to sue the sheriff’s office for violating his First Amendment rights. Dillon Shane Webb, 23, was stopped Sunday on …

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Playbill reports: The King of High Cs, as opera star Luciano Pavarotti was fondly called, left behind an extraordinary body of work. Not just the recordings—though his first album as part of The Three Tenors became the best-selling classical album ever—but a legacy of philanthropy and popularizing classical music. So it’s fitting that this larger-than-life theatrical presence gets an appropriately …

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The Orlando Sentinel reports: The infamous “Florida Man’’ is getting his own TV show. The Oxygen cable network is developing a new series that will focus on “America’s most notorious, outrageous, craftiest killers from the Sunshine State,” according to the NBCUniversal-owned network. “When the murder is so bizarre, the motive so far-fetched and the crime so outlandish that it sounds …

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Tampa’s ABC News affiliate reports: A massive manhunt ensued after a Florida man tried to pawn his baby. Turns out, it was a prank gone wrong and the man is now speaking out. He’s very sorry for what happened. On Tuesday evening, a man entered the A&F Pawn shop in Sarasota and made a strange request to store owner Richard …

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From Florida’s Lake City Reporter: A Lake City man was arrested Sunday afternoon for a window sticker that a deputy alleged violates a state obscenity law. Dillon Shane Webb, 23, of Southeast Dan Court, faces charges of possession of obscene material, a first-degree misdemeanor, and resisting arrest, also a first-degree misdemeanor, after he refused to remove a sticker on his …

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The Associated Press reports: Sheriff’s officials say a Florida woman pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop. The Charlotte County sheriff’s deputy stopped a pickup truck Monday afternoon after it ran a stop sign and 22-year-old driver Michael Clemons told him he and his 25-year-old passenger Ariel Machan-Le Quire were collecting frogs and snakes under …

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Jacksonville’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Florida man accidentally shot himself while grocery shopping at a Publix in Pasco County over the weekend, authorities said. The incident happened sometime Sunday afternoon at the Publix near Collier Parkway and State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. In a tweet, the Sheriff’s Office said the …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Singer/actress Diana Ross said she was “violated” by an aggressive pat-down from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the airport security checkers who screen passengers for contraband. Ross, who was in New Orleans to perform Saturday night at the annual Jazz & Heritage Festival, complained on Twitter about her treatment at the airport. She said the city treated …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has moved up the offshore chart again, overtaking Avengers: Infinity War as the No. 3 highest grossing movie ever at the international box office. Friday’s overseas take was $88.2M, lifting the running cume to $1.4B. With the domestic Friday included, Endgame has a global total of $1,914.5M as it hammers its way to crossing …

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High Times reports: Another Florida man is under arrest after being too welcoming and inviting toward the police. Bunnell, Florida resident Arthur Carracino just really wanted a pair of Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies to check out his home-grown cannabis plant and smoke a bowl with him. Almost reluctantly, officers ended up arresting Carracino for growing cannabis, which is against the …

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NBC News reports: A Florida man wearing a blue bonnet and a long dress with flowers on it is accused of stealing $450 worth of baby formula from a Cape Coral Publix. A witness told police she saw a man in his 50s wearing a bonnet, a dress, a black jacket and white sneakers ride around a Publix on Santa …

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Orlando’s ABC affiliate reports: A Florida man involved in a shootout with police is asking for all his charges to be dismissed. Neighbors called police after a disturbance between Laforrest Gray and his wife, but he said it was all part of their sexual role-playing. “I am an artist, not a criminal,” Gray wrote in a letter to a judge. …

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Jacksonville’s ABC affiliate reports: A Florida man thrown out of a Tampa-area library for being drunk was arrested after telling police his name was Jason Bourne, authorities said. Jonathan William Chapman, 45, was under the influence of alcohol and refused to leave the library despite multiple requests from library staff that he go, according to the report. When police arrived, …

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Tampa’s ABC affiliate reports: Deputies in Charlotte County are looking for the Florida man who broke into the business office of Custom Pools by Precision on Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte on Saturday, April 27. Once inside, the man made himself at home, using the computer to surf the web and helping himself to a drink out of the fridge. …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Taylor Swift toppled multiple YouTube records with the debut of her new music video for “ME!” featuring Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie. According to a release from YouTube sent on Saturday (April 27), Swift’s “ME!” video clocked in a record-breaking 65.2 million views within the first 24 hours of its release on April 26. YouTube confirms …

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CBS News reports: The Australian government wants to kill two million feral cats by next year — and it wants to do it by airdropping poisonous sausages. There are currently an estimated 2 to 6 million free-roaming cats across the country, and officials say they are threatening native wildlife populations. According to the Australian government, the goal is to “reduce …

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Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: An apparently hallucinating Florida man used a bedpost to attack a mattress where he thought a man was hiding.  His girlfriend told deputies Oquendo thought she was cheating on him with a man he thought he saw in the mattress at their Fort Walton Beach home. She said Oquendo hit the mattress with a bed post, …

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Deadline reports: It is a small moment but a milestone nonetheless in such a global appeal blockbuster. Avengers: Endgame introduces the first openly gay character to ever appear in a Disney/Marvel movie. That character isn’t a superhero, and he is played in an early scene by Joe Russo, who co-directed with brother Anthony Russo. The character is an average guy …

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