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10 Signs of the Apocalypse

10. I bought a Prius. I would rather have gotten the new Camaro, but I’m 52 and starting to get a conscience. So I caved and got a hybrid. My soon-to-be-16-year-old daughter thinks I’ll get over the conscience thing and give her the Prius. She’s only half right—I’ll trade it in on a Camaro.

9. Florida is losing population. And this is a bad thing?

8. Lightning struck and killed the fountain in Lake Eola. Believe me, that was a sign from God.

7. For a failing bank to get bailout money it only had to fill out a two-page form. Meanwhile, the federal government generated 36 pages of instructions and forms for participants to use in the “cash for clunkers” program.

6. Jennifer Aniston still can’t hold on to a man.

5. Neither Mayor Crotty nor Mayor Dyer has raised taxes for the next budget year. They must know the situation is hopeless.

4. It’s been weeks since I have heard a peep out of die-hard SunRail supporters who had floated one silly plan after another to try to get the commuter rail project approved. They probably got in their gas guzzling, taxpayer-funded SUVs and left Florida.

3. Jay Leno is on at 10 p.m. He must know his audience is getting too old to stay up past 11.

2. Gov. Perpetual Suntan continues to get high approval rating.

1. $1 trillion in bailout money and not one dime made it into my hands. If it had, I would have bought the Camaro, like the one in Transformers.

Apr 28, 2011 10:17 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Number 11 is .......That a man named Marinade Dave is blogging for you.

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Mike BosletWriting a bio presents a personality conflict to Mike Boslet. Do I write it in the third person, referring to me as Mike Boslet, or Boslet, like I barely know myself? Or do I take the casual approach, referring to me in the first person? After all, no one knows him (that is, me) better than I (that is, him) do.

What would Boslet do, I ask myself? He would try to write a bio in the first person, after which he would decide there are too many “I’s” in it and start over with the third-person approach. You see, Boslet spent 22 years working on newspapers, where “I” rarely gets past editors. And, by the way, Boslet is an editor as well as a writer, which only complicates things. Columnists and some feature writers can get away with the “I” word, but not reporters. Boslet served some time as a newspaper reporter and in his heart of hearts I am still one.

I think it’s time for Boslet, who’s been the editor of Orlando magazine since February 2008, to break the chains of his newspaper past and write the way he wants to write and not how some people (and you know who you are) would like him to write.

Hence this blog, on whatever he and I want to write about, in whatever way we choose.

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