Yippee-Fri-Yay! Weekly news roundup from Seinfeld in Carolina to Lil Duval in Atlanta

Scenic Amelia Island (Photo: Indie Art South)
Scenic Amelia Island (Photo: Indie Art South)

This is the first in what will be an ongoing weekly feature at Indie Art South, Yippee-Fri-Yay. Each Friday I’ll post a wrap on news of the week and things to do on the weekend. I tried this before and focused only on North Florida. Going forward, I’ve widened the scope to happenings and news around the South. First up is Lil Duval (Roland Powell) who is putting Jacksonville on the comedy map. Continue reading “Yippee-Fri-Yay! Weekly news roundup from Seinfeld in Carolina to Lil Duval in Atlanta”

MC Hammer, Ellen and Portia top quality list for Super Bowl LIV Ads

AdWeek has handily rounded up all the “Big Game” ads ahead of the 54th Super Bowl on Sunday, and I selected the Cheetos popcorn ad featuring MC Hammer and the Amazon Alexa ad featuring Ellen and Portia DeGeneres as my favorites when it comes to one factor. Quality.

*Featured photo is from the US Library of Congress. It was taken between 1920-1930. It is from the National Photo Company Collection.
*Featured photo is from the US Library of Congress. It was taken between 1920-1930. It is from the National Photo Company Collection.

There are other ads I liked for different reasons, and there are also ads I viewed negatively for one reason or another. I learned a few things too.

For instance, do you know there’s a name for that orange dust that sticks to your fingers when you eat Cheetos? Do you know how many ads will air during the game? How much 30 seconds of air time would cost you during the game? Continue reading “MC Hammer, Ellen and Portia top quality list for Super Bowl LIV Ads”

Travel set for record highs ahead of Christmas; Florida wins top destinations

Atlantic Beach Christmas
Christmas at Atlantic Beach (FL), just down from Ragtime Tavern and Grille. (Photo: IAS)

If you’re traveling this Christmas, you’re not alone. You’ll be one of an expected 112.5 million travelers hitting the roads. The good news is that not everyone is heading in the same direction.

For Floridians, the news is a mix. My home state will benefit from all those travelers’ dollars, but three Florida cities are in the top ten destinations, and that means serious traffic on I-95 and other major highways.  Continue reading “Travel set for record highs ahead of Christmas; Florida wins top destinations”