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Weird Wild Stuff

Words by Shelton Hull  2024 is here, and so is this column, and year No. 3 begins now. This column is being written on Jan. 4, and you might think that’s hardly enough time to find enough fresh hell to fill this space. But oh, no, it’s like the man Ryan George says, “Super easy, barely an inconvenience.” The holidays are over, and things are now back to normal — which is to say, very much abnormal.   Last year ended with one of the most decisive thrashings in the entire history of organized sports, and this year began with another …

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Folio Weed: Choose or Lose

Words by Shelton Hull  Happy New Year to all those who celebrate. Some of you might still be celebrating by the time you read this, in which case you probably need some help, and I hope you get it. The year ahead looks very interesting, in particular, as it relates to cannabis, a subject that “Folio” is now in its seventh year of covering. Yes, 2004 stands to be quite momentous on that front and many others, so let’s talk a bit about that, while things are still relatively quiet and peaceful because that is not gonna last for long. …

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In the Name of Love

  By Amy Love, matchmaker and founder of Honey & Flame  Connie L. from St. Augustine expressed that her almost live-in boyfriend has not said “I love you” yet and wants to know when those words should be expected.   Ah, the three little words that can either make your heart soar to new heights or send you into a panic: “I love you.” The timing of this emotional revelation is like a carefully choreographed dance, and the question of who should take the lead in this romantic tango is as old as time itself. Talking about romantic love and commitment …

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Combined Minds – The girls see a psychic 

  Carmen: Let me start by saying I was a bit skeptical of this. It is hard for me to put my blind faith into something I truly do not understand. Still, during my reading, there were just so many specificities mentioned that I had no other choice but to fully believe every single thing Ruth Elder told me.    Ambar: Let’s set the scene. I was severely hungover, and Carmen just got back from a weekend trip of over-spending and over-drinking. Nonetheless, we made our way over to the Portal, Midnight Sun’s dedicated space for psychics, tarot readings and …

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Weird Wild Stuff

Words by Shelton Hull    Well, summer is over, not that you can really tell. Ever notice how the same people who deny the reality of climate change are the same ones who insist that the stadium needs a roof because it’s too hot to watch football in September. Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the day-drinking and the synthetic fabrics and the constant screaming, who knows? It doesn’t matter — we’re here for the laughs, so let’s just get right to it.   Every year, we see stories about kids going for joyrides in other people’s cars. Of course, …

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Folio Weed: Dab’ll Do Ya

  Words by Shelton Hull    Like many longtime cannabisseurs (at least the sane, honest ones), I was thoroughly confused by dabs when all that first became a thing some years back. My tastes were simple, pedestrian even: a toke here, a bong rip there, maybe a mouthful of THC gummies soaked in Manifest vodka on very special occasions, like WrestleMania or the election of Barack Obama. The first time I saw a dab rig, I had no idea what it was; maybe a glass bong made by someone who was already so high that they forgot what they were …

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Brics & Bouqs

Bouquet: To Equality Florida Action Inc. With hate crimes based on sexual orientation accounting for 22% of all hate crimes in the state of Florida, the organization is even more committed to securing full equality for Florida’s LGBTQ+ community. Projects include the Safe and Healthy Schools project which aims to create a culture of inclusion while countering the bullying, harassment, social isolation, and bigotry that dramatically increase risk factors for LGBTQ+ and ensuring every family is respected and every child is protected. Equality Florida Action also work to protect transgender and non-binary people, raising awareness and engaging in public policy …

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Dear Dumbs,

Dear Dumbs, I listen to your podcast every Monday. Thank you for putting yourselves out there. You’re doing good in a lighthearted way. I have a pretty big issue. It’s so big I’m using an alias to protect everyone involved. My husband was in a toxic marriage for 11 years. It was so bad that he made the horrible decision of hiring a prostitute to help him through his “dark period.” His previous wife had cheated on him, and he felt that was a way to even the score. He told me this while we were dating, and I thought …

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Combined Minds 

With Carmen Macri and Ambar Ramirez   The girls discuss last year’s word of the year and their predictions for this year’s   Carmen: It has come to our attention that Webster’s word of the year in 2022 was “gaslight.” Now, I don’t know about you, but I think that is pretty incredible. I mean that word hardly existed prior to 2022 (at least to us) and with how social media took it and ran with it, I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it does.    Ambar: And if you don’t know what gaslighting means, you’re probably …

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Weird Wild Stuff 

Words by Shelton Hull   Is summer over yet? Not until Sept. 23, according to the calendar, but the difference is purely academic here in Florida, where even Santa Claus wears shorts. The craziness of our news stories has tempered a bit, maybe because it’s too hot to go outside, which means a lower likelihood of heat-induced madness. But do not fear, there is still more than enough crazy to fill this space, easily.   Let’s start in Florida with arguably the most quintessentially #Florida story we’ve ever seen. It starts pretty normally with an incident of road rage that …

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