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  • Drive Like You Stole It....

    by CanuckMark Updated Apr 27, 2004

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    Miami has some pretty unique driving rules which you can only learn by way of experience. These driving traditions are passed on from generation to generation and do not appear in any official driving guide in Miami:

    1) Turn signals indicate that you are new to town and want to be ridiculed and mocked. If you never use them, other drivers assume you are a local, confident, and experienced driver.

    2) The brake and gas pedals have only two settings: full on or full off. Any attempt to use either in moderation once again signals your desire to be mocked and ridiculed.

    3) Passing is performed ambidextrously. You may pass on either the right or the left. Passing is not limited to lanes only - shoulders and embankments may be used as available. Be sure to take plenty of pictures of motorists passing you, focusing on the standard Miami drivers' salute of a raised middle finger. Returning the salute is not recommended.

    4) In traffic, it is customary to signal your general mood by sounding your horn. The horn should be signalled often and can be used to communicate your displeasure. Experiment with different sounds and patterns - a favourite art form of the locals.

    5) Windows down mean you want projectiles to be sent at you. Windows up mean that you are respectfully declining anonymous "gifts".

    Pretending to be shocked at yet another salute!

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    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

    by call_me_rhia Written Mar 28, 2009

    Remember Forrest Gmp? Remember Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.? There's a restaurant in Miami, and precisely in the Bayside marketplace, all "devoted" to it. Outside you can see the benc where Forrest Gump used to sit... and his running shoes, in concrete of course. And his chocolate box and feather.

    Inside, though we did not eat there, everything is Forrest Gump: photos, costumes, reproductions and even a Forrest Gump trivia. Obviously you can atste Forrest Gump’s favorite shrimp and seafood recipes.

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    food on a flight to miami

    by cochinjew Written Nov 16, 2006

    If you are flying First Class on a domestic flight to Miami, there is a good chance that they would serve a hot dish and wine.
    On this short flight today, I was given
    mushroom soup
    calzone cheese and chicken
    vegetable salad
    sparkling water
    a glass of californian syrah, and yet another after the meal.

    this on my favourite north american airline
    continental airlines based in houston and new york.

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    Great Techno Dance Music in South Florida!

    by rmdw Written Aug 27, 2003

    When you arrive in Miami try scanning both the AM and FM bands for an English language talk station. You won't find one! (Other than NPR)

    The people of South Florida literally do move to a different beat ... and in their case it is one with great rhythm and joy of life!

    Hailing from Ft. Lauderdale at 93.1 FM is a fantastic dance music channel playing the very latest music. Hey, I'm nearly 40 and even I enjoy it!

    When in Rome, do like the Romans!!

    South Florida's Party 93.1 FM Radio
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