This is how columnist Joe (JCCigar@aol.com) Cardona begins his column on the Miami Hurled Opinion page today:
As a student at Florida International University in the late 1980’s, in search of my identity, I attended a seminar that examined important Cuban historical sites in the state of Florida. That afternoon, I had planned to raise my hand and address the audience about important nuggets of Cuban history I had unearthed in Tampa’s Ybor City. I should have known that like many “best laid plans of mice and men” these pre-orchestrated schemes don’t pan out.
Were it not for the FIU/1980′s reference, I would have taken this vapid prose for a high school essay. While it’s sufficiently ghastly to outrage, or at least embarrass readers, it also reminds us of the Hurled’s longstanding commitment to prominently feature truly untalented writers on its Op-Ed page. Anybody remember Dorothy Gaiter?