But seriously, we are sick and tired of being saddled with the hackneyed, outdated Miami Vice and Scarface image of Miami -- a city crawling with homicidal maniac drug dealers like Al Pacino, casually committing horrendous acts of violence and, worse, speaking with ludicrously fake Cuban accents. The truth is that only a small percentage of Miami's population consists of violent criminals, and the bulk of those are elected officials. The rest of us Miamians are regular people, just like the people in your town: we work hard, try to raise our kids right, and are always ready to help out our neighbors by laying down covering fire when they go outside to get their newspapers.(Here's some previous advice.) Also, a script for 24.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Dave Barry offers more "Tips for Visiting Miami":