Sunday, August 13, 2006

Diogenes in Gulf Breeze

Diogenes of Sinope (404-323 B.C.), a leading Hellenistic philosopher among the Cynics, is said to have searched the streets with a lantern in broad daylight, looking for an honest man. Modern scholars tell us he was engaging in just a bit of -- well, you might say cynical street theater.

But Franklin Hayes of the always surprising Gulf Breeze News actually may have found that honest man. His version of your typical man-in-the-street interview is called On The Spot ("Where we put people 'on the spot' to answer a question 'on the spot.')

This week the question was:
"What is the best thing about living or visiting the Gulf Breeze area?"
Hayes found a total of four -- count 'em, four -- people to answer the question.

Our favorite? Young Tristan Drusky. His answer was: "I'm the wrong person to ask. I really don't like living here."

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