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886784 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2008-11-02 23:50:23.0 UTC 2008-11-02T18:50:23.000-05:00 facebook-protocol-the-rays-glory-nudist-voting Published 2008-11-04 20:53:56.0 UTC 2008-11-04T15:53:56.000-05:00 news/humaninterest DTI 44555101 I've learned so much since I joined Facebook this year. After taking a quiz, I now know that the actress I'm most like is Scarlett Johansson. We're both "mysteriously alluring." I also have discovered the term "friend whore," a person who adds people to a friends list just to boost their numbers. I'm told some My Space addicts also have this sickness. To avoid the malady, use this litmus test: add only old high school/college friends, people you've had a beer with and people you want to invite out for a drink. So exactly how many bad puns can I make about a voting precinct being placed inside the Caliente Nudist Resort? I don't know. Laughter didn't let me go past 12. Kudos to the 1,550 people who participated in the Tampa Bay Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. They gave up a Halloween weekend for a more rewarding treat. Seen on a bumper sticker: Giving your heart to a man is like giving a computer to a dog. It's been five days, but I'm still reveling in the glory of the Rays. Nothing can taint the joy I exacted from their stunning rise. Speaking of baseball, folks who attend the Home Association's Silver Tea on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. will get a chance to win use of a Rays suite for a 2009 game. Call (813) 229-6901 for info. We've invested a lot of emotion in this election, but we can't let that turn into insanity. Hanging candidates in effigy is wrong. Racist e-mails, fictitious voter registrations and assassination plots taint a process already struggling to maintain the dignity the constitutional forefathers desired. No matter who wins Tuesday, seek common ground and remember we're all Americans. That's all I'm saying. Ernest Hooper, Metro Columnist Human Interest_News,Hillsborough,News,Pinellas Facebook protocol, the Rays' glory, nudist voting Ernest Hooper 4STB B Section dhvrppmxttnp dhvrp Facebook protocol, the Rays' glory, nudist voting HILLSBOROUGH, PINELLAS 1 hooper110308.4st Facebook protocol, the Rays' glory, nudist voting 2008-11-03 05:00:00.0 UTC 2008-11-03T00:00:00.000-05:00 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2008/11/02/44555101-facebook-protocol-the-rays-glory-nudist-voting StaffArticle news,human interest_newsHuman Interest News ArticlesI've learned so much since I joined Facebook this year. After taking a quiz, I now know that the actress I'm most like is Scarlett Johansson. We're both "mysteriously alluring."Human Interest_News,Hillsborough,News,PinellasHuman Interest_News,Hillsborough,News,PinellasErnest Hooper 380222 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:40:34.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:40:34.000-04:00 ernest-hooper published 2013-08-13 18:34:57.0 UTC 2013-08-13T14:34:57.000-04:00 Ernest Hooper <p>Ernest Hooper is the East Hillsborough Bureau chief and columnist at the <i>Tampa Bay Times. </i>Hooper joined the <i>Times</i> in 1992 and has worked as a prep sports writer and editor, TV/radio sports columnist, NFL writer, news columnist and unofficial ambassador, representing the <i>Times</i> as an emcee, judge or keynote speaker at hundreds of nonprofit events and civic functions. Hooper added the role of East Hillsborough Bureau chief in 2012. He oversees news content for the <i>Times</i>' regional edition east of Tampa, the <i>SouthShore </i><i>&amp; Brandon Times, </i>and writes two columns a week. His commentaries about family, community issues and political perspectives have helped Hooper connect with readers over the years, but he's probably best known for his signature tagline: That's all I'm saying.</p> Times Columnist/East Hillsborough Bureau Chief writers DTI 33746174 Ernest Hooper is the East Hillsborough Bureau chief and columnist at the Tampa Bay Times. Hooper joined the Times in 1992 and has worked as a prep sports writer and editor, TV/radio sports columnist, NFL writer, news columnist and unofficial ambassador, representing the Times as an emcee, judge or keynote speaker at hundreds of nonprofit events and civic functions. Hooper added the role of East Hillsborough Bureau chief in 2012. He oversees news content for the Times' regional edition east of Tampa, the SouthShore & Brandon Times, and writes two columns a week. His commentaries about family, community issues and political perspectives have helped Hooper connect with readers over the years, but he's probably best known for his signature tagline: That's all I'm saying. <p>Phone: (813) 661-2440</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:ehooper@tampabay.com">ehooper@tampabay.com</a></p> 1 /resources/images/bio-photo/2013/Hooper_Ernest_wp_9982a.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33746174-ernest-hooper AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:40:34.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:40:34.000-04:00 <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ERNEST HOOPER</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Metro Columnist 2288058 2016-08-04 00:27:36.0 UTC 4 Weeks Ago in-a-sign-of-broader-ambitions-facebook-opens-hardware-lab news/business/corporate In a sign of broader ambitions, Facebook opens hardware lab StaffArticle 2288784 2016-08-09 17:56:26.0 UTC 3 Weeks Ago facebook-moves-to-block-customer-use-of-ad-blockers news/business/corporate Facebook moves to block customer use of ad blockers StaffArticle 2290956 2016-08-25 18:26:06.0 UTC 4 Days Ago whatsapp-is-going-to-share-phone-numbers-with-facebook news/business WhatsApp is going to share phone numbers with Facebook StaffArticle <p><b>I've learned so </b>much since I joined Facebook this year. After taking a quiz, I now know that the actress I'm most like is Scarlett Johansson. We're both &quot;mysteriously alluring.&quot;</p> <p>I also have discovered the term &quot;friend whore,&quot; a person who adds people to a friends list just to boost their numbers. I'm told some My Space addicts also have this sickness. To avoid the malady, use this litmus test: add only old high school/college friends, people you've had a beer with and people you want to invite out for a drink.</p> <p><b>So exactly how </b>many bad puns can I make about a voting precinct being placed inside the Caliente Nudist Resort? I don't know. Laughter didn't let me go past 12.</p> <p><b>Kudos to the</b> 1,550 people who participated in the Tampa Bay Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. They gave up a Halloween weekend for a more rewarding treat.</p> <p> <b>Seen on a bumper sticker: </b>Giving your heart to a man is like giving a computer to a dog.</p> <p><b>It's been five </b>days, but I'm still reveling in the glory of the Rays. Nothing can taint the joy I exacted from their stunning rise.</p> <p><b>Speaking of baseball</b>, folks who attend the Home Association's Silver Tea on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. will get a chance to win use of a Rays suite for a 2009 game. Call (813) 229-6901 for info.</p> <p><b>We've invested a lot</b> of emotion in this election, but we can't let that turn into insanity. Hanging candidates in effigy is wrong. Racist e-mails, fictitious voter registrations and assassination plots taint a process already struggling to maintain the dignity the constitutional forefathers desired.</p> <p>No matter who wins Tuesday, seek common ground and remember we're all Americans.</p> <p>That's all I'm saying.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:58:26