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2009-12-30 09:53:06 AM
A Lakeland eighth-grader was suspended from riding the school bus after farting to make other students laugh and badly stinking up the bus.

Aw, c'mon. Who hasn't done this?
 
2009-12-30 10:04:27 AM
I risk accusations of meanness,
But Florida's chronic obscene-ness
Is often dissected.
And hey, it's expected.
That place is America's penis.
 
2009-12-30 10:21:08 AM
A Palm Beach pizza shop owner was charged with pistol-whipping two men who complained about their calzone.

Hey, that was one of my greenlights for 2009:

Pizzeria owner closes shop claiming that media attention scared away customers. It had nothing do to with his being a Mob hit man who pistol-whipped customers
 
2009-12-30 11:02:24 AM
Damn, this happened twice?
 
2009-12-30 11:03:56 AM

The AP does an annual round-up of why the Florida tag exists


Not a repeat, but there was another woe-is-me piece from Florida a few days ago:

http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4889692
 
2009-12-30 11:04:26 AM
It was actually just a pretty normal year for the white trash capitol of the U.S.
Having lived for a whhile in the South, you can make fun of most southern rednecks, but they've got something special in Florida.
I think they've achieved a special sort of white trash perfection, envied by trailer dwellers elsewhere.
 
2009-12-30 11:06:57 AM
Can someone explain the florida tag, please?
 
2009-12-30 11:07:16 AM
FTFA: The University of Florida's disaster recovery plan included a section on dealing with zombies.

Want newsletter.
 
2009-12-30 11:07:22 AM
And finally, some readers might recall that a costumed Tigger was acquitted of charges he groped women at Disney World a few years ago.

"Your Honor, sometimes when I say 'Ta-Ta for now' I like to grab the ta-tas"
img.photobucket.com
 
2009-12-30 11:09:55 AM
FTFA:
Alcohol seems to lead to a lot of Florida's oddest stories.

Understatement. Of. The. Year.
 
2009-12-30 11:10:32 AM
The article sort of threads itself.
 
2009-12-30 11:11:23 AM
Missed this gem
Link (new window)
 
2009-12-30 11:11:50 AM
Bank of America in Tampa refused to cash a check for a man born without arms because he couldn't provide a thumbprint.

Bob?
 
2009-12-30 11:12:43 AM
Joy25: Can someone explain the florida tag, please?

Hang out a while. It explains itself.
 
2009-12-30 11:15:00 AM
As Early Grayce, from the movie "Kalifornia" would say, "them doors, they jus' open up fer ya."

//hats off, to Florida
 
2009-12-30 11:15:09 AM
Bank of America in Tampa refused to cash a check for a man born without arms because he couldn't provide a thumbprint.

Fark. Bank. Of. America.

Seriously, that's just messed up on so many levels ...
 
2009-12-30 11:15:16 AM
Joy25: Can someone explain the florida tag, please?

It was started by boring people jealous of Florida.
 
2009-12-30 11:16:27 AM
A 22-year-old South Florida man climbed aboard a locomotive with a friend and took it seven miles down the tracks for a joy ride. They came up with the idea while heading to a local bar.

That sounds like fun and totally something I would do without it never making the news. Probably not a locamotive but one of the many trains that travel nearby... maybe a locamotive.
 
2009-12-30 11:17:31 AM
A Fort Pierce man was charged with stealing $22 worth of aluminum cans from a scrap yard and then returning the next day to try to sell them back.

12.media.tumblr.com
 
2009-12-30 11:18:01 AM
This just scratches the surface....

/Florida-resident
//Still have my sanity and decorum, check it every morning when I wake up to be sure.
 
2009-12-30 11:18:51 AM
We have a foot of snow on the ground.

Headed to Florida tomorrow, and none of that is going to scare me away.

I will fit right in.
 
2009-12-30 11:19:58 AM
As a native and current resident, I embrace the retardation of this state.

I actually saw a car driving on 3 tires once. There was a brilliant rooster-tail of sparks coming from tireless wheel dragging against the concrete.

We followed her for a mile or so. She pulled into the parking lot of a bar.

We sarcastically state "Hey, I think you've got a flat tire." She replies "Yeah, but I had to get to the next bar!"

/Cool story, bro.
 
2009-12-30 11:19:59 AM
doubled99: It was actually just a pretty normal year for the white trash capitol of the U.S.
Having lived for a whhile in the South, you can make fun of most southern rednecks, but they've got something special in Florida.
I think they've achieved a special sort of white trash perfection, envied by trailer dwellers elsewhere.


I think it's mostly because you don't have many mid-country rubes and spoiled yuppies dreaming about moving to Alabama or Tennessee, so whatever issues are there are pretty much homegrown, and everyone knows how to deal with it.

With Florida, there are always people who dream about moving there. So the population is basically made of people who think living in FL is a good idea, which establishes a pretty low ceiling.

/FL is like Fail without the vowels
 
2009-12-30 11:20:37 AM
You know you're living in a weird state when the governor promotes a pay-per-minute sex chat line.

Hey, that IS weird. Kinda cool, but definitely weird...

Gov. Charlie Crist was embarrassed when an on-hold recording he made transposed two numbers for an uninsured child helpline and callers instead were led to "horny" girls willing to talk about anything for just $2.99 a minute.

Or it was a mistake. Making a mistake isn't weird. It's funny, but not weird. Doesn't Florida have enough going on without trying to shoehorn in rejected Spin City plots?
 
2009-12-30 11:21:10 AM
Joy25: Can someone explain the florida tag, please?

Checks Joy25's profile.

You're new to Fark, aren't you?
 
2009-12-30 11:22:25 AM
A Port St. Lucie man was arrested for rubbing a hamburger in his wife's face after she poured a soda on it.

Are ou kidding? I would do the same thing if someone poured soda on my hamburger.
 
2009-12-30 11:23:25 AM
beerrun: A Lakeland eighth-grader was suspended from riding the school bus after farting to make other students laugh and badly stinking up the bus.

Aw, c'mon. Who hasn't done this?


I do it in the elevator all the time. I'll let one fly when I'm about to get off at my floor for all the others to enjoy. I won't do it with ladies on board though. They usually don't appreciate the humor.
 
2009-12-30 11:24:42 AM
DirtyOldGeek: Joy25: Can someone explain the florida tag, please?

Checks Joy25's profile.

You're new to Fark, aren't you?



How'd you guess? ;)
 
2009-12-30 11:27:04 AM
I always wonder is the Florida meme on Fark just a selection bias, or are there really more astoundingly stupid things people do per capita in that state?
 
2009-12-30 11:27:18 AM
Jubeebee: doubled99: It was actually just a pretty normal year for the white trash capitol of the U.S.
Having lived for a whhile in the South, you can make fun of most southern rednecks, but they've got something special in Florida.
I think they've achieved a special sort of white trash perfection, envied by trailer dwellers elsewhere.

I think it's mostly because you don't have many mid-country rubes and spoiled yuppies dreaming about moving to Alabama or Tennessee, so whatever issues are there are pretty much homegrown, and everyone knows how to deal with it.

With Florida, there are always people who dream about moving there. So the population is basically made of people who think living in FL is a good idea, which establishes a pretty low ceiling.

/FL is like Fail without the vowels


Not necessarily true for the N. AL area. Probably has something to do with the huge DoD and NASA presence here and the affordable housing market. Pretty sure we are an exception to the rule though.
 
2009-12-30 11:27:40 AM
Joy25: DirtyOldGeek: Joy25: Can someone explain the florida tag, please?

Checks Joy25's profile.

You're new to Fark, aren't you?


How'd you guess? ;)


"His viewers suggested that 'so many stupid things happen in Florida, it deserved its own Fark tag,' [Drew, founder of the site] Curtis wrote. 'I wasn't convinced it would get much use, but I decided to go ahead and put it up anyhow. Boy was I wrong.'

"'For some reason,' Curtis concluded, 'Florida is messed up. ... Perhaps it's the warm weather that makes people stupid. ... Whatever the reason, Florida is without a doubt the No. 1 state for weird news.

'I would be willing to bet that most of it begins with a few beers and goes downhill from there. ... Throw in some old people and some lost tourists and you have a fiesta of weirdness.'"
 
2009-12-30 11:27:56 AM
Joy25: DirtyOldGeek: Joy25: Can someone explain the florida tag, please?

Checks Joy25's profile.

You're new to Fark, aren't you?


How'd you guess? ;)


This article explains the Florida tag fairly well on its own I believe.
 
2009-12-30 11:28:29 AM
Tiger Woods? Hellooooooooooo?
 
2009-12-30 11:28:37 AM
DirtyOldGeek: Joy25: Can someone explain the florida tag, please?

Checks Joy25's profile.

You're new to Fark, aren't you?


12-28-09. Yup. She'll catch on.
 
2009-12-30 11:28:39 AM
beerrun: A Lakeland eighth-grader was suspended from riding the school bus after farting to make other students laugh and badly stinking up the bus.

Aw, c'mon. Who hasn't done this?


Why wasn't this terrorist in-training expelled?? Are the national security organizations only concerned about car bombings and not gas attacks??
 
2009-12-30 11:28:42 AM
Hell, even Chelsea Handler did a segment on stupid Florida stories.

/Yeah, I watch Chelsea Lately.
/Think Chuy's a cute little nugget
 
2009-12-30 11:28:49 AM
There are other states that have had their own little petitions for the tag (Texas, California), but I think Florida deserves to be the only one. It would dilute the meaning, otherwise.
 
2009-12-30 11:28:52 AM
Joy25: DirtyOldGeek: Joy25: Can someone explain the florida tag, please?

Checks Joy25's profile.

You're new to Fark, aren't you?


How'd you guess? ;)



i35.tinypic.com
 
2009-12-30 11:29:55 AM
StrikitRich: Joy25: Can someone explain the florida tag, please?

It was started by boring people jealous of Florida.


FTFA:
Tampa police say a man repeatedly called 911 looking for sex because it was the only number he could dial after running out of cell phone minutes.

Yeah. Jealousy. That's the ticket.
 
2009-12-30 11:30:00 AM
Super Chronic: Tiger Woods? Hellooooooooooo?

They don't call it Whorelando for nothing. Amirite?

/No one calls it that.
 
2009-12-30 11:30:45 AM
Tennessee is next.
I lived there.
So, I know stuff and other things of that nature.
 
2009-12-30 11:30:51 AM
FTA:
It wasn't the only odd moment in politics. Rep. Cliff Stearns asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi to basically shut down Congress early so he and some of the Florida and Oklahoma House guys could go watch their teams in the national championship game. She said no.

I've been to UCLA and Cal for football games. I was visiting San Francisco last January and watched the national championship game in a bar there. Based on these three experiences, Californians don't get college football.
 
2009-12-30 11:35:49 AM
StrikitRich 2009-12-30 11:15:16 AM

Joy25: Can someone explain the florida tag, please?

It was started by boring people jealous of Florida.



Kudos to you, my friend. I admire a man who stands against the crowd and defends his home. As a former resident of Detroit, I remember-we can make fun of it, but fark the rest of you.
 
2009-12-30 11:37:44 AM
doubled99: StrikitRich 2009-12-30 11:15:16 AM

Joy25: Can someone explain the florida tag, please?

It was started by boring people jealous of Florida.


Kudos to you, my friend. I admire a man who stands against the crowd and defends his home. As a former resident of Detroit, I remember-we can make fun of it, but fark the rest of you.


At least we're not Detroit ...

I'll take our slightly polluted, burning river over any of your 'miles' any day ... haha

 
2009-12-30 11:37:59 AM
doubled99:
As a former resident of Detroit, I remember-we can make fun of it, but fark the rest of you.

Is that like when black people call other black...
Oh nevermind.
 
2009-12-30 11:38:51 AM
Yukon Cornelius: I've been to UCLA and Cal for football games. I was visiting San Francisco last January and watched the national championship game in a bar there. Based on these three experiences, Californians don't get college football.

Most times, the amount of sports fandom is opposite the amount of things to do in the area (especially cold months for football).
 
2009-12-30 11:39:07 AM
Pretty sure I submitted this with a better headline. Oh well
 
2009-12-30 11:40:20 AM
Pair-o-Dice 2009-12-30 11:37:59 AM

doubled99:
As a former resident of Detroit, I remember-we can make fun of it, but fark the rest of you.

Is that like when black people call other black...
Oh nevermind.


C'mon, man, don't be afraid to call a spade a spade.
 
2009-12-30 11:40:47 AM
A man tried stealing a live ferret in Jacksonville Beach by stuffing it down his pants.

i would like to officially state that this was not me.
 
2009-12-30 11:41:43 AM
doubled99: Pair-o-Dice 2009-12-30 11:37:59 AM

doubled99:
As a former resident of Detroit, I remember-we can make fun of it, but fark the rest of you.

Is that like when black people call other black...
Oh nevermind.

C'mon, man, don't be afraid to call a spade a spade.


Oh no you di'int!
 
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