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(Huffington Post)   16-foot, 3500-lb. shark named Mary Lee spotted in the surf off of Jacksonville. Fortunately, nobody in their right mind would live or vacation in Jacksonville, so there's no danger   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 74
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2013-01-16 01:03:28 PM
When Navy men go off to sea, is it just assumed that their wives are going to cheat on them?

Was a college student in Charleston, SC, in the 70's...I had a 3-month girlfriend whose hubbie was a Lieutenant (jg) on the blue crew of an SSBN. When the sub came home, it was over just as easily as it started.
 
2013-01-16 01:06:55 PM

Magnanimous_J: airsupport: When Navy men go off to sea, is it just assumed that their wives are going to cheat on them?

I grew up not far from the Navy base in Bremerton WA. On the night a ship would go out, the bars would be packed with slightly obese women. They were called the Bremalo. I think there is something in the Naval culture where you just kinda get a pass for messing around.


www.lyricsfreak.com
is familiar with the breed
 
2013-01-16 01:08:28 PM
I wonder when you Jacksonville haters have been here last? I heard it was pretty bad in the 80s, with the stinky papermill and all. But now, it's pretty great. We have a beautiful riverfront, excellent beaches (Yes, Jax Beach is full of goofs, but Ponte Vedra is unreal), an NFL team, a "major" golf tournament, glorious weather, the Mayo F'ing Clinic, a respectable downtown, etc. What more do you guys want?

/tough crowd
 
2013-01-16 01:15:03 PM

Hot Carl To Go: telejester: Musikslayer Smartest
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2013-01-16 10:38:39 AM


Jacksonville Beach, not Jacksonville. Lived in Jax in the 80s, the only place crappier was Jax Beach. On the plus side, Jax Beach was a good place to score weed

Lived in Neptune Beach myself '83-'88...it and Ponte Vedra were pretty nice, Jax Beach was indeed pretty crappy.

It's pretty nice now with the new ampitheater and buildings.

CSB: watched a midget on a full size bike collide with a guy with no legs in a wheelchair outside the old Crab Pot. Possibly the most awesome thing I have ever seen.


Hehe, this reminded me of the time I saw a dwarf chasing a half-naked guy around our high school locker room with a knife. Totally surreal.

/Dwarf was the little brother of a wrestler, and friends with the guy
//guy was in the middle of changing, had his pants aorund his ankles and was joking around, making short jokes when the dwarf pulled the knife
///it was all in good fun...I don't think he really wanted to cut him
//I don't know why they let him get away with carrying a knife around school though...I guess nobody wanted to make the guy feel even more defenseless/singled-out than he probably already did
/But I'll be damned if that image wasn't burned into my memory forever
 
2013-01-16 01:15:52 PM

grinding_journalist: However, Ocearch chairman Chris Fischer

Uh, I know that they're trying to be clever and combine "ocean" with "research", but how the hell do yo pronounce that company name?

Oh-see-urch?

Osh-arch?

Oak-arch?


Oh-shurch?
 
2013-01-16 01:16:58 PM
I called Jax Beach home for many years and would love to go back. I'm currently sitting through a cold and crappy winter waiting for a position in my specialty to open in the Jacksonville office of my company. I love that place, because even after 10 years of living far away the bartenders at Fly's Tie still know me by name.
 
2013-01-16 01:19:35 PM

logicalman: Have lived in the Jacksonville beaches area for 17+ years now, after living for a while in the hellhole known as Ohio. All those taking shots at Jax are either a) jealous, or b) severely retarded. The only real problem I've found is that as time goes on, more and more people move here instead of going to the Compton of the east coast, Miami. Gotta go now, it's 80 degrees and I'm riding my motorcycle to the beach. Haters gonna hate.


I haven't been there in over 25 years, I can only speak of 1985-87 Keep in mind that us Yanks at that time knew Florida from TV: Don Johnson, Ferraris, South Beach, Supermodels, maybe some Gloria Estefan. Jax was Skynyrd and good ol boys, with a hint of "Deliverance" thrown in for good measure. They didn't have the Pro Football team, the fancy symphony hall, the Landing was being built when I left. It was the worst smelling city I've ever been in: paper mills and Maxwell House coffee do not mix. It was another time...
 
2013-01-16 01:26:12 PM
And you Jax Beach haters make sure you stay away from Springing The Blues. A 3 day free blues concert on the beach totally sucks.
 
2013-01-16 01:27:43 PM

aninconvenienterection: Oh-shurch?


I hear a lot of women are on those.
 
2013-01-16 01:33:26 PM
Moved to Jacksonville from Austin last August. I'm liking it so far. Love the beach, honestly.
 
2013-01-16 01:36:13 PM
The headline presumes that there are people in their right mind who live in Florida
 
2013-01-16 01:38:06 PM

telejester: Hot Carl To Go Smartest
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2013-01-16 10:47:16 AM
telejester: Musikslayer Smartest
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2013-01-16 10:38:39 AM

Jacksonville Beach, not Jacksonville. Lived in Jax in the 80s, the only place crappier was Jax Beach. On the plus side, Jax Beach was a good place to score weed

Lived in Neptune Beach myself '83-'88...it and Ponte Vedra were pretty nice, Jax Beach was indeed pretty crappy.

It's pretty nice now with the new ampitheater and buildings.

CSB: watched a midget on a full size bike collide with a guy with no legs in a wheelchair outside the old Crab Pot. Possibly the most awesome thing I have ever seen.

It is Florida, after all.


Sounds like something that could happen here out west on Venice Beach.
 
2013-01-16 01:49:57 PM

runningesq: I wonder when you Jacksonville haters have been here last? I heard it was pretty bad in the 80s, with the stinky papermill and all. But now, it's pretty great. We have a beautiful riverfront, excellent beaches (Yes, Jax Beach is full of goofs, but Ponte Vedra is unreal), an NFL team, a "major" golf tournament, glorious weather, the Mayo F'ing Clinic, a respectable downtown, etc. What more do you guys want?

/tough crowd


I grew up a few hours down the coast (Vero) and my only experiencing with Jax would be battling traffic on my way to / from visiting family up north. From the early 90's to around 2009 I pretty much just flew, because I had moved up north and just flew to ORL or WPB to visit Vero. In 2009 I drove down, and was kind of impressed by how the city had changed. In appearance, anyway.

I'd live there for a while if I could. Vero is only 4 hours away, which is close enough for a weekend visit, and far enough to keep my Dad from showing up at my house all the time with some crazy agenda.
 
2013-01-16 02:30:02 PM

runningesq: I wonder when you Jacksonville haters have been here last? I heard it was pretty bad in the 80s, with the stinky papermill and all. But now, it's pretty great. We have a beautiful riverfront, excellent beaches (Yes, Jax Beach is full of goofs, but Ponte Vedra is unreal), an NFL team, a "major" golf tournament, glorious weather, the Mayo F'ing Clinic, a respectable downtown, etc. What more do you guys want?

/tough crowd


Hookers?
 
2013-01-16 04:03:24 PM

Barnstormer: Ahh.... spend 90 seconds googling a pic and lose the bragging rights to the quote.


The bragging rights to that were claimed in comment #1. But as I was coming here with hopes to do the same thing, take heart, you beat the rest of the us by a mile...
 
2013-01-16 04:14:14 PM

logicalman: Have lived in the Jacksonville beaches area for 17+ years now, after living for a while in the hellhole known as Ohio. All those taking shots at Jax are either a) jealous, or b) severely retarded. The only real problem I've found is that as time goes on, more and more people move here instead of going to the Compton of the east coast, Miami. Gotta go now, it's 80 degrees and I'm riding my motorcycle to the beach. Haters gonna hate.


farkin a. Well said. The rest of the country is digging out of a blizzard and its 80 degrees and sunny here. Also, the PGA tour is headquartered here and some of the worlds top golfers live here. But you're all correct, its shiat. So stay in Pawnee or Cincinnati or wherever the fark.
 
2013-01-16 04:53:00 PM

Musikslayer: Jacksonville Beach, not Jacksonville. Lived in Jax in the 80s, the only place crappier was Jax Beach. On the plus side, Jax Beach was a good place to score weed.


Lived in Jax Beach (the hill) in the late '80's. What a dump.

Jacksonville, worlds largest small town. Further proof that in Florida, the further north you go, the further south you get.

FREEBIRD!
 
2013-01-16 05:23:43 PM
Is Hurricane Hattie's still around? I had a great time with some fake racked lass in the parking lot there....
 
2013-01-16 06:03:02 PM
Aah, Jacksonville. It's like the Florida of Florida.
 
2013-01-16 07:27:31 PM

theflatline: The rest of Jax beach is for drunks, rednecks, and navy wives out throwing their tails around while husbands are at sea.


Hey, that's my mother yer talkin' bout, mister!

/navy brat, JAX 93-96
//eh, it was true
 
2013-01-16 10:29:55 PM
Big mature female? Huge tail?
I am so there, dude.
 
2013-01-17 12:23:53 AM
Cue Arthur Fonzarelli.

static.tvguide.com
 
2013-01-17 07:00:26 AM

Poundit Hardus: Is Hurricane Hattie's still around? I had a great time with some fake racked lass in the parking lot there....


Gone but not forgotten.
 
2013-01-17 07:05:17 AM

Bruce the Deuce: Musikslayer: Jacksonville Beach, not Jacksonville. Lived in Jax in the 80s, the only place crappier was Jax Beach. On the plus side, Jax Beach was a good place to score weed.

Lived in Jax Beach (the hill) in the late '80's. What a dump.

Jacksonville, worlds largest small town. Further proof that in Florida, the further north you go, the further south you get.

FREEBIRD!


Hey, guess what? We po white trash dun elected us a black feller fo Mayor. It's almost like we's made some o dat progress stuff theyz talk about on the picture box up north where all the smart peoples live.

/Still have a ways to go.
//Better now than when I moved here in '94.
///WAAAAAYYY better than when my extended family settled here in the mid-80s. I thought they were crazy then and I'm a native Floridian.
 
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