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(WFTV Orlando)   Palm Bay man sets self on fire while setting up cross-burning Halloween decoration   (wftv.com) divider line 26
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2013-10-16 06:33:35 AM  
"...the 50-year-old man was using gas to light a wooden cross as a joke..."

In the South, cross burning can be hilarious apparently.

I bet this guy is a regular at Tea Party/GOP rallies.
 
2013-10-16 07:42:13 AM  
I hope his "African"-American attendants in the hospital are gracious enough not to mention they took care of him.
 
2013-10-16 08:59:24 AM  
Dumbass tag?

He is a dumbass but given the outcome I'd say the Spiffy tag would apply.


According to his wife and friends, the 50-year-old man was using gas to light a wooden cross as a joke when he set himself on fire at his Wacker Avenue home.

...

The man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with burns over 40 percent of his body and suffered second-degree burns to his upper torso.
 
2013-10-16 09:01:05 AM  
HA HA
 
2013-10-16 09:02:48 AM  
Sounds like a character from a Carl Hiaasen book.
 
2013-10-16 09:04:26 AM  
Authorities said the man had been drinking....

Shocker!
 
2013-10-16 09:08:43 AM  
Hick or heat!
 
2013-10-16 09:10:05 AM  
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-16 09:26:11 AM  
Grumpy cat
 
2013-10-16 10:17:38 AM  
Was the Florida tag swinging from a rope in the back yard?
 
2013-10-16 10:21:21 AM  
As we call it in the trade:   The Dance of the Flaming Asshole (DOFA).
 
2013-10-16 10:28:28 AM  
Hee-hee.  Serves him right, really.
 
2013-10-16 10:38:21 AM  

oryx: Grumpy cat


This is a textbook example of the Grumpy Cat/Good meme
 
2013-10-16 10:47:57 AM  
This is the kind of story the Floriduh tag was made for.
 
2013-10-16 11:30:55 AM  
For the uninitiated....Palm Bay is the Florida of Florida.

Mucho comedy gold can be mined from that town.
 
2013-10-16 11:33:06 AM  

chopit: Sounds like a character from a Carl Hiaasen book.


Carl knows the state better than most.
 
2013-10-16 12:27:08 PM  
Palm Bay man sets self on fire while setting up cross-burning

Celebrating the government shutdown, was he?
 
2013-10-16 12:48:37 PM  
Hope he's got health care.
 
2013-10-16 01:14:06 PM  
That's hilarious.
 
2013-10-16 01:15:04 PM  

IntertubeUser: "...the 50-year-old man was using gas to light a wooden cross as a joke..."

In the South, cross burning can be hilarious apparently.

I bet this guy is a regular at Tea Party/GOP rallies.


This was Palm Bay, I can guarantee you he was!
 
2013-10-16 01:17:30 PM  

fiddle-faddle: For the uninitiated....Palm Bay is the Florida of Florida.

Mucho comedy gold can be mined from that town.


I lived there for six long, miserable years. Oh the stories I could tell.
 
2013-10-16 01:49:01 PM  
My hometown!

I gotta say, Palm Bay really puts the Florida in Florida.
 
2013-10-16 01:51:45 PM  

fiddle-faddle: For the uninitiated....Palm Bay is the Florida of Florida.

Mucho comedy gold can be mined from that town.


Very true.  This is worth a read:
http://palmbaytheanusofcentralfla.blogspot.com/2010/03/100-things-to -d o-in-palm-bay.html
 
2013-10-16 03:30:33 PM  
oops!
 
2013-10-16 05:05:15 PM  

abfalter: fiddle-faddle: For the uninitiated....Palm Bay is the Florida of Florida.

Mucho comedy gold can be mined from that town.

Very true.  This is worth a read:
http://palmbaytheanusofcentralfla.blogspot.com/2010/03/100-things-to -d o-in-palm-bay.html


I have no doubt he is a true resident after reading that.  My favorite quote from his bio - "Palm Bay resident for 25+ years.  I have seen my area of Palm Bay the SW section begin to turn into a cesspool. Where have all the white people gone?"

Yeah, because those outstanding white people didn't already turn it into a cesspool 30 years ago.

/Idiocracy could have been filmed in Palm Bay, no casting required
 
2013-10-16 10:05:39 PM  

abfalter: My hometown!

I gotta say, Palm Bay really puts the Florida in Florida.


FIT grad here, and... so much this. There was a (presumably) different PB man who managed to set himself on fire a few years ago; friends and I affectionately referred to said gentleman as "Palm Bay Flambé".
 
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