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(MSN)   Florida Man swims half a mile, ostensibly to save his mom. Article doesn't explain why he took a ton of action selfies and then called the media   (msn.com) divider line
    More: Sappy, Family, Flood, Johnny Lauder dove, Tropical cyclone, Hurricane Ian, Florida, debris-filled waters, next day  
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2555 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Oct 2022 at 10:35 AM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-03 10:40:16 AM  
14 votes:
His mistake was not making a TikTok video with Fleetwood Mac's Dreams playing in the background. Mistake like that will cost the guy millions.
 
2022-10-03 11:06:50 AM  
8 votes:
"She's a very stubborn 84-year-old woman," Lauder said. "And she said, 'You're not taking me anywhere. I won't have any privacy. I'm staying home.' "

Figures her name is Karen.
 
2022-10-03 10:48:42 AM  
7 votes:
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2022-10-03 11:17:50 AM  
7 votes:
Hey ma, before I get you out of the salty brine of diesel fuel, gasoline, grease, solvents, and raw sewage, how about a selfie?
 
2022-10-03 10:39:13 AM  
4 votes:
No way.  I saw that movie!
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2022-10-03 11:23:51 AM  
3 votes:
"...said he was prepared to do anything to save his mother, Karen Roberta, whose legs are amputated "

/   sorry
//  window seat, please
/// threes
 
2022-10-03 11:39:09 AM  
2 votes:
I'm more concerned as to why he left her in a flood plain in the first place.  Oh, wait.  I see it now.  He's a retired police officer.  That means he knows all about creating problems so that he can take credit for fixing them.
 
2022-10-03 11:50:01 AM  
2 votes:
"Hi mom! Good to see you are safe. Would you mind standing in the middle of the living room and act like you are drowning? It is for my Instagram."
 
2022-10-03 11:52:22 AM  
2 votes:
Reminds me of the guy who made sure to set his phone/cam up before rescuing a guy from a burning car:
Gotta get the shot!!
 
2022-10-03 12:01:47 PM  
2 votes:

thisisyourbrainonFark: JK8Fan: Hey ma, before I get you out of the salty brine of diesel fuel, gasoline, grease, solvents, and raw sewage, how about a selfie?

Yeah, that lead pic caught my attention, as in, why in the fark are you taking photos instead of saving your mom as soon as possible?


So you can remind her and rub it her face.
"Hey mom, remember when I told you you needed to get out of the house and you refused? Yeah, who's this dog paddling in a pool of filth, screaming to be rescued? Looks kinda like you. Oh, it is! And remember when I said you shouldn't vote for Trump? I've been seeing your Trump 2024 posts...and remember that time I had to rescue you from a problem of your own making? Let's check out that picture again..."
 
2022-10-03 12:11:17 PM  
2 votes:
The first two words of your headline explained everything
 
2022-10-03 10:48:28 AM  
1 vote:

ChrisDe: His mistake was not making a TikTok video with Fleetwood Mac's Dreams playing in the background. Mistake like that will cost the guy millions...of viewers


/ftfy
 
2022-10-03 11:20:56 AM  
1 vote:
But did he get the beer?
 
2022-10-03 11:23:23 AM  
1 vote:
I hate these farking stories.  "People help others after natural disaster!"   Yeah, that's newsworthy.  Particularly if it's your MOTHER.  Like what the fack else do people do after a disaster?  If they're OK, they go out and help other people.

Here's a feel-good story:  People helped each other!  It's rarer than cats lying down with dogs, we have to report it, and in this breathless fashion that implies that we've gone above and beyond in our humanity, instead of just acting LIKE HUMAN BEINGS.  Man rescues dog!  Man rescues dog AND small child!  Well, good thing the media was there, or he would have just left them to drown.
People helping other people is how the world is supposed to work.  You just think it's newsworthy because you're a farking millennial, the people who made self-satisfied attention-whoring  into a lifestyle.  Hey, make sure you get that rescue on video.  No one will know who you are otherwise.
 
2022-10-03 11:29:54 AM  
1 vote:
During the next hurricane, however, he won't be around to dive into the water. "I'm going to leave early and make it a vacation with my family," he said.
And for anyone who might be hesitant to evacuate, Lauder urges them to reconsider.
"Please heed the warnings," he said. "I'd still save my mother all over again, but it's definitely better to not stick around."


(Down here at the bottom in very small print, we'll just add that this guy and his family was one of the ones ORDERED to evacuate in this disaster, and he didn't.  This disaster was all of his own making.)
fark this "feel-good story."  Stop giving publicity to morons who are too stupid to save themselves, but will demonstrate how bootstrappy they are, as soon as CNN shows up.
Better people than you evacuated, and still lost their homes, and didn't need to make it all about their heroic actions because they decided not to evacuate.
But it was totally worth it, because now he's gone viral.
 
2022-10-03 11:44:41 AM  
1 vote:
Probably Hero-worships this guy.........
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2022-10-03 12:27:43 PM  
1 vote:

gottagopee: MythDragon: thisisyourbrainonFark: JK8Fan: Hey ma, before I get you out of the salty brine of diesel fuel, gasoline, grease, solvents, and raw sewage, how about a selfie?

Yeah, that lead pic caught my attention, as in, why in the fark are you taking photos instead of saving your mom as soon as possible?

So you can remind her and rub it her face.
"Hey mom, remember when I told you you needed to get out of the house and you refused? Yeah, who's this dog paddling in a pool of filth, screaming to be rescued? Looks kinda like you. Oh, it is! And remember when I said you shouldn't vote for Trump? I've been seeing your Trump 2024 posts...and remember that time I had to rescue you from a problem of your own making? Let's check out that picture again..."

FTA: "Lauder, his mom and his son all have homes in the same Naples community. They had chosen not to evacuate and did their best to prepare before Ian hit."

Less rub her face in it, more acorn/tree


Shiat doesn't fall far from the ass.
 
2022-10-03 2:25:20 PM  
1 vote:
You want to preserve those core family memories.
 
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