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(Orlando Sentinel)   "Florida has long eclipsed California as the place where the bizarre, unusual and outlandish have become commonplace"   ( articles.orlandosentinel.com) divider line
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2013-06-14 11:17:14 AM  
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I like to think that we here at Fark were in the vanguard when it came to identifying Florida as the retarded stepson of the states.
2013-06-14 05:38:52 PM  
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StopLurkListen: Whether he's writing fiction or journalism, Carl Hiaasen's main character is always Florida, that axis of weirdness that gave us the sagas of Elian Gonzales, and dimpled "chads." It's also where developers build homes around gravel pits advertised as "lakefront property," and where marijuana falls out of the sky.

This is how Hiaasen describes Florida: "The Sunshine State is a paradise of scandals teeming with drifters, deadbeats, and misfits drawn here by some dark primordial calling like demented trout. And you'd be surprised how many of them decide to run for public office."

Having lived in the Sunshine State a few times myself, I can state with absolute certainty that Carl Hiaasen has it right, in his articles and in his novels.
2013-06-14 05:35:27 PM  
1 vote:
California is crazy for entertainment purposes. Florida (and its less humid incestuous cousin Arizona) is just plain crazy.
2013-06-14 01:22:20 PM  
1 vote:
Florida has two types of weirdness: The redneck kind (most of the state), and the South Florida kind. Two different countries, basically, united by a desire to be stupid.
2013-06-14 12:55:50 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: "There are some incredibly dull towns in Florida. We are as dull as Ohio in many areas."

2013-06-14 12:03:33 PM  
1 vote:
To be fair high taxes and high unemployment have made the bizarre, unusual and outlandish too expensive for most Californians.
2013-06-14 11:50:06 AM  
1 vote:
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tag is apparently vacationing in Florida.
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