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Old 08-05-20, 05:03 AM
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Old 08-05-20, 05:38 AM
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He forgot Florida Man 101: "Here, hold my beer"

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Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
He forgot Florida Man 101: "Here, hold my beer"
Yeah, but I was mostly bemused that this EVEN made news. Doesn't everybody in FL wander around waving guns and drinkin'?
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Old 08-05-20, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Yeah, but I was mostly bemused that this EVEN made news. Doesn't everybody in FL wander around waving guns and drinkin'?
Actually, no. I've been here 20 years and never seen Florida Man out doing his thing. This "Florida Man" image is what the world thinks our whole country is about, but really most people are just trying to get along.

MAN GOES TO WORK AND PROVIDES FOR HIS FAMILY doesn't make for much of a headline.
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Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
Actually, no. I've been here 20 years and never seen Florida Man out doing his thing. This "Florida Man" image is what the world thinks our whole country is about, but really most people are just trying to get along.

MAN GOES TO WORK AND PROVIDES FOR HIS FAMILY doesn't make for much of a headline.
BTW Cigar City makes some fine brew. I regularly enjoyed Jai Alai during my time working in Florida.

Regarding Florida Man; the character I often saw was the shirtless guy, wandering around down near the tracks near Hiway 1, or aimlessly crossing some major boulevard... seemed to have that 1000 yard stare, always seemed to have a limp, and never seemed to walk in a straight line. Now these were generally younger folks... not older retirement age folks, but guys somewhere in their 30s-50s and just looked burned out. Maybe it was just working (or partying) too long in the hot sun, or just out seeking that next beer... just wandering... down that long lonesome highway...
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Old 08-05-20, 10:37 AM
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I'd love to try me a can of Florida Man. I'm also really keen to sample Fargo Brewing's Woodchipper IPA
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Old 08-05-20, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
He forgot Florida Man 101: "Here, hold my beer"

Probably brewed with FL man sweat. I'm not much for IPA or I would try it. On a side note...the microbrew thing was really taking off here in Tampa in the last couple of years. There's a brew bus we have taken on a couple of Sundays that does a loop of the local breweries. I hope when this whole Covid deal is over they are still standing.
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Texas Man vs Florida Man in the main event
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When did Florida get to be so weird? It seems like all of a sudden it got over run by weirdos a few years ago.

California got too expensive, so they all moved to low-cost (and low standards!) Florida. Some got lost along the way, ended up in Texas, Alabama, and other parts in-between the coasts, but a lot made it down there to the 'land-of-plenty (crazy)'.
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Old 08-05-20, 01:10 PM
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Texas Man vs Florida Man in the main event
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Texas Man vs Florida Man in the main event
Pffffftttttttttt! Florida Man be out there doing the crazy while Texas Man just be talking the crazy....
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Pffffftttttttttt! Florida Man be out there doing the crazy while Texas Man just be talking the crazy....

No argument from me. I have seen too many episodes of COPS that took place in Florida.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Texas Man vs Florida Man in the main event
Imagine if they joined forces,
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Imagine if they joined forces,
And *voila* Chicago Man!
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You've seen some of their exploits in the Blues Brothers.
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
California got too expensive, so they all moved to low-cost (and low standards!) Florida. Some got lost along the way, ended up in Texas, Alabama, and other parts in-between the coasts, but a lot made it down there to the 'land-of-plenty (crazy)'.
FL is not all that cheap anymore. Housing prices have shot up. Income is low. Lack of a state income tax is one of the main draws though.
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That's pretty bad, but sounds like something Florida Man would do.
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