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Old 24 September 2014, 10:58 PM
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I wonder whether the other states' superheroes would be as entertaining. The only one I can see giving Florida Man a run for his money is California Man (or possibly California Woman).
You can do it with any state, but it really is a Florida thing. Sometimes a news story with elements like these will come out and it will almost be surprising to find out it's not from Florida.

A similar meme frequently employed to great effect in Gawker comments is "Second Amendment Man". In almost any sad article about some gun related mishap, the gun owner can be cast as "Second Amendment Man" and the headline reframed to put a positive spin on their actions.
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Old 24 September 2014, 11:58 PM
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I wonder whether the other states' superheroes would be as entertaining.
I had a similar thought when I saw this thread directly below "Wisconsin Man has 100 orgasms a day."

The rest of the time, though, Wisconsin Man probably just sits around wearing his cheesehead while watching the Packers and drinking Miller Lite.
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Old 25 September 2014, 05:28 PM
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I wonder whether the other states' superheroes would be as entertaining.[/I]
Depends on your definition of entertainment, I guess. Seems he's fairly altruistic, though - and apparently has some interest in farming.
  • Minnesota Man creates cat palace
  • Minnesota Man, 80, trapped in grain bin for 3 hours
  • Minnesota Man 3D prints a real castle
  • Minnesota Man arrested after tossing money to mall-goers
  • Minnesota Man grows 8.4 pound tomato, seeks record
  • Minnesota Man thrown in jail for... failing to put up siding
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Old 25 September 2014, 06:01 PM
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There's also "Dundee Man", a violent drunk who personifies all the worst Scottish stereotypes:
  • Dundee Man told to stop feeding birds.
  • Dundee Man made ‘creepy’ remarks to girl on street.
  • Dundee Man lay dead in flat for a week.
  • Dundee Man given football smoke-bomb ban.
  • Dundee Man fined £630 for sectarian abuse on train.
  • Dundee Man bought booze for under-agers.
  • Dundee Man’s ‘close ties’ to al Qaida leader revealed.
  • Dundee Man threatened pub bouncer with meat cleaver.
  • Dundee Man accused of spiking mental health patient’s drink with mayonnaise.
  • Dundee Man denies he is a bigamist.
  • Dundee Man spent £6,000 on dad’s credit card.
  • Dundee Man attacked pensioner with spade after downing bottles of Buckfast.
  • Dundee Man caught with axe down trousers.
  • Dundee Man to face two trials on the same day.
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Old 25 September 2014, 06:49 PM
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Rhoe Island Man seems to have some sort of major personality disorder:
  • Gets 4 DUIs in 30 hours
  • Gets lost (and then found) on hike in Wyoming forest
  • Astounds judges on America's Got Talent
  • Charged under new Massachussetts "upskirting" law
  • Arrested in human trafficking of Arlington teen
  • Armed with potato, arrested for attempted robbery
  • Faces jail for inappropriate conact with 14-year-old girl
  • Will compete on Jeopardy!
  • Releases 23-lb. lobster used in National Guard fundraiser
  • Tells police he was leaving a bar when he noticed he'd been shot
  • Tries to shoot pigeon with crossbow, hits 9-year-old girl
  • Found living on J-Lo's estate
Cripes, I'd better stop, I don't want to be responsible for RI Man ousting Florida Man from his Throne of Shame...
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Old 25 September 2014, 07:03 PM
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It's fun to play Florida Man Mad-Libs:

A [city in Florida] man was arrested Monday after assaulting his [relative] with a [noun] during a fight over a [food]. [man's name], 28, threw his pet [animal] at officers before fleeing the scene wearing only his [article of clothing].

The best part is, no matter what you write, at least part of it will turn out to be true.
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Old 01 October 2014, 06:01 PM
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Florida Florida man punches 80-year-old at Applebee's bar

Our thread's subject was not to be outdone:

A Port Orange man, Florida, man is accused of punching an 80-year-old man who asked him to stop cursing and talking about women's private parts at a restaurant bar.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/nationa...ees-bar/nhY2k/
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Florida Man is a real jerk.

Florida man refused to move car for emergency helicopter
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Old 15 October 2014, 12:50 PM
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Tsk, Tsk Floridian, 19, Arrested For Lewd Act With Stuffed Animal Inside Walmart Store

A Florida man today took a stuffed animal off a Walmart shelf and then used the toy to masturbate before returning the ejaculate-covered item to a store shelf, police report.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/...defiler-657903
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Snake Panhandle woman jailed after shooting at snake

A Panama City woman who tried to shoot a water moccasin during practice for a youth football team was arrested for discharging the gun on school property.

http://www.ajc.com/ap/ap/florida/pan...t-snake/nhkMc/
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Old 08 December 2014, 09:27 PM
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Florida Man on Cake Wrecks: A Celebration Of All States, But Mostly Florida
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Old 11 December 2014, 01:06 PM
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Police: Woman Arrested For Getting Into Fight With Twin Sister Over Vibrator

Manatee County Sheriff deputies arrested a woman Sunday afternoon after she got into a fight with her twin sister about a vibrator and her boyfriend.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by the Bradenton Herald, Heidi Creamer, 48, started arguing with her twin before it exculpated [sic] into punches being thrown.

http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2014/12/10...over-vibrator/

I might have given this its own thread, but how much is their to discuss - just another adventure of Florida Woman, it seems to me. But I do further have to laugh at the [Florida] writer and editor leaving 'exculpated' in for 'escalated.' One should generally avoid words one does not really know the meaning of.
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Old 12 December 2014, 01:46 PM
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Icon09 Florida Man naked and masturbating outside home: mother won't allow porn in home

Police say a man was arrested after he was found naked and masturbating outside of his Stuart home. Police say the man, identified as 21-year-old Anthony Smith, told deputies that his mother won't let him watch pornography inside of the house.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/2761252...y-inside-house
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That's the only reasonable arrangement then.
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Old 14 December 2014, 07:42 PM
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Chef Florida woman who killed neighbor, cooked body is sentenced to life in prison

A Florida woman who killed her neighbor, cut him up and cooked his remains will spend the rest of her life behind bars.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...icle-1.2038214
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Old 14 December 2014, 11:25 PM
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Frying Pan Police: Woman tried to choke, kill 11-year-old boy for calling daughter name

An 11-year-old Florida boy claims a classmate’s mother tried to kill him because he called the girl a name.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/nationa...er-name/njR7H/

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But your mom's going to kill me!
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Old 15 December 2014, 12:05 PM
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It's fun to play Florida Man Mad-Libs:

A [city in Florida] man was arrested Monday after assaulting his [relative] with a [noun] during a fight over a [food]. [man's name], 28, threw his pet [animal] at officers before fleeing the scene wearing only his [article of clothing].

The best part is, no matter what you write, at least part of it will turn out to be true.


What is it with Florida and its men? Something in the water? Help me out Floridians!!
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Old 15 December 2014, 01:04 PM
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I think there may e a stronger tendency in Florida that any other state for reporters to specify when a crime or stupid stunt is done by a Florida resident due to its extremely high level of tourists and part-time residents. If it is just reported that a person threw a ten pound alligator at his/her sibling/partner and ran off giggling, there would be a tendency for locals to say 'those danged Spring-breakers' or Canadians, or whatever. There is a value in specifying that a certain amount of the insanity is not imported (though it may have migrated, particularly if not in the northern tier of counties).

ETA: Not just the men - Florida Woman can hold her own in this dubious competition, too.
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What is it with Florida and its men? Something in the water? Help me out Floridians!!
It is the 4th most populated state in the US so more stories are going to come out of there than Montana or Wyoming.

It also has a very diverse population. Really old folks, recent immigrants, rednecks, college kids & criminals looking to shield their homes from being taken away in a judgment. Add to that snowbirds and tourists with a YOLO attitude.

Here is an article speculating on why.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/f...age_greed.html

I can't find a cite but I do remember reading an article claiming that their privacy laws are so lax that their police blotter reports include more lurid details than most states. So when some editor for the palookaville post is having a slow news day they can fill space with summaries of blotter reports playing up lurid details.
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Old 15 December 2014, 03:01 PM
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We also have a history of newspaper columnists-turned-novelists writing wacky stories about Florida criminals that are based on real events. So that brings it to a wider audience, and people begin associate crazy news stories with Florida.
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