April 18, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 3/28/2013

" It’s amazing when you think about it: 500 years ago, there were people in Florida — and we’re not really totally civilized yet."

-- Dave Barry

» It’s amazing when you think about it: 500 years ago, there were people in Florida — and we’re not really totally civilized yet.

» I’m not a big fan of the Everglades. I know it’s a precious ecological resource, but I don’t actually believe that. I think it’s a swamp. It has a tremendous number of bugs in it and large pythons now and muck. I’m sure it’s really vital, but why couldn’t it be somewhere else? Basically, it just makes it take longer to get from here to Naples, although I’m sure the people in Naples are glad they have this giant snake-infested barrier between them and Miami. They’re afraid we’ll come over and steal their dentures or something — which we would.

» Full interview: Dave Barry is a Florida Icon

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