April 23, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 1/2/2014

"The rules are different here and people come down here thinking they can do anything."

-- Craig Pittman, a Tampa Bay Times reporter who tweets about odd Florida news and blogged about the state's penchant for oddness for Slate.com

You know you're living in a weird state when there's a Festivus pole made out of beer cans displayed in the Capitol, a man offers to trade a live alligator for a 12-pack of beer, and a homeowners association has to create a no-swimming-as-a-mermaid rule.

Florida is the kind of state where lawmakers found it necessary to pass a law that bans using food stamps in strip bars. It's a state where dogs are trained to sniff out giant African land snails. It's where three Miami-area mayors were arrested on separate corruption charges in a single month and an officer got in trouble for giving Miami Heat star LeBron James a police escort to a Justin Timberlake/Jay Z concert.

It was, once again, a weird year in Florida.

Read more at the AP.

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