Why is Florida Weird?

Craig Pittman, columnist at the Tampa Bay Times, has a new book out that might be of interest to WUvies. It asks the question: why does so much weird news come out of Florida?

He suggests a few possible reasons in an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio:

"Well we don't have any snow as you know, and so as a result, people are able to be out doing weird stuff all year long," he said.
He also cites the shifting landscapes and inherent dangers in the geography that can lead to a live-for-the-moment attitude. "Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we may be wiped out by a sinkhole or a shark bite or lightening -- all of which happen more in Florida than any other state. So, it leads to this sort of YOLO culture in Florida. And that's, honestly part of what makes it kind of fun to be a journalist here -- is writing about all the people who grab for the gusto ... and miss," he said.

These same reasons would also apply to my neck of the woods, SoCal. But our particular dangers are earthquakes, fires, and rattlesnakes.

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     Posted By: Alex - Tue Oct 31, 2017

I thought it was Chuck
Posted by crc on 10/31/17 at 08:07 AM
Don't forget the SoCal mud slides. We haven't heard from them in a while.
Posted by Virtual on 10/31/17 at 10:27 AM
Florida CLAIMS there isn't an issue. That their state laws concerning release of information in criminal cases is why they SEEM weirder. And I might be inclined to believe them if I hadn't been there.
Posted by PupZappa on 10/31/17 at 10:59 PM
I'm a Californian Native. Nothing I haven't seen before.
Posted by KDP on 11/01/17 at 09:29 AM
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