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August 2, 2021 48 min

Welcome to Episode 3 of Reddit and Wiki! We are back this week with John as your host as he talks to you about Florida Man. You've heard the Florida Man memes and Florida Man headlines right? Listen to his futile attempt of reviving his old gig as a pun master and how both his co-hosts sucks as hype men. Josh brings a couple of not so feel good stories, while Sean retells the story of the creepy Miami Zombie. All that plus many more, so make sure to tune in.

According to Wikipedia:

"Florida Man is an Internet meme, popularized in 2013, in which the phrase "Florida Man" is taken from various unrelated news articles concerning people who hail from or live in Florida. Internet users typically submit links to news stories and articles about unusual or strange crimes or events occurring in Florida, particularly those where "Florida Man" is mentioned in a headline. The stories call attention to Florida's supposed notoriety for strange and unusual events. The Miami New Times claimed that freedom of information laws in Florida make it easier for journalists to obtain information about arrests from the police than in other states and that this is responsible for the large number of news articles. A CNN article on the meme also suggested that the breadth of reports of bizarre activities is due to a confluence of factors, including public records laws giving journalists fast and easy access to police reports, the relatively high and diverse population of the state, its highly variable weather, and a lack of mental health funding."

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RESOURCES

  • Florida Man. (n.d.). Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Man
  • Miami Zombie. (n.d.). Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_cannibal_attack
  • Florida Man. (n.d.-b). Florida Man. https://floridaman.com/
  • Barach, P. (2018, April 12). The Origin of Florida Man: The World’s Worst Superhero. Medium. https://medium.com/@PaulBarach/the-origin-of-florida-man-the-worlds-worst-superhero-34df69c806c3
  • Smart, G. T. C. (2019, March 25). Why is ‘Florida Man’ a thing, when ‘Pennsylvania Man’ (or Iowa Man or Ohio Man) isn’t? Treasure Coast Newspapers. https://eu.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/03/25/heres-why-florida-man-thing/3266020002/
  • Government in the Sunshine Act. (n.d.). The First Amendment Encyclopedia. Retrieved 27 July 2021, from https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1244/sunshine-acts-federal-and-state
  • Luscombe, R. (2019, May 21). Florida Man: what lies behind the Sunshine State’s crazy stereotype? The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/21/florida-man-what-lies-behind-the-sunshine-states-crazy-stereotype
  • Florida Man charged with forcing captured alligator to drink beer. (2019, October 14). Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/FloridaMan/comments/dhlawm/florida_man_charged_with_forcing_captured/
  • https://www.reddit.com/r/wholesomefloridaman/
  • Caitlin, C. (2020, December 15). Florida man pays off 114 outstanding utility bills for his neighbors before Christmas. CBS News. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-man-pays-neighbors-utility-bills-christmas-mike-esmond/


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