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Vampires, nudists, snakes: Nobody
does wacky like Florida

Orlando Sentinel, by Scott Maxwell

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 4/6/2014 11:09:47 PM

Last week, news broke that a congressional candidate in Gainesville had a secret pastime: impersonating vampires. And superheroes. Some people would call this nutty. In Florida, we just call it Tuesday. Seriously, that´s not even our highest-profile vampire story. Remember the "vampire killings" from Lake County? Some of our stories are heartbreakingly tragic. But so many are also mind-numbingly strange. In Florida, we do weird the way Kansas does wheat. Here, giant pet snakes escape. And breed. And then invade our national parks. We have fish that eat people, alligators that eat people and people who eat people.

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Probably not written by the Florida Board of Tourism.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 4/7/2014 12:59:26 AM     (No. 9800519)

Vampires, nudists, snakes......and Jeb Bush.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 4/7/2014 1:10:46 AM     (No. 9800528)

I haven´t been able to get past the popup asking me to sign up.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: wetenschapper, 4/7/2014 4:01:33 AM     (No. 9800570)

And why not a congressional candidate who does a vampire impersonation? Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has been successfully impersonating a rancorous moron for years.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charliecoconut, 4/7/2014 4:51:31 AM     (No. 9800576)

Scott Maxwell? You might well be the most useless journalist on the staff of the most useless newspaper in Florida, or perhaps the Nation.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: JimS, 4/7/2014 6:57:10 AM     (No. 9800634)

Subscription only

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/7/2014 7:16:35 AM     (No. 9800648)

Likewise, I will not sign up for a subscription just to read an article which is questionable at best. Much like the huffpo come-ons.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 4/7/2014 8:20:07 AM     (No. 9800739)

I enjoyed the article; especially the nudist grandfather. Being retired, my life is rather dull and boring. I just might try the naked routine today.

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