The Ten States of Florida

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    Florida has a reputation as America's weirdest state, but there's hardly any national appreciation for the fact that Florida has several culturally distinct regions of weirdness to choose from.
    In fact, sometimes it seems weird that Florida is considered one state at all. It's high time someone drew a realistic map of the individual states that make up this bizarre peninsula. So we employed a team of cartographers, geographers, statisticians, and freelance whiskey distillers to draft one, and here's what they've come up with:

    http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/ript...inct_states_that_actually_make_up_florida.php
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    Clowns to the left of me
    Jokers to the right
    Here I am...
    Stuck in the middle with you.

    Sweet, I went to school in Cracker Barrel County!!!
    Funny enough...I was even called a white cracker there.
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    I'd call the Orlando area "New Puerto Rico".
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    i guess i've grown up in "nasa's graveyard".
    you know you've grown up in nasa's graveyard if....

    1. you've had the countdown to various launches 'broadcast' over your school's intercom system, and had your teacher walk your class outside to watch. (extra points if you were able to see the separation of the booster...)
    2. you've been on a field trip to the cape, with the highpoint being the vertical assembly bldg (VAB)

    3. your dad worked there.
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    Sad to drive through the Space Coast and remember its heyday.
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    Need to extend methlabworld a few miles NW to encompass the crab clowns.
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    Fine by me!! :D
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    Boricua ?
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    Yep!! Bayamon...
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    @gatorjjh how's it funny? :) You from there?
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    I was shocked when I moved to Charlotte. I remember thinking. "Where are my Ricans ?"
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    Yes Maam, Grew up in Clermont, (pre-Mouse) west of O Town
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    the entire southeastern quadrant of Orlando is Hispanic as is Kissimmee and their economies are actually thriving so who cares what their ethnicity is

    my wife was born and grew up in Miamuh-she has 2 sisters who still live there but she left 2 weeks after her graduation from high school and has not been back except for a day or 2 of visits
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    I meant if you were from Bayamon, P.R. :)
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    jjh is not PR- he is an old small town white boy- he is 5 years older than me but grew up about 3/4 of a mile from me- he probably had 45 in his high school graduating class
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    actually it was the largest chs class to date, 68 I believe :)
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    My name is Dale. Puerto Rican friends of mine tell me I've got the world's most Gringo name.
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    I thought California was the weirdest State in the USA.
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    Yeah, I don't buy that Florida is weirdest.
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