nana posted at 11:30:55 AM on Jul 14, 2011:
that could happen anywhere, has nothing to do with Cleveland. it happened here!!!!
By "here" I assume you mean in another part of Ohio, which seems to be a state that produces a fair number of weird stories. Toledo has contributed to Ohio's weird story portfolio. Ohio, however, may not be as weird as Florida.
Interview with Fark.com founder Drew Curtis.
Our fair stateís weirdness has given Florida the unique distinction of being the only state to have its own tag on Fark.
Curtis spoke with Drift recently to explain how he came to recognize the wonderful Florida-ness of Florida and why itís so nuts down here.
D: What is it about Florida that makes it so weird?
DC: I think itís probably culture clash. Youíve got such a really weird cross section of people running around there. Youíve got rednecks, old Jews, Cubans, Haitians, tourists. Plus weird weather and dangerous animals that can kill you just by looking at you. I guess a lot of people know that Floridaís crazy.
D: People have been asking for a Texas or tag. Why does Florida deserve to be singled out?
DC: Florida doesnít really have an excuse. There doesnít really seem to be a reason for it. Itís not that theyíre known for anything in particular. Ohio is a close second, but Iím resisting it because Ohio sucks. Not a very interesting state.
Curtis lives in Kentucky.
From Curtis's entertaining 2007 book titled It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News
For some reason, Florida is messed up. Florida is without a doubt the number one state for weird news. You'd think California would be at least number two, but so far, from where I sit, the front runners are Ohio and Texas, in that order.
The story that started this thread is probably not a Cleveland thing. It's Ohio.