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Silly geographical comments (or whatever you'd call this)
A thread for stuff like "Meanwhile in Florida" and "Meanwhile in Poland". And anything else anyone wants to add, of course.
Since this doesn't really fit into the IJBMer Updates thread anyway, particularly when there's another conversation going.
> mention that there are these random palm-like plants sprouting in the middle of friggin nowhere, like not near any other palms
> ask what they are
> someone identifies them as saw palmettos
> get to comment the following:
so i guess here in Florida you can just be doing your own thing and then suddenly saws start popping out of the ground for no obvious reason
(FYI, saw palmettos don't actually have their "sawblades" until entire leaves have emerged. It's only the leaves' stems that have the serrations. Also they grow slowly. And they're spread by birds and other fauna. They're basically like palm trees with pointy leaves, minus the trunk, because they don't grow any higher than being a big mass of pointy fronds several feet high.)
However, finding examples online is practically impossible. Whatever, here's a bacuzzi (that is to say a jacuzzi in the back of your bakkie/single-cab pickup truck).
I wonder if I should delete that from my OP and then repost it separately.
Also I just learned there are loads of [place] 2077 videos on Youtube.
Reword this and it was basically the lyrics to the super peppy theme song.
Anyways, in the second season premiere, Patience the maid has an intense Bollywood dream sequence in which she is becomes an Indian lady, and she sings the following:
To be clear this is a white maid who has like... Slide Digivolved from black to Indian.
The first season of the show show seems to be on YouTube but otherwise scrubbed from the collective consciousness (and reruns), presumably because if anybody but me remembered it existed anybody who had ever been on it would be super-instacancelled.
Oh I found a description of S02E01:
Florida Man Measures Lizard Bite Force
(I don't know how to make a funny title for this.)
edit: ditto for images.
[12:31 AM] glennmagusharvey: * this hole in some rock
[12:31 AM] glennmagusharvey: * this hole in the wall
[12:31 AM] glennmagusharvey: * a hole in someone's windshield
[12:31 AM] glennmagusharvey: * a hole in some iceberg(edited)
[12:31 AM] glennmagusharvey: * Saxton Hale's chest hair
[12:31 AM] glennmagusharvey: * that one puddle
TL;DR the apparent story is that, in July 2019, at a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale called YOLO (appropriately?), a guest punched (or at least swung at) an employee, then in the ensuing confrontation, headbutted another person (who I think is also an employee). Then he took a swing at a bystander who then wrestled him to the ground and pinned him down. Allegedly, this headbutting guy was drunk, and this whole incident happened because the staff wouldn't let him drive drunk.
And he's reportedly using the DMCA to take down videos of the incident. This part seems confirmed here: https://lumendatabase.org/faceted_search?sender_name=Joel+Michael+Singer
These allege that the videos are trying to incite violence against him, or something like that.
The takedowns, which have hit reddit, in turn caused redditors to post and repost the video (and other uploads of it) to a whole bunch of subreddits. This has apparently blown up within the last day or two.
Also someone put up a standalone website (with its own domain and all) just to flame him for misdeeds.
N.B. I do not have independent confirmation of any of this information, aside from the name of the person requesting the takedowns because those are displayed on Lumen; the messages suggest that it is the name of the person who got wrestled to the ground.
Other people on the internet have been suggesting that he works at a nearby financial services company, and that "his daddy's money" may be involved in this, and that he may be running for office. I haven't found confirmation of any of this yet.
Also I've read that the guy who took him down is 50 years old, and then I saw a YouTuber say that he's 60 years old. And also a name misspelling that turns his financial management company into a healthcare company.
Anyhow, here's one of the earlier summaries of what allegedly happened: https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/gdlnqn/whats_up_with_this_video_of_joel_singer/fpkzvs5/
Having your most embarrassing moment out there for everyone to see when it's not your intention to be in the public eye must really hurt.
He literally couldn't have found the woman who made the video and paid her a decent chunk of money to transfer the rights to him?
On the other hand I'm not sure having the internet pile on like this is the right thing to do.
On the third hand, the bulk of this pile-on only happened after a series of (badly written, with mangled grammar and spelling) DMCA requests were filed against these videos.
Meanwhile, I've heard reports that moderators are getting bribes to take down these stories. Then for once I found someone who claims to have been offered bribes.
The subreddit moderator claims, in the stickied comment, that he/she was offered various amounts in bribes. But these don't look legit; the reddit account purportedly offering these has a history that includes dunking on CEOs (along with posting in Swedish and being interested in SpaceX), the bribes escalate exponentially within the span of 14 hours (the time since which the comment was posted), and the offer is being made in bitcoin of all things.
It is currently unclear whether this is actually Singer's lawyer, or someone pretending to be Singer's lawyer, and if this is the latter, it is unclear whether other instances of bribing have occurred and by whom.
That said, if I were Mr. Singer's lawyer I'd try to get the posts taken down on the basis of harassment rather than try to bribe people. But I am not Mr. Singer's lawyer, nor Mr. Singer, so I have no idea what their priorities are.
I am willing to be that at least one million of these people each have a solo pop-rock album to their name.
Sounds like a decent premise for a B-movie. Like, First Blood with a pet puma. Picture that. Somebody should make it, if you ask me.
To be fair, "Miramar" basically just means "look at the sea" in Spanish.
Meanwhile, in south*west* Florida, there are a handful of locations called Miromar (with an o). I have no idea where that name is from.
I got "Florida man caught searching for threatened gopher tortoises to eat". https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2018/05/21/florida-man-caught-searching-for-threatened-gopher-tortoises-to-eat?media=AMP+HTML
At least #3 was:
I also tried "Georgia Man [Birthday]" and that was much more depressing.
edit: after a while, I figured I'd do the same with Polish man. The result: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/world/europe/poland-puma-kamil-stanek.html
It took me a bit of trial and error to get a result that follows the format, but I found a Zulia Man (Zulia Men has a similar "regional reputation" as Florida Men) is: "Zulia man abused, murdered his stepdaughter and hid the corpse in a fridge." https://www.elinformador.com.ve/sucesos/hombre-en-el-zulia-abuso-asesino-a-su-hijastra-y-escondio-el-cadaver-en-un-congelador/