Facebook page for Lake County, Fla., is a great PSA for never going there

This state is even weirder than you thought.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Apr 11, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 12:01 pm CDT

In the Internet age (or possibly just since the 2000 presidential election), Florida has been a favorite national punching bag—much to the relief of New Jersey natives like myself. But while viral media sites latch onto the most outrageous news out of the state, there is a quieter, everyday sort of weirdness that pervades the region.

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Lake County, which encompasses several communities outside Orlando, looks to be a particularly odd place, judging by a Facebook page devoted to its idiosyncrasies. For one thing, people there have some funny ideas about car safety.

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The locals also take a certain amount of pride in their workmanship and can-do attitude.

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Informative signs abound.

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Then there’s the stuff we won’t even attempt to explain.

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All in all, you’d have to admit that it’s a very… vibrant area. Just not the sort you necessarily want to visit. 

Photo by Emily Leahy-Thieler/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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*First Published: Apr 11, 2014, 6:58 pm CDT