Florida (or insert where you live) Man (or Woman or Person or Them)

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  • @andygetch  6 weeks

    Challenge inspired by the numerous off-beat media stories about 'Florida Man' which are often about criminal/zany/not-so-intelligent/etc. activities. So pick a news story (hopefully dated in 2020) from your own state/province/country etc. about such a persons activities and write a song about it. EDIT 1/24/2020: Also for fun include a link to the article and tag it #floridaman or vary the location and gender as appropriate for an additional tag.

  • @postcardhelicopters  6 weeks

    ***drops comment so I'll remember this thread***

  • @embersofautumn 6 weeks

    Since I live in Florida and one was in our local paper this week, this might be rather easy for me.
    (Bonus points: it was someone I went to school with and was in a few classes with)

  • @auditasum 6 weeks

    Most stories that came up when I searched "Ohio man" were extremely depressing, but I might have to use "Ohio man accuses cops of stealing his β€˜really good weed,’ demands it back in wild 911 call"

  • @tawny249  6 weeks

    Hokay... You guys need to hear this song by the Blibbering Humdingers about Florida Man... Uses all actual headlines. It's hilarious. But I can't find it online.... Sad face. Anyway, this challenge might be worth trying. 😁

  • @krayzie003 6 weeks

    You beat me to it @andygetch lol

    Great minds... or something like that. Haha

  • @chipwithrow  6 weeks

    50/90 2018 I wrote a "Florida Man" song in which I was the Florida Man. But not the "Florida Man Contracts Leprosy from Armadillo" kind of Florida Man.
    I'll do a sensitive "Florida Man" piano soul ballad this time around. Like John Legend meets Weird Al.

  • @valeriecox  6 weeks

    These could be fun. The 'Good Weed' song would be hilarious! If I have do this, I'll probably go with "Texas woman becomes multi-millionaire for a day after bank error."

  • @yam655 5 weeks

    I looked at my state's news.

    Goodness, that was depressing.

    I think I'm going to pass on this one.

  • @dasbinky  5 weeks

    Anyone from Oklahoma has been handed a gold mine...

    My favorite headline of the New Year:

    Man and goat taken on terrifying three-state drive after carjacking in front of adult video store


  • @andygetch  5 weeks

    @auditasum there is a Ohio and Florida connection. Just ask @chipwithrow. @krayzie003 @tawny249 yeah this could be fun. I might tie this in with some of the themes I have been writing to lately. @yam655 there has got to be something that fits your vibe. To narrow the possibilities I am going to add keywords from my recent writing themes to the search. Like 'Florida man electric car' for example. @dasbinky oh my. This will be an interesting exploration in February.

  • @fuzzy  5 weeks

    This past autumn there was an "Ontario man" who snuck up behind people and dumped buckets of poop on them.
    I think that deserves to be immortalized in a song.

  • @downburst  5 weeks

    Here's my FAWM 2015 "Florida Man": https://soundcloud.com/cubeb/florida-man

  • @yam655 5 weeks

    @andygetch Oh, I could do a couple of them. I include murder, gun violence, and cannibalism in some of my songs.

    They're just more fun when it is absurd make-believe stuff.

    Not, like, "father and son play-wrestle, gun falls out of pants and shoots both in head." Or "man kills and consumes girlfriend but unfit to stand trial." Or the sadness that is "102 year old man finally retires."

    I guess there's "Indiana man accused of throwing bikes onto interstate in effort to kill people." He'd been evicted and wanted to be arrested so he'd be guaranteed housing and food.

    Every single option would be steeped in politics. I wasn't looking for more socialist, anti-gun songs.

    I guess I could do a the father/son shooting as a pro-drone song. Maybe go full "good guys with T-800s can protect us from bad guys with T-800s..."

    "Indiana Man with 'Crime Pays' Forehead Tattoo Wanted by the Police"... Maybe.

  • @lastnightilie 4 weeks

    Here are my "New Jersey woman" finds from news.google.com (I left out the murder and missing person ones, still most of these aren't exactly lighthearted but I'm sure one of them can inspire a song):
    -New Jersey woman cleared of coronavirus diagnosis
    -New Jersey woman rescued after being trapped in clothing bin for three days
    -New Jersey woman pleads guilty to providing fake legal services to immigrants in Northeast Philly
    -New Jersey woman angry about long lines at motor-vehicle office goes into rage, police say
    -New Jersey woman sues TripAdvisor after falling off runaway camel
    -Exclusive: NJ Woman Claims Nearby Construction Is Damaging Dream Home, Company Disputes Claims
    -NJ Woman Indicted In Connection With $30-Million Scheme

  • @dzd  4 weeks

    That's just a story that made the news haha.
    Yeah this one will be fun
    I dont like your Ontario man.... Rob me please just dont do what you're thinking with that bucket.

  • @owl  4 weeks

    This probably isn't crazy enough but it made me laugh:
    the "is this your website?" guy is a friend of mine!

  • @rayboneor  4 weeks

    @downburst introduced me to Florida Man concept with his 2015 classic mentioned above. It took me a while to realize that he was singing about a Florida Man composite and not a single jackass. Great tune!

  • @downburst  4 weeks

    @dasbinky I wonder if he knows this guy: https://okcfox.com/news/local/rattles...

    For the click-averse: "Rattlesnake, uranium, and Kentucky Deluxe found during traffic stop in Guthrie"

  • @dzd  4 weeks

    I'm glad he didnt make it back to the stihl with whatever he was planning on...

    Hey y'all come try this new whiskey it's got a little kick tah it

  • @dasbinky  4 weeks

    @downburst It's like crime mad libs. πŸ˜„

  • @chipwithrow  3 weeks

    @downburst - That is one kick-ass Florida Man song!

    I did one back in 50/90 2017 or 2018. Here's my 2020 model:

  • @thealphabettisystem  3 weeks

    Hope you won't be offended if I do a real Florida man story while I'm here, I promise to do another about a typical Glasgow fool when I return home.
    That Easter Bunny got me thinking...

  • @dzd  3 weeks


    Music hopefully coming soon, and I went a little off track haha.

  • @ustaknow 3 weeks

    Ah, sounds like a Morning-Mourning-News-Write, 5 min write, right, rite challenge, -- every freak'in day πŸ˜€ ... every freak'in day πŸ˜€

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