Monday Evening Open Thread: Floriduh Man (Dorian Edition)






54 replies
  1. 1
    Rob says:

    I must confess that I believed that this actually was the FEMA administrator…

  2. 2
    Mary G says:

    Sounds like the Bahamas got hammered. Hope all you Juicers in Alabama are prepared.

  3. 3
    Another Scott says:

    @Rob: I knew it couldn’t be the actual FEMA Director, because Donnie only appoints Acting Directors.

    (groucho-roll-eyes.gif)

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    KOOTO (Keen Observer of the Obvious) says:

    If only Hillary had promised ice , She could have carried Florida.

  5. 5
    debbie says:

    @Rob:

    Me too. That shirt was proof of it.

  6. 6
    Van Buren says:

    OK, so he’s not really the head of FEMA. But if a certain person sees that clip, he soon will be.

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    debbie says:

    There’s nothing “most likely” about that accent. Wicked Bostonian!

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    hells littlest angel says:

    Lazy white guy, always wanting the government to do for him what he won’t do for himself. I’m willing to bet that 99% of Floridians own a freezer and at least one electric fan, but they just whine for the Navy and Air Force to bail them out.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Florida Man will always find Florida, be he born in Portland, Maine or Portland, Oregon, or Las Cruces or Nome

    I always wonder what these people think when they go viral for something like this. Seems like this guy will throw viewing parties for it. I especially love how he hits on the SPOILER ALERT Superman II solution to spin the hurricane down

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    tokyokie says:

    That guy obviously thinks he’s come up with a brilliant solution to hurricanes, but then he thinks a cheap rayon aloha shirt on which the pocket doesn’t match the rest of the shirt is a good look.

    (Changed misspelling in e-mail address.)

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    Mike in NC says:

    As currently tracking, the hurricane will hit here approximately Thursday PM, but today I saw a lot of long lines at gas stations and supermarkets are running low on bottled water.

  12. 12
    mrmoshpotato says:

    My brain will not let me click on that video. Is this dumbass suggesting dropping a bunch of ice into a hurricane?

  13. 13
    catclub says:

    @mrmoshpotato:

    Is this dumbass suggesting dropping a bunch of ice into a hurricane?

    Isn’t that a frozen daiquiri? Who is against iced adult beverages?

  14. 14
    Yarrow says:

    @mrmoshpotato: Yes. Yes, he is. Also flying Air Force planes around to get the winds going the opposite direction.

  15. 15
    Another Scott says:

    Twitter:

    Marie Connor @thistallawkgirl

    I don’t know shit about guns, so I can’t talk shit about guns, but I can go buy a gun. https://twitter.com/calebjhull/status/1168612217501245440

    Marie Connor added,

    This Tweet is unavailable.

    2:20 PM – 2 Sep 2019

    Hmmm…

    (via LOLGOP)

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    dmsilev says:

    @mrmoshpotato: Yes. Also, he suggests having the Air Force fly planes in circles to counteract the wind. It’s impressive, in a way, to come up with not just one something but two of them both dumber than “let’s nuke the hurricane”.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Yarrow: @dmsilev: Thanks. *sighs*

    “Now to climate scientist Dr. Michael E. Mann. Haha, just kidding.”

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @dmsilev: It’s impressive, in a way, to come up with not just one something but two of them both dumber than “let’s nuke the hurricane”.

    I followed the links to the “See who’s donating to trump in your town” thing at the FEC. A guy I don’t know has given over 2K to something called “The Committee to Defend President Trump”, or some such. Maybe this guy is what they spent their money on.

  19. 19
    Yarrow says:

    @Another Scott: So the guy she was tweet-quoting deleted his tweet. Is that what your’e highlighting? She didn’t “add” “This tweet unavailable.” She was quoting it and then he deleted it, so now it’s not visible.

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    Another Scott says:

    @Yarrow: No – sorry I wasn’t clear. I applaud her slapping down his stupid arguing technique. He apparently was ashamed enough to take it down. (But not enough to apologize to her and everyone else that he tried to shout down.)

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    Yarrow says:

    @dmsilev: This guy isn’t even thinking outside the box. How about having our Air Force planes drag a giant net and catch the hurricane and pull it back out to sea? Why didn’t he think of that? Huh? How about getting a bunch of lions, line them up, make them roar at the hurricane and scare it away from land. Didn’t think of that, did he?

    I tell you, this guy just has no imagination.

  22. 22
    catclub says:

    @dmsilev: Zerohedge has its own scary paranoia about weather control by the deep state. Not sure which is stupider.

  23. 23
    MattF says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: The concept is that if you say anything dumb enough, it counts as a defense of Trump.

  24. 24
    mrmoshpotato says:

    @MattF: So some dude spent $2000 just to say dumb shit? Awesome.

  25. 25
    Rob says:

    @Yarrow: The “add” thing comes up sometimes when I copy and paste tweets. The “add” is never there in the original.

    eta added final period.

  26. 26
    Yarrow says:

    @Rob: That’s weird.

  27. 27
    Rob says:

    @Yarrow: @Yarrow: It certainly is. I don’t remember which browser/email program/operating system combination provokes it on my computers but it has been a thing for me over the years.

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    Yarrow says:

    Disney parks in FL are shutting early tomorrow.

    The Magic Kingdom and Epcot will close at 3 p.m., while Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will cease operations at 2 p.m.

    Both of the resort’s miniature golf courses will also close at 3 p.m, along with Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park.

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    MomSense says:

    That stupid Masshole thinks we can cool down the Atlantic Ocean by dropping ice into it?

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    tokyokie says:

    If Pecos Bill could ride a tornado, then surly the United State Navy could combine its power to stop a hurricane named for a Greek architectural motif. Unless that pesky Obama didn’t approve $11 zillionty in defense appropriations to maintain operational readiness.

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    JPL says:

    @MomSense: Maybe he was just thinking of a way to get some air time. I thought it was a scam to create a viral video.

  32. 32
    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Yarrow: The hurricane is going to be so bummed. No lagoon for it to typhoon in.

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    Another Scott says:

    @Rob: Ah, thanks for the elaboration.

    All I did was cut-and-paste using Chrome (on Win10), and reformat it slightly. I figured it was just boilerplate language that FB buried in the HTML whenever a cut-and-paste of a quoted tweet was done.

    Cheers,
    Scott.

  34. 34
    Yarrow says:

    @mrmoshpotato: It might decide to make its own lagoon.

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    Another Scott says:

    @JPL: 8.92 M hits does seem a bit too high for a genuine man-on-the-street type of thing. But who knows…

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @MomSense: He obviously hasn’t thought about the possibility of hitting the planes that are going the other direction to slow down the winds while they’re dropping atomic bombs into the eye.

  37. 37
    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Yarrow: It damn well better open its own theme park then.

  38. 38
    debbie says:

    @MomSense:

    Why not? It’s always cooled down his piña coladas.

  39. 39
    Another Scott says:

    The BBC TV news is interviewing some Tory party bigwig and asked him about the 20 or so “rebel” members (“including a grandson of Churchill!”) that are being threatened with being kicked out if they don’t support Boris. The graphic of the names was a StarWars-esque rapidly scrolling list on a background of stars.

    rofl.

    And they’re all acting as if it’s totally normal…

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    MomSense says:

    @mrmoshpotato:

    And if the Air Force flew in circles to make the winds go in the opposite direction, wouldn’t we just be making a cyclone?

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    the grift goes on, YOUR TAX DOLLARS are going to pay for rooms, and make a commercial for, trump’s Irish golf resort

    David Frum @ davidfrum
    The VP is staying a 3 hour drive from Irish capital, necessitating costly helicopters, all so that his visit to Ireland can put cash in the boss’s pocket. Normal federal employees go to prison for such schemes

    ETA: It’s actually worse than I thought

    Alexander Marquardt @ MarquardtA
    VP Pence arrived in Ireland, he’s staying 2 nights at Trump’s Doonbeg golf resort, a 3hr drive from Dublin where his meetings are (he’ll fly). Due to have dinner tomorrow, @rtenews reports, at a distant cousin’s restaurant

    flying back and forth to Dublin so that trump can rent a few rooms

  42. 42
    MomSense says:

    @JPL:

    No, I recognize that particular strain of Masshole. Guarantee you he read the sports side of the Herald only.

  43. 43
    mrmoshpotato says:

    @MomSense: Well, you have the drop the atomic bomb right at the point that the winds have stopped going in one direction and before they start going in the other direction.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @MomSense: and listens to Howie Carr? is he still a thing?

  45. 45
    mrmoshpotato says:

    @MomSense: Of course, reversing the wind direction of a hurricane may cause the Earth to flip over on its equator, but we’ll just have to risk it.

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    Bill Arnold says:

    @dmsilev:

    Yes. Also, he suggests having the Air Force fly planes in circles to counteract the wind. It’s impressive, in a way, to come up with not just one something but two of them both dumber than “let’s nuke the hurricane”.

    That made me expend a few minutes with google and a calculator. I refuse to check double check. :-)
    C-17 is roughly 21,440 pounds of fuel per hour (dubious source: http://www.aero-farm.com/ubbth.....ber=259329)
    So 10000 kilograms per hour
    43 megajoules per kilogram (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_density)
    430000 megajoules per hour per C-17

    Via https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/D7.htm,
    Average hurricane 1.3 x 10^17 Joules/day “Total kinetic energy (wind energy)”. (1.3 x 10^11 megajoules per day)
    or 5.2 x 10^19 Joules/day total including evaporation etc
    5.2 x 10^13 megajoules per day

    So roughly 5 million (120 million) C-17s for all energy,
    Roughly 12 thousand C-17s for just wind energy.
    Steering hurricanes might require even fewer C-17s, if done with finesse.
    So Florida man’s idea checks out. And it would boost the military-industrial complex in a very big way; that kind of spending would stop any recession in its tracks.

  47. 47
    MomSense says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    I actually LOL’d at that. Is that old freak still alive?

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    Bill Arnold says:

    @tokyokie:

    If Pecos Bill could ride a tornado, then surly the United State Navy could combine its power to stop a hurricane named for a Greek architectural motif. Unless that pesky Obama didn’t approve $11 zillionty in defense appropriations to maintain operational readiness.

    There is no reason to stop hurricanes; just gently steer them away from landfall, or towards land if you’re of the Merfolk and don’t have any Merfolk enemies. Much easier. Chaotic systems can be controlled with tiny nudges. (Details a bit sci-fi. :-)

    I want links for the Zerohedge stuff!!!

  49. 49
    Skepticat says:

    @Mary G:

    Sounds like the Bahamas got hammered

    Abaco and Grand Bahama have been obliterated. It is apocalyptic.

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    hueyplong says:

    Is there any place in Ireland that is more than three hours from Dublin?

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    Soprano2 says:

    I feel a lot better now about the people they interview here after a tornado. Evidently they always try to find the dumbest people to interview about stuff like this. I thought they only did that to us “hillbillies”.

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    SRW1 says:

    @hueyplong:
    In Ireland you gotta fly real careful! They fly on the left side there!

  53. 53
    TomatoQueen says:

    @Skepticat: Been thinking of you and hoping you’re safe.

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    ArchPundit says:

    @Yarrow: Let’s give him some credit—the ice is for the ocean as a whole.

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