.one too many.

…a place for waste…

florida is a place.

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man o man.

is it ever.

florida has reaffirmed my love for the fifty nifty.

in a time of doubts and finger pointing,

in a state poor and dysfunctional,

my life has been saved.

and let me be clear,

i am no nationalist.

in fact, i’m about as disgruntled as it comes.

but i will admit that this last week has been a revelation.

…cowboys swamps applepie cowskulls milkshakes neon highways rodeos airboats budlight pickuptrucks monstertrucks mud…

proof is in the pudding.

10 best things about America according to Canepari

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1.  australia can kiss my star spangled…

cowboy steak.

grilled.

boom.

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number two.

that’s right.

they are for real.

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number 3.

camp.

kitsch.

quirk.

self-destruction.

excess.

neon.

weight issues.

pastels.

that may seem like eight things but it is really one thing.

it is elvis.

fried peanut butter sandwiches and speedballs were his vice…

what’s yours??

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4.

the middle.

the conservative right.

those that voted for bush.

those that carry ak-47s in their F3500.

those that think luxury is new mudtires and a case of bush beer.

they are weird and fucked up but without them,

there would be no dialogue.

and without a dialogue there is no elvis.

and if there is no elvis,

then i would probably be working at a bank.

i love you conservative right.

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FIVE.

a guy feeding chicken to 14 foot aligators is so awesome.

i’m sorry

but it is.

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6.

halloween.

it’s ours and ours alone.

and

2 plastic pumpkins for $3

is a steal.

consume.

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7.

this guy.

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and this guy.

(i actually had this photo of burt in a folder on my desktop.  please don’t tell anyone)burtreynolds

8.

the ugly tourist

(sorry lady.  i’m sure you’re very sweet).

just like the conservative middle…

‘i notnot you not possible’

ask martin parr.

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numbernine.

brag.   bluster.  boast.  crow.  gloat.  grandstand.  hotdog.  prate.  puff.  showboat.  rodomondate.

(special thanks to thesauraus.com)

we do that.

in fact, it is one of our most favorite pastimes.

“bodacious. in your face..”

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and number 10.

two days ago i would never have written this post.

but it is a new day america.

and thank god also cause i was not mentally prepared for the alternative.

even if it ends badly

it is sososo huge.

gigantic.

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the key is embracing.

the bad is soso good.

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Written by canepari

November 7, 2008 at 12:06 am

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