Fight the "Only in Florida" Meme with Floriduh Pride Bling
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|Only in Florida can folks sell hugs with alligators.|
So what if our grandmas open sex galleries from their private collection of nudie artifacts? All the other 49 states are just jealous things are so interestingly down here in America's kickstand. We're pretty proud of our "short commute to strangeness," as author Karen Russell recently described life in South Florida. So we've rounded up some stellar bling to advertise our unhindered pride in our wacky home state.
But be warned: flash anything Florida-themed and someone is bound to start up a conversation about how deranged our state is. Here are five stellar pieces of jewelry and the unwanted conversations they may inspire.
When folks approach you with Florida criticism, remember: It's not their fault. The "Only in Florida" trope is too ingrained in popular culture. Remember when MTV's Loveline used to have a segment called "Germany or Florida?" in which callers would guess whether the weird news happened in Deutschland or the F State? And in the Marvel comic universe, Florida is home to the Nexus of All Realities, a fantastical intersection where WTFs and OMGs meet and birth a weird world of slow-moving, empathic, humanoid creatures.
So go ahead and wear your state pride around your neck and on your ear lobes. But should you don the below jewelry on summer travels out of state, be prepared and have some barbed comebacks on the ready when the Florida jabs start flowing.
|I heart Florida Necklace - $50 - by Truche (Etsy)|
|Florida state necklace by Crossed Out Creations on Etsy ($32)|
|Area Code Necklace by Alter Designs on Etsy ($28)|
|Manatee earrings by sbein305mia on Etsy ($55)|
|Crocodilian necklace by sbein305mia on Etsy ($240)|
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