Usually, a headline beginning with the words “Florida Man” will end with mayhem. You know, “Florida Man goes on three-day meth spree, robs 7-Eleven with Klingon sword”–that sort of thing.
I do not come to bury Florida Man.
I come to praise him.
Because we have a feel-good Florida Man story, one so pure and joyous that THERE ARE NO WORDS.
As in, this video has no words. Our hero, Florida Man, doesn’t say a thing.
Check it out.
The ingredients to this warm, soft, viral news cookie are pure and delightful.
Our hero is a janitor with an impeccable goatee who’s good on camera.
His invention is something any of us could do, right now, by telling the Dog “you wanna go for a ride?” It wouldn’t take twenty minutes to hop in our large metal horses, which sleep and sleep unless the Dog sees me using my Pale Wizard magic to wake them, and take us places Very Fast, then buy a bucket and leaf blower.
And sure, you could even improve on this invention with a cushion inside the bucket, and maybe some bolts and duct tape to hold the umbrella. Except we didn’t think of the simple idea in the first place, right?
This man looked at the bucket he used every day, and the leaf blower, and he got those suckers married to an umbrella.
My favorite parts of this are (a) how he steers by wiggling, and moving the umbrella slightly, and (b) the speed this Blue Collar Limousine can go. It would have been funny if it moved at all, or went walking speed. Nope. This sucker flies.
Florida Man, we salute you, and look forward to seeing what you can do with a weed trimmer, handcart, and a box of garden staples.