Monday, 22 May 2023

Nub City: aka Vernon, FL

quote [ What comes to mind when I say “Nub City?” No, it is not a city of squids. In fact, it is a nickname give to the small town of Vernon, Florida, for a very literal reason.

You see, a disturbingly large proportion of Vernon’s residents used to have actual nubs in place of where they once had normal limbs. But why, you ask? Good question. As Davis says, “$$ talks bro.” These amputations were in fact self-inflicted so that the folks could receive big-time payouts from their insurance companies. ]

Florida has been Florida a long time... First articles about this I could find on google were dated from the early 70s

Why have you never shared the rich Floridian history with us, Steele?
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[by rylex@3:40pmGMT]


ethanos said @ 8:15pm GMT on 23rd May [Score:1 Underrated]
Vernon, Florida is one of my favorite movies of all time.
rylex said @ 2:39pm GMT on 24th May
I just watched it the other day. fucking classic.

like real life Gummo
ethanos said @ 6:48pm GMT on 26th May
Sometime, look into the scene where the couple explain how the sand in the bottle GROWS. A few years ago I read an article by the Vernon filmmaker who had it explained to him by a geologist how that sand might actually grow.
rylex said @ 4:01am GMT on 27th May
steele said @ 6:52pm GMT on 22nd May
Wonder what the economic situation for the area was at the time.
rylex said @ 7:26pm GMT on 22nd May
lol, as i understand it, dire as fuck. it started in the 1950s iirc. upon further research, I came to find theres a pretty interesting article pertaining to it from the NY Times dated 1972

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