Sh*t Happened 12/7/16: Rowdies launch MLS bid, Hillsborough students lose busing, RIP Rick Manners

"Happy Pearl Harbor Day" is one of the weirdest things you'll ever wish you'd taken a minute to think about before actually saying.

The Tampa Bay Rowdies launched their ambitious bid to become Major League Soccer's next expansion team. American soccer: For when you can't make up your mind whether you're a nonconformist or a sports fan! American soccer: It's like sports for people who recognize the rest of the world exists! Etc., etc.

According to Google Trends, "tomorrow" is the word Floridians look up how to spell most often. Which makes sense, because that's pretty much always when you need to tell your boyfriend's boss that he'll be back to work after bonding out for his DUI charge.

The Hillsborough County School District voted to eliminate "courtesy busing" for students because it's too expensive. That means some 7,500 middle and high school students who live within 2 miles of their schools will have to start walking or getting rides next fall. Great. Perhaps the district can use some of the money it saved to buy body armor when a bunch of young adults start making "life decisions" based on sitting at home watching the Purge movies after their single parent went to work.

And finally, the Tampa Bay music and art scenes mourned one of their most giving and enthusiastic supporters yesterday, after news spread that Rick Manners passed away on Monday. Our deepest condolences to all whose lives he touched.

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