Sh*t Happened 2/13/18: Pasco's dumping problem, favorite Florida State Fair food, brain-eating eye worm

Also, probs not a good idea to sell weed to your girlfriend's mom.

Good morning! Have you annoyed any loved ones by setting the DVR to record anything Olympics-related and thus pushing literally everything else off the hard drive yet? It's fun! But don't tell me what happens, I'm gonna watch it all at once.

Pasco County code authorities have made catching illegal dumpers a priority after getting more than 140 complaints of dumping in certain infamous locations over the last four months. Here's an easy way to remember whether or not you should just toss something in an alley behind a stranger's property: If you don't like looking at your disgusting stained mattress and half a termite-infested crib your kid outgrew four years ago, other people won't either. Be a fucking adult.

And this year's award for the fan-favorite food at the Florida State Fair goes to the Caribbean Noodles vendor's Big Jerk, which is basically what would happen if a caricature of a Chicago Bears fan decided to try jerk chicken, but couldn't go without nachos long enough to give island food a shot on its own. Which is to say, it sounds delicious.

Hey look, somebody with a dog in the Rays relocation fight actually said something sensible.

Tired of sleeping and need something to think about when the late, long hours roll around and you're all alone? How about this story about a Florida man who has a brain-eating worm trapped inside his eye? Why, of course there's video, thanks so much for asking. As a bonus, there's a food involved that you might not be eating for a while.

And finally, hell hath no fury like a woman who really doesn't want her boyfriend selling pot to her mom, and also has access to a gun. Just a little something to remember.

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