Sh*t happened 3/13/15: St. Pete noise, Manatee sex sting & Frozen 2

Good morrow. It's Friday the 13th, a day many fear or otherwise consider unlucky. Thank heavens we have yesterday's news to help put things into contextual perspective:

The St. Pete city council decided to form a task force to help find ways to ease tensions between downtown residents who moved there for the cultural bustle and the bands, bars and construction crews that are making some serious noise. I believe the word you're looking for is irony.

While discussing possible legislation forcing Florida to comply with federal standards in cutting emissions, State Rep. John Wood (R — Winter Haven) said he didn't believe carbon dioxide was a pollutant, or contributed to greenhouse gas-exacerbated climate change. That's it. That's the joke.

Thirteen people in Manatee County were arrested and charged with soliciting underage children for sex in an online sting operation. The suspects were apprehended as they came to meet the "minors" they thought they were talking to in real life. Yup, up until yesterday there were still more than a dozen perverts left in the world horny, desperate and stupid enough to think the person on the other end of the internet was an underage kid that wanted to bang a creepy faceless stranger not attractive, confident or socialized enough to have an in-person conversation with someone their own age.

And finally, there's gonna be a sequel to Frozen. It's about a princess who tries to make some extra money babysitting, but is forced to watch the first film so many times she snaps and runs screaming out into the wintry night to die like Jack Nicholson at the end of The Shining.

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