Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.
The Tampa Bay Lightning lost 5-3 to the Arizona Coyotes. "So, you not only almost certainly blew your playoff chances, but you did it getting schooled by the second-worst team in the league?" is not a question you wanna ask a disappointed guy with a big stick and a lot of experience fighting.
More than 100 people were arrested in a nearly weeklong prostitution and sex trafficking sting operation in Polk County. Perhaps even more shocking: Non-publicity-averse Sheriff Grady Judd's wordplay game seems to be slipping.
For the 26th year in a row, the Labrador retriever is America's favorite dog breed. Look, we love Labs as much as anybody else, but you know this is just because Americans can only remember two dog breeds, and German shepherds sometimes look to some people like they're thinking about eating them, right?
Plant City's Keel & Curley Winery (and Two Henrys Brewing Co.) is up for sale. Put it on our tab.
And finally, Chuck Barris, the eccentric and troubled yet always-entertaining songwriter, game show creator, grandfather or reality TV and self-proclaimed spy, died at the age of 87. If you think any president or general or philanthropist or inventor was a truer reflection of America than Barris, you and I might be living in alternate realities. Watch the sublime Confessions of a Dangerous Mind tonight if you can.