Sh*t Happened 4/23/18: Lightning take first round, Twiggy the water skiing squirrel retiring, people are the worst

Seriously, like, the worst.

click to enlarge Sh*t Happened 4/23/18: Lightning take first round, Twiggy the water skiing squirrel retiring, people are the worst
Nicole Abbett


A deputy working the Pinellas County jail was fired for allegedly being a racist asshole. You would think a man whose first and last names are so clearly of a non-western European lineage might have some empathy for other people of color. You would, in this case, be very, very wrong.

Students across the Bay area expressed their solidarity with a National School Walkout commemorating the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting by staging their own walkouts, marches and other activities. Oh, and the same day, some 19-year-old shot a 17-year-old at an Ocala high school, because this is the world we've created for ourselves.


A 27-year-old St. Petersburg man was arrested and charged with punching a 13-year-old girl so hard he knocked her out. This happened in public, at a Race Trac gas station, and the man and the girl did not know one another; he reportedly simply walked up and popped her. This is why we can't have nice drugs.

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 in Game 5 to clinch the first-round playoffs series. Nice sportsing!


And finally, Twiggy the world-famous water skiing squirrel brought her farewell tour to Sarasota, completing her last shows in the area at the Suncoast Boat Show on Sunday. You might remember Twiggy from countless local news broadcasts, Anchorman, a Brad Paisley video, and your outraged PETA-member friend's humorless social media feed.

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