Sh*t happened 8/18/15: Tampa rated best, Zimmerman's art for sale, pumpkin spice lattes


After a much-needed break from all the bad news, Sh*t Happened is back with some good news! (And also bad news, derf.)

Tampa topped Money.com's list of "Best Places to Live 2015" for cities in the southeast with a population of more than 300,000. Among those polled was no one who ever had to go from Temple Terrace to South MacDill at any time of day that wasn't between midnight and four a.m.

"Muslim-free" Inverness gun shop Florida Gun Supply is selling prints of a painting by noted killer George Zimmerman, and entering those who buy them into a raffle for the original work. If you're wondering if any proceeds from the sales are going to Trayvon Martin's family, your optimism inspires us and makes feel pity for your soon-to-be-crushed innocence — they're going to the store owner's defense fund, as he's being sued for being a bigot.

The two chambers of the Florida state legislature are at odds over proposed changes to Hillsborough County area congressional districts that came as a result of mandated redistricting to undo obvious gerrymandering. The core of the argument seems to be how much gerrymandering can be retained while trying to undo the obvious gerrymandering. Gerrymandering.

And finally, with fall only weeks away for some parts of the country and less than four months distant here in the Bay area, Starbucks announced it will be including actual pumpkin in its wildly popular Pumpkin Spice Latte FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. When asked what was previously providing the beverage's pumpkin-like flavor, a spokesman for the company bit down on a fake molar and swallowed the poison capsule inside rather than answer.

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