Sh*t Happened 8/2/17: Zika's back, medical marijuana comes to Ruskin, the New World has an official expiration date

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click to enlarge Sh*t Happened 8/2/17: Zika's back, medical marijuana comes to Ruskin, the New World has an official expiration date

Yesterday was filled with things we knew were gonna happen eventually.

Zika is back for its summer sequel: the first case of sexual transmission of the disease for 2017 has, heh, popped up in Pinellas County. Perhaps I'm being a little paranoid here, but maybe just as a precaution, don't have sex with your friend who just got back from Cuba in the Lyft on the way home from the airport, OK? Check 'em for mosquito bites and maybe give it a few days, is all I'm saying.

In better Tampa Bay health news, Florida's Department of Health issued two licenses for medical marijuana growing in Ruskin. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go start a business that goes to retired people's condos in Apollo Beach, shows them how to work their Apple TV and microwaves popcorn for 'em once they've settled on a movie... then comes back and does the same thing the next day.

Hillsborough cops arrested two Tampa people who have apparently been performing cosmetic surgery on people without training or licensing for more than a year. Never let your choice of liposuction clinic be influenced by the availability of a Groupon.

And finally, beloved Ybor City bar, restaurant and music venue New World Brewery finally let us tell everybody when their last show will be, and where they'll be relocating. To, like, the last six people who hadn't heard the Tampa scene's saddest, worst-kept secret ever. Mark your calendars — the night of September 23 is gonna be one of those things you'll hate yourself forever if you miss.

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