Sh*t happened 9/1/15: Hulk fakepologizes, Gulfport wrestler arrested, public transit moves forward

Magnus watched through the slit, eyes to binoculars, for a very long time. Finally, he slumped back, shaking his head.

"It's back," he said.

"What? What's back?"

Magnus sighed. "Monday."

Embattled former wrestling icon Hulk Hogan went on Good Morning America and basically implied that he thinks you, the public, are too stupid to be able to tell the difference between the casual racism of long familiarity and ...well, there is no other thing, really, just some bullshit about how it's OK for him to call someone a "fucking nigger" because he grew up poor and knew some black kids, or something. At this point, do we even really need to cover the "Racist" space on our Bad Person Bingo cards in order to call this round and let Hulk fade ignominiously into pop-cultural memory?

Speaking of pro wrestlers doing crappy things with unsettling regularity, a giant, bearded man who goes by the name Bram Render and fakes beating people up for a living was arrested for allegedly choking his girlfriend during an altercation at their Gulfport home Sunday night. 

And finally, Bay area transit authorities HART and PSTA met to discuss how to work together to get some sweet, sweet funding out of next year's legislative system. And the "regional fare box" concept — in which Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, Citrus and Hernando counties would be united by smart cards and a streamlined, integrated fare payment system — honestly sounds like a long-legged stride in the right direction. "I'm not payin' for it with my tax dollars!" yelled a guy at the radio in his car, as he swerved across two lanes of traffic to make his exit while texting me a vitriolic half-assed defense of his childhood hero, Hulk Hogan.

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