Hey, who wants to kick off the week in a crappy mood?
FRIDAY, AUG. 4:
Work on cleaning up that giant sinkhole in Land O' Lakes was halted when its sides started collapsing, This turned out to be a good call, as two more homes were condemned for damage related to the sinkhole over the weekend. "What a bunch of dumb rednecks, building homes on land like that," said someone from a part of the West Coast where the ground is known to literally shake itself to pieces.
A federal judge forced Dade City animal attraction Wild Things to allow PETA to inspect its property as part of the animal rights group's lawsuit against the facility. You might remember Wild Things from the $21,000 fine levied against it by the Dept. of Agriculture over the treatment of the tiger cubs it charged people to swim with, and for generally being the kind of animal attraction that just naturally makes for really damning undercover video.
SATURDAY, AUG. 5:
Speaking of animals in unfortunate situations created by humans, Animal Control removed at least 27 dead cats from a residence in Lutz, along with some 50 living ones. The story suggests that the residence may have been operating as an animal shelter, which should lead to widespread use of that meme in which Inigo Montoya tells Vizzini that he does not think that word means what he thinks it means.
SUNDAY, AUG. 6:
And finally, three Pinellas juveniles lost their lives when the stolen SUV they were racing in crashed, flipped and caught fire in Palm Harbor in the early hours of Sunday morning. In a display of supremely tragic irony, some of the boys' parents, relatives and friends blamed the crash on the legal system for not punishing the boys more harshly for the crimes they'd each previously been convicted of.