Sh*t happened 7/31/15: Tampa cops need oversight, Gulf waters don't need drilling, The Rock


Let's just get this over with and go have some hair of the dog, shall we?

Tampa City Council Chairman Frank Reddick is pushing for the creation of a citizens' review board to add a little oversight to the activities of the Tampa Police Department. Tampa City Council Chairman Frank Reddick is also a name that now appears at the top of the list of people I need to buy a drink.

A bill to fast-track the opening of additional Florida Gulf Coast waters to oil drilling passed through a U.S. Senate committee. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) has vowed to do anything and everything he can to oppose it, which presumably includes arm-wrestling Frank Reddick for the top spot on my "people I need to buy a drink" list, 'cause now he's on there too.

A family in Lake Worth came home to find a stranger passed out on their couch. The stranger reportedly ate all their chicken wings and drank all their beer, and thus does not need to be bought a drink by me.

And finally, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson thinks we're all being a bit hard on confirmed asshole Hulk Hogan. This is only because Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the giant, musclebound, body-hair-less version of a newborn baby deer, filled with innocence and optimism, and eternally evincing the sort of guileless enthusiasm that makes you wanna give him a hug. He's wrong, of course, but I'll buy him a drink anyway.

Image of the Deepwater Horizon disaster by Richard Sullivan via Wikimedia Commons.