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Trivia Guy

Bar trivia host sees himself as some kind of mentor

By Clark Brooks | May 23, 2022

Chet Dinkley of St. Petersburg hosts a weekly trivia night every Tuesday night at McFatso’s Irish Pub in St. Petersburg. “I don’t just host a trivia night at a bar; I’m a Quizmaster”, he said, presenting a business card reading, ‘Chet Dinkley; Quizmaster’. “It’s a position of authority. People come to me to learn and…

Breaking News

House for sale

Couple selling extremely rare real estate plot in Tampa

Doug and Amanda Schbluth of Tampa Heights are selling their home, which happens to be the most unique house in the city: it’s the only…

DeSantis proclaims Buccaneers ‘rightful winner’ over Rams

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a proclamation Tuesday declaring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the “rightful winners and actual World Champions” three months after their 30-27 loss…

Wood chipper

Car thief attempts to elude cops by hiding in wood chipper

By Clark Brooks | April 24, 2022

Clayton Plateler of Tampa has been arrested after his attempt to hide from Tampa Police Department officers in a wood chipper failed miserably. Police were called to the Mayflower Motel on North Florida Avenue where Plateler had been spotted breaking car windows and stealing radios. When officers arrived on scene, he tried to escape by…

Sports

Tampa Bay Sports

Fans file lawsuit against Bucs, Lightning, Rays and Rowdies for false advertising

A pair of Tampa Bay sports fans have filed a $6 billion class-action lawsuit against the Buccaneers, Lightning, Rays, Rowdies, Major League Baseball, the National…

Toronto latest Canadian city to not appreciate the humor in losing a postseason series to the Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 7 of their first round series in the 2021-22 NHL playoffs Saturday night…

XFL TV

Apparently The Rock is serious about bringing back the XFL?

By Clark Brooks | May 21, 2022

Tuesday the XFL announced a new, global multi-year agreement with The Walt Disney Company and ESPN, which includes exclusive broadcast rights for all gameday content, tentpole events and more, for its upcoming 2023 season through 2027. Each season, all 43 games (40 regular season games, two playoffs, one championship) will be featured on a combination…

Arts and Entertainment

Replacements

Record store employee not surprised Tucker Carlson doesn’t like The Replacements

Thad Dogbreath, a sales associate at the Microgroove record store in Seminole Heights, is not surprised that conservative tv pundit Tucker Carlson is not a…

Take Mom Out this Mothers Day

Where should I take my mom in Tampa?

Mother’s day is the only day of the year when people pretend to love their moms. Because of this, most places in Tampa will be…

Trivia Guy

Bar trivia host sees himself as some kind of mentor

By Clark Brooks | May 23, 2022

Chet Dinkley of St. Petersburg hosts a weekly trivia night every Tuesday night at McFatso’s Irish Pub in St. Petersburg. “I don’t just host a trivia night at a bar; I’m a Quizmaster”, he said, presenting a business card reading, ‘Chet Dinkley; Quizmaster’. “It’s a position of authority. People come to me to learn and…

Government

Therapy

Mayor Castor attends therapy session with Tampa City Council

Following a recent series of unpleasant confrontations between Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and members of the Tampa City Council, all parties involved have agreed to…

Anita Bryant

DeSantis proposes re-animated corpse of Anita Bryant as replacement for Mickey Mouse

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is proposing a possible compromise in the ongoing strained relationship between his office and The Walt Disney Company. “Maybe there’s room…

Marco

Marco Rubio to become a pedophile so that people will talk about him

By Josh Santos | May 13, 2022

In an effort to become more relevant within his party and generate much needed media attention, Florida Senator Marco Rubio has announced that he is a pedophile. “I love fucking kids,” said Rubio to thunderous applause from the GOP base he so desperately wants to be accepted by.  “Whenever I see a child, I get…

Local and Community

Parking Suicide

Paid parking spots in Ybor cause spike in suicides

“It’s all we had left.” Read the last words of a note left behind by Trina Daniels, a resident of Ybor City. The new pay-to-park…

Abortion Bar

Abortion bar opens in Seminole Heights

A new establishment in South Seminole Heights named “Suckers” has opened, touting its option for woman to receive an abortion while they have a drink…

Boat Parade

Arms dealers celebrate another successful year with boat parade

By Clark Brooks | May 20, 2022

In what has become a new Tampa Bay tradition, some of the world’s billion dollar corporations that manufacture and sell weapons systems to equip the brave men and women who protect our country by serving as troops in the military, as well as troops from any other countries with an established line of credit, held…

Marco

Marco Rubio to become a pedophile so that people will talk about him

By Josh Santos | May 13, 2022

In an effort to become more relevant within his party and generate much needed media attention, Florida Senator Marco Rubio has announced that he is a pedophile. “I love fucking kids,” said Rubio to thunderous applause from the GOP base he so desperately wants to be accepted by.  “Whenever I see a child, I get…

Musk Toilet

Elon Musk to buy Popular Ybor Toilets in Twitter offshoot 

By Rafiq Shaheen | May 12, 2022

Notable tech giant Elon Musk has been seen in the Ybor City area attempting to purchase toilets in order to create a physical space for Twitter. “It just makes sense to me you know?” he said in a recent interview on the popular Joe Rogan podcast. “Twitter needs to be more than just a digital…

Abortion Bar

Abortion bar opens in Seminole Heights

By John Jacobs | May 11, 2022

A new establishment in South Seminole Heights named “Suckers” has opened, touting its option for woman to receive an abortion while they have a drink at the bar. “The ladies sit right at the counter, and while they enjoy one of our fresh squeezed alcoholic daiquiris, below the counter we have certified medical professionals sucking…

Milk Pimps

St. Pete men cashing in on baby formula shortage

By Clark Brooks | May 10, 2022

With the nation facing a critical shortage of baby formula, two men in St. Petersburg are offering what they claim is an adequate, temporary substitute. “Yeah, we can hook you up, young moms and dads but especially moms, said Sonny Jennings. “We are the milk pimps.” Jennings said that he and his partner have developed…

Groceries

Tampa woman shames daughter for helping someone

By Clark Brooks | May 9, 2022

Clarissa Faircloth of Tampa is recovering from a severe shaming received via text message from her mother after helping someone pay for their groceries yesterday. “Wow. Not the reaction I was expecting, that’s for sure,” she said. Faircloth was shopping at the Publix at Hillsboro Plaza and found herself behind a woman at the checkout…

Take Mom Out this Mothers Day

Where should I take my mom in Tampa?

By Josh Santos | May 8, 2022

Mother’s day is the only day of the year when people pretend to love their moms. Because of this, most places in Tampa will be swarming with families dragging around their family’s matriarch to show them the good time they never had while raising them. If you need some ideas and tips for where to…

Get him!

Top Five Self-Defense Tactics For Local Comedians

By Clark Brooks | May 7, 2022

This list is intended specifically for comedians currently practicing their craft in the Tampa Bay Area. That doesn’t mean non-comedians and/or non-local residents can’t read it, just that those people might not get any value from it, unless they’re planning to attack a local comedian at some point and want to see what they might…

BTB

Local radio station plans to pretend to take mental health seriously

By Clark Brooks | May 6, 2022

A popular local FM radio station that generates most of its content from the self-defined “crazy” behavior exhibited in news stories from the general public, as well as their own on-air staff, has announced plans to spend part of one Saturday later this month treating mental health as if it’s a serious issue. “105.2 The…

Cinco de Mayo

Dunedin woman loves Mexico and Mexicans today

By Clark Brooks | May 5, 2022

Stephanie Ragnarok of Dunedin gets excited on May 5th every year and this year is no exception. “It’s Cinco de Mayo, baby!” she said. “Party like a chihuahua! Mexican civil war! Wooooo!” Cinco de Mayo is a yearly celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at…

Pundit

St. Pete man upset that his predictions are coming true

By Clark Brooks | May 4, 2022

Gavin Blublocher of St. Petersburg, an amateur social commentator on various internet platforms, has become dismayed that his vision of a dystopian future is coming to pass. “I watched ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ a couple of years ago and I Tweeted about it one time,” he said. “and now this… all of it… it’s all… happening!“…