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Fly on the Wall 1396

Elvis, Mudd Island, and "this asshole."

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Neverending Elvis

"Elvis did not leave the building," according to Lehigh Valley Live reporter Rudy Miller. "And that's what got Herbert Stewart into trouble." Stewart, an Elvis fan from Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, filed an insurance claim stating that he'd been burglarized. According to Stewart's report, the thief took $6,900 worth of Elvis-related memorabilia, including photographs and records. When all of the allegedly missing items were later discovered in Stewart's home, his attorney issued a report explaining that his client had multiple personalities. In this unfortunate case, the "thief personality" robbed the "victim personality" and stuffed Elvis in the closet.

Cameo Appearance

Memphis made a cameo in this week's installment of the comic strip Sally Forth. In the strip, Sally and her husband Ted are visiting Ted's family and sleeping in his childhood bedroom. A poster on the wall advertises an R.E.M. concert in Memphis Sept. 13th, 1986 on "Mudd Island."

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That's no typo. Mud Island is spelled with two D's in the original poster.

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Believe it!

The URL for The Tennessean's story about GOP lawmaker Glen Casada, who wants to round up Syrian refugees in Tennessee and remove them from the state, says almost as much as the story. For much of last week, the content could be accessed at http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/17/can-you-believe-this-asshole/75936660/.

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