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Police scanners, typos, and Elvis

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Fun with Scanners

Be sure to check out @ScannerMemphis, a Twitter account devoted to sharing the "highlights and lowlights from the Memphis and Shelby County police and fire scanners." Some sample tweets: "Intoxicated woman taking pictures of Taco Bell on Elvis Presley. Says she works for the corporate office, but she has a beer," "Man is threatening to stab his television," and your Pesky Fly's personal favorite: "Car is on top of a fire hydrant and is on fire at this time."

In the Street

Fly on the Wall would like to thank The Commercial Appeal for all of its St. Jude marathon coverage. Especially this handy little map of everybody's favorite street, Popular Avenue.

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Neverending Elvis

The Belfast Telegraph, a daily newspaper published in Northern Ireland, tells a strange story about an awkward bathroom encounter between "What's Up Pussycat" crooner Tom Jones, who was fully naked, and Elvis Presley, who was naked from the waist down. According to the Telegraph, Jones was in the shower when Elvis dropped by to pitch a song. As it happens, the King needed to take care of a little business himself, so he joined Jones in the bathroom, where he proceeded to perform his song while sitting on the toilet. "I'm trying to towel down, and Elvis is singing," Jones was quoted as saying. "So I'm naked, and he's half-naked; his pants are down by his ankles." The report notes that Elvis called his bodyguard and assistant Red West into the bathroom to help him back into a pair of leather pants.


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