Fly on the Wall

| December 27, 2007

Year in and year out, it's always the same for the Fly Team. 2007 was like 2006, and we suspect 2008 will be the same: an endless stream of sex, drugs, politics, religion, bad judgment, worse media, and modern jazz. Nevertheless, here's a sampling of the best of the worst in 2007.

Sex

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It was the week before Palm Sunday 2007, when the state Senate passed a bill making it illegal to engage in "sexual conduct or contact with any animal living or dead" or to cause another person to engage in such conduct. Shortly thereafter, the bill was amended to read any animal "other than man." That same week, the church sign for Pastor Kenneth Whalum's New Olivet Baptist Church read, "Jesus Said Bring Me That Ass."

And to ensure that Spanish-speaking Christians didn't miss out on the good news ...

Drugs

There's no proof that Mario Coleman was actually on drugs when he was arrested for aggravated robbery this summer, but it's hard to imagine anyone being so stupid otherwise. Coleman walked into a Bartlett model home, pointed a gun at the real estate agent, and robbed her. But, like other prospective buyers, he had filled out an info card.

Rock-and-Roll

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It's only been a couple of weeks since we reported on the Spanish tradition of padding manger scenes with figurines that look like defecating celebrities. But any year you can run pictures of a pooping Pau Gasol is, by definition, a very good year.

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