Fly on the Wall

| June 25, 2009
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Whad'Ya Know

Those who dish it must also take it. And it's take time. On Saturday, June 20th, your Pesky columnist was invited to be a guest on Michael Feldman's popular talk/game show Whad'Ya Know?, which airs locally on WKNO FM. Everything was going fine until Feldman, a gracious host with the wit of a lost Marx brother, asked this trick question: "So what have you gotten yourself into lately?"

When I told him that I'd been visiting a school for would-be professional wrestlers, he asked, "Is that the Terry Lawler School of Wrestling?"

"No," I answered, not seeing the point in telling him it's Jerry Lawler. "The man who started this school wrestled as Mike the Nightmare." Except the school actually was founded by second-generation grappler Nightmare Ken Wayne. So, on behalf of the entire Whad'Ya Know? crew, I would like to personally apologize to both Lawler and Wayne for getting their names wrong. It was early. Coffee was in short supply. Please don't pile-drive us. Please.

Breathing exercise

According to local news sources, 41-year-old Augustus Hudgins was taken into custody for exposing his engorged man-parts in public. Hudgins told police officers that, although it might look like he was choking his chicken in Court Square, it was all a misunderstanding. Hudgins explained that he was only "giving his penis some air." The Fly-Team collectively agreed that this excuse would have come in handy when we were 13.

Review

A glowing report at examiner.com had some interesting things to say about the director of The Little Dog Laughed, a play currently at Circuit Playhouse: "Hysterical, director Jerry Chipman calls the play 'good medicine.' But the laughter is treating which ailment? When Chipman answers that question, his bright, blue eyes slouch toward gray." Hysterical and slouchy-eyed? We'd hate to see a pan.

By Chris Davis. E-mail him at davis@memphisflyer.com

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