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Profiles in Ick

The bond between mother and son is a strong one, but nothing is stronger than the bond between a man and his mother's prescription drugs. If you don't believe me, just ask 28-year-old Charlie Boyd who went to jail last week for stealing pills from his mother's bra. It's tempting to write an easy punchline for this, such as: "No drugs were stolen from the woman's panties because that would be nasty as hell," but it appears that the tendency to hide pills in unusual and seemingly unhygienic places runs in the family. When the police apprehended Boyd, they discovered 15 Xanax wrapped in toilet paper and hidden in a sock. Props to the Crimesider blog for instantly dubbing this story the "Bizarre Medicine Chest Caper."

App 4 MIM

It's true what they say (they being the geeks, of course). There is truly an app for everything. Last week, Cellular South released a free Memphis in May smartphone app that provided users at the Beale Street Music Festival with directions, maps, artist information, and even a digital lighter to hold up while screaming, "Freebird!" Hopefully, next year's upgrade will also include a Dave Brown tornado tracker and digital bottles to "throw" at Memphis in May officials when they announce band cancellations. Because the real ones can leave a mark.

Tony Baloney

Is Memphis' musical score a shoo-in at this season's Tonys? There was some concern that David Bryan's compositions might be completely shut out of the Tonys because there was virtually no eligible competition and awards aren't allowed in categories where there's only one nomination. Luckily, the-powers-that-be also nominated the unworthy and altogether ookie Addams Family musical and Enron, which isn't really a musical but does include original music and choreography with lightsabers.

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