It's no secret. Your Pesky Fly is addicted to the Twitter. And this week's best Memphis-related tweet was posted by @RiverCityMud in response to former Mayor Willie Herenton's recent media free-for-all. In particular, RCM was responding to Herenton's astonishment that anybody "gives a damn" about conditions at the Memphis Animal Shelter. The tweet: "Herenton admits he's not fit to be dog catcher." Political experts seem to agree that the politician pissed away a major portion of the pet hoarder vote this week, and they won't come crawling back.
The emphasis is mine. Otherwise, it's best to let this product description speak for itself: "The first in a series of Elvis-themed Mr. Potato Head collectibles, this 7-inch tall figure is the perfect size for playing or proudly displaying. The Spud King comes with a variety of components to mix and match: a jumpsuit, shoes, hair, two arms, a guitar, and a face with the classic Elvis Presley 'snarl.'" The Presley-themed potato head will be available in time for Elvis week.
The Memphis Zoo thinks it can attract a million visitors this year and is hedging that bet with a series of special offers, including free kiddie rides for members, discounted admission, and product tie-ins. Based on recent trends, the Fly team thinks the zoo should consider additional promotions such as "Flash Mob Friday" or "Show Your Gun to a Monkey Week."