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Verbatim This week marks the three-month anniversary of Governor Bill Haslam's only real campaign promise. On October 18, 2010, Leonard Embody, a gun rights advocate who likes to go walking in state parks with his AK-47, told candidate Haslam that he didn't need no stinking permit to go to church or walk down the street while lobbying for an end to gun regulation via permit. Haslam's answer: "If the legislature passed it and brought that to me, I said I would sign it." I don't know what, exactly, reminded me of the exchange. Perhaps it was something I saw on television this week.

Engrish Any website can steal — I mean, aggregate — content with no more than a couple of taps on the keyboard. It takes some real work to translate someone else's content into a foreign language and then back into English. That extra effort sets MemphisNewsPress.com apart from other less ambitious aggregators. An article lifted from MemphisFlyer.com about Opera Memphis' new general director Ned Canty: "Packing creates we comprehend we use 1 percent of your things 99 percent of a time. The rest is for strait planning, he recently tweeted, deliberation a practicality of things like waffle makers and Star Wars ties as he packaged for his pierce to Memphis."

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

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