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Timely News

According to a report on My Fox Memphis, "Time Travel is Impossible, Scientists Say." Dr. Shengwang Du of Hong Kong produced evidence that even a single photon "obeys the traffic law of the universe." Dr. Du's findings may be challenged by a team of scientists who've seen the same photons after they've had a few drinks.

Verbatim

Pastor Joe Nelms of Family Baptist Church, giving the invocation before a NASCAR race in Nashville: "Lord, I want to thank you for my smokin' hot wife tonight, Lisa, and my two children, Eli and Emma." He also thanked NASCAR-friendly companies like Goodyear and Sunoco.

Your Mama's Odd

The Peabody hotel made United Press International's weekly "Odd News" round-up. This appeared next to a story about a taxidermied dog: "A Memphis hotel said it is reviewing applicants for the position of 'assistant duckmaster,' an employee in charge of wrangling the hotel's five ducks."

Neverending Elvis

Did Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch help kill Elvis? In his "Nashville Skyline" column, CMT's Chet Flippo writes that Murdoch's "institutionalized anti-rock company policy may well have been what led to the book that may have helped to kill Elvis Presley." Murdoch published the tell-all book Elvis: What Happened? two weeks before Elvis' heart failure in 1977.

Sex Sells

Your Pesky Fly is a fan of Whole Foods and thinks this somewhat suggestive ad should certainly arouse some interest in buying local. Or at least remind shoppers to pick up a bag of nuts.

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