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Dragon Serpents, Chicken Peckers, and Gas

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Over the River
Religiously themed art on Broadway in West Memphis asks passers-by if they need life insurance — in case of a dragon attack, possibly.

Pecker
Sometimes, when writing a news story, a reporter will want to quote his sources exactly. But occasionally, it's best to quote a source indirectly. For your consideration, we submit this story-topping pull quote from page one of The Commercial Appeal's business section, where readers are introduced to their subject with the words, "I'm a chicken pecker ..." Even more tragically, the story is tagged "small business."

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"Hunt and peck" seems to be the preferred way to describe sight-and-stab typing skills. And if poultry's your thing, "chicken peck typing" is also acceptable and less hilarious to the developmentally arrested.

Not enough gas?
According to The Voice reporter Barb Pert Templeton, "Not having a gas station in town has been a hardship for Memphis residents for a couple of years now, but it seems they may have a pair of places offering petrol soon."

Whoa. Two gas stations? Clearly it's time for all right-thinking citizens of Memphis, Michigan to learn from their West Tennessee namesake and get out before the inevitable fights over fuel consolidation.

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