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From "Councilman Shea Flinn Scolded for Underarm Farting Noises," a parody piece about Flinn making fart sounds at city council meetings:

"Shea, pull my finger." — tomguleff

From "Letters to the Editor," which evolved into a political argument between commenters:

"No politician or party has it all right all the time, and it's impossible for anyone to truly believe that unless they're just a lemming with no opinion of their own. That's one of the reasons I would actually prefer to get political news from John Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central than going to MSNBC or Fox, where it's nothing but one sided spin no matter what happens. At least on Comedy Central, Stewart is willing to call out Obama and the Dems when they do something stupid or wrong, and Colbert will call out the Tea Party when they do something stupid or wrong."

GroveReb84

From "Time to Step Up," an editorial about Mayor A C Wharton's ability to govern:

"A C is about as 'transparent' as transparent gets. He's the front man, the smiling face, the dapper-dressing, hand-shaking, baby-kissing pitch man. Robert Lipscomb and George Little are the ones behind the curtains, pulling the levers and strings to make A C dance." — lifespalette

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From a tweet linking to "Councilman Shea Flinn Scolded for Underarm Farting Noises":

"I always hate @MemphisFlyer Fly on the Wall, but this headline made me laugh." — David Galloway @DG2U

"I think it is a huge mistake for @MemphisFlyer to do parody news. You are a respected source. Lines are blurry enough in that regard." — John Lambert @jl2117

From a twitpic of numerous police cars outside the Memphis Flyer office. The officers were at their station's chaplain's house nearby, but our readers came up with other reasons for the police presence:

"Unofficially, you're all under arrest for possession of weed!" — CTG @CubsTigersGrizz

"They giving out Gibsons Donuts? WTH?" — SansCheese @SansCheese

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