Dear mom and dad,
I'm sorry I didn't check in safe on Facebook after the earthquake in Memphis and West Tennessee. But jeepers, I didn't even know there was an earthquake in Memphis and West Tennessee. Still, I can understand how you might be concerned after seeing pictures of collapsed buildings like this one published by the USA Today-owned version of The Commercial Appeal. It looks bad.
But that picture's a video still somebody found on the web — this video published in 2016 to be specific — and not a current picture from Memphis or West Tennessee.
Or maybe you saw this picture. It's super-scary, right?
It also wasn't taken in Memphis. Or Dyersburg. It's from...
Anyway mom and dad, I don't want to be dismissive. It's possible that this quake (which I didn't feel) caused some damage somewhere. But near as I can tell no multi-story buildings from New Zealand collapsed in Memphis today.
Anyway, I love you and I'm sorry, and I promise to check in in the future. Stay warm!
PS: I think I'm creating a new tab for my Fly on the Wall blog called Dammit Gannett. I used to just file all this stuff under media but I think with this one the CA's parent company has earned its own special place in the cabinet.