Never have five words broadcast by a TV news outlet said so much about Memphis TV news. "It's about some hot wings," Louis Primer, told WREG in a segment titled, "Argument Over Hot Wings Leads to Brawl at Birthday Party." Primer was explaining why 45-year-old Angel Murphy was in jail and their 13-year-old daughter was headed to juvie. The altercation, which began as a fight between siblings, started after the daughter asked if there were more hot wings and was told there weren't. Doesn't that make you nostalgic for the days when newsmen reported stories about total strangers fighting over important things like karaoke? But that was October, and this is now.
Speaking of Memphis news guys, we're not sure what to make of a segment about drag racing in which WMC reporter Nick Kenny reclines provocatively and plays with Hot Wheels cars to set up the punchline, "What could happen is anything but child's play." It sure looked like fun. Well, creepy uncle fun, anyway.
Elvis fans marked the 60th anniversary of the singer's commercial for Southern Maid Donuts recorded for the Louisiana Hayride on
November 6, 1954. Okay, so maybe the world didn't raise a Krispy Kreme in celebration, but isn't it time to launch a global donut initiative? Also, it was announced that Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon have been cast as Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley in a film about the spectacularly weird day when Presley dropped by Tricky Dick's White House offering to help the president with drug-addicted, anti-American, Beatles-loving hippies.