Reading the news this week reminded your Pesky Fly of that fun time back in August when traffic slowed to a crawl on Union because everybody driving the route had to slow, swerve, or slam on the breaks to Instagram a photo of Marilyn Corbett, a mentally ill woman who got a little loaded and decided to forego clothing and sweep the stairs of Idlewild Presbyterian Church.
Well, she's back. On Thanksgiving, poor Marilyn was once again arrested. This time it was for being drunk and belligerent on Beale, which is strange since it often seems like those are prerequisites for being on Beale in the first place. But Marilyn stood out from all the other revelers shaking their stuff in the entertainment district because she was dancing in her trademark outfit: nekkid.
Last week, Fly on the Wall erroneously reported that The Tennessean had posted the mother of all accidental URLs. When accessed through social media, a dog-bites-man story about a bellicose Tennessee Republican wanting to round up Syrian refugees appeared to live permanently at this address: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/17/can-you-believe-this-asshole/75936660/
That's very different and so much less like something the Hulk might say than The Tennessean-assigned URL: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/17/tennessee-gop-leader-round-up-syrian-refugees-remove-state/75936660/
According to the Columbia Journalism Review, a clever internet prankster took advantage of a Gannett-wide glitch allowing anyone to "plug anything at all in the SEO keyword part of the URL." Can you believe that asshole?