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Fly on the Wall 1494

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Dick Move
In addition to hosting the news at Local 24, anchorman Richard Ransom is also doing editorial spots called (drumroll, please) — the "Ransom Note." Instead of other names, like the edgy-but-approachable "Dicking Around," Ransom and his colleagues went with the kidnappiest name available.

Foxy
Meanwhile over at Fox13, the ability to misspell "disturbing" is matched only by the ability to affirm bad narratives about undocumented workers.

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RIP Banana Nose
Last week Memphis wrestling fans said goodbye to Lance Russell, a longtime program manager for WHBQ-TV and one of the most beloved wrestling commentators in the sport's long, weird history.

Known to heel wrestlers as "Ol' Banana Nose," Russell was a serious ring announcer working the world's least serious rings. He played straight man to a host of colorful, singlet-wearing characters like Jackie Fargo, Tojo Yamamoto, King Jerry Lawler, and comedian and performance artist Andy Kaufman.

Neverending Elvis
A shotgun shack once occupied by Elvis' grandparents goes up for auction next month. Elvis fans and shack-life enthusiasts will note, this shack is much like Elvis' birth shack and hand-constructed by Elvis' dad Vernon and his uncle Vester.

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