Two questions: Who in the name of great Caesar's ghost is writing headlines for The Daily News, and what can be done to stop them? On Tuesday, April 24th, the paper printed a news brief headlined to attract the attention of imaginary sports enthusiasts and fans of inexplicably popular bands. The article "Bowling for Soup" chronicled the various actions being taken to determine whether or not Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium should be replaced. The story had nothing to do with bowling, soup, or hangovers you don't deserve.
This week marks the end of a brief, bizarre, and modestly troubling era. Strip-club owner Charles "Jerry" Westlund has finally agreed to take down a controversial billboard northbound on US 61 between Tunica and Memphis. Now bleary-eyed travelers returning to Memphis after a long night of drinking and dice will no longer be subjected to Westlund's sign, which reads, "Got Boobs?" So much for roadside attractions.
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Elvis Presley Enterprises, hoping to make Graceland a tourist attraction comparable to America's larger theme parks, recently announced a new advertising campaign. EPE's CMO Paul Jankowski has been quoted as saying, "The Discover Your Inner Elvis campaign will be used ... to support [Graceland's] worldwide branding strategy." So Graceland hopes a catchphrase will help it compete with Six Flags, eh? Didn't the caretakers of Elvis' estate just blow a golden opportunity to buy Elvis' favorite roller coaster dirt-cheap?
After last week's Fly mentioned a WMC news story, the station's good-natured anchor Joe Birch wrote in to complain that the accompanying picture was not an accurate representation of his current hairstyle (see Letters to the Editor).
We regret the hairor.