Since the mayoral election is upon us, this seemed like the perfect time to take a walk down memory lane and look at some perfectly ridiculous images of our leading candidates.
First, there's Mayor Willie Herenton: Champ or egomaniac, take your pick.
Herman Morris was serving as president of MLGW when somebody thought it would be a good idea to make a bunch of bobbleheads in his likeness. In retrospect, it probably wasn't.
FOXFunnies, the online creation of former Fox newsman Darrell Phillips, gave Memphians this rather boring likeness of Carol Chumney. If you visit the Web site, however, you can control Chumney's "blink rate," a truly satisfying endeavor.
And then there's John Willingham, who appeared shirtless in the Flyer shortly after auctioning his pacemaker on eBay. This time, we'll spare you.
So there you have it: big head, bobblehead, blinking head, and John Willingham. This really could have been Prince Mongo's year.
Skirting the Issue
On Sunday, September 23rd, The Commercial Appeal ran a media column considering the potentially bleak outlook for women's magazines. "Are women's magazines obsolete?" McClatchy reporter Rachel Leibrock asked in "Whither the Women's Mag," a eulogy to Jane, a glossy girlcentric periodical that called it quits in July. In related news, the CA officially launches Skirt, a women's magazine, later this week.