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Neverending Elvis

• Nothing says "Death to America" like a good haircut. In an attempt to rid the country of "decadent" western hairstyles, Iran's ministry of culture has created a catalog listing all hairstyles for men that meet with government approval. Banned hairstyles include liberty spikes, mullets, and ponytails. But that's all right, Mullah, because "Elvis quiffs" meet all government standards.

• Actor Jason Lee on the difference between Memphis Beat and My Name Is Earl: "I dig [the sideburns] — it's better than having a mustache for all those months out of the year."

• Elvis has left the building. No, seriously. A seven-foot statue of Elvis Presley has been stolen from the roof of the Happy Day Diner in Rosedale, Maryland. According to the restaurant's owners, there's nothing left of the statue but a pair of kingly feet.


Weird news spreads fast. When conservators from Memphis' Pink Palace museum collected a fossilized trilophodon jawbone from a hole that was supposed to become a Tennessee family's swimming pool, WHEC news in Rochester, New York, produced a headline that's since been aggregated all over the Internet: "Jawbone Fossil Belonging to Prehistoric Dinosaur Found in Tennessee." Kudos to the headline's author for distinguishing between modern and prehistoric dinosaurs, although the trilophodon is not a dinosaur, but an ancient long-jawed elephant.

Audio Swap

WREG is only one of many Memphis media organizations to post video from the deadly shoot-out between the Kane family and members of West Memphis law enforcement. Their video stood out from the pack, however, due to a swapped audio track featuring golf highlights and a commentator saying, "Great shot."

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