Cracked The Fly Team tries to let our readers know when Memphis is included on an unflattering list created by some struggling magazine to generate headlines. But somehow we missed this extremely important piece of writing from an August 2009 issue of Cracked. The article titled "6 Most Horrific Bosses of All Time" identifies former Memphis mayor Henry Loeb as the absolute worst boss of all time for his involvement in events leading up to the 1968 sanitation workers' strike. According to Cracked, Mayor Loeb wasn't satisfied with the
sanitation workers' low pay and poor working conditions, so he made more oppressive rules "purely out of dickishness." Why can't these guys write history textbooks?
Irony Alert Apparently, Memphis police major Stanley Eason took his job title a little too seriously. Eason, who worked as the supervisor of the Memphis Police Department's domestic violence unit, was charged with threatening his wife with a gun on Valentine's Day. Let's just hope the poor man never finds work as a shot nurse.
Verbatim Here are some words you don't see together very often. According to a report by WMC-TV, Domino's delivery driver Susan Guy contacted authorities when a customer who had ordered pizza every day for the past three years failed to place an order for several consecutive days. Police discovered that Domino's customer Jean Wilson had fallen and was unable to get up, prompting WMC to report that "her pizza-heavy diet may have saved her life."
By Chris Davis. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org