While browsing through Walgreens for stocking stuffers your Pesky Fly stumbled across a toy I've been calling Humpy the Dinosaur.
And if the packaging isn't suggestive enough for you, the product sounds like it might have been named for a condom. In fact, I kind of hope it was named for a condom. The alternatives are almost too ghastly to consider.
Strickland’s message, sent while Councilman Joe Brown was comparing a proposed parking garage for food trucks to a ship built on top of an igloo, was re-tweeted by several high profile investigative reporters who wanted to know what Flinn was doing with his hand in his shirt.
“It’s just disrespectful,” Brown later explained. “Every time somebody else starts talking he puts his right hand under his left armpit, and he pumps his elbow up and down like half a funky chicken.”
“It sounds just like someone passing gas,” Strickland says, struggling not to laugh. “Sometimes it’s high pitched and squeaky, sometimes it’s loose and juicy. But it is always hilarious. And entirely inappropriate when Council is in session.”
This isn’t the first time Flinn has been at the center of a major media controversy. In April, 2011 Flinn was grounded for a week by the Council for giving Wanda Halbert something she called a “Wet Willie.”
“It’s when you put your index finger in your mouth to coat it with saliva, and then you stick it in somebody’s ear,” Halbert explained. “And yes it’s just as nasty as it sounds.”
“He doesn’t always make those sounds under his arm either,” said Janis Fullilove, stopping momentarily to swat at the air and complain about “crazy snakes.”
“You’d be amazed at all the places on his body where that man can make a fart noise,” Fullilove said. “It is almost beyond belief.”
Councilman Flinn was unable to comment having invited several friends to join him for a weekend snipe hunt in Arkansas.
Tad Pierson's Fantastic Tire Furniture
If you've never taken a tour in Tad Pierson's '55 Caddy, you're missing out on one of the best ways to play tourist in your own back yard. But the man behind The American Dream Safari is more than just a pretty car. His tire art and furniture is also pretty wonderful.
The good folks at the Downtown Shell Station don't believe in beating around the bush.
It seems pretty obvious that the bear was acting in self defense and may deserve some kind of award.
There comes a time when every person looks in the mirror and asks, "Is there a wilder towing company out there?" And the answer, my friends, is yes. The sign on the door said, "Alberto's." The announcement on the bumper: "Buck Wild."
Tom Foster Paints the "Femme Fatales" of Memphis Music
Chances are you've seen Tom Foster's artwork. In addition to being the Mid-South's senior courtroom artist he's been making band fliers and drawing cartoons for underground newspapers since the 1960s.The images collected here are from Foster's latest exhibit "100 Years of Memphis Musical Femme Fatales," which opens Saturday, December 7, with a reception from 6-9 p.m. at The Attic, 2121 Madison on Overton Square.