Memphis wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler was involved in an automobile accident on Halloween night when 21-year-old driver Melanie Baum ran a red light, totaling Lawler's car and injuring his girlfriend. Baum wasn't charged with attempted vehicular regicide but was ticketed for running the light.
"He's as dead as Elvis." That's how former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee described a pheasant he killed on a hunting trip in Iowa last week. Huckabee shot two additional pheasants, killing them both as dead as his presidential campaign.
Memphis as F&#k
SB Nation writer Jake Whitacre compared the Memphis Grizzlies to TV mercenaries The A-Team last week, describing the team as "a crack commando unit sent to prison for refusing to play up-tempo and shoot more threes." These comments were inspired by a Grizzlies play called "What the F&#k?"
Hobby Lobby owners became targets of a federal investigation when customs agents seized hundreds of ancient clay tablets in Memphis in 2011. They were acquired for the Hobby Lobby-funded Museum of the Bible, which is scheduled to open in Washington, D.C. in 2017.
It's a Sign!
A Memphis-area dry cleaning business has announced that it will not be responsible for any activities carried out in a predetermined order. They won't be responsible for any buttons, beads, or zippers either.