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Spooky Tooth

Channel 24's Eyewitness News report about Dr. Jeffrey Meadows, a Memphis dentist accused of shoddy work, includes this sticky revelation from Debbie Martin, a woman who paid $1,700 for two crowns but still lost a tooth: "My tooth fell out, and I was mortified," Martin said. "I went in the drug store and got Super Glue and started super-gluing the tooth into my gums."

The Fly-Team is fairly certain that whenever over-the-counter adhesives are used for self-inflicted cosmetic dentistry, it's officially called Krazy Glue.

Bye, Bye Love

John Smid, the controversial ex-gay leader of Love in Action, a Christian organization dedicated to making gay people straight, has resigned. Smid, who has lectured on the dangers of sexy underwear and publicly announced that he doesn't masturbate because his "wife's vagina is enough," has yet to provide detailed reasons for abandoning his anti-gay ministry. Perhaps he wants to spend more time with his family. Or his wife's vagina, at least.

Gopher Frogs

Last week, Fly on the Wall alerted readers to the plight of the hilariously named, if extremely endangered, Mississippi gopher frogs. This week, The Commercial Appeal's Linda Moore advances the story. Sort of.

"If frogs can have high hopes, then those of the endangered Mississippi gopher frog are resting with the Memphis Zoo," Moore wrote, adding that Memphis is the first zoo to successfully breed the vanishing amphibians.

In private interviews with the Fly-Team, however, several Mississippi gopher frogs have confessed to having the opposite of high hopes. Since humans destroyed their natural habitat, most claim they have nothing left to live for.


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