Fly on the Wall 

Welfare Buildings

Ninth District congressional hopeful Nikki Tinker wants Memphians to know that she's a new kind of politician who will not tolerate the government-assisted advancement of inanimate objects.

"Politicians promise a lot of things that they tend to forget once they are elected," she wrote in a recent press release outlining what appears to be her firm position against the education and betterment of architecture. "I will be here, with you, working to make our community better. It's not about renaming buildings, and teaching them to help themselves."

Truer incoherent words were never spoken.

Totally PG

This headline from the My Eyewitness News' website sounds like a biological impossibility: "Memphis Man Charged in Shooting of Pregnant Woman and Man."

Familiar Fonts

If it's true what they say about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, the good folks at Memphis' Daily News must really love the Memphis Flyer. Last week the Daily News launched The Memphis News, a free tabloid-style weekly paper featuring a mix of news, reviews, and commentary. But it wasn't the newspaper's cost or its content that caught the Pesky Fly's compound eye. It was the cover logo that's nearly identical to the original Flyer logo, which was retired in the 1990s.

For the record — and as a service to our friends at the Daily/Memphis News — the Flyer's original logo was graphically strong but so chunky and such a pain in the butt to design around that certain staff members started calling it "the hemorrhoid."

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