Fly on the Wall 

Dirty Pole

According to a variety of news reports, Rachel Vint's Eccentric Studio, a dance and exercise studio in Bartlett, was shut down right before it opened. Why? Because Vint planned to offer a "strip to fit" exercise class that was inspired by striptease artists and requiring the use of a pole.

According to Vint, a classically trained dancer with no history of employment in the adult entertainment industry and no intention of training future strippers, it was the inclusion of a pole in her studio's design that made her business dirty in the eyes of Bartlett, where adult-oriented businesses are strictly forbidden.

Vint told Nashville news station WSMV that her studio didn't sell sex toys or adult videos. "We don't hold naked parties. There are no orgies going on here," she added, quite unable to understand how a pole could create such controversy.

Presumably, in spite of Bartlett's war on poles, the city's fire stations will remain open.

Dirty Homophones

While visiting one of Memphis' many fine Family Dollar stores, hoping to find a nice short-sleeved shirt, your Pesky Fly was shocked to discover a shoplifter shoving a large, economy-sized package of Butterfingers down the front of his pants.

"Excuse me," the thief said timidly. "I'm so sorry." And then, speed-waddling like only a man with Butterfingers down his pants can, he made his getaway. But that was hardly the least family-oriented thing happening at Family Dollar that day. Only a couple of aisles away from the Butterfingers, there were some rather interesting rugs for sale.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Campus Crime

      TBI findings show a decrease in sexual assault
    • Crosstown, Greensward, and U of M

      Crosstown open pushed back, money flows to Greensward project, and U of M board meets

Blogs

News Blog

Alexander to TVA: Don't Buy Wind Power

Intermission Impossible

Hattiloo Announces Season 12: August Wilson, Lynn Nottage, Soul Train...

News Blog

Memphis Theological Seminary Stands with Refugees

News Blog

Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

Fly On The Wall Blog

Remembering the "Miracle Child" Robert Raiford

Memphis Gaydar

Bathroom Bill Halted in TN Legislature

News Blog

RIP Robert Raiford

News Blog

Memphis Pets of the Week (March 23-29)

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation