Fly on the Wall 

Irksome Alien

Residents living in scenic Wilbur-by-the-Sea, Florida, just discovered something most Memphians have known for decades: Robert "Prince Mongo" Hodges can be a handful.

According to a Fox News report slugged "'Prince Mongo' Irks Florida Neighbors," Memphis' 333-year-old space alien/mayoral wannabe started upsetting neighbors with his outlandish home décor in 2009 after he allegedly built a deck without a permit. Mongo went on to paint a mural of a witch on his wall and erect a clothesline displaying ladies' underpants.

"I am really, really angered by it at this point," a really, really angered neighbor told Fox. There may be a method in Mongo's madness, since the Prince's panty art is technically regarded as a clothesline, and there's no ordinance against airing out your undies.

Quotable

When a Commercial Appeal reporter asked 45-year-old plumber James Rustenhaven what he thought about the possibility of ending Saturday mail delivery, he answered: "I don't give a frog's fat rear end."

Wit or Without

Local personality Mother Wit had a few things to say about Walt Baker, the former CEO of the Tennessee Hospitality Association canned after forwarding e-mails comparing Michelle Obama to a chimp. Wit told Fox 13's Les Smith, "He's from the Tennessee Hospitality Association. I abbreviate association: A.S.S. dot ... You know what I'm saying?" Yes, we do, but will the NAACP, the AMA, or the '60s-era harmony group that took "Cherish" all the way to the top of the charts?

Blacktop Moses

Legislation to name a segment of I-40 after late soul singer Isaac Hayes advanced to the Senate Finance Committee earlier this week. Since Hayes rose to superstardom singing about a "private dick who's a sex machine to all the chicks," shouldn't they just give him all of I-69?

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Cops, Lottery, & Racism

      The mayor wants more police, council members say race played in Beale Street vote.
    • Booze Reform

      Lawmakers tap bills against open containers and for Sunday wine sales.

Blogs

Tiger Blue

Houston 72, Tigers 71

Politics Beat Blog

Surprises Galore at Local GOP's Lincoln Day Dinner

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Sun Records Episode 1: A Positive Note

Exhibit M

Art Stuff To Do this Weekend

Hungry Memphis

The Beer Bracket Challenge heads to the Round of 8

News Blog

Bike, Pedestrian Projects Win $2.2M in Grants

The BruceV Blog

Your Weekly Danziger

Tiger Blue

#15 Cincinnati 87, Tigers 74

Fly On The Wall Blog

Conservatives Have an Identity Problem. It's Called Their Identity

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Davis

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