Fly on the Wall 

Stunt journalism, pot leaves, and Memphis In May

Stunt Journalism
Who can resist a heart-warming story about a sports fan meeting one of his heroes, even if said encounter is a staged media stunt? On February 11th, The Commercial Appeal ran a story about Cory Brandt, the Detroit Pistons fan who became a viral sensation after he was caught on camera removing his #22 jersey in response to news that Tayshaun Prince, the Piston who wore that number, had been traded to the Grizzlies. According to the CA, "the stoic Prince" wore a wide smile as he greeted Brandt before a Griz/Timberwolves game at FedExForum. The most interesting tidbit appears in paragraph 4: "The Commercial Appeal, in conjunction with the Grizzlies, organized a trip to Memphis and surprise meeting with Prince."

Verbatim
"It's just amazing they would be that dumb." — Guido Boggioni, who claims that he and his wife Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni of Plano, Texas, were stopped by police near Memphis because officers in a black SUV mistook an Ohio State University Buckeye logo on their car for a "marijuana sticker." According to reports, neither the Tennessee Highway Patrol nor the Shelby County Sheriff's Office has a record of the stop.

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MBJ, ESP
Last week, the Memphis Business Journal attempted to predict who'd be playing the Beale Street Music Festival by monitoring the BSMF's Facebook "likes." If the M-Bizzy's correct, and the BSMF wasn't just up late drinking and liking, we'll be seeing performances by the Black Keys, Patti Smith, and Yngwie Malmsteen.

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