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Janis Fullilove, Bike Lanes, and Locavores: 15 of the Funniest Fly on the Wall News Parodies of 2013 

It all began with a tweet from fellow councilman Jim Strickland: “Did somebody cut a wet one or does Shea Flinn have his hand in his shirt again?” More Flynn Farting
International fans of Elvis impersonators gather tonight for "Tribute! A Tribute to Tributes!", a program of performers impersonating Elvis impersonators. More Impersonator impersonating...
Memphis— Finally, after numerous setbacks for Beale Street Landing there's good news for the $40-million boondoggle. Following a whirlwind negotiation, Beale Street Landing will become the new permanent home for the National Museum of Terrible Ideas. More terrible ideas...
Midtown— The demolition of a Union Avenue Taco Bell has one Memphis area music enthusiast furious. More Taco Bell...
Midtown— A group of staunch locavores have started a boycott of the Cooper-Young Farmers Market due to a recent discovery that some of the “local” produce not only originates from outside Midtown, it also comes from outside the Memphis City Limit, Shelby County, and beyond. More Locavores...
Memphis—For the first time in its near 25 years of existence, the Children’s Museum of Memphis has opened a groundbreaking new exhibit, Museum Kidz, which features two dozen hand-selected, living children displayed in various states of play and work. The youngsters, ranging in age from three to ten years old, became legal wards of CMOM earlier this month, and will spend their formative years demonstrating to the public what it’s like to be a child growing up in a museum. More real children...
Memphis— Is child star/outsider weapons designer Amanda Bynes considering a run for the Memphis Mayor's office? More Mongo Bynes...
Embattled City Council Member Janis Fullilove was pulled over by a Memphis police officer Tuesday for looking 30 in a 45. More fabulousness...
Collierville, TN— In light of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Memphis resident Nick Cutter has declared that racism is dead. Cutter, a 53 year old white male earning $94,000 a year as an insurance broker, said “There’s no inequality that I can see.” Cutter made this comment from his Collierville home’s second story balcony overlooking the family’s pool. More racism...
Drowning his sorrows over a to-go order of BBQ Nachos, John Arlington, 32 of Downtown Memphis, sighed profusely as he described the problematic first-time visit to Memphis by his parents, Stan and Sharon Arlington of Flagstaff, Arizona. More barbecue...
MEMPHIS—The Memphis International Airport today welcomed yet another major player in the low-cost goods market to their fold, as discount store Family Dollar revealed that their “no frills” regional air service would begin operations within the year. More Family Air...
Jed Blisterwig hates bike lanes. “These are modern times," He says. “And I'm a modern person. I didn't hit my wife in the head with a club and drag her back to my cave, did I? No. I asked her to marry me. And just like other modern people, who don't go around hitting women with clubs, I drive in a car with air conditioning and cup holders.” More Bike Lanes...
SHELBY COUNTY—The city’s children collectively gasped this week as they returned to a chaotic, lawless collective of buildings that had once been known as “schools." More Hellscape...
MEMPHIS— City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove held a press conference this morning to reveal that she is, in reality, a swarm of approximately 10,000 honey bees working in concert, defying earlier predictions that she was two children in a trench coat. Sources close to Fullilove were surprised by the news, but many harbored long-time suspicions. More Janiswarm...
Midtown resident Barry Duhatchet can not have a conversation lasting more than two minutes that does not include at least one reference to the band Big Star. Friends of the 35 year old architect are both impressed and annoyed by this situation. More Big Star...
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Collierville, TN— In light of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Memphis resident Nick Cutter has declared that racism is dead. Cutter, a 53 year old white male earning $94,000 a year as an insurance broker, said “There’s no inequality that I can see.” Cutter made this comment from his Collierville home’s second story balcony overlooking the family’s pool. More racism...
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