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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Literal Advertising: "Male Sexual Medicine"

Posted By on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 3:47 PM

The good folks at the Downtown Shell Station don't believe in beating around the bush.

So thats what the kids are calling it?
  • So that's what the kids are calling it?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Buck Wild Towing

Posted By on Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM

There comes a time when every person looks in the mirror and asks, "Is there a wilder towing company out there?" And the answer, my friends, is yes. The sign on the door said, "Alberto's." The announcement on the bumper: "Buck Wild."


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rampaging Rhino Spotted in Downtown Memphis

Posted By on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 10:29 AM


These signs in conjunction (as seen posted here on the railroad overpass at Front and Butler) indicates that angry Rhinoceroses should keep to the right in order to avoid being struck by oncoming traffic. I guess.


Friday, November 15, 2013

In Praise of Booze

Posted By on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 12:02 PM

I've never seen the ghost of Elvis on Union Avenue, but I'm pretty sure this is a spirit photo of Joni Mitchell who turned 70 last week.

  • Kimberly Baker

Happy birthday Joni. And well played, Kimbrough!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Picture of Stoners Getting High on Walnut Grove

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Two guys named Stoner have started a "soft wash" service and given it the best name in the history of soft wash services.


This is assuming that there is a history of soft wash services. Either way, I hope these guys charge time-and-a-half after 4:20.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Huge Naked Yard Sale!

Posted By on Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 9:23 AM

I don't think you can sell those at a yard sale, can you?


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Security Distilled

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 12:31 PM

The driver of this truck deserves one of the Commercial Appeal's awkwardly named "Memphis Most" awards, because it's a little awkward, and easily one of the most Memphis things I've ever seen.

Sharpie art? Or is it duct tape?
  • Sharpie art? Or is it duct tape?

From another angle...

For extra security
  • For extra security

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Staying Classy at the Gold Club on Summer Ave.

Posted By on Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 3:10 PM

The Gold Club throws down a gauntlet...



Thursday, August 15, 2013

Memphis Soon to Have Two Gas Stations

Posted By on Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Right next door to S&M Welding
  • Right next door to S&M Welding
According to The Voice reporter Barb Pert Templeton, "Not having a gas station in town has been a hardship for Memphis residents for a couple of years now, but it seems they may have a pair of places offering petrol soon."

Whoa. Two gas stations? Clearly it's time for all right-thinking citizens of Memphis, Michigan to learn from their West Tennessee namesake and get out before the inevitable fights over fuel consolidation.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Reefer Madness

Posted By on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Sung to the tune of "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr.:

If your joint burns,

Faster on one side,

Who you gonna call?

Yes, we know what it means. Do you really want a refrigerated unit joke?
  • Yes, we know what it means. Do you really want a "refrigerated unit" joke?

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Salad Bars Are For Closers

Posted By on Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Behind every sign put up in a restaurant, there is bound to be a story.

At Elliott's on Second in Downtown Memphis, signs warn of disasters and doom due to salad bar abuses. We believe there must have been an epic salad bar heist in which someone spilled a drink as a diversion while his or her accomplice stole a bunch of salad, or, perhaps worse, made a second trip to the salad bar.

Sour Cream Is Not For Soup!
  • Sour Cream Is Not For Soup!

Let's just hope these signs (with red highlights!) prevent future disasters of this nature so the honest patrons of Elliott's can enjoy the appropriate amount of fixin's on their "bake potato's".

We said Please.
  • We said "Please".

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Is it Art or a Typo?

Posted By on Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM

From FOTW's earliest days as a slender gray column of newsprint your Fly-team has been on the lookout for the best signs in Memphis. And our definition of "best" is pretty broad.

So, there's this from The Art Center on Union Ave.


Even more recently this next awesome message appeared on East Parkway at Madison.

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