Best of "What They Said" 

Our favorite illustrations and comments from

Each week, editorial cartoonist Greg Cravens illustrates a reader comment from the articles on The Flyer staff looked over every illustration from the past year, and after much deliberation, we've chosen these as our top 10.

About Bruce VanWyngarden's "Letter from the Editor" that described a fake scene from Cheers, which some readers didn't like:
  "Don't be so hard on BVW. He's worried about the future of the newspaper business, and he's hoping to land a job writing dialogue for the next TV sitcom. I, for one, think he has a real chance to realize that dream." — Drift Boat

About "George Flinn, the Hip-Hop Candidate" and Al Kapone's endorsement video:
  "Bustamove? More like Bustahip." — jeff

About "Do Dogs Just Want to Run Free?" and the Overton Bark dog park:
"Dogs, dogs, dogs. It's always about the dogs. Cats can't get no respect. And no park to skateboard in, neither. Second-class petizens — that's what they are. It's disgusting. I blame the Republicans in Nashville. Buncha Santorum-supporting dog lovers." — jeff

About "Crazy: Playhouse revives A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline":
"I'm still waiting on them to do A Tighter Hug With Dolly Parton." — fancycwabs

About "9th District Opponents Cohen and Flinn Square Off — Sort Of":
"I say we have both candidates stuff some pillowcases full of their own money and stage a pillow fight at the Shell — all proceeds benefit the Med." — Scott Banbury

About "Frank Talk" and a classic study of voters suddenly switching sides:
"I think presidential politics is a lot like pro wrestling, just less believable." — CL Mullins

About "Angie's Big Love for Paula Deen" and a Memphis woman's online "celebration":
"I'm so excited about a Paula Deen celebration that I'd prefer to host it, if that's cool. We'll have fun and games aplenty, including 'Bobbing for Old Grease,' 'Pin the Tail on That Fat Guy's Lard-Ass,' and a new one I made up, called 'Oh My Dear God, Lisa, Call 911 Now! Mama's Got a Tenderloin Lodged in Her Trachea!'" — phlo

About "If I Were King of Memphis" and what King Bruce VanWyngarden might do:
"Memphians need to quit trying to make a vocal minority of suburbanites like us and just focus on making the city better. I think it's making strides with the Greenline, bike lanes, and Wharton's economic development efforts. The city is becoming a better place to live for families with children also. I know Peabody Elementary in Cooper-Young has placed an emphasis on attracting neighborhood kids and it's worked. It's like friggin' Mayberry in Midtown." — Tennessee Drew

About "Airport Forum Blames High Memphis Airfares on Fuel Prices, Lack of Competition":
"Remember back in the day when flyers who flew on Delta would repeat the old saw that said if Jesus came back, he'd have to go through Atlanta? It's pretty clear we'll be returning to those days again. Except, now that Delta is the only game in town, Memphis International is poised to become an airport that basically offers 150 flights a day to Atlanta." — cd

About "The Rant" and what Tim Sampson would do if elected president:
"Sampson for President!"  — Michael Chu

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