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1. In a best-of-seven postseason series, the Grizzlies lose the first four straight to the Phoenix Suns. Win or lose, we still § the home team. (We'd say that even if we weren't afraid of J-Will beating us up.)

2. Thunderstorms, chilly weather, power outages, and even earthquakes -- it seems nothing could keep Memphis in May music fest crowds away from Tom Lee Park. We guess it had something to do with the prospect of seeing a 49-year-old Billy Idol. But bad weather seems to haunt this event year after year. What could happen next -- a meteorite shower?

3. George W. Bush holds a prime-time press conference to talk about "saving" Social Security. When he runs over his allotted time, the networks cut him off mid-sentence and return to regular programming. Even Fox thought The Simple Life was more of a ratings draw. Wonder how Paris Hilton feels about Social Security?

4. In yet another attempt to solve the city's ongoing budget crisis, the public-works division announces it may increase garbage fees from $7.50 to $9. Finally, some good news for a change! What's that? This is to pick up our garbage? Oh. We thought that's how much they were paying us to clean up city-owned land.

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