Fly on the Wall 1355 

Aeneas and Dido, Grizz tweet, and CA typos

Bad Fly

Your Pesky Fly pokes fun of other media figures when they do silly things. Turnabout is fair play, so, for your entertainment and edification, allow me to share the hard lesson I learned about modern digital communication while conversing online with Opera Memphis' General Director Ned Canty. Never use your iPhone's voice-to-text function while discussing the opera Aeneas and Dido. That is all.

The Grizzness Report

Sure, the Memphis Grizzlies have developed a formidable on-court strategy. But this is 21st-century NBA basketball, and the value of a gritty psy-ops program simply cannot be underestimated. Consider what happened to the confidence-shaken Atlanta Hawks, who recently lost to the Grizzlies by a score of 88-94. During Atlanta's incredible 19-game winning streak, the clever person behind the Hawks Twitter account added an additional "W" to the team's name for every consecutive victory until Hawks became HaWWWWW-

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWks.

When the Grizz beat the Hawks, the official Grizzlies account dropped this masterful social media dis: "Good game Haks (No #W tonight)." Boom.

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Bad With Numbers

Typos happen. Mistakes are made. Nobody's perfect. But sometimes you've just got to step back and scratch your head. On Sunday, February 8th, The Commercial Appeal posted a story about the sad and untimely passing of a Memphis coach titled, "East High Basketball Coach Desmond Merriweather Dies at Age 43." The opening sentence: "East High basketball coach Desmond Merriweather died Sunday following a long battle with cancer. He was 37."


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