Fly on the Wall 1364 

Couch Cal Vs. Joey Sullipeck, Nelly arrest, and comic-book Joe Birch

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Memphis experienced a mass knicker twist last week when University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari used his Hall of Fame induction speech to take a shot at his former employer. Calipari compared previous coaching gigs, including his infamous stint in Memphis, to eating Thanksgiving dinner "at the little table," adding a line about how, "You had plastic forks and plates." But nobody's knickers twisted harder than those belonging to Fox 13 weather guy Joey Sulipeck, who either called Coach Cal out to a rumble or a picnic. "Say you're at the kid table with plastic utensils?" the meteorologist taunted, "Give me a plastic utensil and walk by me, Calipari. You don't demean an entire program and say it's the kid table and plastic utensils, got history like the Memphis program. Come on."

Whoa Nelly!

Hip-hop artist Nelly was apparently "riding Hazard like a Duke boy" in Putnam County, Tennessee this week. The "Country Grammar" rapper was arrested on felony drug charges after a state trooper stopped his bus on I-40 and smelled marijuana.

Anchorman 3

One of this past week's most dubious news reports found WMC anchorman Joe Birch reading lines like a comic-book Geraldo: "A fight! People run over! Crashes! A video so shocking WMC Action News 5's Jerry Askin searched for some answers." Askin asked random people what they thought about a YouTube video of something that might have happened in Memphis. The clip in question seemed to show a fight and people being intentionally hit by cars. And then, of course, there's the headline.

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