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#Forthepublicity

When is vandalism not vandalism? When it's marring billboards advertising the Morgan & Morgan law firm as part of the Florida-based attorney's #forthepeople branding campaign. Several Midtowners have sent Fly on the Wall pictures of the Morgan & Morgan board on Union near Overton Square with an Elvis-ized picture of the firm's namesake, attorney John Morgan, and the "graffiti" message "Rock & Roll King of" completely blotting out the law firm's name.

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"Vandalized" boards have previously appeared in Florida and Mississippi. This one, for example, references a popular adult beverage and looks like a cease and desist order waiting to happen.

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It may seem counterintuitive to create billboards that intentionally blot out all pertinent information. Then again, the fake graffiti has generated real news stories everywhere the billboards have appeared. Just like this one. Well played Morgan & Morgan. Well played.

SEX PLAGUE!

According to ABC 24's I-Team, "Sex scandals seem to plague Memphis' government." Scandals mentioned in the report included recent accusations against former Housing and Community Development Director Robert Lipscomb and an alleged 2007 attempt by a "rich businessman" to trick then-Mayor W.W. Herenton into making a sex tape, which isn't so much a sex scandal as a political brouhaha. That's one sex scandal and one non-sex scandal in eight years. As a point of reference, the Bubonic plague wiped out 60 percent of London's entire population.

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