Fly on the Wall 1419 

"Peeing Tom," Elvis and Barbra, and orangutan names

click to enlarge flyby_mugshot.jpg

Peeing There

Sometimes it only takes the omission of a single letter to completely change the meaning of a news report. On its Sunday evening broadcast, WMC-TV identified 38-year-old window flasher Kasey Collins as a "Peeing Tom."

According to the Memphis Police Department's Facebook page, Kasey was accused of standing outside his victims' windows, "while exposing himself and fonding [sic] himself." There was no mention of urination.

Neverending Elvis

What really killed Elvis? Barbra Streisand, apparently. Or not being cast opposite Barbra Streisand in the 1976 remake of A Star Is Born, at any rate. In a New York Daily News article promoting the film Elvis & Nixon, the King's friend and confidant Jerry Schilling is quoted as saying, "I think that would have made a difference, but I think the major problem was creative disappointment. ... He wanted to do A Star Is Born. Barbra Streisand offered it to him." And then he died.

click to enlarge flyby_zoo.jpg

Great Apes

WREG reports that the Memphis Zoo has named its new baby orangutan "after naming contest," which seems like an odd thing to do. Contesta, maybe? Or N.C., perhaps? All this time your Pesky Fly thought they'd named it Rowan, because, like most orangutans, it has red hair.


Favorite

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Tiger Blue

Tigers 68, Tulane 63

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Black Panther

Hungry Memphis

Arcade to expand

Politics Beat Blog

Rep. Johnnie Turner Takes Her Leave

Intermission Impossible

"Souvenir" is a keeper: Florence Foster Jenkins sings at Theatre Memphis

News Blog

New Pickup Spot for Uber, Lyft at Airport

We Saw You

Meat Fest, Wine for Wishes, Works of Heart

News Blog

AG Wants Execution Dates Set for Death Row Inmates

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

The Olympic Ideal Meets Reality In PyeongChang

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Davis

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation