Fly on the Wall 1449 

Memphis Scanner

When your Pesky Fly goes on holiday, he keeps in touch with what's going on in Memphis by reading Scanner Memphis (@Memphis Scanner), a Twitter account compiling "highlights and lowlights from the Memphis and Shelby County police and fire scanners."

Recent gems include, "Suspect who stole car from Bartlett Krispy Kreme has bailed out in Raleigh. Pursuit is now a foot chase." Also, the seasonally appropriate, "Memphis police asked to respond to theft of pumpkin." And then there's this inexplicable thing ...

click to enlarge flyonthewall.jpg

Verbatim

Nashville says the state can't harsh its mellow? Apparently so.

"We have reviewed the Attorney General's opinion and understand his position. However, we believe we have a good faith legal argument that the ordinance is not preempted by state law." — Rad Metro Law Director Jon Cooper, explaining why Nashville is firing up plans for limited decriminalization of marijuana even though the bogus AG says it preempts state law.

Neverending Elvis

Q: Is there anything cooler than TV's original Six Million Dollar Man talking about the time he snuck onto the set of his buddy Elvis' movie and wound up in the picture? A: Not this week there isn't. In a wide-ranging interview about his role as Bruce Campbell's father on the TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead, former Six Million Dollar Man star Lee Majors told the A.V. Club about his uncredited role as a waiter in Clambake. Majors crashed Clambake's bar scene wearing a fake mustache and one of those, "tasseled cup hats that the Shriners wear."

Favorite

Tags:

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • ‘Boiling Point’

      Civil rights groups ask for answers in shooting death of Brandon Webber.
    • MEMernet

      A round-up of Memphis on the World Wide Web.
    • Dead Waters

      Mississippi River pollutants (again) create ‘Dead Zone’ in the Gulf.

The Latest

Hungry Memphis

Craft Food and Wine Festival Coming Sunday

Beyond the Arc

Conley Chapter Closes; Opens The Door For A New One

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Get Weird With The Time Warp Drive-In Animation Night

Hungry Memphis

Memphis Farmers Market Names New Director

Hungry Memphis

Now Open: Ani Joe's Karaoke Kafe

News Blog

Memphis Pets of the Week (June 20-26)

News Blog

Debt Relief On the Way for Some ITT Tech Students

Memphis Gaydar

LGBTQ Job Fair Headed to Crosstown Next Week

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Davis

Readers also liked…

  • More Power To You

    TVA considers big changes for an energy-efficient future.
    • Nov 16, 2017
  • Transit in Transition

    City wants feedback on the future of public transit in Memphis
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • Dead Water

    Tennessee contributes to massive toxic plume in Gulf of Mexico.
    • Nov 30, 2017
ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2019

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