Fly on the Wall 1504 

Year in Fly 1

Fly on the Wall is such a tiny little column, and so many weird things happen in Memphis, it takes more than one week to run down the best of the worst. Let's begin.

Listed

Every year, Memphis winds up on a variety of B.S. lists.

This year, Wallethub.com named Memphis as America's 68th most sinful city, ranked it low on a list of places to celebrate Halloween, but relatively high on a list of places to celebrate Easter.

Tennessee's most misspelled word, according to Google, is "chaos," which came as no surprise to Fly on the Wall readers.

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Media

There were too many big media stories in 2017 to focus on funny typos.

The Commercial Appeal faced more layoffs and off-site product control. Richard Ransom left Channel 3 for Channel 24.

A controversial FCC ruling made it possible for Sinclair Broadcast to acquire Tribune Media and WREG in the package.

WMC's longtime consumer advocate, Andy Wise, retired to become a Florida man. Who can forget this classic Wise tweet?

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