Fly on the Wall 1523 

Dammit, Gannet

I know what you're all thinking.

"House committee temporarily halts bill banning sanctuary cities, mandating ICE collabor," looks like another big "above-the-fold" headline mistake for The Commercial Appeal.

Those among us versed in the classics and/or Google Translate will recognize "collabor" as a Latin word meaning to collapse or fail. Could this be the copy editor's way of saying, "This headline will never fit, so eff-it"? Probably not.

click to enlarge flyby_fotw1.jpg

Also, from the CA's TV and radio sports listings from Thursday, April 27:

Television listings for today:

BASEBALL: MLB, N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, FSSE, 6 p.m.

Radio listings for today:

BASEBALL: MLB, St. Louis at Pittsburgh, WMC 790, 6 p.m.

As one baseball aficionado noted upon seeing the listing, "I'm a Cardinals fan, but I don't think St. Louis can pull this one off."

Lastly, Fly on the Wall would like to thank artist Jim Palmer for sending us his "Damnet; Dayvis" cartoon inspired by the "Dammit, Gannet" feature. For a better look, visit the Fly on the Wall blog at memphisflyer.com

click to enlarge flyby_fotw2.jpg

Miles Files

Fly on the Wall thought local fans would want to know that former Memphis tele-journalist Jason Miles tweeted his masterpiece last week: "Police in Houston and Louisiana sharing info on severed heads found here and there." Willy nilly.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Tags:

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Blank Canvas

      Input sought on the future of Rust Hall and Brooks Museum.
    • Flying Axes

      Civil Axe brings new sport to Memphis.

Blogs

News Blog

City Removes Lime Scooters

Politics Beat Blog

Reminder: Early Voting Continuing Through Thursday, November 1

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: Harlan T. Bobo

From My Seat

National Baseball Day

Tiger Blue

Missouri 65, Tigers 33

Beyond the Arc

Grizzlies Maul Hawks 131 - 117

News Blog

City Orders Lime Scooters Off the Streets

We Saw You

Science of Wine and more!

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