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Memphis wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler has been getting "backlash, even death threats" since he was seen having a big ol' time at Donald Trump's Southaven rally last week, according to WMC-TV5.

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Lawler said he didn't know he "was sitting in so prominent a spot" until the hate mail started rolling in.

"I wasn't necessarily going to the rally to see the president," Lawler said. "I was going to see a fellow WWE Hall of Famer."

It provided Fly on the Wall readers with a prime example of what's known as a "distinction without a difference."

Weird Memphis

They say all press is good press, but Memphis likes to test that wisdom sometimes. Consider, for example, our recent inclusion in a syndicated "News of the Weird" column.

"At Kirby High School in Memphis, Tenn, things are quiet as a mouse ... or a rat," the column began. "News of the Weird" picked up the local story about Kirby High closing temporarily, after poisoned rats started dying inside the school's walls creating a terrible smell. The squib was appropriately titled, "Ewww!"

Monorail

Carol Coletta of the Memphis River Parks Partnership told media that everyone remained calm when the Mud Island monorail stalled high above the Wolf River Harbor last week. It's possible, in this instance, that "remained calm" is a euphemism for "freaked out quietly."

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