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Year in Fly

It's yet another year's end column looking back at the best, worst, and stupidest moments of the last dozen months.

Of course, by "best" your pesky Fly on the Wall means the best of the worst. (Except for that one time when Memphis successfully removed its Confederate statues, and somebody changed the Wikipedia page for an unreconstructed and mostly vindictive Tennessee House of Representatives to read, "We got tricked by a city we hate, now we're mad." That was pretty awesome.)

FOTW had its finest moment digging deep into claims by U.S. Rep. Diane Black that grocery store porn is a "big part" of the "root cause" of school shootings. We visited many grocery stores and pharmacies but just couldn't find the dirty. We did find copies of Hog Hunting, Sniper, Guns & Ammo's AR-15 Pistol Edition, and other periodicals showcasing big weapons on their covers. Hawt.

2018 was mostly spent documenting the hazards of out-of-town editing as illustrated by Memphis' Gannett-owned newspaper, The Commercial Appeal. Like when they mistook Memphis' popular, all-dude band Lucero for Mexican superstar Lucero, a female vocalist. Or that time when they named Harding Academy student Lauren Deaton, Volleyball of the Year.

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Lastly, WMC deleted a tweet reading "Nashville is Still Trash," claiming it didn't represent the station's "values or views." They are now dead to us.

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