Fly on the Wall 1577 

Dammit, Gannett

It's an exciting time for The Commercial Appeal, having moved from its oversized offices on Union and into a cozier, contemporary space in the heart of Downtown Memphis.

The paper's done solid work under pressure, but nothing wrecks solid reporting like botched subliminal messaging. Between one sentence introducing criminal conduct, and another about evading arrest, the CA plugged in this misspelled message: "Help us power more stories like this. Become a subscirber today."

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Neverending Elvis

Last week, the official Elvis Presley Twitter account shared a bit of boilerplate: "There will never be another Elvis."

This seems unimaginative, at least, or maybe un-ambitious. Over the decades, Fly has chronicled many bags of Elvis hair, teeth, used straws, and other gobs of loose DNA for sale. Miniature pet Elvises seem like a black-market inevitably.

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Questions

If you cover the Tennessee legislature, you may have to ask if one legislator peed in another legislator's chair.

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