Fly on the Wall 

Gossip

A note to all you capital-L Losers who didn't get invited to Craig Brewer's super-deluxe Hollywood costume party at the Hi-Tone: You missed the season's main event. The costumes -- ranging from Marie Antoinette to Memphis' lost manatee -- were stunning but nobody could top the members of Three 6 Mafia who all seem to have come dressed as Flava Flav.

Live & Learn

The Memphis Business Journal reports that Memphis is one of America's most affordable college towns with an average home price of $193,875. They neglected to report that Memphis college students also benefit from the fact that cigarettes are cheap and that you can save bundles by buying liquor in Arkansas.

We Get Mail

Halloween is barely over and already your Pesky Fly is being bombarded with catalogs featuring every kind of toy

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imaginable. Of particular note is a catalog called Creative Playthings, which offers a diverse range of items designed to stimulate the imagination. We do wonder, however, if the good people at CP might want to consider renaming a few items, particularly the gruesome sounding Human Torso Discoveries and the almost culturally insensitive sounding Sand Digger.

Recount

After a full recount, Tennessee State University student Stephen Morrison was crowned the first white winner of the Mr. TSU pageant. Thankfully, the U.S. Supreme Court didn't have to get involved in the dispute, and Morrison, still white, will now move on to compete in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Pageant.

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