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According to a press release making the rounds: "Elvis Presley fans might be in love — and all shook up — by a Moon Township company's new product" that's slated to debut during Elvis Week. The product is a gold-colored guitar pick decorated with Elvis' face and stamped with the King's thumbprint "as duplicated from his military records." For only $19.99, Elvis fans can own this special plectrum, an "interchangeable necklace or keychain holder," and, inexplicably, a certificate of authenticity. The ad quotes "Guistar spokesman" Rich Mackey saying, "Elvis has already paid off by helping us secure new deals with Conway Twitty's estate."

#1 (with a Panda!)

Based on traveler response, the Memphis Zoo was ranked as America's favorite zoo by the editors of TripAdvisor. The zoo's popularity is due, in part, to unique exhibits such as Animals of the Night, Cat Country, Primate Canyon, and China, where the giant pandas reside. It's a shady Zen oasis in the heart of Midtown where all the bullets are strays.

Reverend G

The 9th District democratic primary is over. Steve Cohen won. But Reverend George Brooks, a Nikki Tinker supporter and Murfreesboro, Tennessee's most obnoxious propagandist, isn't getting out of the gutter. On the contrary, he's declaring all-out war.

In a comment on the NashvillePost's political blog, Brooks threatened to have a camera trained on Steve Cohen 24/7 to discover what the congressman is doing, "sexually-speaking." In a leaflet titled "A Brief Note To The Memphis Flyer Editors," Brooks describes his campaign against elected Jews like Cohen and Senator Joe Lieberman as a "war that is still in its infancy." He says they need to apologize for "their role in the death of Christ Jesus on the cross." His note ends with the instruction: "Run and deliver the message, servants of Jewdom."

He called us "servants of Jewdom." We need to come up with a secret handshake.

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