Fly on the Wall 

Irksome Alien

Residents living in scenic Wilbur-by-the-Sea, Florida, just discovered something most Memphians have known for decades: Robert "Prince Mongo" Hodges can be a handful.

According to a Fox News report slugged "'Prince Mongo' Irks Florida Neighbors," Memphis' 333-year-old space alien/mayoral wannabe started upsetting neighbors with his outlandish home décor in 2009 after he allegedly built a deck without a permit. Mongo went on to paint a mural of a witch on his wall and erect a clothesline displaying ladies' underpants.

"I am really, really angered by it at this point," a really, really angered neighbor told Fox. There may be a method in Mongo's madness, since the Prince's panty art is technically regarded as a clothesline, and there's no ordinance against airing out your undies.

Quotable

When a Commercial Appeal reporter asked 45-year-old plumber James Rustenhaven what he thought about the possibility of ending Saturday mail delivery, he answered: "I don't give a frog's fat rear end."

Wit or Without

Local personality Mother Wit had a few things to say about Walt Baker, the former CEO of the Tennessee Hospitality Association canned after forwarding e-mails comparing Michelle Obama to a chimp. Wit told Fox 13's Les Smith, "He's from the Tennessee Hospitality Association. I abbreviate association: A.S.S. dot ... You know what I'm saying?" Yes, we do, but will the NAACP, the AMA, or the '60s-era harmony group that took "Cherish" all the way to the top of the charts?

Blacktop Moses

Legislation to name a segment of I-40 after late soul singer Isaac Hayes advanced to the Senate Finance Committee earlier this week. Since Hayes rose to superstardom singing about a "private dick who's a sex machine to all the chicks," shouldn't they just give him all of I-69?

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • New News?

    • Zoo Suit

      Memphis Zoo officials admit some things, deny a bunch of things, and are ready for court.
    • Blue Green

      MPD prioritizes recruitment, retention in 2019 budget.

Blogs

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Solo: A Star Wars Story

We Saw You

Welcome, Dale Watson! And more!

Hungry Memphis

Porcellino's to Move

Fly On The Wall Blog

Dammit Gannett and other Media Follies — Long Weekend Roundup!!!

Intermission Impossible

mömandpöp rock the Memphis Children's Theatre Festival

News Blog

Airport Fires Back at New York Times Story

Politics Beat Blog

Bredesen's Modest Bio, Common Touch Score with Local Democrats

News Blog

VIDEO: Ride Along With the Big Roll Out

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

  • Birthing A Center

    Choices to bring births to Midtown.
    • Oct 6, 2016
  • Pint Night

    Civil Pour series couples discourse and beers.
    • Oct 13, 2016
  • Trumping Latinos

    Memphis Latinos fear for the lives they’ve built in an uncertain future ahead.
    • Nov 17, 2016
ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation