Fly on the Wall 

Verbatim The last New York Times Magazine of 2010 devoted all of page seven to a remark made by Alex Chilton, the mercurial Memphis musician who died in March: "Being a little bit famous is enough for me. To have any more people recognizing me would be a real problem."

Boing Squared The bloggers of "Boing Boing" have a grim prediction for 2011 and a fantastic tourism pitch for Memphis: All the "crazy people who believe the world will end in 2012" have been "sucked in by dumb Hollywood propaganda." According to civil engineer Harold Camping, "who has done a bunch of math with calculators and the Bible," the world will actually end on May 21, 2011. In response to the bad news, Boing Boing suggested, "If you haven't been to Graceland yet, better step up those travel plans!" Take that, Disneyland.

Dog Eat Cat In a recent report about the capture of Midtown's pet-murdering coyote, WMC-TV's Jason Miles reminded us of Mean Kitty, who was eaten by something — probably a coyote — in July. R.I.P., sweet Mean Kitty. You have been avenged.

Mugged We've got a strong contender for mugshot of the year, and it's only January. Poor, poor Joshua Bray. He fell through a roof in Nutbush, but he landed at 201 Poplar in a neck brace. According to police reports, the accused burglar violently resisted detention just before the roof collapsed.

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