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Dirty Jokes

Dirty Dutch Mantel, the tough-talking bad guy who famously grappled with Jerry Lawler and helped launch the careers of WWE stars Sting and Stone Cold Steve Austin, told the hosts of In Your Head Wrestling Radio last week that he was dabbling in stand-up comedy. He also told them there was too much fighting in Ring of Honor wrestling and not enough storytelling.


Terminix has released its highly anticipated annual list of most bed-bug-infested cities, and Memphis wasn't on it. So what if it costs a little more to fly into Memphis International Airport? Isn't it worth it to know you won't be bled dry in your hotel bed?

Memphis was also listed by Forbes as one of the happiest U.S. cities to work in and by Budget Travel as having one of 10 stunning riverfronts worth visiting. Memphis' riverfront selling points, according to BT, include an "interactive" opportunity to "experience a flood's devastation."

Dog Names

When a person gets his head stuck in an industrial-sized tub of peanut butter as he goes in for that last bite, people tend to make fun. But when a dog does it, everybody loses their sense of humor. Last week when a skinny, injured Memphis stray was spotted with a jar on its head, the alert went out over social media and impromptu search parties were deployed.

After the dog was recovered, there was apparently some disagreement over what to name it. According to one CBS news report, people suggested names like Pickle, Jughead, and — your Pesky Fly's personal favorite — Astro. Instead of going with any one of those excellent choices, the dog was named Miracle.


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