Fly on the Wall 

Vacate Memphis

Your Pesky Fly took this shot of a First Amendment gravestone while biking about the mostly empty Occupy Memphis encampment last week. It was supposed to run in this week's column with the caption "Slightly ironic." The joke was ruined when the city of Memphis, after 10 months of relative tolerance and occasional enablement, dismantled the makeshift village, dealing a mortal blow to the free speech Sharpie-art cemetery.

Neverending Elvis

The Huffington Post has a hot tip for would-be entrepreneurs: "Go to Memphis, dig up anything touched by Elvis and sell it." The latest round of items includes pill bottles, a high school yearbook, a trench coat, and a signed library card from December 1948, when the 13-year-old Presley read The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson for Young Readers. The card alone is expected to fetch $3,500.


There's no question. Elvis Week could replace Shark Week on the Discovery Channel if everybody in Memphis would invest in the items advertised on this Lamar Avenue billboard.

"Memphis: Home of the Blues, Birthplace of Rock-and-Roll, where the people have fangs."

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

    • Hate Speech

      Rhodes student pens ‘hate-filled’ opinion piece on alt-right site.
    • Bus Budget

      MATA looks for new funding sources


Hungry Memphis

The Return of BreakFest

Fly On The Wall Blog

Murder Owl Wins First FOTW Spirit Animal Poll

News Blog

State to Reinstate Work Requirement for Food Stamps

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: Julien Baker

From My Seat

Memphis Redbirds: 2017 PCL Champions

Tiger Blue

Tigers 48, #25 UCLA 45

Fly On The Wall Blog

Hey Memphis, Who's Your Spirit Animal?

News Blog

Loeb Wants $24M Hotel in Overton Square


More by Chris Davis

Readers also liked…

© 1996-2017

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