Fly on the Wall 

Scared, Mongo Speaks, Beastly Prices

click to enlarge flyby_scarecrow.jpg

Scared
Has anybody else noticed this guy propped on Hamlin just north of Poplar? By day, these scarecrows keep birds out of a small community garden maintained by St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. We’ve got no idea what they do when the moon comes up.

Mongo Speaks
Once a year, MemphiSport Live host Kevin Cerrito brings Memphis’ best-known extraterrestrial provocateur Prince Mongo, into the studio. Although he’s not currently running for office (well, except maybe for Grizzlies head coach), Mongo was feisty in his call for an armed revolt — against streetlights: “Why do we take this lying down?” he asked, referring to budget plans giving MLG&W control of city streetlights. “Why don’t you get up, get your guns, and shoot out every streetlight? And tell them you don’t want it, and don’t pay the taxes.” When he wasn’t rabble-rousing, Mongo answered personal questions and told listeners his secret for relaxing. “Big fart,” he said. “[Smells like] Paula Deen. Oh, she smells good. You ever been close to her? She’s got fragrances you can’t imagine.”

click to enlarge flyby_madisonbp.jpg

Beastly Prices
It’s not an especially well-kept secret that Lucifer, the bright, shining angel of the pit, is responsible for rigging gas prices. This Madison Avenue sign pretty much comes out and says so.
$666.9 for regular unleaded, now with a Turbo-Satan boost.

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

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Tags:

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

The Latest

Record Reviews

William Luke White's Triumphant Return to Music

Hungry Memphis

Ghost River Brings Iconic Logo Back to Life

We Saw You

Jarvis Howard: On Being an Artist

News Blog

Virus Surge Pushed to March, Can Be Avoided

Theater Feature

Ballet Memphis Breathes New Life Into Nutcracker

News Blog

Virus Numbers Soften, No New Deaths Reported

Politics Beat Blog

County Commission to Look At Voting-Machine Costs

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: Bruce Newman

News Blog

New Virus Cases Rise by 164

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Davis

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2020

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