Fly on the Wall 

Blues Czar, Alien Geography, We're (Still) Fat, Neverending Elvis

Blues Czar
Over the past week, a number of media outlets have reported that action movie icon Steven Seagal, who lived in Memphis where he recorded the CD Mojo Priest, is having a serious tough-guy bromance with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Seagal has allegedly identified Putin as one of the "great world leaders" and may eventually emigrate. It sure would be a terrible day for American folk-fighting enthusiasts if the last authentic Delta Blues Ninja jumps ship.

Alien Geography
Alien royal/bane to neighborhood associations Robert "Prince Mongo" Hodges was back in the news this week when WREG reported on the dilapidated condition of one of his downtown properties: "The three-story building between Front and Central is in such bad shape, it is leaning, not standing straight." According to Fly on the Wall's alien technology experts, Mongo was able to locate his buildings between distant streets that don't run parallel to one another by using a Zambodian molecule stretcher, which may have caused structural damage to both the original building and its counterpart from beyond the shadow dimension.

We're (Still) Fat
According to a list compiled by Gallup and Healthways, more than a third of Memphis' adults are obese, ensuring that the nation's barbecue and cupcake capital holds onto its title as America's most obese city of more than one million people. Pardon our sweatpants.

Neverending Elvis
The Bangkok Post reports on a rash of celebrity political candidates in Indonesia: "A white jumpsuit stretched over his bulging belly, an aging crooner known as Indonesia's Elvis launches into song ahead of elections Wednesday"... "Bro Rhoma I love you, bro Rhoma for Indonesian president," screamed one woman wearing a purple Muslim headscarf at his Jakarta concert as she danced vigorously."

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.



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


The Latest

Tiger Blue

Tigers 10, Navy 7

Tiger Blue

VCU 70, Tigers 59

Tiger Blue

Western Kentucky 75, Tigers 69

Politics Beat Blog

Dispute Over Election Machines Remains Unsettled

Tiger Blue

Tigers 73, Saint Mary's 56

Letter From The Editor

Farewell to the “Risk-Takers”

Food & Wine

Sink Your Teeth into Bluff City Toffee


More by Chris Davis

Readers also liked…

© 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