Fly on the Wall 1327 

CA mugshots and signs that are "so Memphis."

Digital Appeal?

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Your Pesky Fly has managed a few blogs in his time and is all too familiar with the phenomenon of uploading photos that look great in a preview but mysteriously post sideways or upside down. These things happen. But since receiving its new digital makeover there are some image-posting quirks at The Commercial Appeal that are so consistent they almost seem like a design choice. Take for example the "Kilroy was here"-style headshot.

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So maybe the CA wants to show readers what these guys might look like peeking in a window?

In a few more extreme cases the images are cropped even higher. This is former CA managing editor Otis Sanford's literal head shot as it appeared next to a story about his induction into the Tennessee Journalists Hall of Fame.

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TV-5 anchor Joe Birch is also being inducted and was given the same hairy treatment. Of course Joe is immediately recognizable.

So Memphis

The corner of McLemore and Mississippi.

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