MEMernet: COVID’s Web and Sexy Treats 

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COVID's Web

Citizens of the MEMernet have been sharing photos of the hilarious Halloween decorations at this Central Gardens home.

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The scene is an IRL political cartoon. In it, Donald Trump is spider-webbed to a tree surrounded by coronavirus particles. Imaginary polling data shows the homeowner is a front-runner to win Halloween.

Dog whistle?

Memphis Reddit users talked through the seemingly odd price of a propane tank at a West Memphis Tru Value hardware store last week.

The store had the tanks listed at $14.88. Some believed the price referenced the 14/88 white supremacy symbol. The "Fourteen Words" slogan seeks to secure a future for "our people" and "white children." The "88" is a veiled reference to "H," the eighth letter of the alphabet, which together is "Heil Hitler."

Memphis Reddit users thought the price was too arbitrary to be anything other than a dog whistle and that tank prices are usually higher than that.

Sexy treats

Over on the Where Black Memphis Eats Facebook group, someone requested this dessert but with chocolate-covered strawberries.

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