the Cheat Sheet 

News you need to know

1. Garden volunteers spruce up the giant ³M² that has graced East Parkway for decades. It¹s the same old story: Budget cuts prevent city crews from doing their jobs. Good grief. At this rate, what¹s next? A volunteer police force?

2. An FBI sting operation called the Tennessee Waltz results in federal extortion charges against state senator John Ford and other local politicians. Ford resigns the Senate seat he has held for 31 years. Well, as the lyrics to the state song go: ³I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz/Now I know just how much I have lost.²

3. U.S. airlines get ready to test an anti-missile defense system that can be deployed by the pilot. At the same time, the National Rifle Association drums up support for .50-caliber ammo for ³sporting² purposes ‹ even though promotional materials brag about its ability to bring down ³sporting² targets such as, yep, airplanes. Does anyone see a problem here?

4. The FDA is looking at a possible link between Viagra and blindness. Our mamas always warned us, ³Stop doing that or you¹ll go blind,² and it turns out they were right! And what¹s with these hairy palms?

5. Director Craig Brewer lands noted actors Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci for his next film, Black Snake Moan, but it may not be shot in Memphis. Hold on. A movie about a bluesman and a ³nymphomaniacal country girl²? Where else could they possibly film such a thing? 


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment



Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Sooth the Pain With All The Rage Documentary at Crosstown Arts

Intermission Impossible

Lipstick Smear: Let Theatre Memphis' "Stage Kiss" slip you some tongue

Hungry Memphis

Tater Tots Now Available at All Huey's

Hungry Memphis

I Love Juice to Open in TN Brewery

Tiger Blue

Three Thoughts on Tiger Football

News Blog

Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

News Blog

Brooks Leaders Confirm Interest in Riverfront Move


More by Flyer Staff

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