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Comments from memphisflyer.com

About "Grand Illusions," by Michael Finger, an account of bizarre plans that never left the drawing board:

"They probably had some overzealous moneybag gassing the architects to produce something so ludicrous no one would ever buy into it." — bubbah

About the Memphis Flyer's online poll "Why Is Willie Herenton Staying Put?" (after flip-flopping about his desire to be the new city schools superintendent):

"I was kinda disappointed you didn't include 'Because he is an ass.'" — J.G.

About "Doing Pennsylvania with Bill and Hill," by Jackson Baker:

"The Empire Strikes Back in Pennsylvania." — tomguleff

About "Mississippi Politics Get Dirty ..." concerning the scare tactics employed by aspiring congressman Greg Davis:

"That knucklehead Greg Davis will win. Childers had a great chance but all the Republican Party has to do is run another Willie Horton on him, tie him to the 'scary black man' for all the good folks in that district, and in a close race, that makes the difference." — packrat

Comment of the Week: About "The Week That Was," where John Branston noted that cops had not cracked down on prostitutes "in the lobbies of some of our finer hotels":

"But drinks at the Peabody wouldn't be the same without the refreshing mix of outrageously obvious hookers with wide-eyed, cornfed midwesterners who think the women must embody southern hospitality." — housefinch

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