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Photo finish Friday: “Super”

Ah, for those halcyon days when reporters wore ties, women walked at least six inches above the sidewalk, and phone booths, were, well, phone booths and you might never know...

Ah, for those halcyon days when reporters wore ties, women walked at least six inches above the sidewalk, and phone booths, were, well, phone booths and you might never know…

...when or where a big man in a red cape might appear from one. Compared to that, a Tardis is just a cheap, doctor's call box.

…when or where a big man in a red cape might appear from one. Compared to that, a Tardis is just a cheap, doctor’s call box.

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Photo finish Friday: “the Cop Cab”

Is it a cop car?

Is it a cop car?

Is it a cab?

Is it a cab?

Is it a Halloween prank?

Is it a Halloween prank?

It is not a prank. It is the Knoxville Police Department’s attempt to educate people on the cost of drinking a driving. They contacted cab companies for the fare rate. They talked to defense lawyers for their prices to defend people charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence). They contacted bail bond companies to get their price for a bond to get out of jail after being arrested but before being tried. The rest of the numbers come from Tennessee Code Annotated and the District Attorney’s office. What is painted on the hood of the car is the average cost of all those items. All this for a total cost of $18,815.

The average taxi cab fare: $2.00 a mile.

Which would you want to pay?

Might be better of to ride with “tha funk.” http://talltalestogo.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/photo-finish-friday-ride-along/

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Photo finish Friday: “The last straw”

Happy Bale-o-ween or is that Straw-o-latern?

Happy Bale-o-ween or is that Straw-o-latern?

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Photo finish Friday: “Ride along”

What better to do on a rainy, football-gameday weekend?

What better to do on a rainy, football-gameday weekend?

–Photo taken by Beth Booker

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Photo finish Friday: “Missing”

Lost souls? Lost comma? Lost apostrophe? Oh, heavens.

Lost souls? Lost comma? Lost apostrophe? Oh, heavens.

If you have read Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss, you know the power of the comma, the apostrophe, and other well-placed parts of punctuation. Far be it for me to comment on a man’s beliefs (Okay, maybe not that far be it.), but in this case, I think it is more a matter of the missing-in-action comma and apostrophe. As it is, this church signage can lead one to believe this church is devoted to deprogramming the devout, to redirecting the religiously inclined, to subduing the souls of those who believe.

The name of the church, which is Christian, would make more sense if the sign read, “Overcoming, Believers’ Church.” As it is, the name, particularly in large white letters on a large slate-gray building (the photo only shows a part of the church exterior) looks a bit like something out of the X-Files. The aliens have stolen our apostrophes!

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Photo finish Friday: “Morning glory”

Dark blue Morning Glory

Dark blue Morning Glory

Light blue Morning Glories

Light blue Morning Glories

Morning glory, what’s your story?

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Photo finish Friday: “A lot of hot air”

"Get up in the air you gas bag and fight like a balloon!"

“Get up in the air you gas bag and fight like a balloon!”

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