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Posted: Dec 11, 2006 7:03 pm
 
he dead....
Body of manatee believed found
Wildlife officials believe they have discovered the body of a manatee on the banks of McKellar Lake. We are streaming Chopper 5 live on our web site. Stay with WMCTV.COM and Action News 5 for the latest.


we hardly knew ye
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 7:05 pm
 
Boooooooooo!
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 7:12 pm
 
Total Boooooooo!!!
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 7:13 pm
 
I'm going to have to come up with an "Oldest person in the world and Tom Lee the Manatee arrive at the pearly gates of heaven..." joke.
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 7:57 pm
 
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

How does he get to a lake from the river?
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 8:04 pm
 
The lake opens up to the Mississississississippi river.....
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 8:41 pm
 
I thought lakes were enclosed bodies of water.
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 8:44 pm
 
That's not true. Lakes can feed or be fed by tributaries.
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 8:49 pm
 
However, it does mean, Tom Lee made it out of the Wolf River, swam south down the Mississippi for a bit, but made a bad left turn near T.O. Fuller...
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 8:52 pm
 
that tom lee he's a escape artist mastermind leave it up to him to design a decoy of himself to avoid capture.boy he sure did fool you guys pfffff haha.SUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 8:58 pm
 
I thought lakes were enclosed bodies of water.


You're thinking of Veronica Lake.....common mistake
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 9:02 pm
 
:(
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 9:10 pm
 
Just wondering aloud here...

This is all happening around the same time as the Herenton fight, and the Peete and Ford investigations.

Foul Play?
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 9:13 pm
 
Aww. Poor Manatee.

Why, on a Bad Day, I Can Relate to the Manatee

The manatee tries a diet of only sea grass, but still stays fat.
Mistaking her for a mermaid from afar,
sailors of long ago lost interest when they got too close,
openly making fun of her cubbiness. She knows Rodney Dangerfield
would write jokes about her if she were more popular.
She's ashamed of her crooked teeth, her two big molars
that leave her sucking and grinding
with bad table manners. She swims toward danger
over and over, scars from motor boats on her back
reminders of her slow stupidness. She resents being called
a sea-cow. She hopes her whiskers don't show
in the light. She is the mammal who knows
about low self-esteem. I first met her on my honeymoon
in southern Florida. I was on a cruise in my one piece bathing suit.
The women in bikinis squealed and pointed to the nearby dolphins,
clapping so their sleek gray backs would come to the water's surface.
In the shadow of her prettier ocean sister, the manatee swam by also.
No one but I paid her much attention. I wanted to lend her
my make-up, massager her spine, lend a girl-friend-ear
and listen to her underwater troubles. I dreamt of her
as I slept in the warmth of my new husband. I dreamt of her
as he slept in the warmth of me. On a good day, too,
I can relate to the manatee, who knows
on some level that she is endangered
and believes in mating for life.
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 9:16 pm
 
I thought lakes were enclosed bodies of water.


Shows you that fabulous Lausanne education still at work, 30+ years later!
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 9:36 pm
 
Drugs, parties with City Council, run-ins with the police...
We'll find out soon enough; the Zoo is going to do an autopsy.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/local/article/0,2845,MCA_25340_520 6248,00.html
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 9:50 pm
 
Poor guy didn't even get to serve out his time at City Hall to qualify for the fat new pension level ...
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 10:01 pm | Edited by: andria
 
She knows Rodney Dangerfield would write jokes about her if she were more popular.

well, now they're hanging out together in that giant McKellar Lake in the sky...
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 10:08 pm
 
I have a picture in my mind of a t-shirt ala Spuds McKinzie caricature with Rodney and Tom Lee hanging out at Maywood Beach. They both have sunglasses on. And bikini-clad ladies are giggling near a volleyball net...
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 10:22 pm
 
tom lee or a range of other human dead bodies.its a toss up I BELIEVE IN TOM THE MANATEE!!!!!!!!!HES NOT DEAD HES LIVING WITH ELVIS AND ALL THOSE OTHER BLOATED ROCKERS!!!!I'VE BEEN CONTACTED BY TOM LEE HE HAS A CULT COMMUNE LOCATED ON THE WOLF RIVER FURTHER NORTH FOLLOW THE RIVER AND BE FORGIVEN.TOM LEE HAS BEEN RESURRECTED AND HIS KINGDOM AWAITS. ANOINT YOURSELVES WITH THE HEALING POWER OF THE WOLF RIVER AND SWIM TO YOUR DESTINY BUBBLE BUBBLE BUBBLE AMEN!!!!!!!!
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 10:42 pm
 
Only 17 minutes till Mike Matthews' report! ...
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 10:42 pm
 
Shows you that fabulous Lausanne education still at work,
I KNEW it!!!!!
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 11:03 pm
 
what a sad day.

TOM LEE THE MANATEE 4 EVER!
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 11:24 pm | Edited by: Jack Stands
 
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 11:35 pm
 
this makes me sad. i will pour out one of my beers for my dead homie, tom lee.
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 11:37 pm
 
*sniff*

That is horrible. Horrible. Horrible.
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 11:37 pm
 
I need somebody to blame for this.
Posted: Dec 11, 2006 11:46 pm
 
How does he get to a lake from the river?


the miss river has oxbow lakes from before it was a contolled river. it used to move around a lot. in austraila they call them billabongs.
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 12:08 am
 
I can't stop thinking about this. I went to the grocery to pick up some stuff for carney's enchilada recipe. While standing in line, I couldn't help myself from looking to the dude behind me with "Hey, man. Did you hear the news?" He had not. Nor had he known what a manatee was. My first impression was to recoil in embarrassment over my own self-obsession for Tom Lee. Then it immediately occured to me afterwards; no one else understands the symbol of freedom that he was. He was here to fix city council and bring harmony amongst the daily polarization we feel as Memphians.

Fucking fools in this town.

I blame Frist.
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 12:12 am
 
Oh, and I blame Libertyland, too.
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 12:18 am | Edited by: Jack Stands
 
How does he get to a lake from the river?


the miss river has oxbow lakes from before it was a contolled river. it used to move around a lot. in austraila they call them billabongs.


And you may remember the back porch of the Pink Palace that described this in detail with it's "oxbow wetlands" recreation.

But this is really how it went down...

http://www.thesonsabitches.com/manateePilgrimage.bmp
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 1:03 am
 
Memorial for Tom Lee the Manatee tonite at Bucc. Who's in?
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 1:04 am
 
I have a picture in my mind of a t-shirt ala Spuds McKinzie caricature with Rodney and Tom Lee hanging out at Maywood Beach. They both have sunglasses on. And bikini-clad ladies are giggling near a volleyball net...

OK, who is drawing this up? This is perfect. They both have to have "frosty brews" in their flippers/hands too.
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 1:23 am
 
OK, who is drawing this up?

I can't. I'm busy writing a book of self-help, self-affirmation and inspiration. Two working titles, so far:

Blubbering Won't Bring Them Back
or
How To Talk To Your Child About The Dead Manatee In The Lake

Memorial for Tom Lee the Manatee tonite at Bucc. Who's in?
I'd like to be, but isn't there patchouly there on Monday nights?
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 1:31 am
 
Those fuckin' weirdos down at the Buttercup Marina had something to do with this.
Posted: Dec 12, 2006 1:58 am
 
Tom Lee the Manatee done told y'all once. That's the wrong muthafucka! Tom Lee the Manatee likes it here in Memphis, and he ain't goin' NOwhere. How you doin', Andy?
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 2:16 pm
 
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