So the fix is in at the Subway. Allegedly.

A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California claims that the sandwich chain's tuna is "made from anything but tuna" and lab tests on the sandwich revealed there was no fish in said fish sandwich.

The attorneys are looking to make this a class action suit. Maybe if they win, they will get free 6-inch sandwiches for life. (And have to take free foot-longs for life if they lose.)

"We found that the ingredients were not tuna and not fish," one of the plaintiff attorneys told The Washington Post.

OK, great. Just great.

Next thing you know, someone is going to try to tell us there are no ribs in the McRib.


Sports gambling paying off — again

According to figures from the Tennessee Education Lottery released earlier this week, Tennesseans wagered a smidge less than $181 million on sports in the month of December. That total was up more than 35% from the record-setting debut month of November.

That brings the two-month total to more than $312 million. The state has collected more than $5.4 million in taxes from its four online partners in two months.

To no one's surprise, neighboring Alabama is exploring ways to tap into the revenue river that is legalized sports wagering.

The two-month total is the highest number of any of the more than two dozen states that have legalized sports wagering either in person or online. It also is a record for operator revenues for the first two months, with the four online betting hosts making more than $27 million off sports bets lost in Tennessee.

And we think the Vols' losses are expensive?


Religious persecution

Well, so much for turning the other cheek.

Members of the Church of Satan in Poughkeepsie, New York, are burning mad. Two people were seen on film with gas cans, splashing the front porch and lighting their "Halloween House," which was burned to the ground earlier this month.

There were two people inside when the fire was set — preparing for their after-life potentially — who escaped unharmed. The arsonist has not been found to date.

"Sadly there are some 'people of faith' who are intolerant, and typically ignorant, of other belief systems," Church of Satan high priest Peter H. Gilmore told the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Also quoted was church member Isis Vermouth, an actress whose films include the "Killer Unicorn" (seriously): "Whoever did this is going to be hexed by all of us. I just don't understand why anyone would want to [tick] off Satanic witches. 'Cause now there's going to be hell to pay."



Obit observations

For Chris Gilley, life started more than 100 years ago right here in Chattanooga. Her devoted focus on family and faith still allowed time for an impressive commitment to help lead worthy volunteer efforts.

Gilley died Jan. 17, a few months shy of her 103rd birthday. She was a graduate of Bright School and Girls Preparatory School.

In addition to her professional success at TVA and in her family business, Chris left a lasting mark on Chattanooga with her time and leadership. According to her obituary, she was president of the board of the Girls Scouts, president of the board of the YWCA, president of Lookout Mountain Community Aid and president of the Florence Crittenden Home for Girls.

Not since the Roosevelts have there been that many presidents in the same family.

She will be missed, but she also will certainly be remembered.

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