The good folks at the Downtown Shell Station don't believe in beating around the bush.
There comes a time when every person looks in the mirror and asks, "Is there a wilder towing company out there?" And the answer, my friends, is yes. The sign on the door said, "Alberto's." The announcement on the bumper: "Buck Wild."
These signs in conjunction (as seen posted here on the railroad overpass at Front and Butler) indicates that angry Rhinoceroses should keep to the right in order to avoid being struck by oncoming traffic. I guess.
I've never seen the ghost of Elvis on Union Avenue, but I'm pretty sure this is a spirit photo of Joni Mitchell who turned 70 last week.
Happy birthday Joni. And well played, Kimbrough!
Two guys named Stoner have started a "soft wash" service and given it the best name in the history of soft wash services.
This is assuming that there is a history of soft wash services. Either way, I hope these guys charge time-and-a-half after 4:20.
I don't think you can sell those at a yard sale, can you?
The driver of this truck deserves one of the Commercial Appeal's awkwardly named "Memphis Most" awards, because it's a little awkward, and easily one of the most Memphis things I've ever seen.
From another angle...
The Gold Club throws down a gauntlet...
Whoa. Two gas stations? Clearly it's time for all right-thinking citizens of Memphis, Michigan to learn from their West Tennessee namesake and get out before the inevitable fights over fuel consolidation.
Sung to the tune of "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr.:
If your joint burns,
Faster on one side,
Who you gonna call?
Behind every sign put up in a restaurant, there is bound to be a story.
At Elliott's on Second in Downtown Memphis, signs warn of disasters and doom due to salad bar abuses. We believe there must have been an epic salad bar heist in which someone spilled a drink as a diversion while his or her accomplice stole a bunch of salad, or, perhaps worse, made a second trip to the salad bar.
Let's just hope these signs (with red highlights!) prevent future disasters of this nature so the honest patrons of Elliott's can enjoy the appropriate amount of fixin's on their "bake potato's".
From FOTW's earliest days as a slender gray column of newsprint your Fly-team has been on the lookout for the best signs in Memphis. And our definition of "best" is pretty broad.
So, there's this from The Art Center on Union Ave.
Even more recently this next awesome message appeared on East Parkway at Madison.