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Re: “Democrats in Philadelphia Wonder, 'Where's Jim?'

I imagine he has better things to do than schmooze with a bunch of self-congratulatory political hacks, whose idea of being a Democrat (Big D) involves avoiding the actual practice of democracy (little d) by means of corrupted party officials and 'super delegate' shenanigans.

We have 'more important things to worry about', as some here are wont to reminds us about, ad nauseum. There happens to be a lot of work to do in this wild and wooly river city, where there is Trouble.

Yeah, trouble galore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMOuxkC9GI…

Posted by OakTree on 07/28/2016 at 3:24 PM

Re: ““Hunger Games” at The Commercial Appeal

Woodson J. Savage, the Flyer's circulation has remained steady for years, with a 92%-95% pickup rate each week, a stat that ranks among the highest in alt-weekly papers in the country.

Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/28/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Democrats in Philadelphia Wonder, 'Where's Jim?'

Presumably he's working to improve this city, unlike a few of his predecessors & Board members.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 07/28/2016 at 3:07 PM

Re: “You Know You're From Memphis If...

B,
I've got the bowling shirt for Active Bolt & Screw. It don't fit no more.

Posted by CL Mullins on 07/28/2016 at 2:30 PM

Re: “You Know You're From Memphis If...

...if your car has ever been hit by an unlicensed/uninsured driver.

On the other hand...if you've almost hit several people with your car in one day because no one uses the crosswalks on Madison or Poplar.

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Posted by Suzanne Lamb on 07/28/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “You Know You're From Memphis If...

You know that the one eyed homeless guy at Walgreens who you give change to is named Bill.

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Posted by mch on 07/28/2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: ““Hunger Games” at The Commercial Appeal

My better half and I decided about six months ago to stop our Sunday only delivery. The CA had very little to offer with all of the free digital news available. They also cut off comments without identifying yourself though that was just the icing on the cake. I wish the CA employees well, I hate to see anyone lose their job.

Posted by Timeout4 on 07/28/2016 at 2:11 PM

Re: “You Know You're From Memphis If...

It's pronounced Mack Lane.

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Posted by Jeff on 07/28/2016 at 2:08 PM

Re: “You Know You're From Memphis If...

You know where Active Bolt & Screw is located.

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Posted by B on 07/28/2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: ““Hunger Games” at The Commercial Appeal

..."sensitivity to Memphis culture." Hmmm, whatever can that mean? Or am I being too obtuse?

Posted by Long Duck Dong on 07/28/2016 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Politics and the Movies 2: Citizen Kane

I am a Julia Morgan fan and visited the Hearst Castle in the 90s which prompted me to see the movie. Very powerful cinema at the top of my list of favs-quite by accident. It is disconcerting how little the political arena has changed. Very nice comparison.

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Posted by Julie Ray on 07/28/2016 at 1:21 PM

Re: “You Know You're From Memphis If...

...if at least 1/4 of your neighbors and in-town family members work at FedEx and if some of those who don't work there refer to the colossal FedEx hub as "Fred's plantation."

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 07/28/2016 at 1:09 PM

Re: “New Traffic Signal First Sign of 'Midtown Market' Project

I can't wait. There could be a whole reality TV show on the zany antics of confused Memphians that will be caused by that funky light. Somebody needs to record it.

Or maybe a historic Powerpoint presentation, "Weird Arrows on Union Avenue".

Posted by OakTree on 07/28/2016 at 1:06 PM

Re: “You Know You're From Memphis If...

"..you know that McLean is not pronounced "McLane."
Wha? Errybody I know says McLane. What's is supposed to be?

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Posted by nobody on 07/28/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “You Know You're From Memphis If...

You remember the sign that proclaimed "Dog Stain Remover" on Poplar east of Hollywood.

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Posted by bonehead on 07/28/2016 at 1:04 PM

Re: “You Know You're From Memphis If...

"..Your coworker is the aunt of your former roommate's first-grade teacher..."

This.

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Posted by OakTree on 07/28/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Changes at Ghost River

Hmmm... those coins look like pills to me. I don't think I like it. At least make the coins look like pieces of eight or something. And I agree with Clyde. The tree rocks.

Posted by OakTree on 07/28/2016 at 12:46 PM

Re: “You Know You're From Memphis If...

Errybody has a Silky('s) story

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Posted by Clyde on 07/28/2016 at 11:56 AM

Re: “You Know You're From Memphis If...

"Man, you people in Memphis sure love Fireball and Jameson." *comment heard more than once.

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Posted by Clyde on 07/28/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Changes at Ghost River

That cypress tree logo was/is awesome. I hope we see it again.

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Posted by Clyde on 07/28/2016 at 11:51 AM

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