We could make a joke about the fair wanting to keep its assets covered, but its just too easy.
Read more about the roller coaster of a battle over Libertyland here.
We cant verify that its him, but check the hair, the moves, and the way the crowd loves him especially when he starts throwing candy. No wonder he thought that whole Janet Jackson thing was a good idea. Extra points if you can tell us where this video was taken.
The dogs blog entries include Bow wow to me and Woof woof what what. A bit more interesting are the comments from the many friends of M.E.M.P.H.I.S, such as one from a young woman who writes, I cant wait to be licked by your velvety tongue. Read more lots more about this crazy bitch here.
The winning entry, "Living Legend," appeared in the July 2005 issue and was shot by local photographer Brad Jones and designed by art director Hudd Byard. The photos depict the ghost of Elvis visiting some of his old haunts, including Pop Tunes, the Arcade, and the Zippin Pippin. (Your issue just became that much more valuable, folks.)
The competition is open to more than100 members of CRMA and other city and regional magazines throughout North America that qualify. The contest is a 21-year-old national competition, which has been coordinated by the University of Missouri School of Journalism on behalf of CRMA for the past 10 years.
Memphis' July issue hits newsstands this week, with SNL's "Lazy Sunday" star and hometown funnyman Chris Parnell on the cover. Do pick it up, or go here to subscribe.
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Get Urinetown showtimes and ticket information from the Flyers online calendar here.
"I can't control what is there," said Dr. Otto Schaden, team leader of the archaeologists who made the discovery. "So it doesn't do any good to have false hopes or high hopes or low hopes."
So begins a nice story in USA Today on the U of M research team's further exploits in Egypt. To read the whole thing, go here.
According to an AP story, the action was probably inspired by distant memories of the lynching of 17-year-old Jesse Washington, a crime that took place in 1916, and became known as the Waco Horror.
And since the National Civil Rights Museum In our city has a photo of the Washington lynching in their collection, the Waco City Council plans to send Memphis a copy of the anti-lynching resolution too.
Well, now we can all rest easy.
Read all about it here.
The Memphis rally is today at 5 p.m. at the corner of Highland and Poplar. For more information, go here.
Some of Juni's favorites include "I Can't Help Falling in Love" and "You Gave Me a Mountain." To read more about this bizarreness, go here.
Morris also elaborated on a Time magazine blog titled God Does Not Want You To Be Sick, in which the writer described Morris work with patients who believe that sickness is a part of Gods will. The writer calls it fatalism, and its a viewpoint Morris battles every day. God wants us to be healthy and live long and vital lives, says Morris. Otherwise, he adds, why would Jesus have spent so much of his time healing? For more go here.
President Bush appointed six new board member three months ago, but one position remains unfilled. This report says the White House is not commenting on possible appointees at this time.
Who's "she"? None other than shaky chanteuse Cat Power, who's touring England with a crack team of Memphis musicians. Famous for her on-stage breakdowns, Cat is managing to get thru a show or two in the UK. Read one Brit reviewer's take on her performance here.
So where in Memphis will production crews be filming? Yes, you guessed, it: The Arcade Restaurant on South Main and the Blues City Café on Beale. Actors for both shoots could come from the open casting, scheduled July 1st from 1 to 4 p.m. at Berryhills Studio, 1890 Berryhills Road in Cordova. I need bar-types, people with great character faces and look-alikes for the leads, says Lisa Lax, who is casting locally for the film. Just bring a resume and photo. And who knows? You might end up hanging with an impressive list of cast members, including, in addition to Jones, Jude Law, Ed Harris, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz and Kevin Spacey. To read more about the film, click here.
The man, Alex, laughed. The woman, named Marybeth, said, 'I'm an animal lover, and let me tell you that it's detrimental to give a dog beer. It should be against the law.'
... Watt said, 'Yes. Yes it is. I know that. It was a joke, Marybeth. I was only kidding.'
Marybeth looked at the camera and said, 'Okay. Well. Twenty-four puppies! Coming up next, we're going to show y'all how to bake the perfect peach cobbler.'
Watt Pinson would remember this segment as being the most effortless, the easiest, the most almost lifelike."
You read it here, in "Runt," the opening story in George Singleton's new collection of short stories, Drowning in Gruel. He'll be signing in Memphis at Burke's Book Store on Wednesday, June 28th.
What will the Grizzlies do? For a sampling of mock drafts from around the country and other draft-related info updated as the day progresses check the Flyers Grizzlies blog, which returns for the beginning of a potentially busy off-season, here.
"Monday I was in Philly to work out for the 76ers at the Wachovia Center. Ive been nursing a sore ankle the past few days so the first thing I did when I got to the gym this morning was to ice it and then tape it up before I hit the court. I ran through some light workouts and took a tour of the arena with my mom and the coaches.
"Then I met with a psychologist who confirmed thankfully that I wasnt crazy. Just kidding. The questions were a little strange, but every player who works out for the Sixers goes through it, which eased my mind. When that was all over, I rushed to the airport to catch my flight to NYC and prepare for the big day."
You can read more of Rodney Carney's thoughts on his NBA.com blog here.