In other words, a real-life E-Cycle Management, the fictional FBI undercover company that nabbed former Sen. John Ford and other Memphis lawmakers in Operation Tennessee Waltz.
E-Cycle was going to recycle state computers and electronics. Dells explanation is remarkably similar to the one pitched by E-Cycle.
ABC's Jake Tapper, a self-acknowledged acolyte of the King's who made his journalistic bones as an online columnist for Salon, showed off his Elvis-themed tie Friday, as he - like The New York Times' Maureen Dowd and several score other national reporters - filed stories from the car museum across Elvis Presley Boulevard from Graceland.
That's as close as most observers - tourists, protesters, reporters what-have-you - got to the grounds of the late music icon's mansion, or to the National Civil Rights Museum, where President Bush, Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi, and the rest of their party made an impromptu stop, or to the downtown Rendezvous Restaurant, where the two heads of state and a largish retinue of local officials finished off their highly private whirlwind tour of Memphis. (To read more, go to "Political Beat" here.
Read more about it, if you just cant get enough of the on-again, off-again, Cameron-wants-to-settle-down, Justin-wants-to-party drama.
Also on the bill are Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott and Shaq versus Kobe. To see the highlights, go here.
But now that July is upon us, Ryburn has decided to extend the holiday through July 31st. What a guy.
That segue would be incongruous for almost anyone but Green, who exudes such sincere joy that it's impossible not to be swept along with it.
Every time we read rapturous stories like this one in the Orlando Sentinal about Al Green's transcendant performance there, we get a little jealous. How about a little sugar our bowl, Al?
This picture also raises the quesion of whether heads of state get together before joint appearances to discuss how they'll dress: "Today, I'm going with an open-collared dress shirt and slacks. I'm rolling the sleeves up two turns."
"Cool. Me too."
For a slightly more accurate description of the event, go here.
Meanwhile, here in Memphis, Griz fans were still trying to get their heads around a trade that saw everybody's favorite citizen, Shane Battier, leave in a trade that brought back the erratic (to say the least) Stromile Swift. More about all this later today in the Grizzlies Blog.
Fraternity Massacre at the Haunted Amusement Park screens tonight at Studio on the Square at 7 p.m. (sold out) and 9 p.m.
To learn more about Memphis own foodies judges at Memphis In Mays International Barbecue Cooking Contest read this Flyer story.