Which got us thinking: Where would be the perfect place for the carousel? Near Winchester and the Statue of Liberation? On the Main Street Mall? Right where it is?
Let us know email the Flyer and well run the best ideas in the paper.
Wednesday night, Carroll, a chubby sort of fellow who likes to brush his blondish hair straight down into his eyes ...
Imperial Lanes opened in 1958 at 4700 Summer. Along with its sister center, Cherokee Lanes on Lamar, it offered bowlers considerably more upscale surroundings and with 50 lanes, more bowling than any other place around town.
According to the Web site of the Memphis Area United States Bowling Congress, at one time, Imperial had one of the finest sit-down restaurants in the entire city, complete with chefs, waitresses, and menu ordering. ...
Authors must live within 150 miles of Memphis, but stories do not have to have a Memphis or Southern theme.
That was his response after the interviewer inquired as to whether hed ever aspired to run for president of the United States.
Said Timberlake: Ive already inhaled and Ive already who knows. Im just like everyone else. I get completely plastered. Ive done my fair share of drugs and Ive been caught places with my pants down; its just I make sure there are no cameras around. ...
According to Snopes.com, this email hoax started in New Jersey in May 2005.
And the safest city? A tie between Mesa, Arizona, and Milwaukee. The only danger in those places, we suspect, is terminal boredom.
To see how Memphis compares with others, go here.
Starve is open nightly from 7-11 p.m. at the Montyshane Gallery at 2160 Young Avenue. The performance art aspect runs through July 25th, and the installation will remain on exhibit until July 29th. Admission is free.
The last confirmed sighting of the bird in North America was in 1944, and scientists had thought the species was extinct until 2004, when a kayaker claimed to have spotted one in the area. ...
Just kidding about the underwear.
For more coverage on the August 3rd races, pick up the Flyers special election issue on the stands Wednesday.
You have to hand it to long-shot Shelby County Sheriff candidate John Harvey. He definitely sends out the most interesting e-mails. The one circulating this morning details the truly impressive criminal record of Mr. West.
Harvey goes on to let us in on how find such fascinating info ...
Elvis? Justin Timberlake? Nope. Harold Ford Jr., who explains in a story about the Tennessee Senate race in the Jackson Sun.
"The father of one of our contributors had a yellow '38 Ford panel truck he let us take around," he said. "It's great for doing the parades. People watch it, but I was walking behind."
Classical guitarist and Memphis resident Lily Afshar will be interviewed tonight by host Robert Siegel on NPR's "All Things Considered," discussing her newest album release, "Hemispheres."
"But enough folks in places like Memphis, Salt Lake City and Charlotte, N.C., believe the addition of a pro sports team (and some NCAA March Madness) actually makes the town a more interesting and dynamic place.
"I didn't say a better place. I didn't say a city has to have a pro sports team to improve its self-esteem or consider itself a wonderful place to raise a family."
So writes Louisville Courier-Journal sports columnist Rich Bozich. ...