Thursday, April 24, 2008

What could you do with $1,000?

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 4:00 AM

The dollar may not go very far these days, but what about 1,000 of them? In honor of the Flyer's 1,000th issue, here's a list of what you could buy in Memphis if you had a spare grand.

-- 10 shares of FedEx stock (at $95.09 a share).

-- 35 shares of International Paper (at $28.50 a share).

-- 200 Sonic Saver Seat tickets to a Grizzlies game (or five fifth-row tickets).

--1,000 rides on the downtown trolley (2,000 if you only ride during lunchtime -- 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m.).

-- 15 three-day Memphis in May Beale Street Music Fest tickets (with $47.50 left over) purchased before April 30th; 12 three-day passes purchased after April 30th (with $10 left over).

-- 338 small bottles of Memphis Mary Bloody Mary mix.

-- One-day rental of the Memphis Botanic Garden's Lakefront Pavilion for you and 599 guests (base price $400, plus $1 per person).

-- 37 adult tickets for the Graceland Mansion tour with $1 left over.

-- As many Flyers as you can carry -- or "borrow" -- off our loading dock.

-- 0.00000032258 of Northwest Airlines (based on Delta's $3.1 billion merger with the carrier).

-- Small down-payment on Kathryn Bowers, former state senator. As part of operation Tennessee Waltz, Bowers pled guilty to accepting $11,500 in bribes.

-- 66 Flying Saucer "Guess How Many Beers It Took To Build This?" XXX T-shirts (with $10 left over for a pint).

-- 100 "$50 Million Cash Spectacular" lottery tickets.

-- A four-year-and-five-month subscription to The Commercial Appeal, with almost $10 left.

-- 58 full orders of the Rendezvous' charcoal-broiled pork ribs. (72 if you get small orders.) Just don't forget to tip.

--10 "Taste of Summer" Redbirds ticket packages, with tickets to 10 games each.

-- 51 one-pound boxes of Dinstuhl's chocolate-covered strawberries (with $5.50 left over).

-- A three-night stay in one of The Peabody's deluxe guest rooms, with $115 to spend in the lobby gift shops.

-- 40 dozen fertile mallard eggs from, without shipping.

-- Nine vehicle registration renewals, if you live inside the city of Memphis.

-- 299 gallons of regular gas, at $3.34 a gallon. If you get 25 miles to the gallon, you can go 7,475 miles, or from Memphis to Juneau and back.

-- 50 copies of Ask Vance, the best questions and answers from Memphis magazine's local history and trivia expert.

-- 76 adult double-feature tickets to the Pink Palace's CTI IMAX Theater (or 125 adult single-show tickets).

-- Seven weeks of canoe rental (or seven canoe rentals for one week) from Outdoors, Inc. (Includes the $300 deposit, because, quite frankly, we're not sure we can trust you.)


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