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Re: “Midtown Beaver Alert!!!

A friend told me he he had beaver once, when he was staying down at the Y. I thought, why would they be serving beaver at the YMCA?

Posted by saywhatbro on 04/30/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Midtown Beaver Alert!!!

Maybe this is why the drainage in those areas mysteriously gets really bad sometimes, even though the sewers are pretty well laid out. Who would have thought... Beavers...

She gets around, that one.

More evidence her mind is in the gutter?

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Posted by OakTree on 04/04/2017 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Midtown Beaver Alert!!!

I know this may show a bit of my 'neck, but them things are good eatin'.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/04/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Midtown Beaver Alert!!!

The Midtown storm drains were wisely laid in existing creek beds. Expect the flat tails to wind up in Overton Park, possibly in the employ of the zoo.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/04/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

Funk,
p.s. a Camry flipped me off my Honda and I landed on my back and head. Helmets really really work. I'm considering wearing them full time.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/09/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

@CL

If I turn, I want you to kill me.

I know it's going to be hard, but I can't be allowed to infect any of the others.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/09/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

Funk,
Trumpian logic is obviously contagious.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/09/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

@grove

"1930 Mile Posts
In The United States

The Depression causes a slump in US automotive sales. Industry volume skids to 2,910,187 passenger cars and 599,991 trucks
Population is 122.7 million; life expectancy is 61 years. One of every 5 Americans owns an automobile"

http://local.aaca.org/bntc/mileposts/1930.…

Car ownership at record lows, life expectancy at record highs. Coincidence? Nah, causality.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/09/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

And besides... fat floats.. BRING ON THE HURRICANES DAMMIT!!!

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Posted by OakTree on 03/09/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

Go back and look at pictures from the 1930s, 1940s, etc.

The biggest difference between then and now is not exercise. It's diet more than anything. The food companies put addicting and unhealthy products in our food, because they are in a business of selling more.

They're nothing more than drug dealers. They'd gladly give away samples of their products for free, just to get you hooked. Then you come back for more.

I consider myself 20-25 pounds overweight today, but most people would look at me and call me healthy. Why? Because compared to everyone else, I look really good. We've changed our standards of what's healthy because we're used to obesity as a norm.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 03/09/2017 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

I say, why so much focus on Beale Street in the article? Well other than the hospital pictures. Beale Street is for tourists. I say that there are tons of opportunities to stay active in this town, from RiverFit on the riverfront, to the Greeline & Greenways, to the numerous running and cycling events and more. I have so many friends involved in Zumba and other bootcamp type classes. There are also all kinds of food options outside of bbq like sushi and places like Lyfe Kitchen. So if you want to be fit, the opportunities are there.

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Posted by natalya1299 on 03/09/2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

@CL

What's a helmet?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/09/2017 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

Number one in this is no source of pride.

Memphis needs to continue to focus upon developing a plan whuch includes zoning supporting more walkability (bikability) and density. Just getting people to walk to shop, walk to work or walk to any actvity can have a tremendous positive impact.

While the city is making small progress in mid town and the university district...the same old stuff continues to be approved in other areas.

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Posted by datGuy on 03/09/2017 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

OMG!!! Y'all were in Katrina?!? Me TOO!!! Twice!...In 15 minutes, and 5 times in 7 hours!!!

Every week! For, like, 18 months!!!

Blow! Me! Down!!!

Andrew? Don't EVEN talK about it! Let's just say they don't call him "The Dick Of Death" for nothing!!!

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/09/2017 at 3:23 AM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

Oak,
Gotta go with cuzn Cracko on this. I have a feeling Funkbrs has done a lot of riding without a helmet.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/08/2017 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

Good Lord. I was in Katrina. And I was in Hurricane Andrew as well. The wind was picking up Toyotas and moving them 2 feet at a hop. No one was out there on a bicycle. The thing that kept the city moving in Houston was the National Guard. And the Fire Department. They were driving deuce-and-a-half M35's and fire trucks. Which run on diesel anyway.

Heavier is always better in a crisis. There may be no food for a while. And the wind can't blow you down quite so easily. Carbs are your friend in a natural disaster.

What the heck is this rant about again?

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Posted by OakTree on 03/08/2017 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

Now FUNKbrs, no one has ever accused you of being a prepper.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 03/08/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

Remember that time Hurricane Elvis shut down the power grid for days and no one could pump gas without electricity?

No?

How about when it happened during Katrina?

Doesn't ring a bell?

During Hurricane Sandy on the east coast?

Still nothing?

Well, it was the people with the bicycles that kept those cities running when the cars went down. That's how redundant infrastructure security keeps us safe from disasters.

But hey, I guess I'm just some crazy prepper for feeling that way.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/08/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

OK FUNKbrs , damn fine satire.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 03/08/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Memphis: America's Fattest City

"Even the military is affected, as recruiters struggle to find enough soldiers who meet fitness requirements. "

I hate it when so-called "conservatives" don't understand how important bicycle infrastructure is to our military security.

More bikes=healthier people=healthier soldiers=stronger military.

This isn't rocket science. We drive too much, and it's killing us.

No, seriously. 1,036 Tennesseans died in automobiles in 2016. Only 9 died in bicycle crashes. That means riding a bicycle is more than 100 times safer than driving a car in this state. Add in the cardiovascular and mood regulating benefits of cycling, and you'd be better off letting someone punch you in the face than letting you drive your car.

https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/safety/…

I would be impressed if someone could show a single instance in the state of Tennessee last year of the driver of a car suffering serious injury from a collision with a cyclist, let alone dying from it.

Yet we constantly hear whining from chubby little babies strapped to the high chairs in their cars about how "dangerous" having cyclists in the roadway is, and what a waste and inconvenience bicycle lanes are, or worse, cyclists being allowed their right of way under state law to use the full lane of traffic on major roads.

How many more cops could we have if more people could pass the physical fitness requirements? How many more construction workers? How many more plumbers, welders, mechanics, and other physically demanding jobs are going unfilled because of obesity induced back and knee injuries? How many of those positions have to be filled by undocumented workers to make up for the shortfall?

As a person who was once 350 pounds, and with a 400 pound brother and a 360 pound father, these are extremely hot button issues to me. As the weather warms, get the people you care about, buy or borrow bikes if you can, or rent bikes if you can't, and go out and enjoy the Shelby Farms Greenline, the Wolf River Greenway, the Big River Crossing bridge to Arkansas, or any old street for that matter. Our time with with the ones we love is too short as it is: bicycling is one of the few inexpensive family activities that keeps those days from getting shorter.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/08/2017 at 2:42 PM

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