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Re: “Old Whitten Tavern: Ankle Tattoos & Cheap Drinks

Kudos to Ric Filka for his years of hard work in the industry and bringing his vision to reality!!! Great job!!! Long Live OWT!!!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by K K Mitchell Gross on 07/06/2017 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Old Whitten Tavern: Ankle Tattoos & Cheap Drinks

Old Whitten is a great place for all different walks of life. I love everything I have ever eaten there, cleanliness is a priority and service exceptional. I am so glad other people are noticing this fine gem.

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Posted by Randi Larson on 07/06/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

Speak brother, speak!! Powerful piece, true to its meaning and emotion-filled

31 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Arielle Fair on 07/06/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Baby Driver

Mainly, I'm just making sure I've got our new log-in process for comments down, but, as is so often the case, I find your reviews to be the go-to ones on just about every movie that comes down the pike. Where else can a reader get this kind of background? You da man.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jackson Baker 1 on 07/05/2017 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Karl Dean in Memphis Next Week

As stated, prominently in the second paragraph, LWC. But, upon further inspection, I can see why you added your note. My original language was not as precise as it is now (or as I remembered writing). I added a word or two, for (ahem) clarity's sake.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jackson Baker 1 on 07/05/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Joseph Culligan: "The Iron Man of Memphis"

If I can find the old pics I will try to post some if it's allowed here.

Posted by Marcus Williams on 07/05/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Joseph Culligan: "The Iron Man of Memphis"

Hi Darryl, I am just checking my post at the Memphis Magazine blog after a long while. Yes I knew Jim. He and Hershel Robertson (painter at Culligans) had a small welding shop on Poplar Ave near downtown in the 1970's and 1980's. I can't remember the last time I saw him. The last I heard from my dad is that he was very ill and did himself in the 1990's if I remember right. I'm sorry I don't remember more. If I can answer any more questions let me know.

Posted by Marcus Williams on 07/05/2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Joseph Culligan: "The Iron Man of Memphis"

To Dave: I don't remember a lot about him because I was so young. I do remember he had a big white Cadillac parked in the garage and a big collie named Beulah.

Posted by Marcus Williams on 07/05/2017 at 8:23 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Thanks for the effort. While you say the extra spaces allow room for design improvement, your proposal leaves so leaves so much to be desired and ignores so many of the best practices necessary in creating such facilities that it runs the risk of muddying the waters with impractical or outright impossible design elements.

A few of the more obvious critiques:
Your design appears to focus almost entirely upon vehicles and pays minimal attention to what happens after a visitor exits their car. The design appears to almost completely ignore the need for internal vehicular circulation. God forbid the row you select is full because the next point at which you may have access to a parallel row could result in a mile drive (adding to vehicle emissions) or it appears you would be forced to exit the lot entirely and make the attempt again via the North Parkway entrance. Hopefully your plan includes a high degree of real-time automated wayfinding signage to direct drivers to available spaces.

The plan does little to improve upon existing pedestrian circulation as parents with children and strollers in tow will still be forced to walk as far as 300 feet (equivalent to a full block downtown) in the drive aisles to reach the nearest pedestrian cross-route in order to pass between cars. This would create a similar dangerous and congestion causing situation and distance as found in the existing main parking lot in front of the zoo.

The plan depicts a 100% hardscape parking lot leaving no space for the vast amount of stormwater such a lot would generateor worse yet, forcing the use of the Greensward as storage for said stormwater.

The plan also allows for zero landscape or buffering creating a parking lot that would be similar in character to the vast spartan parking lot to the south of and adjacent to Union Avenue (across from UT) except that at around 14 acres, your parking lot would be something like 3.5 times larger than that particular asphalt desert.

In effect, while it is great that people from all sorts of backgrounds and experience are thinking about this, there is very little the plan handsomely accomplishes. I can only hope that the selected firm is able to far exceed the plan shown in every possible way. I refer you to the study created last year for the Conservancy which demonstrated not only knowledge of parking demand and background traffic information, but the method by which over 460 parking spaces could be created without the need to pave so much as one additional square foot anywhere within Overton Park including the Zoo.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by barfolomew on 07/05/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Karl Dean in Memphis Next Week

Just to clarify, Dean is there to help raise money for the Tennessee Voter Project and not his own campaign, correct

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by LeftWingCracker on 07/05/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Warrants Issued Weeks After Man's Suicide at Murphy's

Show went well. Alyssa was there. She even got behind the soundboard for a bit. We showered the room with yellow rose petals. I'd like to believe it was a beautiful attempt to heal and reclaim one of the last spaces left in Memphis for live original local music. I imagine there are still 7 people who will somehow find a way to dislike and be offended by this regardless.

If you weren't there, I can't expect you to understand.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by FUNKbrs on 07/05/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “The Swinging Sixties

Believe Club La Rond (?) was on Cleveland and Union, saw Charlie Rich there. Bunny Lee danced in a lot of the places in crosstown. Remember well the late nights with honeysuckle in the air, on the way down to Hernando's Hideaway.

Posted by Nick Dibble on 07/05/2017 at 1:28 AM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Dennis Lynch and my proposed parking plan at shows that the Zoo parking needs can easily be met - and 1000 additional spaces besides, on the Zoo's footprint, without taking one square inch of Greensward. And throws in an improved traffic flow which eliminates traffic backups in the park and on N. McLean.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Fergus Nolan on 07/04/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “MATA Wants Feedback on New Routes and Route Changes

seriously, I have lived in almost every major city due to my job.. By far your bus line is the worst ! I don't even think your in transportation , but in static fright storage.. Cause baby! you sure don't know how to roll em ( the buses) your motto should be, MATA, guarenteed to make you late ..

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Posted by lloyd may on 07/04/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “MATA Wants Feedback on New Routes and Route Changes

MATA ! you blew it again.. The businesses n local government want zillions of folks to go to the 4th. fireworks.. you stop your busses before fireworks are over ? you just kicked several thousands to the curb ! n wonder why you in finachial difficultys ? go figure toad lickers..

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Posted by lloyd may on 07/04/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Frayser to Have New Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center

Late response, but hand-in-hand with deannexation would be a return to a rural level of services such that deannexation would be cost-effective. Otherwise we would simply be passing the costs of a low-density area from the city to the county (and we Memphians of course double-pay taxes already.) My vision would be returning most everything outside the loop to a rural level of services, unless it's incorporated as a municipality.

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Posted by apok on 07/04/2017 at 10:37 AM


This loser judge tore my life apart when I was a kid. I was a genius kid when I was young but that all changed when my mom lied to the judge when my mom wanted a divorce from my dad after he gave her everything. He gave her 4 houses, a car, paid off her nursing school, paid off her 10,000 maxed out credit card and still she cheated on him saying that he wasn't making enough money for her. This was in the early 90's if I remember right. My dad had a investigator follow my mom for days and she ended up running up a $800+ phone bill that my dad also had to pay off. When they went to court. My mom said to this judge that she did nothing wrong and said my dad was doing all the bad things. Because of this judge, my mom got custody of me and she took me away from my dad and family for 5.5 years living in Louisiana. My first step dad I met when I was 8 years old beat me for being a smart kid. He thought that being smart was bad. But because of living there I started having epilepsy when I was 10 and a half years old. I'm glad this judge died of a heart attack and I don't care. I don't care about judges or lawyers. Lawyers get paid big bucks and the highest paid lawyers will win by paying off the judges with a bribe. And obviously I wasn't the only person who thought this judge was full of crap. several things are on the internet about him making a guy that raped a young girl not guilty and much more. I speak my mind. I know a couple lawyers in town from being friends with their wives. But they know I don't like that profession though. If it weren't for that judge of screwing up my life and taking me away and out of Memphis for years. I would have probably been a millionaire by now. But I've had 8 surgeries already including a right temporal lobectemy brain surgery that a neurosurgeon screwed up on in 98 which erased my memory completely. Which took me 6 years just to learn my name back again. My brain will never be 100% again.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by roach on 07/03/2017 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

Mullins, if your lonely for the dull side of the bell curve why don't you move to New Jersey?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/03/2017 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Herman Green: Living Legend

Does the backdrop say the Handy Awards? So 1980+

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/03/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Herman Green: Living Legend

Back in the late 80's (I guess, since we were in college) my friend and I went to King's Palace Cafe and watched Herman Green and the Green Machine. We thought we were so cool and sophisticated.

Posted by williamthewebb on 07/03/2017 at 5:12 PM

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