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Re: “Is Meddlesome's 201 Hoplar in Bad Taste?

Lighten up, Britney. You look like a vodka/Red Bull drinker anyway

31 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Clyde on 06/14/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Is Meddlesome's 201 Hoplar in Bad Taste?

I can keep a straight face ordering a Rockbone, so I think I'll be OK with 201 Hoplar.

28 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Dave T on 06/14/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Is Meddlesome's 201 Hoplar in Bad Taste?

I doubt anybody thinks it's a funny name. And I don't see how very many people can think it's making fun of something or somebody (I'm assuming the offended or offended on behalf of the denizens of 201 Poplar).
I just thinks it's a cool name and very Memphis. It's grit and grind. Everybody in Memphis knows what 201 means. It's short hand and sometimes a punch line. But it's also respected in many ways.
If these people think it's disparaging, maybe they're minds are in the wrong place. They need to ask themselves why they see it as repugnant or funny.

26 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by nobody on 06/14/2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Is Meddlesome's 201 Hoplar in Bad Taste?

some folks are just way too easily triggered. Getting arrested for shoplifting a 6pack of 201 Hoplar should make the pages of MF.

32 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Long Duck Dong on 06/14/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Is Meddlesome's 201 Hoplar in Bad Taste?

Ah, gentrifiers trying to be offended until Memphis stops being Memphis.

When in Rome, do as the Romans, when in Memphis, do as the Memphians.

201 Poplar isn't just a jail, it's a cultural symbol for the results of bad decision-making. A perfect example of a bad decision that could end you up in 201 Poplar would be drinking too much craft beer.

Anyone that's offended by that should kindly refrain from crossing west of East Parkway. I'm sure Nashville would be glad to have them.

58 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/14/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “City to Begin Constructing East-West Bike, Pedestrian Corridor

When you consider that there are hundreds of thousands of people using the Memphis streets every day, there's actually a pretty low rate of road rage or other incidents involving vehicles and cyclists.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by nobody on 06/14/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Russia: Riddles and Realities

I have long suspected that Trump & Co. got their Russian introductions in NYC. From what I understand, the Russians are major players in the NYC RE market. I'll bet'ya that several of the ex-patriot Russians still have connections to the motherland.

Also, to further explore what CL opined. Nashie may like BW since he is said to be hung like a moose.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LoveBC on 06/14/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “When Penguin & Mr. Freeze Came to Memphis: RIP Adam West

I remember watching Batman back when I was knee high to a grasshopper back in the mid-60s. It was on channel 13.

Posted by LoveBC on 06/14/2017 at 10:33 AM

Re: “The Big S: A Very Memphis Bar

Great place! I love Sam & Niesey!

Posted by Paul Garner on 06/13/2017 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Best Bets: Brisket

Shoutout to David Scott Walker and Stanley BBQ!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by natalya1299 on 06/13/2017 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Best Bets: Brisket

Elwood's brisket is wonderful!

Posted by Chester Jones on 06/13/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “City to Begin Constructing East-West Bike, Pedestrian Corridor

Bicycling isn't any more dangerous than driving a car; if anything, it's safer because it's lower speed.

People have a false sense of security about cars. The very fact driving a car requires a license is proof of just how dangerous it is. The problem is the entitlement factor of people thinking their license to drive is also a license to kill.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/13/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Best Bets: Brisket

I can vouch for Elwood's Shack brisket. Best I've had since leaving Texas but will definitely try Stanley's after reading this!

Posted by bellefolly on 06/13/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “City to Begin Constructing East-West Bike, Pedestrian Corridor

Sounds nice...but frankly, with the way most folks in MEM drive (and the proclivity for wild-west vigilante road rage), unless they were surrounded with sunken steel poles on the traffic facing sides, I'd be a-feared to sit there.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by mejjep on 06/13/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

I heard someone say Strickland is "brilliant at the bullshit"

Note how his radio campaign has doubled down since the weaknesses in his nashville-based gentrification policies have been exposed.

We need a strong mayor from the urban core that will stand up to Nashville, not an east memphis Nashville lapdog from the suburbs.

Memphis for Memphians is the only way to prosperity.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/13/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Russia: Riddles and Realities

@russiancitizen

Top kek indeed.

#4chaniscancer

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/13/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “OPC Meets $1M Greensward Goal

Greenline user, I get how you feel. However, because a majority of the council is under the zoo's sway (I'll leave it to you to speculate why), this was the best achievable result. In fact, Chuck Brady, the CEO of the zoo, tried to get the compromise to fail. He offered to pay for the whole thing, provided he gets to build it his way. That means no restriping the zoo's lots for greater efficiency, and *all* 415 new spaces come out of the park.

It sucks that some space that is currently green will be paved. It sucks that the conservancy is having to pay half the cost of the zoo's new lot. But all of this is better than what would happen if the OPC had not raised the money.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Eric Gottlieb on 06/13/2017 at 6:25 AM

Re: “Fake News Uses You

It's better than slander. It's better than lies.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/13/2017 at 3:26 AM

Re: “Guild: Severance Delays at Commercial Appeal 'Shameful'

I'm a retired flight attendant. I flew for 45 1/2 years and volunteered to work for the various unions we had (5 mergers) and saw the greed and heartlessness of management up close and personal. I held every local union office and some national ones during that time. Management greed and heartlessness knows no boundaries. My heart aches for the dedicated employees who got screwed by Gannett, which is legendary for mistreating its mainline employees. Corporations these days are all about upper management, and God pity the middle managers who think they stand a chance. What has happened to our once admired country? This takeover has been calculated and insidious, and I don't know how we can reverse the tide if people continue to vote against their best interests.

15 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jets on 06/13/2017 at 12:54 AM

Re: “Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

We are victims of a man who lacks any vision beyond being "brilliant at the basics". This is our rallying cry to compete with other cities. Sad.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by BP45 on 06/12/2017 at 8:56 PM

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