Narrow Search

Comment Archives: Stories: Opinion

Re: “Letter to My City

MS Strong, let's see if each young black man has 23 children, minus those incarcerated at 14, plus those having triplets at 13....whoa you're going to have to build a bigger wall. Maybe Trump can front you some concrete from the big job site. But liiks like you'll have to build it yourself.

4 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Mia S Kite on 07/08/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

Jaime,
That's some overview ya got there.

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by CL Mullins on 07/08/2017 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

I grew up there, I'm so tired of being the white victim....
The ones pointing fingers and writing these type of articles are insulting because of the closed minded ideals that all whites are privileged, slow down, it's not true......

No matter what we do to make things better, from as little to give a kid a ride, to donate our time, our money, we are hated... we are hated because of the stories that continue to be told, generation after generation... how do you escape that, how can one get above it... we all put our weight in our family's word right.....

Just had a very deep conversation with a woman yesterday...she feeds these children all summer because programs end after school is out. She's white, and afraid sometimes.... she stated" it's a cultural difference" one black man had 23 children. most young black girls are pregnant by 8th grade.... here in Shelby county...... the father does NOT support any of them, not one..... but, in his culture, he's seen as someone on a pedestal, a heiarchy, because that's how they view themselves. She continues,,,,,, until the adults change, the children will not!!!!!!

Very profound words, very!!!!!

22 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Jamie Strong on 07/07/2017 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

That so eloquently but unfortunately describes many cities in this great country of ours.

7 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by ViWhi on 07/07/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

Dave et al.
That being the case, this is some of the best press Memphis has received on the national stage in a LONG time.

6 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by barfolomew on 07/07/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

This actually made The Washington Post Today. Seriously. Democracy Dies in Poopoo.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/new…

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by DaveClancy on 07/07/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

No it's not. Have you read that book? It's not remotely like Lord of the Flies. Maybe a little like Beavis and Butthead. Or an animated gif of Nelson laughing. http://images57.fotki.com/v81/photos/1/176…

15 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Chris Davis on 07/07/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

Let's hope none of us ever make a mistake so public that the community we've invested in turns on us with such gleeful cruelty. It's dehumanizing. It's like Lord of the fucking Flies up in here.

6 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Tina Pierce Sullivan on 07/07/2017 at 12:32 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

Vegan self-absorption and assumed superiority at its unabashed worst. What slef-aggrandizing, uh, assholes.

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by steve body on 07/07/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

2parents1butthole

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Keving88 on 07/07/2017 at 8:35 AM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

The owners of Imagine Vegan Cafe are the nicest people you could ever meet. I have been eating there for years, and I'm not even vegan. Their children are a constant, wonderful presence. What is being portrayed is highly inaccurate. Adam and Kristie, if you're reading this, keep the faith.

7 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Donnie Bobo on 07/07/2017 at 8:11 AM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

Leigh
Have you ever allowed to potty training baby to run around naked they don't care if it's the middle of a restaurant or not if they have to s*** they s***

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Deborah Plunk on 07/07/2017 at 2:26 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

Why would anyone, specifically well educated millennials, move to Memphis or it's metro? Why would anyone- with the means- that does live there not spend every waking moment trying to get away?
Troy spells it out: the world would be better off without Memphis.

12 likes, 48 dislikes
Posted by barfolomew on 07/07/2017 at 1:04 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

Every word was so poignant. Every word was so true.

11 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Christian Kirk on 07/06/2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

If you can't handle my toddler's butthole at its worst, you don't deserve my toddler's butthole at its best. ~ Imagine

33 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Hunter Shepard on 07/06/2017 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

Damn, Troy! This is EVERYTHING!

13 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Cam Echols-Blackmon on 07/06/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

I absolutely do NOT believe the kid shitting story. No way no how. Trolling.

7 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Leigh McElwee on 07/06/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

This is powerful and well written. Thank you for writing and sharing.

15 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by John Carroll on 07/06/2017 at 7:18 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

I would not go back. When I dine out, it is supposed to be a pleasurable experience. Looking at buttholes is not pleasurable for me. Not to mention that it probably would have been an appetite killer.

11 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Gwen Mehring on 07/06/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

Yeah, that poop one killed me. Like, evidently the kid was running around for like 20 minutes with absolutely NO supervision (this a 1 year old), she then proceeded to strip down and drop a poo in the middle of the restaurant floor. I'm sorry, man, but that's AT LEAST a health department violation.

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Michael Pate on 07/06/2017 at 5:51 PM

ADVERTISEMENT

Flyer Flashback

Six Memphis Characters

Eccentrics, artists, and oddballs — six Memphians who live life their way.

Read Story

© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation