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Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

Loeb hasn't been able to do anything right in my eyes since 1968.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/18/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

Aquariums are not cruel if the fish are given proper space. Also most freshwater aquarium can have fish that never have been in the wild
That being said that you are that critical of an aquarium I assume you are probably vegan an against everything.

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Posted by tanganykian cichlidguy on 10/18/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

It never ceases to amaze me how hoppin' Bass Pro is every time I go there, or how often I find myself picking up the odd bit of gear when I'm downtown. Bass Pro only seems ill placed until you realize they have one of the best selections of guns and ammo in the city, and if there's any place where you might feel the need to carry a gun, it's Downtown Memphis.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/18/2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Brooks Leaders Confirm Interest in Riverfront Move

Has anyone considered the flood risk to the Brooks priceless collections?

Posted by Sarah Cook on 10/18/2017 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

Whether be someone there to restrain the tourists coming over from Bass Pro?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 10/18/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Historical Commission Votes Down Forrest Waiver

Herbert,
Do you think the ACLU would have fought for the erection of a giant swastika in the middle of Skokie on public land? If this statue is free speech, then it is yelling at Memphis' window 24/7 and thereby a nuisance.
I think you will find anti slavery protestors agreeing with you however. The statue of Forrest belongs in somebody's museum with other pornography.

Posted by CL Mullins on 10/18/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

Imagine that youre enjoying life with your family and friends, until one day someone comes and takes you away from them. Your captors keep you jailed inside a glass box and give you food that youre not used to eating. The air in the box is different than the air youre used to breathing at home and it makes you sick. Groups of people pass by and stare at you through the glass, every day for years on end, but no one ever helps you escape.

The next time youre looking for a fun weekend activity, leave visiting the aquarium off of your list and head to the beach instead. You can help terrorized animals trapped in prisons by explaining to your friends and families why they should avoid aquariums, too.

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Posted by Tommy Foster on 10/18/2017 at 5:14 AM

Re: “Brooks Leaders Confirm Interest in Riverfront Move

If it does happen, this would be a great opportunity for the Eggleston Trust to make the old Brooks into the Eggleston Museum.

Posted by Tommy Foster on 10/18/2017 at 5:04 AM

Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

murals are painted.

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Posted by Amos on 10/18/2017 at 2:56 AM

Re: “Historical Commission Votes Down Forrest Waiver

CL - purging and censorship is purging and censorship, regardless.
Some of us remember when the ACLU actually fought for the right of Nazis to march in a predominantly Jewish town near Chicago (Skokie) because they believed free expression under the Constitution was a basic right of all, not just the politically correct.
And, honestly, I have no Greek vases, kinky or otherwise, but I have seen some fine ones openly displayed in great museums in New York City, Washington DC, and other cities.
I do, however, have a beautiful replica of the Aztec calendar my aunt and uncle brought back from Mexico over 45 years ago, which some might wish to purge because of that culture's slavery and mass human sacrifices. However, I'll keep it as a beautiful object, as I am able to appreciate the artistic beauty without feeling even the slightest approval of their slavery and mass murder.

Posted by Herbert Kook on 10/17/2017 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Bottoming Out

Is this still open?

Posted by Elizabeth Lewis on 10/17/2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Historical Commission Votes Down Forrest Waiver

Herbert, no one is saying you can't own your kinky Greek vases, we are simply asking you not to share it with all the children. Keep it in your house or in your private garden

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Posted by CL Mullins on 10/17/2017 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Dear Gannett ...

Randy, don't be surprised if the newspaper contacts you and begs you to re-subscribe at a rate that's well less than half of what you had been paying for years. That's what happened to me when I unsubscribed after being a loyal subscriber for 30+ years. But I declined the offer because I was so frustrated and fed up with the deterioration of the newspaper by then that I wouldn't resubscribe even if they offered it to me for free.

Posted by Strait Shooter on 10/17/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Historical Commission Votes Down Forrest Waiver

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." - Party slogan, from 1984 by George Orwell, 1948.

"You must understand that our civilization is so vast that we can't have our minorities upset and stirred. ...What do we want in this country, above all? People want to be happy, isn't that right? ...Colored people don't like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don't feel good about Uncle Tom's Cabin. Burn it. Someone's written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Burn it. ...Burn all, burn everything. Fire is bright and fire is clean." - the fire captain explaining why all books are banned (and burned by firemen) in a future America, from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, 1953.

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Posted by Herbert Kook on 10/17/2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Foaming at the mouth at Cooper-Young Beerfest

Those Beer socks you mention (as seen on the Cooper Young Beer Fest's site) are made by Gumball Poodle! Snag a pair at Magu or Schwab Trading, or via gumballpoodle.com;)

Posted by poodleperson on 10/17/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Dear Gannett ...

I just got a renewal notice in the mail. They want more than twice what I've been paying--for a paper that's half of what it once was. When I called on several occasions to talk about it, there was a 30 minute to an hour wait. Frustrated I just wrote CANCEL on the form and mailed it in. My wife and I have subscribed for the past 33 years.We'll wait until they contact us.

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Posted by Randy Parker on 10/17/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Brooks Leaders Confirm Interest in Riverfront Move

I grew up near the Brooks and learned so much about art as a child. My daughters wedding reception was there. It has been a habit to attend events since I can remember. It would be the end of an era, as well as my close association with the museum, if Brooks were to move.

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Posted by Bindy Snyder on 10/17/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Brooks Leaders Consider Downtown Location

"...nobody except tourists go downtown if they can help it".
Really? That would probably come as quite a shock to approximately 60,000 people who work downtown and the additional 25,000 who live there.

Posted by barfolomew on 10/17/2017 at 1:11 PM

Re: “On Politicians and Gannett's "Seat at the Table"

At the end of the day, which media outlet was first to report that someone has tossed their hat into the ring to run for mayor or the Senate doesn't make any difference to the general public. Almost no one cares except folks in the newsrooms at the media outlets involved. So it's kinda funny to observe how much the media get worked up about stuff like this. Who knew that the CA was the first to report that Lee Harris is running for county mayor? Who cares? I certainly don't, not unless there's evidence of a quid pro quo arrangement under which the newspaper agreed to provide favorable coverage to Harris over the short or long haul.

Posted by Strait Shooter on 10/17/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Haslam Out of Senate Race, Blackburn In

Maybe an update or a new article in light of the Washington Post's expose that illuminated Blackburn's clear collusion with big drug companies to ensure the opioid crisis would not be hindered by the DEA? She is the definition of a vote-for-sale politician and represents everything that is diseased and rotting in the capitols.

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Posted by barfolomew on 10/17/2017 at 1:00 PM

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