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Re: “"Elvis Used to Live Here" - Honest Tourism Commercials, Memphis Style

It's been pretty clear from the beginning with your comments referencing an email I sent a Flyer editor that you were on the payroll. The email had information about cities I had lived in before. You wouldn't have that info unless you were ghost accounts for the editor or on-staff moderators. I never referenced that anywhere on the forum. I do like your adherence to the company dogma though, no matter how nonsensical it may be. So I'm still pretty sure you both, if you are more than one person even, work for the Flyer.

Your first response-
"We're trying to keep people from Nashville from moving here.

We all know they're all secretly from LA after they ruined Austin TX."

What I didn't tell the editor in that email was why I moved to Memphis. I'll just share that before I say goodbye. It was after a visit to my new in-laws with my wife. She wanted to show me why she was so proud of the city she grew up in. As a young African American girl growing up in Orange Mound she had seen hard times but her family was (and remains) so proud of their Memphis. She proudly took me to all the places this video attacks and many more. It wasn't a hard decision to move here after that. They showed me that Memphis is about inclusion, and not meanness as you seem to want it to be.

The video the Flyer promoted in this post is still rubbish. I'll take Memphis filmaker Craig Brewer's slant on things.
https://youtu.be/vmQsOC6m8hQ

Best of luck and tell Uncle Bruce I said hi.

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Posted by Young Ad Guy on 03/22/2018 at 8:22 AM

Re: “"Elvis Used to Live Here" - Honest Tourism Commercials, Memphis Style

Crackoamerican I'm surprised that both you and FUNKbrs are so negative on not just the tourism business but also on the working musicians of Memphis that play in those places to earn a living. Now you are anti-woman as well (with the getting laid comment)? I personally have found the women in Memphis to be upstanding and very intelligent myself. Maybe you meant to include men as well. Either way I guess you're saying Memphians can't keep it in their pants. That's a weird statement to make, I guess unless that bothers you for some reason and keeps you awake at night.

One would think that working for the Flyer you would both have a better attitudes toward the city and want it to succeed. Then again, maybe not. I mean you did endorsing the video that tears down the city in the first place.

I do hope you can both find a happy place. One where your apparent hatred of Memphis succeeding, xenophobia, and now apparently Memphian women and men with reproductive urges can cool itself down a little.

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Posted by Young Ad Guy on 03/21/2018 at 7:53 AM

Re: “"Elvis Used to Live Here" - Honest Tourism Commercials, Memphis Style

Creatives and artists being priced out of Nashville or Austin by gentrification? No, not really. You must not travel much or have worked with many creatives in either place. They're both flourishing. California has been overpriced for decades, so nothing new there.

No one is claiming that Memphis' music history stopped in the 70's either. David Porter is doing great things now with a new generation of artists and as you mentioned 3-6 Mafia has done very well enough for themselves and shined a new light on Memphis.

Keeping Memphis for Memphians? Sounds a lot like building a wall. Trump much?

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Posted by Young Ad Guy on 03/20/2018 at 5:34 PM

Re: “"Elvis Used to Live Here" - Honest Tourism Commercials, Memphis Style

Sorry FUNKbrs, that's not unique to Memphis. If you study the history of Memphis as well as other US cities you'll find that to be the case. What defines a city ("what it's about") is what it does in the face of that adversity, not the adversity itself. Memphis has constantly risen from the ashes (slavery, segregation, yellow fever, white flight, etc) and still pumped out a message that resonates to the world through it's music and culture. It's not one of meanness or hate. It is the essence of inclusion but also peace, love and perseverance. If you truly feel the businesses targeted in this video are in the rackets of prostitution or drugs then by all means stand in defiance against them. If not, why attack a tourism based industry that brings people here to celebrate how Memphis has not only survived but thrived. It doesn't make any sense and it's irresponsible. It's also actually rather dull.

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Posted by Young Ad Guy on 03/20/2018 at 1:20 PM

Re: “"Elvis Used to Live Here" - Honest Tourism Commercials, Memphis Style

Equating tourism to prostitution and gambling is disingenuous. Sorry, Memphis isn't about meanness either. It's about inclusion. All one has to do is look at the soul of Memphis' music or the civil rights movement.

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Posted by Young Ad Guy on 03/20/2018 at 7:42 AM

Re: “"Elvis Used to Live Here" - Honest Tourism Commercials, Memphis Style

We also certainly wouldn't want those backward foreigners from Europe, South America, or Central America coming here to spend money in our restaurants, employing Uber drivers or anything like that. I mean with all that dullness and money of course. Our tax base doesn't need that kind of help.

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Posted by Young Ad Guy on 03/19/2018 at 1:46 PM

Re: “"Elvis Used to Live Here" - Honest Tourism Commercials, Memphis Style

That makes sense. Why would we want people coming here with money? Good plan.

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Posted by Young Ad Guy on 03/19/2018 at 12:19 PM

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