bridgman 
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Updated on June 15, 2018 at 11:09 AM

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This is the "take-out" or ending point of the Ghost section of the Wolf River (aka Ghost River), one of the best wetland canoe trails in America. More info at www.wolfriver.org

Posted by bridgman on 04/27/2011 at 6:02 PM

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Re: “Stormy Daniels at the Pony

The Parkway Village Conservatory of Performing Arts
(I grew up in that Zip code, so...)

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Posted by bridgman on 06/15/2018 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Consider a visit to Westy’s

I remember Claudia and Rico and I'm pretty sure it wasn't them. (Didn't Rico play the bongos with xylophone mallets? Cause I remember some bongo slappin' going on along with the sense that it was an art-school band, ifyaknowwutimmatalkinbout

Posted by bridgman on 06/15/2018 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Consider a visit to Westy’s

Westy's was called The North End for its first 20 years of operation under Mr. Jake. Today, it seems to be in the middle a lot of bustle and progress, tucked in between St. Jude, the Pyramid and the Convention Center. But it seemed so isolated when I first visited the place in early 1984, when it was still surrounded by the mostly unoccupied 19th/early 20th century buildings of the Pinch District.
I was a sophomore at Memphis State, and until then, I'd only been in college bars, a couple of Overton Square joints and a couple of loud encounters at the Antenna Club. The North End was like stumbling into the basement bar in the English Beat's "Save It for Later" video [it's on YouTube] that was getting lots of MTV play at the time. The band had a bongo drummer! And some guy in a fedora was blowing bubbles and pointing a 60's style psychedelic kaleidoscope projector at the band. This place was interesting. (Never saw the bubbles/projector after that tho).
The next day, my coworkers at Seessel's Supermarket (Balmoral) thought I was making all this stuff up. But that weeknight visit to the North End marked the beginning of my long buttoned-down bohemian phase, preferring places like Zinnie's, Alex's Tavern and Murphy's Oyster Bar over the Varsity Inn or forgettable brass-and-glass douchebag dens.

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Posted by bridgman on 06/14/2018 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Zoo President Calls Strickland Proposal 'Disappointing,' Wants 'Status Quo'

"Desperate, starving women and small children, crawling through the park, eaten by crows and stray dogs and..." I can't watch this any more. OH THE HUMANITY!

65 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by bridgman on 07/01/2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Meme the Malco Bootlegging Hoodie Guy, Please

Jedi's friend has always struck me as familiar, and I've finally figured it out. He looks like he could be John Ratzenberger's little brother. He played Cliff on Cheers.

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Posted by bridgman on 03/09/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Zoo-Tied Donors Gave to Hedgepeth Campaign

Memphis is a bargain for people who want to get things done. About $30K, disbursed every 2-4 years and spread out across incumbent campaigns, buys you enough local influence to build or destroy whatever you want.

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Posted by bridgman on 03/02/2016 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Futurepoop: Memphians Celebrate Arrival of Robot Toilet with Bratwurst & Barbecue

Too bad you didn't leave your iPhone in the bathroom, filming video of the cleaning process.

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Posted by bridgman on 12/10/2015 at 11:48 AM

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