The Cheat Sheet 

1. The prime minister of Japan -- a devoted fan of Elvis Presley -- plans to visit Memphis in late June. Graceland is an obvious stop on his tour, and maybe new homeowner Uri Geller can get that house on Audubon fixed up in time. Surely he already knew he was coming.

2. Is it possible that Memphis is actually a city in the Bizarro World? Even though it screams hoax, apparently Mayor Willie Herenton will indeed enter a boxing ring at The Peabody and duke it out with former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier. The whole stunt is designed to raise funds for Herenton's alma mater, LeMoyne-Owen College. If it works, what's next? City Council members mud wrestling to raise funds for our beleaguered park system?

3. It was yet another strange week for robberies. First, two Southaven men steal a truck loaded with a bulldozer. We have no idea what they planned to do with it, but the cops quickly nab them. Then a man takes a truck at gunpoint from Hub Cab Annie in Horn Lake but later tells police he only wanted its fancy rims. That's like stealing a cow just because you like milk.

4. Memphis filmmaker Craig Brewer says his next film won't be shot in our city, since it requires mountains for the locale. Well, they may not be much, but we do have Orange Mound, Scenic Hills, and Mt. Moriah. What more does he need?

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • NextDoor Homecoming

      Social network comes back to East Buntyn, where it all started.
    • Natural Healing

      Arkansas fires up its medical marijuana program.

Blogs

Politics Beat Blog

Shafer En Route to Commission Chairmanship — and Maybe More

News Blog

Passengers, Flights Up at Airport

News Blog

Latino Memphis Mobilizes in Response to ICE Surge

Politics Beat Blog

Luttrell Endorses Randy Boyd for Governor

Music Blog

Listen Up: Ben Abney

Politics Beat Blog

Cohen Tells It!

Hungry Memphis

Royal's Yvonne Mitchell Cooking Up Hits

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Michael Finger

  • Memphis' "Summer of Fear"

    Thirty-seven years ago this week, Memphis became a city in fear. In the late summer of 1969, a cold-blooded killer stalked the streets, and over a period of 28 days, police made one grisly discovery after another. In the end, the slayer was captured after a wild chase by a posse of ordinary citizens. After his arrest, George Howard Putt told reporters, “I’d do it all again.” The murder spree began on the afternoon of August 14, 1969 ...
    • Mar 16, 2016
  • Mr. Bingle to Appear at Potters Guild Show

    • Nov 20, 2014
  • Book Notes

    • Oct 20, 2011
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Flyer Flashback

Six Memphis Characters

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

Read Story

ADVERTISEMENT
© 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