We’ve reached the point where this simply can’t keep going on without something being said. No one else from this gigantic global pool of humanity apparently has the guts or desire to say it, so I’ll appoint myself leader of the group to spread the word everyone needs to hear: Please, for the love of everything holy, stop posting lists from BuzzFeed. Read more
My wife and I got married almost two years ago, but as we’ve spent the last two years in Memphis together, we have discovered, or in some cases for me, rediscovered some places that would be great for a first date. Here are some of our thoughts on a few of our favorite spots keeping in mind the type of couple they might appeal to or the type of first date the couple might be looking for. Read more
I remember it so clearly. When I descended on Oxford, Mississippi for my first day of student orientation, I had it pounded in my head by every speaker gracing the stage that “these next four years will be the best of your life.”
It was like the official university catchphrase. The collegiate version of McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It,” this tried and true saying has become the standard at many colleges enticing students into the youthful wonderlands they provide. The great thing for them is it’s not even the first time that student has heard the sentence; teachers, counselors, parents, summer job bosses and basically every middle-aged college graduate revel in telling teens how spectacular the coming years will be. Read more
It’s finally here. Back by popular demand, the hater’s guide has a sequel. And by “popular demand,” I mean I asked the guys if I could do this piece, and they said, “Sure, we’ve got nothing else to run this week.”
Imagine my surprise after the first installment (here it is, if you missed it) when some of my friends actually opted to make the changes suggested. There’s still the occasional hiccup. I’m stunned some people actually double-dip in stupidity. If you’re participating in both “Throwback Thursdays” and “Flashback Fridays” in the same week, feel free to take a cheese grater and rub it across your forehead.
Memphis International Airport
Here’s a brief disclaimer: I don’t live in Memphis. Even though I’m not a permanent resident to one of Tennessee’s most prominent cities, I can’t help but think of the place as a part of my home, as it has acted as the primary hub for most major activity that goes down in West Tennessee.
And that’s why it pains me to write this. Unlike the Grizzlies who have inspired so many by moving up the NBA ranks, Memphis as a city won’t be ascending anytime soon. In fact, it could find itself on a major economic decline if it doesn’t solve one of its most pressing problems: the International Airport. Read more
Squeezed in between all the major news stories of the last week, one tidbit of information caused my ears to perk up a few nights back. U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., and Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, are co-sponsoring “The Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act.”
What does the act exactly do? Well, its primary goal is to preserve artifacts on the moon from the famous 1969 U.S. voyage into space. The bill would award all of the privileges National Historic Parks within the country currently enjoy.