Bitten by the Green-Eyed Monster

We all fall victim to the green-eyed monster. It has plagued mankind since the beginning of time. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that the first reference the green-eyed monster dates back hundreds of years to Shakespeare's Othello. O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd Read more

My Weekend at The Masters: Bubba, History, and How It's Supposed to Be

It was clear on Saturday night how things were going to go, if you looked at Twitter, watched the Golf Channel, and listened to the pundits. On Sunday, here's how it was supposed to be… - Bubba Watson had only won 1 out of 14 tournaments that he had led Read more

Feeny Friday: First Girl Meets World Teaser Trailer

Happy Feeny Friday, you Feeny Fanatics! Today's post is as simple as it is wonderful - the first Girl Meets World teaser trailer is here. We are also getting more GMW cast photos, as well as confirmations that Feeny will be back for the pilot (premiering sometime this summer), Minkus will be back Read more

The Wise Guise Discuss Colbert Replacing Letterman

The news broke earlier today that Stephen Colbert would be replacing David Letterman on CBS's The Late Show.  The Wise Guise discussed it via our normal means - e-mail, text message, and Gchat. While some websites share celebrities' thoughts, we thought you'd be craving our thoughts, so fear not. Here Read more

Warner's WrestleMania Weekend: A Retrospective on an Amazing Event

It’s tough to sum up my feelings around my first WrestleMania weekend after hearing of the Ultimate Warrior’s death late last night. He was one in a million, a superhero to millions of kids in the early 90s, but most importantly, after hearing him speak at the WWE Hall Read more


Inside the historic Chelsea Market building in New York City sits a 900-square-foot room at the offices of Major League Baseball Advanced Media – the nerve center of Major League Baseball’s expanded replay system. Last winter, the thirty clubs of Major League Baseball (MLB) unanimously approved the expansion of Read more


Top 20 Things Learned from New York Magazine’s Interview w/ Justice Scalia

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Assorted Wisdom, Faith, Featured, Politics | Leave a comment

scalia Top 20 Things Learned from New York Magazines Interview w/ Justice Scalia

In an era of social media and 24-hour news cycles, people disagree often. Whether it’s Miley Cyrus, the government shutdown, award shows, or football games, people disagree vehemently always and often. In this era, there is arguably no one who invokes more ardent loyalty or utter disgust than Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Some view him as the lone voice of reason in the wilderness standing for what is right in America, while others think he hates minorities of every kind and is terrible for America. Most admit that he is one of the smartest and wittiest minds in the legal field today, although people debate to what extent he uses his legal powers for good or evil.

Regardless, Scalia is a fascinating figure and has had a front-seat to U.S. legal, political, and cultural shifts since the mid-1970s. So it was refreshing recently when New York Magazine interviewed Scalia in a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred interview. While there is a lot of insight for legal nerds of all ideologies, there was a lot revealed in the interview that should be interesting to all Americans. What does Scalia think about Facebook, Seinfeld, different media outlets, the current state of political gridlock, Pope Francis, poker, heaven, hell, the Devil, and his place in history?

Well, here’s the Top 20 things we learned. Enjoy! To read the entire interview (which is well worth doing especially if you want to understand how he thinks about legal matters), click here.

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My Apologies to Miley: Lessons in Ego and Work Ethic in the Modern Age

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Miley Cyrus Tongue Out My Apologies to Miley: Lessons in Ego and Work Ethic in the Modern Age

I know, I know. For weeks, many of you have been coming to The Wise Guise frantically searching for the words “By Alex Beene” scrolling beneath one of the headlines. When it was absent, you take the flask out from your coat pocket, down a quick gulp and ponder how in the hell you’d make it through another work day without my wisdom.

Today is your lucky day. The good news is you’re going to get some new views from yours truly that will hopefully make your 8-hour sit at the office more bearable. The bad news is this will be my final column for a while. I’ll be away doing daily tasks much more boring than providing five minutes of disposable entertainment for your day, I assure you. So, look for me to root on my fellow staff from the sidelines in the coming weeks instead of playing in the game.

I hadn’t planned on writing this, but something has been bothering me for a while now. A little over a month ago, I wrote a tirade on Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMAs. I felt good about it after sending in the final copy. Since it was published, I’ve actually reread it a few times, a task I rarely do with my writings. And each time, I kept saying, “Alex, you missed the mark big time.” Read more

Concert Review: Sigur Ros – Birmingham, AL – October 4, 2013

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Sigur Ros Concert Review: Sigur Ros – Birmingham, AL – October 4, 2013

Sigur Rós, if you aren’t familiar, is a band that is hard to explain. They’re Icelandic. They do not sing in English. The music they perform doesn’t easily fit into any specific genre. I couldn’t tell you much about what their songs are about or much about the individuals in the band.

But I can tell you that seeing them was a concert bucket-lister of mine that was checked off this past weekend. Read more

Eat Delicious Chili, Help a Great Memphis Organization!

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chili cook off Eat Delicious Chili, Help a Great Memphis Organization!

Local businesses, families, and restaurants all joining together to offer up various chili recipes in a competition. The classic fall chili-cook-off. And this weekend in Memphis, you have the opportunity to go to one of the best chili-cook-offs you could go to for one of the best causes you could help.

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Memphis Memories: Jason Hood Discusses His Favorite Memphis Eats

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 Memphis Memories: Jason Hood Discusses His Favorite Memphis Eats

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The Wise Guise was honored to interview Jason Hood awhile back about his latest book. As he prepares to leave Memphis, he’s returning to The Wise Guise to share some of his favorite things about his time in Memphis. Today, he tackles what many would argue is the best part of Memphis – the food!

As I prepare to move with my family to Africa, The Wise Guise have graciously allowed me to do some posts on Memphis memories.

We’ll start with food.

Memphis was a wonderful place to get fat. Read more

My Grandmother: Remembering Grams

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Grams My Grandmother: Remembering Grams

Ever since receiving the call from my dad telling me that Grams had passed away, I have been constantly reflecting on how I would define my grandmother. This process has produced both tears and laughter, as Norma was truly one of a kind.

Here’s a list of all the roles my grandmother played in my life as well as others who were fortunate enough to spend time with her…

My grandmother was a faithful fan. I can hardly remember a sporting event of mine that she missed. That includes Friday night football games all over central Florida, basketball games, tennis matches, and soccer games regardless of the weather. She also made her presence known while attending these games. During a little league baseball game of mine, she wasn’t pleased with a call the umpire made. She then yelled, “That’s bologna!” My brother was unfortunately sitting right next to her, and when the ump turned around he assumed Daniel had yelled it and promptly threw him out of the ballpark. Grams slowly sunk back into her seat and kept quiet the rest of the game as Daniel took the walk of shame back to the car. Read more

A Kickstarter, Just What Bankrupt Detroit Needed!

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Detroit Needs Robo Cop A Kickstarter, Just What Bankrupt Detroit Needed!

It must have really been a slow news day. The Guardian, Huffington Post, and USA Today all released updates to a 2011 Kickstarter. This Kickstarter will serve and protect the city of Detroit–no, it isn’t funding for a team of bankruptcy lawyers. With Detroit’s recent Chapter 9 bankruptcy, you would think that a Kickstarter could be just what the city needs to fix its woes; however, this Kickstarter may be the only thing left standing as the city’s population continues to plummet. Read more