He Said, She Said Movie Review: Veronica Mars

Joseph and Palmer were supporters of the Veronica Mars movie from its KickStarter's early beginnings. Now that the movie has come out, Joseph and Palmer give their reviews of the feature length reunion of one of the first shows they watched together as a married couple. Joseph: In its first weekend Read more

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


Follow Us on MemphiSport

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MSL logo2 1 Follow Us on MemphiSportWe just wanted to take a moment to share with you guys our partnership with our friends over at MemphiSport amongst other sites. While we at The Wise Guise aren’t going anywhere any time soon, several of us have had various opportunities to write for other various outlets and we wanted to be sure to share some of those posts with y’all.

Clayton is doing a weekly series on Tennessee football on MemphiSport and you can find his take on the Austin Peay game here and his thoughts on the Western Kentucky game here.

Warner wrote a piece on that can be found here on the possibility of Hugh Freeze leaving Ole Miss for the potentially soon-to-be-vacant Texas head coaching position. His reflections mean a lot for not only Ole Miss, but for a lot of non-top-tier football programs attempting to become better without having their coaches poached.

In non-sports related posts around the internet, Joseph Williams has recently written a fantastic post on the absurdity of higher education costs for PolicyMic that can be found here.

And in case you live under a rock and weren’t aware, our Bachelor/Bachelorette blogger, Liz Riggs, has her own fantastic blog with all sorts of entertaining thoughts that can be found here.

Again, The Wise Guise is still our home, we are just occasionally branching out on other venues and wanted to share some of these posts with you guys. We want to thank everyone who continues to read our site and are grateful to have the opportunities to branch out every now and then!

You’re Alone, I’m Alone, Let’s Celebrate… ALONE!

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Single Money You’re Alone, I’m Alone, Let’s Celebrate... ALONE!

[Author’s Note: As a professional single person, I thought it would be fun to start an occasional series focused around various aspects of riding solo. Before we delve into this, let it be known that I am in no way a lonely, sad person and most of this will be written in jest. So let’s have some fun, shall we?]

While meandering along the tranquil interstates during the Zen-inducing Memphis rush hour, a voice – well, three voices – enlightened my ears to a week of celebration previously unknown.

National Cancer Awareness Week? No. National Educators Week? Nope. National Read a Road Map Week? Nu uh.

The celebration focuses on embracing the wonders of aloneness: National Singles Week. Read more

9.11.2001 – Never Forget, Never Can, Never Will

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I woke up this morning to a phone call from Mary. Most of my mornings start this way. Like most of us, she’s anxious in the morning about the day’s events and responsibilities. She’s anxious about what she’s doing that day. She’s curious about what I’m doing. So we chat for several minutes before we each start our day.

This morning, after our usual conversation, Mary asked me, “What’s today?”

She remembered. She’ll never forget. She can’t forget. She was only 12 years old, but she remembers 9-11-2001. She remembers the fears, the tears, and the confusion. She also remembers more clearly the bravery of the firemen and policemen. The bravery of the ordinary Americans. The sacrifice of our soldiers.

If all Americans only remembered as well as Mary does.


I still remember where I was that morning. In 9th grade at White Station High School in Memphis, TN, I had first period gym. I jogged over to the office to drop off the attendance. I saw the images of flaming buildings on the news. The secretaries’ faces were glazed over. I assumed it was an early morning movie on TBS or the latest schtick on The Daily Show. Then, I saw the CBS logo in the corner. I knew it was real. And I had goosebumps all over.

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The Absurdity of Higher Education Costs

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textbooks The Absurdity of Higher Education Costs

As I continue to write pieces at PolicyMic and other places, I want to be sure to always share my thoughts and reflections here at my home at The Wise Guise.  My latest piece published yesterday is one that I’ve thought and read a lot about lately – the exponential escalation of costs for all things higher education. I could go on a soap box about why higher education is failing everyone, the student loan debt bubble, etc. But for now, I’ll offer my thoughts on the disturbing statistics, the absurd textbook prices, and some innovations that could begin to change things! Enjoy!

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2013 Awards Season Movie Trailers

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2013 fall movies 2013 Awards Season Movie Trailers

The summer movie season is officially over. That means we have a couple months of possible award contenders, horror flicks, and the leftovers of Hollywood. But increasingly, independent films, intelligent thrillers, and Oscar contenders are released in a more staggered fashioned, earlier and earlier. The Butler arguably launched the awards movie season.

With this in mind, Clayton and I present trailers for nearly any movie coming out for the rest of 2013 that you would care about. You’ve heard of some of these and others will probably be brand new to you. Regardless, some of these will be buzzworthy, some will be duds, and most of the Oscar contenders will come from this list. So check out the list below and keep it close so you can keep track of what is coming out when. Enjoy the trailers and our one-statement thoughts on each film!

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My Tour of the Best of Memphis: Making the Most of Memphis Most

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Memphis Most My Tour of the Best of Memphis: Making the Most of Memphis Most

Every year The Commercial Appeal releases a list, the best that Memphis has to offer—staple institutions in Memphis. These institutions, selected by the readers of Memphis’ most historic newspaper, are the quintessential establishments that continue to make Memphis proud, year and year again. They will forever be recorded as victors in the annual Memphis Most.

If one is a true Memphian, they will frequent these locations; not because they are on some list, but because they truly are the best of the best in Memphis. However, there are so many wonderful restaurants, museums, clubs, and stores that sometimes you may miss one or two. I spent the last two weeks trying to surround myself in winners from The Commercial Appeal’s Memphis Most. Here are a few of my favorites. Read more

Bright Spots: Pay It Forward

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I just stumbled upon this story and thought I’d pass it along. It’s amazing the impact a small group of people can have on the mindset of those around them by turning a tragedy into something positive. If it is just displaying as a link to the homepage it’s because it’s a flash player link and you have to be on a computer.

Here’s the link if you’re on a phone or iPad.

Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee