Ranting

Memphasis > Godshot

May 6th, 2010

All part of these parts.“Son,” my Father said.When my Father wanted me to take note of something, when a life lesson was about to follow, it was always preceded by “son.” Like when he observed, “Son, a pipe smoker is either concerned with great things, or with nothing at all.” Or when he advised, “Son, buy all your tools and appliances from Sears, and ...

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Memphasis > Howard and Bill

April 29th, 2010

Two halves make a whole.In the 60s, Howard Robertson was a black postal carrier moonlighting as a waiter at the capital of white money dining in Memphis, Justine’s, housed in an antebellum mansion.  Bill Loeb was a successful white businessman, owner of ubiquitous laundry branches about town, and the brother of Henry Loeb, mayor during the 1968 sanitation strike.  Loeb lived in a ...

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Memphasis > Worldview

April 22nd, 2010

You may not know them, but they know you.Paris.Cabs in Paris are about the size of clown cars, and putting more than three passengers in one has the same effect. So, when the five of us arrived – us, our kids and my mother-in-law – we split up in two cabs.  Gaines, five at the time, and I had the all-guy cab. The front seat passenger was a dog, part poodle and part Charles De ...

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Memphasis > Pig ultimate.

April 15th, 2010

If you don't get your barbecue in Memphis, it doesn't matter where you get it.

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Memphasis > All funked up.

April 8th, 2010

Face it.  You’re funky.funky 1 |f ng k|adjective ( funkier, funkiest ) informal1 (of music) having or using a strong dance rhythm, in particular that of funk : some excellent funky beats.• modern and stylish in an unconventional or striking way : she likes wearing funky clothes.2 strongly musty : cooked greens make the kitchen smell really funky.Rufus Thomas understood.  If a ...

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