Ranting

Memphasis > Charting A True Course

September 9th, 2010

 

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Memphasis > More Than One Lane

September 2nd, 2010

EVERYBODY'S GREEN IS IN TIGER LANE.I grew up down the street from then Memphis State and went to then Training School on campus. When I wasn’t mystifying student teachers, I was running an impressive racket for a fourth grader, and my Godfather, Memphis State Dean R.M. Robison, was in on it. He was the Dean of … well, pretty much everything. I would point at the administration ...

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Memphasis > The Un-Fair

August 26th, 2010

What’s happened to the fair just isn’t fair.Let’s review. The Mid-South Fair has left Memphis for the Delta, but is stuck in a parking lot in Southaven. The Delta Fair is actually in Memphis, but is under contract to manage the Mid-South Fair. The guy running the Mid-South Fair ran away. The guy running the Delta Fair wanted us to run away from the Mid-South Fair and now ...

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Memphasis > 1955

August 19th, 2010

Learn. Don’t return.I swear by my Roy Rogers chuckwagon, if just one more Boomer emails me about going back to the terrific fifties, I’m going to upchuck. Then I’m going to freeze up your AC, microwave your 45’s, throw a rotary-dial phone through your flat screen, cancel your cell, and … very first thing … gag your Google.No, those little paraffin Coke ...

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Memphasis > Marking History

August 12th, 2010

Memphis. Forever and ever.Turns out Boss Crump and Ben Hooks were closer to each other than you might have thought – about 25 feet.What do two Tennessee governors and three U.S. Senators share in common with one Memphis madam? Eternity, evidently. In one place, Overton, Lee and Church aren’t parks, McKellar isn’t a lake, Snowden, Treadwell and Bolton aren’t schools, and ...

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