Ranting

Memphasis > Independent

June 17th, 2010

The party’s over.You haven’t seen your date in an hour. You haven’t seen anything clearly in longer than that. Nobody can come up with enough money to pay the band for another set, and you don’t know where your keys are. Yet you’re still there, wondering why everybody else is leaving.That could be my memory of a party in The King Cotton Hotel, or a metaphor for party ...

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Memphasis > Talking about the Memphis "It" on Fox 13

June 15th, 2010

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Memphasis > One Of A Kind

June 10th, 2010

Really unique is really not. Memphis is.Nothing is really unique. Unique is unique. If there is more than one of it, it isn’t.Memphis is et up with unique.The Peabody is unique. Two hammered duck hunters dump their live decoys in the lobby fountain. One is actually the hotel manager, and instead of getting him fired, that drunken prank makes the place world-famous. Almost 80 years later, ...

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Memphasis > Chew On This

June 3rd, 2010

Put some local teeth in our game.Last week, I asked you to support a new slogan with our it, our DNA, in it. This week is the sequel, sort of, If It’s Not Memphis, It’s Not Us, II.Unless you count what I look like after not shaving over a long weekend, there are no grizzlies indigenous to this town. Mike Heisley may sound grizzly-like when speaking with reporters, but he’s not ...

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Memphasis > It

May 27th, 2010

Call it by its right name.Cities with a certain “it” are known for it. They take pride in it. They use it to brand themselves to the world. Take a small quiz. See if you know what city the following refer to, and if you don’t, you just haven’t been paying attention. The big apple. The windy city. The city that never sleeps. The big easy. Motor city. Sin city. Just about ...

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