It’s Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Of course, during Lent we are supposed to sacrifice, to give up something we enjoy. I’ve thought about this long and hard and have come to a decision: For Lent I will give up Abita Turbo Dog. Everyone knows how much I love Turbo Dog, and I’m going to deny it to myself for 40 days. Sacrifices have to be made this time of year.
The CA reports that Ear Tumor Guy has been arrested for the 4th time this year for indecent exposure. (Scroll down to the second story in the crime report to read) I’ve seen this guy panhandling Downtown ever since I’ve been down here. Apparently bumming isn’t his only hobby – he also likes to pull down his pants and play with his pee-pee in the area around Beale and the FedExForum. Lovely. If you walk around Downtown you’ll run into this guy eventually – look for his sport jackets, the likes of which have not been seen since Charles Nelson Reilly was a regular on Match Game ’76.
Check back for a news update about a new place opening in the Downtown core. I got e-mailed a rumor about this from a very credible source, and just want to walk over and confirm it for myself before I post. I will say that it’s someone who has operated a very successful business Downtown in the past.
Time to take a walk around the block…