Sat update: Ducks, At the River I Stand, Grizzlies giveaways, vegetarian menu at Paulette’s, coffee and beer sampling

Harbor Town is having a problem with ducks. Muscovy ducks have made themselves at home on Mud Island. Although ducks can be fun to watch, they are multiplying at a rapid rate. They are getting into people’s yards and eating their plants. If it continues, steps may have to be taken to remove the ducks.

I wasn’t familiar with Muscovy ducks so I looked up the species on Wikipedia. Man, those ducks are kind of ugly. Here’s a video of crocodile vs. Muscovy duck from the Florida Everglades. As you can guess, this didn’t go very well for the duck.

There’s a showing of At the River I Stand today Downtown. It will be at the Martin Luther King Labor Center at 485 Beale at 4 PM, and it is a benefit for the locked-out striking workers at Kellogg. The movie is a documentary of the 1968 sanitation strike that brought Dr. King to Memphis.

From ESPN’s YouTube channel: James Johnson dunks after an alley-oop to himself off the glass in last night’s victory over the L.A. Clippers.

Following the Johnson-inspired fake necktoo giveaway last night, the MBJ reports that the Grizzlies are getting back to more traditional giveaways for the rest of the season. Fans have basketballs, sunglasses, and Super Grizz capes and masks to look forward to between now and April. With the entire starting lineup back in place, I’m hoping to see a growl towel giveaway sometime around May 1.

The Flyer’s Hungry Memphis blog reports that Paulette’s has introduced a vegetarian menu.

There will be samplings of Reverb coffee and Memphis Made Reverberation beer at Cash Saver on Madison tomorrow from 10 AM to noon. Brewers from both businesses will be on hand to discuss their products. Reverberation beer is made with Reverb coffee. They’ll have snacks as well as beer samples. Free snacks? Wonder if the Nuh-Girl will show up.

Watching curling (not from the Olympics, on YouTube) this morning. It’s really an interesting game once you understand the rules, and is more of a mental game than it is physical. Also, I like it that ethics and sportsmanship are an integral part of the game, just as they are for the mind sport that has kept me employed for the past five years.

I’ll be at Bardog at 11 for some much-needed PBR and Fireball then will figure out the rest of the weekend from there.