Tuesday update

The Downtown Memphis Commission has announced its first round of grants for events and activation. Recipients include Victorian Village Home Tour, Start Co. “Summer Never Stops,” Beale Street Cigar Fest, Indie Memphis Youth Film Festival, Oktoberfest on the River, 19th Annual Indie Memphis Film Fest, Basketball Jones Art & Theatre Series, and National Black Box Performing Arts Fest/Strange Fruit performance at Cannon Center.

It’s dollar King Cotton hot dog night at the Redbirds, as is every Tuesday evening game. Opponent is the Oklahoma City Dodgers, first pitch 7:05, gates open at 6.

Hot Rods on Beale is back this evening. Check out the cars beginning at 6:00.

From Mashable: How to teach your dog to take selfies and text them to you. I have no doubt I know dog owners crazy enough to attempt this.

Downtown Yoga is having its special Candlelight Flow & Meditation class this evening at 6:45.

I have more information about National Night Out. It will happen Tuesday, August 2 from 6 to 8 at the Central Station (Farmers Market) pavilion. It’s a chance to learn how community-police partnerships can help make neighborhoods safer. Many MPD officers will be on hand, so please come out and thank them for all they do. This year especially, they need to hear your thanks. There will be food donated by local restaurants (don’t forget, get there right at 6 for Jack Pirtle’s chicken!) and live music by Just Around the River Band. Donations toward the Beale Precinct will be accepted. This event is hosted by DNA and SMA with the help of MATA and the Memphis Farmers Market.

Do you have a magnetic personality and enjoy engaging others? You can audition to be part of the Grizzlies Claw Crew on August 21. If selected, you’ll get to travel around the city and the region getting the public engaged with our Memphis Grizzlies. This is a great entry into a sports marketing career.

Left turns are coming to the intersection of Union and McLean in Midtown beginning August 1. The city will introduce a new signal for drivers to ignore as they play Pokemon Go.

You know how I have been predicting that the Rio Olympics are going to be a disaster? Well, here’s a sign o’ the times:

I need to do some research on the Romanian women’s gymnastics squad sometime soon.

Here’s a Bill Murray quote that is especially relevant last week and this week:

So if you lie to the government it’s a felony.
But if they lie to us, it’s politics.

If you missed my weekend posts, scroll back to Saturday for a chart of how much presidential candidates lie… even the most honest ones are only telling the truth about 50% of the time.

I completely agree with this Washington Post editorial about Donald Trump. Longtime readers know I was not a fan of George W. Bush, but I never had a doubt he would uphold the Constitution. Trump won’t necessarily. Here’s a Wikipedia page for those of you who want to know more about what a Trump presidency will be like: cult of personality. (No, not the song).

That’s it for now… maybe a second post later. I will be out at the Blind Bear after work this evening.