Redneck comedy and more Friday news

Readers, I have a recommendation for you. If you’ve ever thought about robbing houses in Millington, tonight around 8, 8:30ish would be a perfect time to do it. The reason why is that Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy will be at FedExForum tonight with a show starting at 7:30. Let’s face it, the entire damn town of Millington will head south into the big city for this event. Sponsored by RFD-TV, each comedian will perform a solo set, then they will come together for a joint set. If you’re not familiar with these comedians, Larry the Cable Guy is the guy in the Prilosec commercials. Jeff Foxworthy is the guy in the Golden Corral commercials.

(DISCLAIMER: I am joking and not actually encouraging my readers to rob houses in Millington or anywhere else. That is against the law.)


Former Memphis Tiger K.J. Lawson posted a Snapchat video yesterday saying “F**k Tubby.” Way to shoot yourself in the foot, K.J. That video will be remembered for years. If I’m one of his future coaches at Kansas, I’m thinking, “Is his bad attitude going to be worth the contribution he will bring?” If I’m a pro ball scout, I’m thinking, “Is he going to be poison to the locker room?” If I’m a future employer, I’m wondering if one day K.J. will bash me or my company on social media the way he did Tubby Smith. Classless move that hurts Lawson in the long run far more than it will ever hurt Coach Smith.

The Grizzlies will have an official Watch Party for playoff Game 1 vs. San Antonio at the Tin Roof on Beale. Game time is 7 PM tomorrow, Saturday, April 15.

Crosswalks on Vance Avenue are looking good!

Corrected maps show that the American Commercial Barge Line does NOT need special permission to build tall silos near Chickasaw Heritage Park, blocking river views from the French Fort neighborhood and the grounds of the Metal Museum. The silos, if built, will be used to store dry cement.

There were protests of a proposal for a new dog park on Mud Island at a City Council committee meeting Tuesday. The proposed park would be at the corner of A.W. Willis Avenue and Island Drive. The issue the protesters have is with the city spending $475,000 on a dog park while spending nothing on Memphis’ homeless population.

Hmmm… as long as we’re talking about dogs doing their business outside in a public park… I think it’s a good time to post the POO TRAP video again… don’t you?

Here are 20 photos of the new Pabst brewery in Milwaukee. Their taproom will be selling more beers than just their flagship PBR (which won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival last year) and they will have a gastropub-style menu.

Christian Brothers High School Band, the oldest high school band in America, presents Symphonic Dances, its spring concert, on Sunday, May 7 at 4 PM at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts.

Catch an exclusive performance by members of the regional cast of Million Dollar Quartet at the Hard Rock tonight from 6:30 to 7 PM.

Festivities at AutoZone Park kick off tonight with a concert by Deep Soul in the plaza. First 1500 fans in the gate get a Redbirds new-logo performance T-shirt. The ‘birds host Colorado Springs with 7:05 first pitch time.

Ghost River will host Good (Fish) Friday today in its taproom noon to 4. The Fish From Heaven food truck will be on site.

At least one more post today, so check back.