Thursday update

At Blind Bear last night, Charles asked the following trivia question: “If a=1 and z=26, what is Kim Kardashian?” You had to spell out her name and identify the position of each letter in the alphabet and add them all up. The answer was 119.

You get a $10 gift card for best, most creative team name. Charles’s question inspired my troll to come up with the following:

We won Best Team Name, netting a $10 Blind Bear gift card.

50 cent corn dogs at Sonic today.

Well, today’s the day. NBA trade deadline is 2 PM Central. The Grizzlies either get something for Tyreke in the next several hours or he’s with us until the end of the season. The Flyer’s Kevin Lipe has analysis.

A new three-story building is being planned for the northwest corner of Front and G.E. Patterson. This vacant lot was the site of the Downtown Blue Monkey before it burned down in 2005. There would be apartments on the upper floors and a cafe and community kitchen on the ground floor.

Loflin Yard is doing a special songwriter night on Valentine’s Day. Happy hour prices on Smoke House food, half off bottles of wine, and discounted beer and cocktails.

The monthly South Main Association meeting will happen Tuesday, February 13 at the Gray Canary inside Old Dominick. Social at 6 and program at 6:30, with Allison Fouche, the city’s marketing director, speaking.

The City Council has voted to change the application process for parades and races, allowing more time for residents to challenge the closure of streets.

Wiseacre is having a ’90s dance party with DJ Damp Velour from 7 to 10 Saturday. Dress in ’90s attire or a prom outfit for $1 off pints.

Rhodes College professor Jennifer Sciubba has an editorial on immigration in the USA TODAY today.

That’ll do it for now. I wanted to get this up early since the corn dogs and the Tyreke situation are time-sensitive. Back tomorrow with more news.