Saturday update (the Birds Aren’t Real video is a must-watch)

Sorry for no post yesterday, but it was for a good reason. I’ve got a lead on a developer job, but it is one that is going to require a carefully written cover letter as well as complete rewrite of my resume. This job appeals particularly to me because it is 100% remote, meaning I wouldn’t have to deal with the two things I dislike the most about corporate IT jobs: rush-hour commutes, and cubicles. Blog posts may be short or nonexistent through about Tuesday as I get things together to apply.

Times have been announced for the first four Memphis Tigers football games. They are

  • vs. Ole Miss, August 31, 11 AM, ABC
  • vs. Southern, September 7, 11 AM, WMC-TV
  • at South Alabama, September 14, 2:30 PM, ESPNU
  • vs. Navy, September 26, 7 PM, ESPN

Also announced: Memphis will host Cincinnati on November 29, with the game on either ABC or ESPN.

The Daily Memphian’s Jennifer Biggs has a first look at the food at Bar Ware.

Perhaps you have seen those “Birds aren’t real” sign. Live at 9 has an explanation. This four-minute video is worth watching. It is pretty far out there.

King Willie has come out against the plan to re-do Tom Lee Park, criticizing Mayor Strickland for attempting to wait until after the election to take a side. Yikes. That stance could actually get him some votes. A lot of people are very passionate about that issue, as evidenced by the Save Tom Lee Park & the Festivals group on Facebook.

Less than 3 months out from the election, I’m as of yet completely undecided who to vote for. My head says Strickland. My heart says Sawyer. Mongo is a friend. No part of me says Herenton. Well, maybe my rectum the day after eating an entire jar of habanero peppers. It worries me that we now have a decade of voters who have come of age, who are too young to remember what a terrible job King Willie did during his last term as mayor.

At Trolley Night next Friday, there will be live music and beer by the TapBox at 363 Mulberry, future home of Slider Out.

StyleBlueprint has a look at the history of Huey’s.

A new coffee shop, Vice & Virtue, will open at 477 S. Main. Wow that’s awfully close to Bluff City Coffee.

That’s it for now. Back with more news at some point in the next 3 days.