Tuesday update

Fudge brownie M&M’s. You need these in your life. Do yourself a favor and stop by your nearest drugstore or convenience store after work and pick some up. Don’t bother with the single-serve packs. Get one of the 9.05 ounce “share packs” with the resealable top. You will thank me for this later. They’re in the light purple package.

The CA’s Jennifer Chandler listed five must-try dishes for Elvis Week and two Downtown restaurants made the list. Arcade restaurant’s legendary fried peanut butter and banana sandwich was on there, a favorite of not only Elvis, but of Ja Morant as well. Also on the list were the Elvis pancakes, banana pancakes topped with a peanut butter sauce and sliced bananas. They are served only at Slim’s brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Good Morning America has a deal on BBQ from the Rendezvous that can be shipped anywhere in the country. The Taste of Memphis Box, on sale for $88 (50% off), comes with two slabs of Rendezvous ribs, two pounds of BBQ pork shoulder, BBQ nachos ingredients, mustard-vinegar slaw, and baked beans. Reheating instructions are included and you can choose any shipping date between August 19 and September 4.

The Memphis Grizzlies play the Boston Celtics today at 4 PM on Fox Sports Southeast and the Fox Sports GO app. The Celtics are first in the Eastern Conference, so this won’t be an easy game. However, with their seed secured, Boston may rest its players for next week, giving Memphis a chance to pick up another crucial win.

Western Conference standings as of this morning: Memphis in 8th place, Portland 0.5 games back, Phoenix and San Antonio 1 game back.

Other games of interest today:

  • Houston at San Antonio, 1 PM, NBATV. We want the Rockets to win.
  • Phoenix at Philadelphia, 3:30 PM, no national TV. We want Philly to win.
  • Portland at Dallas, 5:30 PM, TNT. We want the Mavericks to win.
  • Sacramento at New Orleans, 8 PM, TNT. This is a meaningless game but worth watching to see the sad expression on Zion’s face, knowing he won’t be going to the playoffs.

From Fox 13 Memphis: Downtown restaurants expand outdoor seating

Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States of America.

What’s especially appalling is that this week many people observed the 75th anniversary of the events that really did end World War II, the dropping of atomic bombs on two cities in Japan. And yet Trump and his base have the gall to insinuate that Joe Biden is not mentally all there. This is called “projection” and is a classic behavior of a narcissist.

I’ll try to recap today’s Shelby County COVID-19 task force press conference this afternoon. It’ll be the first press conference since the tripwires were released in Health Directive No. 10 and I have a feeling the news reporters will have some juicy questions awaiting.