Thur update: Trolley wreck, how Fred saved FedEx, rooftop parties, all-you-can-eat seats at the Redbirds

Two trolleys collided yesterday in the Pinch, sending several people to the hospital. The trolley line lost power, sending one trolley crashing into the other. The Memphis Flyer has a pic here. This comes four days after a trolley caught fire outside the Majestic Sunday morning.

Suggestion for MTV: Have the fifth season of Jersey Shore here, and have the cast run MATA for their job. They couldn’t do any worse than the current MATA executives.

Fun fact I learned today: Fred Smith saved FedEx by taking its last $5,000 and gambling it into $32,000 in Vegas. Thanks to @finnious for tweeting that; he tweets a lot of interesting stuff and is a good person to follow on Twitter.

It’s rooftop party Thursday, and the weather is so hot that a tube top is pretty much mandatory attire. Almost Famous plays the Peabody rooftop tonight. Buffet (included in price of admission) has an Asian theme this week, with teriyaki chicken kabobs, vegetarian egg rolls, and pork fried rice. Buffet in VIP will consist of fried dumplings, California rolls, and chicken chow mein. Also, if you hold a VIP pass there’s a private party in Corner Bar for you from 5 to 6, with fried ravioli, crab cakes, mini Kobe burgers, and Yuengling. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

Meanwhile, over at the Madison, Brian “Breeze” Cayole will play his soulful sounds rooted in the tradition of his hometown, New Orleans. $7 cover, cash bar and tapas available.

It’s Thursday and the Redbirds have a home game, which means all-you-can-eat seats will be available. For $18 you get a seat and access to a 2-hour long buffet. All you can eat? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

Trying to decide between Peabody rooftop and poker at Max’s tonight. Both are good options. Heat may sway me in favor of Max’s though. Time to grab a lunch, outta here for now.