Sat update: Nickelodeon Day at the Redbirds, BBQ for the 4th, Goose patio, MIFA, new beer laws, Bert and Ernie, Memphis Bar Association job

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your kids tomorrow, bring them to AutoZone Park for a special Nickelodeon Day with the Redbirds. Game time has been moved to 1:35 PM. Contestants will be slimed, pied and watered during half-inning breaks, reminiscent of shows You Can’t Do That on Television and Figure It Out.  Jeff Sutphen of Figure It Out will host the day’s events. Kids, if you’ve always wanted to be covered in green slime, this is your chance. The ‘birds will play the Albuquerque Isotopes.

Fun fact: The Isotopes derived their name from an episode of The Simpsons.

If you plan on cooking out for the 4th, Double J can help. They have full slabs of ribs (no sides) for $22.50, and whole butts $4.50 a pound (approximately $35-40 each). They have other items too, so swing by and talk to them if you want some good BBQ to celebrate our independence.

From USA Today: Memphis pulled pork: America’s best regional food?

The Silly Goose finally got its new patio furniture in. I didn’t get by there yesterday to take a pic, but the furniture is very lounge-y, much like what’s on the patio at Bluefin. The ladies will look good lounging on the patio in tube tops.

A group has promised to donate $100,000 to MIFA as soon as the organization raises $200,000. Can you help? More info here.

Tennessee’s new beer tax laws go into effect Monday. Good news for those who brew beer and those who drink it in the state.

Check out this week’s New Yorker cover where Bert and Ernie celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. Very cool.

My BBQ team captain, who is an attorney, sent me this job posting. It’s long so I’m just going to copy and paste.

MBA Seeking Communications Director

MBA Communications Director Dottie McCallen will be leaving the MBA at the end of July, and the MBA is currently seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as part-time Communications Director for the association. The responsibilities of the MBA Communications Director include but are not limited to the design and management of Memphis Lawyer magazine, the bimonthly magazine of the MBA; the design and timely dissemination of the weekly MBA Bar Bulletin and the quarterly Young Lawyers’ Appeal enewsletters; the marketing of all MBA events, conferences and seminars, including the design of related print and online materials; the management of the MBA website,, including updating and creating pages and graphics and working with an outside web developer to coordinate major changes; and overseeing the MBA social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Qualified candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree preferably in journalism or public relations or with 5+ years experience in these fields and have extensive knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop; working knowledge of HTML code and extensive experience with web editing; and excellent writing and editing skills, publishing experience preferred. Other qualifications include extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office software (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint); experience in e-communications and/or familiarity with e-marketing etiquette and laws; and familiarity with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and a good understanding of how the MBA can utilize them to grow its value and membership.
Those interested in this position should submit a resume to

Plans for today: It’s my work’s annual company picnic at the zoo, an opportunity to meet everyone’s kids. It’s possible I may make a wrong turn and end up at Bardog rather than the zoo.