If you have an event happening this weekend, it is a perfect week for you to let me know about it and get it listed in the blog. The reason why is that I will be looking for things to do myself! Nearly my entire Downtown crew will be out of town this weekend on a canoe trip, and I’m not going. If you have events email the info to firstname.lastname@example.org, or hit me up on Facebook if we’re friends there.
The USA team plays Ghana today in World Cup action. FiveThirtyEight has crib notes for today’s games and calls USA-Ghana the most even matchup of all of the round-robin games.
The Brass Door is setting up a giant screen and cash bar outside for a watch party in the alley for the USA-Ghana match. You can bring your lawn chairs.
Ghana is rationing electricity to make sure people can watch the World Cup match.
From the Daily Beast: Why the Yanks don’t get futbol
From Mashable: Despite landslides, flooding, and sinkholes, the U.S.-Ghana match will go on
There’s a Groupon for 5 or 10 group fitness classes at Envision Memphis. Envision is the fitness club atop the Cadre Building at Second and Monroe. Very nice facility.
Saw this on Facebook: 27 reasons to avoid farmers’ markets. Figured the folks at MFM would get a kick out of it.
From the MBJ: Developers have the hots for South Main (photo gallery)
From Gizmodo: It only takes this electric bus 15 seconds to charge at every stop. Somebody show this to MATA!
Kevin Cerrito is hosting two Disney-themed trivia nights this week, with all six rounds being Disney questions. Wednesday night (7-9 PM) is the family-friendly version at Tamp & Tap, with Disney-themed prizes. (I wonder if my new friend Henry will attend.) Thursday night (8-10 PM) is the 18+ version at Green Beetle.
I got asked an interesting question yesterday. “Let’s say that a woman you think is amazing, beautiful, hot, whatever, just your type, told you, ‘I would date you if you gave up Tube Top Month.’ Would you do it?”
HAHAHA! I would have a lot of UNHAPPY readers, for sure! But yeah, I can think of three women who are awesome enough that I would kill the greatest thing to happen to Memphis since Jerry “The King” Lawler. So theoretically at least, there are people out there with the power to end Tube Top Month. I doubt it will happen though, so you can expect to be stuck with lots of tube top talk through July 6. I just LOVE those tube tops! ALL ABOUT THE TUBE TOPS #tubetops
It was a so-so weekend for me, but not a very good weekend for a few of my friends. You know who you are and you’re in my thoughts.
This isn’t Downtown news but the Slider Inn in Midtown is doing a Tiki Tuesdays Throwdown tomorrow, with fire dancers, a whole hog roast, island music, coconut bras and grass skirts. If I were a Midtowner I would be there. Aldo never ceases to come up with some really cool stuff.
So, am I the only person in the country not watching Game of Thrones? Maybe I should make a deal: Somebody explain to me what’s the big deal about Game of Thrones, and I’ll explain what’s going on these days in the WWE to you.
Reminds me: I read the recap of last night’s TNA Wrestling’s pay-per-view this morning before work. I cannot believe anyone would pay their hard-earned money to watch that crap. Dixie Carter as a character sucks, Bobby Lashley sucks, Jeff Hardy’s Willow character bores me even more than the Jeff Hardy character, lots of Dusty Finishes in the matches with ref bumps and the like. I could go on and on. Velvet Sky is still hot but I’m not paying $40 to look at her. Bully Ray (the former Bubba Ray Dudley) is awesome as a character but I’m not sitting through 2 hours and 50 minutes of garbage to watch him be awesome for 10 minutes. I haven’t seen anything this bad since WCW’s final year and I expect TNA to be out of business within nine months.
Now that I think about it, make that four women who could make me give up Tube Top Month. Velvet Sky could too. Although, it would be a crying shame because Velvet looks great in a tube top. Velvet is to me what the Suicide Girls are to my buddies Clay and John D.
All right, this post is getting ridiculously long and has taken nearly my entire lunch break to type, so I’m going to hit Publish now. Melissa Monday at Bardog is not happening this week, and I posted “where should I go to watch the soccer game thingy?” on Facebook. My Saturday bartender Panda replied, “It’s PANDA MONDAY – and hold up a minute… come see me!” A better response would have been, “It’s PANDA MONDAY – and hold up a minute… come see me, I’ll wear a tube top for you!”, but, good enough. Bardog it is for happy hour and soccer.