Friday news update

Molly Smith from WREG (@Molly_WREG3) tweeted that 400 people came to 480 Beale to apply for server, chef and cook jobs at the two restaurants that will be housed inside Bass Pro in the Pyramid. Over 5400 people applied for Bass Pro’s 600 total jobs. Wow, impressive… if you applied you have a 1 in 9 chance.

The Daily News broke news this week about Volio, a new interactive platform for volunteering in Memphis. Potential volunteers will be able to see via video exactly what their volunteer experience at a particular non-profit will be like. People who like what they see will be able to contact the organization directly and sign up. The interactive experience will make it more likely that volunteers will not only sign up, but stick around. The first five organizations partnering with Volio are Urban Food Bike Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, Carpenter Art Garden, and World Relief.

A local brewery’s beer received high praise in a men’s magazine this week. Wiseacre’s Tiny Bomb was named one of 100 best beers by Men’s Journal.

Speaking of Wiseacre, they will be participating in the final Grizzlies brewery night on Saturday, April 4. Your special ticket gets you not only a seat, but craft beer sampling and a commemorative Grizzlies pint glass. Other participating breweries are Sierra Nevada, Sweetwater, and Goose Island. Get your special ticket here.

Poker players: Bardog has a new web page where you can keep track of final table standings.

This is a cool idea: Sneak liquor into outdoor festivals and events in a hollowed-out baguette

From Draft Magazine: Keith Schlabs, known to Flying Saucer UFO Club members as Capt. Keith who sends out the beer knowledge quizzes, is interviewed about 20 years of craft beer. The original Saucer in Fort Worth is now 20 years old. The Memphis location turns 18 in May.

MLGW is auctioning surplus vehicles and equipment tomorrow at 10. More info here.

“Double J” Jeff Jarrett will be a guest on Cerrito Live tomorrow 11 AM-1PM on Sports 56/87.7 FM.

WMC-TV is hiring a part-time digital content producer.

A beer called MILF is now on sale in Little Rock. Maybe next time I head that way, I will come back with a six-pack for my favorite blogger/MILF.

I was so thrilled to hear the music of Pam & Terry last night at the Blind Bear. I stayed for the entire show, from 8 to 11. It amazes me how versatile that duo is. They can take nearly any request, within reason. They played two sets, and walked around and took photos of the audience on their break. A lot of fun. They will be back the next two last Thursdays of the month.

The NCAA tournament was on, the Kentucky hate was looming large, and a request was made to play “Take Me Home, Country Roads” to send West Virginia luck. That sure as hell didn’t help! Damn I have not seen a slaughter of such a high seed in quite some time. The ‘eers were trailing 18-2, didn’t make it to 20 by the half, and had their score doubled when the final buzzer sounded. If there’s any silver lining, it makes me feel better about Arkansas’ two performances vs. Kentucky, in which the Hogs lost but were never a complete trainwreck. Hey Meredith, didn’t you tell me years ago that you’re the school that burns couches? Would’ve loaned you my BBQ team’s new flamethrower last night, but, never mind. I guess I’m a Notre Dame fan now. That game will tip off at 7:49 PM Saturday.

(Yay! I found a way to mention our new flamethrower! :mrgreen: Maybe I’ll try to do an every-post mention, like I do for tube tops during Tube Top Month.)

The Bear did manage to run poker simultaneously with the live music. Only one table, eight players or so. I didn’t play. It looked like a very nice, agreeable group of people, if that gives you a hint who WASN’T there.

I already have enough news for a Saturday morning post before I go out, so check back tomorrow. Home from work, having essentially completed a project that has taken 2 years. I am ready to get wild and party and dance all weekend long, so watch out, Downtown.