Tuesday update: Lots of news, but in particular don’t miss the couple’s engagement photo

Action News 5 has a great article on taking control of aggressive panhandlers. The article notes that nine people have been arrested since July 18 for aggressive panhandling, and all but one are regulars on the panhandling docket. YES this is very true. These repeat offenders are not “the homeless” looking for food and shelter. They are SCAMMERS hitting you up for money. If you truly want to help the homeless, don’t give money to people on the street. Support organizations like Hospitality HUB instead.

Tony Bennett, with special guest Antonia Bennett, will return to the Orpheum December 18. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 7.

From Mashable: This couple’s engagement photo fail will crack you up. Trust me, worth clicking through to look at the image. Two unfortunate sets of initials.

You can check out hundreds of hot rods on Beale tonight beginning at 6.

From Gizmodo: Uber may be putting “ghost cars” on its passenger map to make it appear that it has more drivers available than competing ride-sharing services.

I don’t normally do Midtown stuff on here but there’s an apartment for rent at 302 Garland, 1 BR one BA, $625 a month, awesome landlord. Someone I have known personally for almost a decade. Details here.

It’s dollar hot dog night at the Redbirds. They play Oklahoma City and the first pitch is at 7:05.

The Princess Bride shows for free on the big screen tonight at Beale Street Landing. Show starts at 8:30.

From WREG: Roof collapse at 107 S. Main leads to legal fight to repair the building.

Five trolleys are coming back in September, but now WMC reports that 8 trolley-like buses will hit the streets in August.

Good seeing Robo, Shobo, and Katie (not Mac) on the Main Street Mall last night. Robo and Shobo are about to move to New York and they tell me that they already have some karaoke spots lined up in their new city, including Korean karaoke. Katie Mac texted me and told me she is enjoying the Katie (not Mac) posts.

From my spam email folder: I have 6 new InstaQuickie alerts, 1 new Down4Tonight alert, 9 new F$ck Now Alert(s), and an offer for a sxxy hookup. Damn! I’m popular!

Last night I was in Bardog for Melissa Monday, and she tried to get me signed up for next Tuesday’s spelling bee but I didn’t want to. I see my buddy Jason is signed up though, so I may have to come watch. Jason is one of the people who moved to Downtown Memphis after reading my blog who, when he sees me out, comes over and speaks and is cordial and engages me in conversation, so he is somebody I will be rooting for next Tuesday. 9 PM is the start time.

I hear that another spelling bee contestant wants to dress up in a bee suit. Another reason why I will make plans to attend the bee,

Possibly another post after work. Undecided for tonight’s happy hour location; open for suggestions if anyone wants to text or PM me.