Tater tot news and more

So, last night a Grizzlies fan hit a half-court shot and won free tater tots from Sonic for life. I wonder how that works exactly? Do they give you a card that says “This person is entitled to tots for life” or something like that? And if the card is presented to a new 18-year-old waitress who started work at a Sonic location a week ago, is she really going to believe him? Who knows.

Bass Pro is celebrating Halloween at the Pyramid today through Saturday. There will be trick-or-treating, costume parades, photo booth with the Peanuts gang, crafts, and more.

Ben Callicott, Drew Erwin, The Passport, and Camino play the Brass Door tonight beginning at 7. It’s a $5 cover and if you wear a Halloween costume, you get a raffle ticket. Not many people are going to have costumes on tonight so I would think the probability of winning a prize would be higher than most raffles.

Tomorrow is the day before Race for the Cure, and there will be Chalking in Memphis on Beale Street. Pink chalk will be handed out so you can write the name of a breast cancer survivor you know, or a loved one you lost to breast cancer, on the street. Your loved ones’ names will be part of the race the next day.

R. Kelly plays FedExForum tonight at 8. As of this morning tickets were still available.

A few of my readers told me I broke their hearts last week when I posted that human DNA was found in 2% of hot dog samples. Gizmodo says don’t freak out about it, though. Very tiny samples of human DNA were found in only 2% of the hot dogs. A UCSB ecologist pointed out that if you did really thorough testing, a trace amount of human DNA would be found in most objects on Earth.

What was disturbing, the Gizmodo article went on to say, is that pork DNA and chicken DNA in varying amounts (and not always trace amounts) were found in vegetarian hot dogs. Although most vegetarians are vegetarians by choice, there are people out there who are allergic to meat and have to be concerned that veggie hot dogs could kill them.

Need to go to the library? Don’t plan on doing it tomorrow. All branches of the Memphis Public Library will be closed October 30 for a staff development day.

People are concerned about the weather for Saturday night’s Halloween parties. MemphisWeather.net (@MemphisWeather1 on Twitter) says that the rain looks heavy during the day Saturday, but should be letting up by evening, although there could be a scattered shower here and there.

The Sinners for Saints Halloween Ball (yes I’m mentioning it again) has announced its gourmet Jello shot lineup for Saturday night: Margarita (complete with gummy worm), Apple Pie, Grape Sweet Tart, Boo Berry, Moscow Ghoul (ginger beer/lime flavored), Lemonhead, Redbull Vodka, Tru Blood Punch, Harry Potter (raspberry lemonade), and Candy Corn with real vanilla bean, butterscotch, and caramel. These are not your grandma’s shots, folks. Worried about consuming these on an empty stomach? No problem, there will be plenty of food provided by the event’s sponsors. You can still get tickets in advance for $40 to avoid paying $50 at the door. Your money supports the Church Health Center.

That’ll do it for now. Possibly a second post after work with Farmers Market news and whatever else I can find. I’m heading to the Silly Goose for happy hour after work, then will choose among the Saucer, Blind Bear, and the Fire Haus for my second stop.