I’m sure you have noticed that this blog looks different, especially if you are viewing it on your phone. I have updated the blog to use the TwentySixteen theme that is new in WordPress 4.4. It will allow me to use all the bells and whistles that have been built into WordPress the past two years. It’s also mobile-friendly so I no longer need to use a plugin to make my blog look good on phones. Mobile users, let me know what you think at email@example.com. I think it looks better but if a lot of you prefer the old mobile theme, I have the option of bringing it back.
Hard to believe: Lemmy, the frontman of Motörhead, turned 70 yesterday. That makes him older than Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Plant, David Bowie, Steven Tyler, and Ron Wood. If John Bonham and Keith Moon were still alive, Lemmy would be older than them too. Wow. I had no idea. I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to Motörhead but I would have guessed Lemmy to be in his mid to late fifties.
My friends Rahul and Tony, the guys who organized the Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless last month, are now collecting winter coats for the homeless. If you have one you would like to donate, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you in touch with them.
AccuWeather has a high of 79 forecast for Memphis tomorrow. MemphisWeather.net has 77. The Weather Channel also has us at 77 for Saturday. Normal high for Memphis on December 26 is 50.
Man, people who dress up for the ugly sweater party tomorrow night at Earnestine & Hazel’s (6-8 PM, $25, benefits the Hospitality HUB) are going to be mighty uncomfortable in their sweaters in 79 degrees.
By the way, the storm that is approaching this weekend has been named “Winter Storm Goliath” by The Weather Channel. Stupid stupid stupid.
Every Friday Felicia Suzanne’s opens for lunch and offers 25 cent martinis with your meal. Obviously since it is Christmas that isn’t happening today, but next Friday Felicia’s will serve lunch on New Year’s Day. If you don’t work Downtown, or if you don’t want to go back to the office smelling like booze, this is your chance to give the martini lunch a try.
For your reading pleasure: A history of fish sticks, the ocean’s hot dog
Shout-out to Jake Schorr, the owner of Westy’s. It’s a tradition for Westy’s to feed anyone who is hungry, for free, on Christmas.
AP Sports offers a look at the best college football bowl swag. A trip to Bass Pro at the Pyramid is recommended for Liberty Bowl attendees.
If you’re looking to get out and about later today, I Love Memphis has a list of what’s open. Of my main hangouts, Bardog, the Blind Bear, and the Flying Saucer open at 5. Silly Goose opens at 7. I forgot to ask what time Max’s opens (or if it is open at all today) when I was in there last weekend, so not sure about that one. Most likely I will lead off at the Bear at 5. Merry Christmas everyone and I hope you like the new theme.