Thursday update

Got a couple of scam alerts to start of this Thursday post. The first one is a bar scam that I personally witnessed. A guy will come in and say that the night before, he and his wife had been in there and someone had spilled a drink on his wife’s very expensive jacket. He will say that the manager told him to bring in a receipt to be reimbursed for the dry cleaning bill. This is totally false. Don’t fall for it.

The second is an email scam that is affecting Gmail users. You will be sent an attachment in an email that appears to be from one of your contacts. When you click on the attachment, you’re directed to a fake Google login page. If you fall for the scam, the hacker will have access to all your email.

The Memphis Redbirds announced a rebrand yesterday that is, in my opinion, gorgeous. The new logos still make it clear that the St. Louis Cardinals are the ‘birds parent MLB team, but at the same time are a nod to nearby Beale Street and Memphis’ rich music history. Among the new uniforms are powder blue ones that were inspired by Cardinals uniforms of the 1980s. You can buy merchandise with the new logos in the online store.

For those of you who haven’t made it to Belle Tavern yet, I snapped a photo of their cocktail menu last night when I was in there. (Click photo to see larger size)

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Thanks to Luluemon, the flow is free at a 5:30 PM class at Downtown Yoga tomorrow, Friday, January 20. YOGA!

Fish & Associates, a holistic wealth management company, is going to be buying some beers for people at the High Cotton taproom tonight around 6:15. The Gourmade food truck will be parked outside.

I want to remind everyone to walk where it is well lit and well traveled after dark. Don’t walk down alleys as a shortcut! A woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in the alley between AutoZone Park and Downtown YMCA Sunday at 1:35 AM.

The CA’s Jennifer Biggs reviewed The Dirty Crow Inn on E.H. Crump Blvd.

Renovations are almost complete on the food hall and event space at 409 S. Main.

Small Shop Saturday is your chance to get to know a local vendor while enjoying Ghost River beer in the brewery taproom. The vendor this Saturday from noon to 4 is Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies. The cookies are made with 100% pure butter, and the freshness and highest quality are guaranteed.

The Trumpster is preparing major budget cuts for after he takes office, including the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. However, The Orange One does plan to spend money on military parades. You know, the kind of parades they have in great countries like Russia and North Korea.

There used to be a website called Television without Pity that would feature snarky reviews of popular television shows, particularly reality shows. Guess what… it’s coming back.

From ESPN: Meet Amara Baptist, the Grizzlies’ social media manager. As part of a four-person crew known as Grind City Media, she manages the team’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat accounts.

There was an incident while the WWE Smackdown roster was in the area this week. Randy Orton got into an altercation with a fan at a gym in Jonesboro. However, as retired wrestler Lance Storm writes (if I can be serious for a minute), the altercation was not Orton’s fault. The fan interrupted Orton while he was resting between sets, a violation of gym etiquette. If the fan had waited until Orton was done with his workout routine and then approached him, that would have been fine.

A second story: AJ Styles had cash and belongings stolen while performing in Jonesboro. His bag had $1000 in American dollars and $7000 in Japanese yen in it, along with an iPhone and some Xbox 360 stuff.

That’s it for now. I’ll be out at the usual spot after work.