Wednesday update

ESPN handed out its Herbie awards yesterday. The awards, named for analyst Kirk Herbstriet, go to his favorites of the recently-concluded college football regular season. Memphis came away with three awards due to its appearance on College GameDay the day of the SMU game. Most importantly, Memphis won Best Scene, which makes it a strong contender for a future GameDay. Memphis also won Best Hotel (Peabody) and Best Restaurant (Folk’s Folly). Congratulations to all who made Memphis such a welcoming place for the ESPN crew.

I’m not a career coach, but I have some interview advice. Ask to use the restroom, and if you see one of these, walk out. You don’t want to work there.

For those who can’t see Twitter embeds, pictured above is a toilet with a seat that slopes downward at a 13 degree angle, causing leg strain if you sit for more than 5 minutes. It’s just amazing, the ways companies abuse their employees in the name of “improved employee productivity.” The inventor of the cubicle is dead now, but I bet he and Satan are doing a little do-si-do at the thought of how much discomfort these toilets will cause people.

The Memphis Flyer reported some good news yesterday: The Confederate statues, removed from Memphis parks several years ago, are gone from Memphis for good and will never return. The statues have been turned over to the descendants of Nathan Bedford Forrest and the Sons of Confederate Veterans to do with as they wish – but not here.

The Grizzlies travel to Oklahoma City for a game against the Thunder tonight at 7:00. For those of you who like advertising that you drink crappy beer, Max’s Sports Bar will have a Miller Lite swag giveaway this evening during the game. Every Miller Lite you purchase increases your chance to win. Looking at the photo, I see knit caps with beanies on top and Christmas socks among the giveaways.

Bardog Tavern seeks a delivery driver to drop off piping-hot sliders, spaghetti & meatballs, and Amazing Island Clubs to folks in the 38103. Pay is competitive and there’s opportunity to advance in the company, which also includes the Slider Inns, the Aldo’s Pizzas and Momma’s. Driver needs to be of age and have a valid driver’s license. Apply between 2 and 4 PM at Bardog, 73 Monroe Ave.

The extended forecasts are showing highs in the 60s for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Nice! I’ll get to wear shorts and show off my Santa hat/beer mug Christmas socks one more time this season.

Not a terribly long post today but there’s not much news to report this time of year. To those of you who have to pretend you enjoy meeting your co-workers’ spouses and kids at a company holiday party this week, I salute you. If there’s news to report tomorrow, I will be back with it.