Monday update

There’s great news on Nextdoor this morning. The city has started installing speed humps at crosswalks on Riverside, and it’s reported that cars have to slow down to a near stop to make it over the humps.

Farther north on Riverside near the I-40 interchange, a Renew at Riverview resident posted a photo of an overturned car yesterday evening. It was unclear whether the car belonged to one of the drag racers or someone trying to get out of the drag racers’ way. I should have turned on the police scanner as soon as I saw that photo, but I didn’t think of it.

The Broom Closet at 552 S. Main will host a ghost hunting class on Sunday, June 27 from 7 to 9 PM. Stephen Guenther, founder of Historical Haunts, will share his techniques. This is an enhanced version of a presentation he gives at conventions. The event will wrap up with a paranormal investigation in their historic building. Cost is $10 per person and this is an age 16 and over event.

AutoZone seeks a Corporate Recruiter to work at its Downtown Memphis headquarters Store Support Center.

Jell-O Shot Jenga is a thing now.

Marketing campaign fail: Hackensack, New Jersey is trying to draw shoppers to its downtown area. Their strategy? They’re rebranding the area, referring to it as The Sack.

Better marketing: Between 8:00 and 11:59 PM tomorrow, score a free crunchy taco at Taco Bell because the moon will resemble a taco.

If you’re a Daily Memphian subscriber, they have an in-depth profile of the Memphis Police chief nominee, “CJ” Davis. Although there were a lot of transparency issues in the candidacy process, I have to say it looks like Davis has a lot of forward-thinking ideas.

The Grizzlies host the New York Knicks tonight at 8.

MPD is investigating a fight between several women that broke out on Beale Street shortly before the bars closed Saturday night/Sunday morning. Ah, things are getting back to normal post-pandemic.

Gonna be a hot one today. says it will be muggy and windy with a high around 85.

Sign the pandemic is nearly over: L.L. Bean reports that pants with buttons and zippers are now outselling pants with drawstrings or elastic waists. Thanks to Morning Brew for the info.

Here’s a video of one of the biggest traitors ever to work in a presidential administration, Gen. Michael Flynn, botching the Pledge of Allegiance:

He was what, a three-star general? And he doesn’t know the words to the Pledge? Sounds like a five-star piece of shit to me.

That’s the news for today. Back tomorrow with more.