As Vance Lauderdale notes, first the giant shoe on Lamar, and now this.
Until first thing tomorrow morning, and since 1978, there has been a giant mouse with a wedge of cheese on top of Atomic Pest Control at 2371 Elvis Presley Blvd in Memphis (This is not a stretch of Elvis Presley [...]
Yes, I know it’s a label, not a sign. This was how your whiskey, bought from your friendly pharmacist, would have been labeled during prohibition. James S. Robinson was one of the first pharmacists in Memphis, with a business at 2nd and Madison in what is now the Apothecary [...]
My mom grew up in the region around New York– born in Hartford, Connecticut, and childhood in Connecticut, Long Island, and other places in the area before her family moved to Jacksonville, Florida when she was a teenager. So perhaps I grew up viewing the balloons and all from the Macy’s parade as [...]
I’ve been cooking since just after 8… There’s a 20 pound turkey in the oven (see above) stuffed on one side with sausage, pecan, chanterelle, sage, white bread, and on the other with cornbread, giblets, chili poblano, etc.; there’s double-rich stock cooking since late last night for gravy.
First thing this morning [...]
For more photos from a distinctly creepier era of Thanksgiving parade balloons, go here.
Canseco’s musings on Twitter range quite widely. This week, for instance, he recounted being stopped by a police officer and having to explain why he had diaper-wearing fainting goats in his vehicle. Earlier this year, he explained how he thought gravity used to be weaker, which allowed dinosaurs to be “nimble.” You should [...]
From Red Smith, writing in 1934:
Shadows were stretching across the field when Cincinnati came to bat in the ninth inning. The National league season was within minutes of its end. The scoreboard long since had registered the final tallies for all the other games. Only the tied battle in New York and the [...]
The NY Times has a wonderful story to illustrate how a lot of folks in the Mississippi River Valley became Cardinals fans: The reporter takes off from St. Louis just before the start of a World Series game there, to see if he can outdrive the stations signal before the game ends. By game [...]
The Cardinals have been owed a weird umpire call at least since game 6 of the 1985 World Series, right? (And, sorry Red Sox fans, the way the third baseman kicked up his legs was obstruction. See below).
Here’s the rule and comment:
OBSTRUCTION is the act of a fielder who, while not in [...]
Kingfish has the pleadings filed by the insurance commissioner and the attorney general, and notes that after a three hour hearing, Judge Wingate announced he would rule Monday.
… I am struck by how convincingly they make the point that this is really just a dispute about state law and what powers the state [...]