| Food and Drink Board|| re: Memphis recs- Not BBQ - JB14 on 10/4/13 at 11:06 pm|
East Memphis: Folk's Folly; Hog & Hominy;
Downtown: Flight, McEwen's, Spindini, Majestic Grille; Itta Benna;
Mid-Town: Iris; Beauty Shop; SweetGrass; Local (hit/miss);
Really depends on what/where you prefer to eat. A lot of options outside of BBQ....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: So it looks like I might be moving to Memphis - JB14 on 8/12/13 at 10:37 pm|
[quote]I'm pretty young and would enjoy some night life. Mid town good for that? [/quote]
It's definitely on the rise. Cooper-Young area, though it sometimes draws a (how should I say it?) [i]cosmopolitan[/i] crowd, offers a bunch of options, both food and drink.
If Overton Square continues...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: So it looks like I might be moving to Memphis - JB14 on 8/12/13 at 10:23 pm|
[quote]What about Mud Island?[/quote]
Everyone I know that lives there really enjoys it (they prefer the tag "Harbor Town," though).
Close to downtown and some fun stuff, yet safe. It's like a miniature community with its own grocery store/sandwich shop and several restaurants--most notably, ...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: So it looks like I might be moving to Memphis - JB14 on 8/12/13 at 6:30 pm|
I could help with Mid-town. The 'burbs, not so much. ...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Chicken and Waffles: What's your opinion? - JB14 on 8/12/13 at 2:49 pm|
I prefer beefsteak and waffles. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Confederate Flag to fly over Richmond I-95 - JB14 on 8/10/13 at 10:16 am|
You'll get no argument from me on that point. Any historian worth his salt frowns upon casting retrospective moral aspersions. Conflating history "as experienced" with contemporary historical revisionism is a major no-no.
What I was saying, though, was that I could see how one might say the Wa...
| Political Talk|| re: Confederate Flag to fly over Richmond I-95 - JB14 on 8/10/13 at 9:28 am|
Re: Simplicity of Civil War
All bickering aside, I understand this assertion. While I wouldn't personally consider it "simple," the sectional conflict was certainly predictable insofar as it represented the culmination of the founders' failure to resolve two questions pertaining to a) slavery a...
| Political Talk|| re: be honest - who's progeny benefitted more from slavery? - JB14 on 8/6/13 at 12:35 pm|
[quote]Those majority poor farmers didn't benefit from slavery one bit. [/quote]
This is an interesting point from a historical perspective. In his book, [i]Mind of the South[/i], W.J. Cash explains why the yeomanry (read: the vast majority of antebellum southern whites; self-sufficient, non-sla...
| Political Talk|| re: WOW - Oprah compares the killing of Trayvon to the killing of Emmett Till. - JB14 on 8/5/13 at 3:31 pm|
Mostly intentional, in my view.
Your ends/means bit is a good point, and an easy way to rationalize the comparisons from the p.o.v. of those making them.
"Till" is a loaded term with immediate shock-value. A sure-fire way to energize a constituency. Pair it with a dissimilar yet media-hy...
| Political Talk|| re: WOW - Oprah compares the killing of Trayvon to the killing of Emmett Till. - JB14 on 8/5/13 at 2:03 pm|
Even an intellectual molehill like Oprah knows the two cases are highly dissimilar.
Sadly, it's just further evidence of the degeneration of our "national conversation" on race, which has become little more than the whooping of shibboleths.
Names/events from the [i]past[/i] are woefully misun...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Spinoff- books southern men should have - JB14 on 8/2/13 at 10:52 am|
--Shelby Foote, Civil War Trilogy
--Faulkner, minimum of [i]Sound and the Fury[/i], [i]Absalom, Absalom![/i], & [i]Light in August[/i])
--R.P. Warren, [i]All the King's Men[/i]
--Thomas Wolfe, [i]Look Homeward, Angel[/i]
--Eudora Welty, [i]Delta Wedding[/i] & [i]Optimist's Daughter...
| Music Board|| re: Jason Boland & The Stragglers at the Varsity Tonight - MB Roll Call - JB14 on 8/2/13 at 10:34 am|
I was surprised at how few people showed up. Not particularly familiar with the venue so I can't make a decent comparison re: crowd.
They were great, though....
| Music Board|| re: Jason Boland & The Stragglers at the Varsity Tonight - MB Roll Call - JB14 on 8/1/13 at 7:24 pm|
Best guess as to when Boland starts up? 915ish?...
| Music Board|| re: Jason Boland & The Stragglers at the Varsity Tonight - MB Roll Call - JB14 on 8/1/13 at 8:32 am|
Been trying to see JB&S for years. Glad they finally decided to play east of the Mississippi....
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| re: Poll: Which Ole Miss uniforms do you like more - JB14 on 7/31/13 at 2:54 pm|
Red. Of them all, gray. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Whats the best book / series of books you've read? - JB14 on 6/19/13 at 7:27 pm|
1st Place: Light in August
Honorable Mention: Look Homeward, Angel...
| Political Talk|| re: Memphis on its way to being like Detroit - JB14 on 6/19/13 at 9:08 am|
Unbelievable. A thread with decent potential hijacked by a pseudo-historian.
For someone exhorting others to "read a little history," your grasp of historical theory is tenuous, at best.
[quote]As I said - even the lowliest white on the totem pole back in the day had a leg up.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: Memphis on its way to being like Detroit - JB14 on 6/19/13 at 12:23 am|
[quote]All it would take is one little spark and all heck would break loose. [/quote]
Were you living in Memphis last Spring, during the Nathan Bedford Forrest Park controversy? Exposed much of the polarization I spoke of, though nothing came of it, thankfully.
Leave it to Memphis to manufa...
| Political Talk|| re: Memphis on its way to being like Detroit - JB14 on 6/19/13 at 12:08 am|
[quote]Memphis also has some of the best private schools in the south. [/quote]
Agreed. MUS and CBHS are great, as are Hutchison and St. Mary's.
The entire MCS system--save White Station--is in appalling condition, though.
Walking through the MCS main branch the other day, I was flabbe...
| Political Talk|| re: Memphis on its way to being like Detroit - JB14 on 6/18/13 at 11:47 pm|
[quote]why do people of means stay in shitty cities?[/quote]
Strictly speaking re: Memphis: There has been a gradual eastward shift on the part of the wealthy towards the suburbs--Germantown, Collierville, and Cordova. Better public schools (though perhaps, with the recent merger controversy, no...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Best BBQ joint in the US? - JB14 on 6/18/13 at 11:37 pm|
I know the Memphis scene fairly well.
Rendezvous--massively overrated. Skip it.
The BBQ Shop--Meh. Some swear by their pulled pork sandwich, but it's always seemed average to me. Might as well be Tops.
Central BBQ--usually a solid choice, if you're in MidTown. There are, IMO, bett...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: The South, Re-examined - JB14 on 6/17/13 at 9:26 am|
While I found the article (and Reeves' writing) amateurish, the topic at-issue is, in my opinion, very real.
The image of a benighted South, sadly, has persisted since H.L. Mencken, et al. in the 20's. Not only did Northerners come to see the South as inferior artistically, intellectually, cul...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Who are your favorite authors? - JB14 on 6/15/13 at 8:38 pm|
[quote]Willie Morris is my absolute favorite [/quote]
:bow: Just finished "North Toward Home." Really enjoyed it. ...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Who are your favorite authors? - JB14 on 6/15/13 at 8:35 pm|
Aside from the obvious ones (i.e. Faulkner) and classics, I enjoy southern, and in particular, Mississippi writers:
Not a Mississippi writer, but southern, nonetheless: R.P. Warren & Thomas Wolfe (of the southern literary renascence, not "Tom Wo...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Lets talk about beer - JB14 on 6/13/13 at 11:35 pm|
Lazy Magnolia (Kiln, MS)
Canebrake (BR, LA)
Already mentioned, but Sweetwater & Red Brick, both out of Atlanta, are solid. ...
| Political Talk|| re: JFK, Goerge Wallace and Medgar Evers: 50 Years Ago Today - JB14 on 6/12/13 at 11:56 am|
[quote]Blacks weren't opposed to separate but equal, but what existed in most instances was separate and unequal.[/quote]
Correct, as reflected by the NAACP's litigation strategy leading up to Brown. The focus, until then, was on making the flawed notion of "separate but equal" a reality, rather...
| Political Talk|| re: JFK, Goerge Wallace and Medgar Evers: 50 Years Ago Today - JB14 on 6/12/13 at 9:57 am|
[quote]Haley Barbour took a bunch of grief about what he said about Yazoo City in the sixties but he was right[/quote]
I'm curious. What did Barbour say re: Yazoo? I've read a good bit of Willie Morris' stuff (a Yazoo City native who chronicled Delta desegregation). ...
| Political Talk|| re: JFK, Goerge Wallace and Medgar Evers: 50 Years Ago Today - JB14 on 6/12/13 at 9:28 am|
I knew that Wallace was, above all, an opportunist; not the (personally) virulent racist he pretended to be. He actually was NAACP-endorsed in the late-50's.
Didn't realize that he carried the black vote towards the end of his term. Interesting. ...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: A&M @ Ole Miss...Looking to rent a house for the weekend - JB14 on 6/10/13 at 11:04 pm|
I don't tell this to everyone, but I like A&M folks, so I'll let you in on a bit of inside information. Two words: Mound Bayou. Definitely an option.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Who is the greatest lawyer to have never lived? - JB14 on 6/9/13 at 8:37 pm|
John Morgan of Morgan & Morgan. FOR THE PEOPLE...