Monday News Update: A Beer Tasting, a Victory, the Law and Project Cat

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 24th 2013 3870 0

Happy Monday, y'all.

Today in Memphis, we've got a bit of sad news, an evening beer tasting, a victory, and some thoughts on the NBA draft. Also, some creative geniuses have combined two great things, cat memes and Project Pat lyrics, into one even greater thing.

All of that (and more) is in today's Memphis news update:

Photo by @jenhunt7 via Instagram

Check out this perfectly summery photo of one of Chiwawa's adult snow cones by Instagrammer @jenhunt7. If you'd like to see your Memphis Instagram photos featured here, tag them #ilovememphis.

– First, a bit of sad news: Memphis has lost a great musician. Blues / soul singer Bobby "Blue" Bland died last night at age 83.

– Free beer alert: Brooklyn Brewery is doing a tasting of their Crazy Good Hot Sauce at the midtown Cash Saver (aka, Memphis' greatest budget beer emporium) from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. today.

– Today's a good day to congratulate your favorite roller derby girl. The Memphis Hustlin Rollers (MRD's all-star team) won state championships over the weekend, soundly defeating all-star teams from Knoxville, Johnson City and Chattanooga.

– Today's bit of brilliance from the Memphis Sub-Reddit: Project Cat.

– Uh oh. Some of our favorite fancy cocktails could be in danger now that the state has decided to start enforcing a 2006 law banning infused liquors.

– Popdose has a pretty great interview with Big Star drummer Jody Stephens.

– I know we're taking our annual break from basketball right now, but the NBA draft is coming up on Thursday, and Chris Herrington has a few thoughts about the Grizzlies' prospects.

– Lastly, the Brooks Museum is holding a photo contest as part of their Summer of Cloar. If you want to win a vacation (or staycation) in Memphis, take a photo that you think defines the American south and tweet it to @brooksmuseum with the tag #summerofcloar by July 14.

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  1. JR Kamra says:

    "Pour up, drank, head shot, drank
    Sit down, drank, stand up, drank
    Pass out, drank, wake up, drank
    Faded, drank, faded, drank"


  2. Omar S says:

    I'm thrilled that as many people found the meme as amusing as I did. As for being called a creative genius: thank you!!! My dream is to be able to make a living off my creativity and goofiness, but in the meantime I am working boring jobs. 


    Oh btw Kerry, we actually graduated from the same HS in the same year (03). 

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