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About "Mass Appeal" and the Memphis Newspaper Guild's new contract:

"Interesting that The Commercial Appeal — whose mission statement, as I remember reading, identifies it as a promoter of progress in this community — is going to defer to the Tennessee legislature for cues on when to add nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation to its employment policy. Which sounds as if they don't intend to add it until hell freezes over."

Brunetto Latini

About "Taco Bell Demolition Infuriates Sex Pistols Fan":

"Mac Donald was equally furious, as he walked away with a few nails. Where the hell do they think we'll have our formals, Xanadu? He was heard to mutter as he got into his Yugo." — thecatsmeow

About "Fairgrounds Redo — Will Third Time Be Charmed?"

"The other assumption of out-of-town money. How? It is too difficult for out-of-towners to get there; it is just not convenient. Why would an out-of-towner coming to Memphis for a weekend, possibly staying close to the action, Beale Street, etc., go all the way out to the fairgrounds with no easy way, proximity to expressway. The only way you would get those tourists away from downtown is if you had some kind of sin-based action going on there."

oldtimeplayer

About "Local Means Local, Local Locavores Say":

"OK this is cute, but on the serious side, Ripley tomatoes are like jewels from heaven." — homersimpson

About "Street Style at Cooper-Young Festival":

"Fedoras and other dumb hats are not stylin'. They are just hiding male pattern baldness." — Banduril

About "Bunker Breezes to Win as Lakeland Mayor on Growth Platform":

"Yay, soon he will only be the problem of Lakeland and not of the whole county!!!!" — LeftWingCracker

Comment of the Week:

About "City to Receive At Least $1 Million Rent Each Year from Bass Pro":

"That dayglo Bass Pro sign on the Pyramid is going to make for some really breathtaking skyline shots."

Count Dracula

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