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RIP Ron Bass
"When I get ahold of you, Mr. Bass, I'm gonna take you and bury your head right in the mat, brother. I'm gonna teach you a little wrestling lesson and a little respect for all these good people around here.

"I'm gonna put the super Southern squeeze on you, daddy. And when I get done, I'm gonna squeeze all that meanness out of you. And I'm gonna turn you over to these people of Memphis and let them whip on you a little when you're down and out." — Hulk Hogan calling out "Outlaw" Ron Bass, wrestling champ from Harrisburg, Ark., in 1979. Bass died last week at the age of 68.


Meet Meat
Last week the West Coast-based but Memphis-affiliated biotech company Memphis Meats debuted its first samples of lab-grown chicken and duck.

While the price of lab-produced meat continues to drop, Memphis Meat's chicken still costs about $9,000 per pound to produce, which, as noted by the Business Insider website, is still, "incredibly expensive."

Neverending Elvis
To mark Elvis' purchase of Graceland 60 years ago, The Guardian posted a trivia quiz for aficionados only.

Best question: Which hasn't been graffitied on the walls around Graceland?

A. Elvis, I'm bearing your ghost child, and I'm confused because I'm a man. B. Please show Jackie O. a good time. C. Elvis was a hero to most, but he never meant shit to me. D. Thanks for carpeting the ceilings of our hearts.

The answer is C. Public Enemy said that.


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