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Gas station sushi, snowglobes, and jookin'



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Anybody who thinks sushi and gas stations don't go together has never picked up a yummy tub of seaweed salad from Lee's on Poplar at Ridgeway. But generally speaking, it's true what they say about oil and water not mixing, and we've got to ask, even if it's perfectly good gas station sushi, is Exxon-branded sushi a good idea? Yes? No? Ick?

Friendlier Skies
Your Pesky Fly has bad news for paranoid travelers and great news for lovers of cheap plastic souvenirs: Memphis International Airport will no longer confiscate Elvis-themed snowglobes. To keep passengers safe from tacky terrorists, dozens of Elvis and Graceland-themed keepsakes have been confiscated by airport security every month. That's all changing thanks to a new "snowglobe rule" that allows travelers to transport up to 3.4 ounces of liquid, glitter, screaming camp, and fake snow in a clear plastic zip-lock bag.

Script Flipping
This week in an article titled "The Baryshnikovs of Jookin," The New York Times showed some love for Charles "Lil Buck" Reily's fluid fusion of Memphis street and classical dance and also for New Ballet Ensemble, the innovative Midtown dance school where Reily launched his career. For people who only follow serious dance, Baryshnikov is a gifted Russian-born dancer who launched his American career with the New York City Ballet, which is kind of like the U-Dig Dance Academy of New York.

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