Dark Bilious Vapors

But how could I deny that I possess these hands and this body, and withal escape being classed with persons in a state of insanity, whose brains are so disordered and clouded by dark bilious vapors....
--Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy: Meditation I

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12/16/2004: I am obviously not a Memphian....

Since very few of these statements ring any bells with me, whatsoever (the St. Louis list matches me much more closely--big surprise, eh?).

You Know You're From Memphis When...

Your idea of a great first date is going to Crumpy's or D'Bo's for a great dinner.

You actually like Church's Chicken.

You know where "P.V." is located.

You've been to Dave's skating rink on Third Street.

You remember when Big Daddy's on Elvis Presley was da bomb.

Your parents dropped you off at the Mall of Memphis.

You remember when Micheal Jackson and the Jackson family was on top of Woolco on Third and Florida.

You know somebody nicknamed "Skinny Pimp."

You know what 304 means in someone's pager when they turn it upside down.

You wash your car every Friday night just to go to FEDEX.

You've spent the night at Liberty Land Labor Day Weekend!!

You remember Club No Name or Da Expo!

You owned (or still own) a DJ Spanish Fly mix tape.

You've been to Channel Three Drive

You have eaten Buffalo Fish

You love Jack Pirtle's Gravy

If you referred to someone as, or were a "prep-type"

If you have or had a family member with a Jherri Curl

You know about Voodoo Village

You've had a date at Ellens, Leech's, 4 Way Grill, Melanie's or L&H on Third street.

You've eaten at Lotta Burger, Big Dip, or Hungry I Snack Bar.

Your summer vacation includes going to Atlanta or Biloxi.

You have "free cable"

All directions start with, "Go down I-240..."

"Sugar" is a more common form of address than "Miss". So is "Honey".

Presley can only be pronounced by a native, so do not attempt the pronunciation. People will simply tilt their heads to the right and stare at you.

You know Memphis is pronounced "MEM---PHUS.

Construction crews aren't doing their job properly unless they close down all lanes except one during rush hour.

People think Republican means "White" and Democrat means "Black"

You can elect your mayor, school board, and day-care provider with one vote.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Memphis.

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Len on 12.16.04 @ 09:20 AM CST

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