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01/04/2005: Hollihan returns

After a long hiatus, it appears that the most Memphian of the Memphis bloggers, Mike Hollihan of Half-Bakered, is back in action.

Welcome back, Mike!

Really though, couldn't you find a more suitable icon for the Memphis blogger button than the Pyramid, a defunct sports stadium that was obsolete the day it opened?

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Maybe a picture of the trolley station at Madison and Cleveland? No, I guess not.

How about a picture of Mud Island park?

Brock on 01.04.05 @ 08:32 PM CST


Replies: 4 comments

on Tuesday, January 4th, 2005 at 9:58 PM CST, mike hollihan said

Hey, be glad I didn't pick Raiford's or Dancin' Jimmy or something! I like the Pyramid. It was a con job that still managed to rise to icon status only to fall to another con job. If that's not Memphis, I dunno what is.

BTW, the *trolley*?!?!?! [Chandler Bing voice] Have you been reading my blog? [close voice] ;-)

on Tuesday, January 4th, 2005 at 10:09 PM CST, Brock said

I share your view of the trolley, Mike. That's why I included it with our other white elephants.

One day I was stuck downtown with no ride home at 5 pm, and I figured I'd catch the eastbound trolley at Madison and Front out to Cleveland. Not seeing one available, I started walking, figuring I'd flag down the first one that passed me.

I walked all the way to Bellevue before I saw an eastbound trolley.

My diagnosis: useless!

on Tuesday, January 4th, 2005 at 11:29 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Does this mean I can stop reading the Memphis papers now?


on Wednesday, January 5th, 2005 at 7:05 PM CST, roboto said

Hey! You could do a lot worse than picking Raifords! Winner of TNF's Club of the Year.

Man, I love Raifords.

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