Wednesday, November 9
The Best of Memphis??
Has everyone seen the Flyer's BOM poll results yet? If graffitti and neon constitute the "Best of Memphis" culturally, we're in trouble. Not that I don't appreciate these things as their own art form, but it sucks living in a second-tier city that sees postindustrial byproducts of modern advertising as the best is has to offer. And the "A-list" on local blogs is just stupid. Their own Pesky Fly was #1. Wow, is that ever nepotism at its best... they didn't mention all his twin photos in their ranking. Just surprised they didn't name their own blog as the city's best. Well, it's new---wait til next year. And the best national blogs: Talking Points (yawn) Daily Kos (conservative but sometimes fun) Eschaton (eyah) and the Booman blog. (I'll give them that) I agree with Crooks and Liars too, but maybe not in the top 5. I did enjoy the inside story's photo of Raiford's with the lights on, which is a sight I've never actually seen firsthand. I also liked the A-list concerts section, but thought it was stupid to do legends instead of best of 2005. But whatever. Hey, Flyer guys, why not do a "Best of" on Memphians next year, without all the stupid references to Elvis and Justin Timberlake? Or a best new venture, so we can talk about good stuff (not just neon and graffitti). I love the MLA language map. On one level, it is an interesting window into American culture; on a simpler one it has pretty colors...
Posted by Memphis Chix at 5:28 PM