Thursday, May 17, 2007

Quotes of the Month


"Memphis has a virus. They seem to think new is always better than old. Tear it down. Put something else up."

Juile Gaskill,
the wife of William Gaskill, the architect of the still-standing Liberty Bowl. Mrs. Gaskill was quoted by the Memphis Flyer's Bianca Phillips in an article on the new stadium, old stadium, domed stadium.


"As prospects improve, perhaps you could scout artists further North up Main St; then, once the revitalization is complete, you can spit them out in a completely different part of town--say South Memphis--and start all over again. Or, just send them to death camps."

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4 Comments:

Blogger lovecakes said...

Geez, I feel all noodly finding myself quoted on your esteemed journal.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous John said...

I guess it's wrong of me that the Mofocrates quote sounds like a good idea to me. Other than the death camps of course. From a somewhat different angle, isn't Paducah, KY using some sort of program to give artists easy loans on homes in areas the city wants gentrified?

6:58 PM  
Blogger lovecakes said...

Must be a good idea--since it happens all over the country.

Stagnant real estate sitting idle because of the civil rights riots? Parachute the artists down there, once rehabilitated, kick their asses out.

4:03 AM  
Blogger Todd said...

Maybe Memphis could import some gay people from somewhere else. Anywhere they move, real estate values quadruple. We need more antique shops around here.

9:27 PM  

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