The big news in Memphis last week was not basketball or health care reform, but an 8-foot sinkhole that opened up on the I-240 loop around the city. A few cars were mangled, but no one was injured. All but one northbound lane remained closed during the two-day repair, and city streets were gridlocked during rush hour with detouring commuters.
Forbes magazine recently ranked Memphis as the nation’s third most miserable city. So yeah, we have poverty and corrupt politicians. But we also have a sense of humor. Almost immediately after the news about the sinkhole broke, it had it’s own Facebook fan page with lots of really great fan photos. Here are some of my favs:
Obviously, Steve Forbes
Lots of politicians
The scumbag Calipari who left the U of M basketball program last year for Kentucky, taking last year’s recruits with him. Everyone here is thrilled with West Virginia’s win over the Wildcats yesterday.
“Um, yeeeah. I’m gonna have to, go ahead, and ask you to uuh, pave this up on Saturday. So if you could uh, just go ahead and get that done for me….that’d be greeeeaaat!”
Kids love sinkholes!
Look who else is in the sinkhole:
Now the sinkhole is fixed and traffic is flowing smoothly.