That Sinking Feeling

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

Memphis Sinkhole Fan Photos

Lots of politicians

Memphis Sinkhole Fan Photos

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.

Memphis Sinkhole Fan Photos

Lumbergh!
“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!”

Memphis Sinkhole Fan Photos

Kids love sinkholes!

Memphis Sinkhole Fan Photos

Memphis Sinkhole Fan Photos

Look who else is in the sinkhole:

Memphis Sinkhole Fan Photos

“I’m all right”
Memphis Sinkhole Fan Photos

A classic!
Memphis Sinkhole Fan Photos

This is my favorite
Memphis Sinkhole Fan Photos

Now the sinkhole is fixed and traffic is flowing smoothly.

Memphis Sinkhole Fan Photos

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6 Responses to “That Sinking Feeling”

  1. themsrevolution Says:

    god, i love memphis.

  2. Andrea Says:

    that is so funny! lol

  3. Sister Says:

    LOVE the duct tape! I somehow missed that one on the Facebook fan page.

  4. Adds Says:

    OMG that is so funny.

  5. liveparadox Says:

    Pure gold. I also love that last one!

  6. sheila Says:

    oh Sarah, I love the last photo. keep well hugs sheila

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