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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Seattle Kicks Memphis’ Ass

posted by on October 25 at 7:52 AM

Just continuing to abuse my slog privileges: from Forbes, via the BBC, it’s announced that Seattle’s Kurt Cobain is now the highest-earning dead guy, surpassing Elvis.

The rest of the Top Ten Corpse Cash Machines: Elvis, Charles Schultz, John Lennon, Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, Dr. Seuss, Ray Charles, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Cash.

Sociologically, this is one interesting look at what people like to spend their money on: or, what posters college students like to put on their walls of/by people whose image/work is still in copyright.

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It as if the list is of canonized saints by US consumers.
This way you know to put a gold record of Nevermind on top of the tree this December; the goofy clock with wiggle legs was getting old anyway.

Posted by ryan | October 25, 2006 9:20 AM

But who has better food? Seattle has a much more diverse menu, but I would posit that Memphis has much better flavor.

Posted by The _Pope_Of_Chili_Town | October 25, 2006 9:27 AM

Seattle loses to Memphis (where an old girlfriend moved and I visited quite a few times) only in bar-be-que. Every other food category, Seattle wins.

Posted by bill | October 25, 2006 9:52 AM

Bill, maybe Memphis has great bar-b-q on every street corner. But South Seattle has some great restaraunts. There's even even a good one I think in Crown Hill.

Posted by In my opinion | October 25, 2006 10:15 AM

Okay, here's another. Better baseball experience, Red Birds (AAA) in Memphis or Mariners? Pro baseball is (usually) better, but it's hard to beat getting sloshed at a minor league game and then stumbling around Beale Street (yeah, I'm a tourist).

Posted by The_Pope_Of_Chili_Town | October 25, 2006 10:28 AM

I bet Jesus out-earns them all.

Posted by DOUG. | October 25, 2006 12:23 PM

huh. I have a Cobain poster AND a Dr. Suess poster on my dorm wall. my roommate has the Elvis.

Posted by SeattleExile | October 25, 2006 1:25 PM

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