I was working on my post on Friday (“The Building has been Described as Beirut”) where Memphis Police Director, Larry Godwin described a vacant motel as “Beirut”, when something didn’t seem right.

Larry Godwin? Where have I heard of that name before? Actually, Larry’s comment above is not his first. In a post in May (“Worse Than Beirut”), Larry described the Marine Cove to be “third world” and “worse than Beirut”.

So Police Director Larry has two Beiruts in his jurisdiction! What I would really like to know is what is this obsession with Beirut? Did you constantly lose at beer pong while you were in high school?

I’m sending Larry another LLB Certificate in the hope that we can get some explanation. If I receive none, an escalation of actions may be required.

Memphis Police Director Larry A. Godwin

Memphis Police Director Larry A. Godwin