Memphis/Nashville, Tennessee, United States
April 10
What The Wise Guise is meant to be is a place for us to get together and discuss the things we love and are passionate about, in a hopefully entertaining way. Think of it as a virtual MacLaren’s Pub, The Max, or Monk’s Café. We each love writing. We each have a propensity to become addicted to varied corners of culture. So we figured… why not join forces?! Think Super 8, where Spielberg, Abrams, Coach Eric Taylor, and the sassiest adolescents since The Sandlot joined forces. We don’t want to create another website full of people who think they have all the answers about everything from comprehensive tax reform and college football to TV quality and Kardashian cup sizes (the latter two not always being mutually exclusive). We’re not the Huffington Post. The Wise Guise is merely a place for us to post some opinions and observations, while collecting your feedback. The name “The Wise Guise” derives from the idea that so many bloggers feel the need to assert their self proclaimed expertise. They try to give the appearance of wisdom when, more often than not, they just use controversy to get their name out there. We have no “unnamed” sources and again, we don’t claim to be experts. We come more from the line of people who wish they were experts but have real jobs. Well, some of us have real jobs… sometimes. You can also follow us on Twitter @TheWiseGuise!


TheWiseGuise's Links

DECEMBER 19, 2012 3:30PM

Pop Culture Top 12 of 2012

If the modern-day prophets who swear by the Mayan calendar are correct, then we only have a few days remaining on this wonderful paradise of a planet called Earth. Sad I know, but you couldn’t have asked for a better year from a pop culture perspective to bring… Read full post »

DECEMBER 10, 2012 1:42PM

Movie Review: Django Unchained


Django Unchained


I was recently blessed to acquire sneak preview passes to Quentin Tarantino’s new film Django Unchained and got to see it over 2 weeks before it arrives in theaters on Christmas Day. The following is my experience with Django Unchained.

We arrived to the theater an… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 5, 2012 12:34PM

My Final Electoral College Prediction

RomneyPennsylvaniaRally 300x224 My Final Electoral College Prediction

Well, here we are. Early voting has wrapped up. Absentee ballots are flying in from all over the world. And this time tomorrow, we’ll be wrapping up another 18+ months Presidential election cycle.  It has been a whirlwind of debates, negative ads, and campaigns in constant reaction mod… Read full post »

NBA Eastern Conference1 NBA Predictions and Rankings: Eastern Conference

Today, a favorite of The Wise Guise joins us. Jeremy “Jameer” Wilson shares some thoughts on this NBA season. He’s going to start us off with the Eastern Conference and then later cover the Western Conference. Below are his predictions and rankings. Let us know if you agree,Read full post »

OCTOBER 31, 2012 2:17PM

Wise Guise Roundtable: Halloween Style

Wise Guise Halloween Wise Guise Roundtable: Halloween Style

Welcome the first ever holiday roundtable from The Wise Guise. Everyone that has done a guest post for us this year was invited to chime in and share their thoughts on Halloween, costumes, candy etc. What follows is the result of a group of absurd people getting together to discussRead full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2012 3:39PM

The Exceptional Ones: Because of Mary

maryatwedding 300x200 The Exceptional Ones: Because of Mary

This is by far the most personal post I’ve ever written. If I had to sit down and write this to be published on The Wise Guise, it would have never been written, for a litany of reasons. But I wrote it as my personal statement for my law schoolRead full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2012 10:46AM

Movie Review: Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas 1024x512 Movie Review: Cloud Atlas

Before reading the film review, check out the piece I did on the novel in anticipation of the movie and just be in awe of how right I was about LITERALLY everything. I wish I had mentioned that I thought the music was going to be great but underutilized, because… Read full post »

Derek Dooley A Message to Vol Fans on the Dooley Dilemma

Derek Dooley may very well be gone at the end of this season. To be truthful, many people didn’t even expect him to last as long as he has when he took over. However, amidst all the bickering over his fate, people need to recognize that this is not a… Read full post »

DSAM Homepage The Exceptional Ones: The Perfection of Down Syndrome

This post will be brief. What I lay out will be clear. My commentary will be minimal.  This is because the stories and statistics within this blog post speak for themselves. Commentary from me on this post would diminish the power of the story and stats within it.

Anyone who… Read full post »

We’re ecstatic about today’s guest post from best friend of The Wise Guise, Josh Smith, who previously wrote this joy of a blog post. If we had it our way, Josh would write a new post every day, but he’s a legitimate family man, so alas, no can do. However, weRead full post »

alsmithdinner 300x169 Presidential Candidates Toast & Roast at Al Smith Dinner

Every election year, the Al Smith Dinner is held in New York.  The event is a fundraiser for Roman Catholic charities.  It is tradition that most presidential candidates give a toast at the dinner, which usually turns into more of a self-deprecating roast that also throws a few good-hearte… Read full post »

OCTOBER 19, 2012 10:57AM

Letter to my Wife

Adonis Thomas Letter to my Wife

This is the e-mail I wrote my wife in regards to the upcoming professional and college basketball seasons. I am a die-hard fan of both of Memphis’ teams and last winter, our first as a married couple, basketball become the source of much mutual frustration. This year, I decided toRead full post »

OCTOBER 18, 2012 9:44AM

Movie Review: Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths Poster Movie Review: Seven Psychopaths

Yesterday I dropped some truth bombs in my review of Argo. Today I bring it with Seven Psychopaths.

What I liked: For the first half of Seven Psychopaths I had a hard time buying in. It was funny and entertaining but it tread on some major waters for me.… Read full post »

obama romney pointing ap 300x224 A Fight to the Bitter End: My Take on the 2nd Presidential Debate

Well, that second debate was something else.  It looked, sounded, and felt more like watching a boxing match than a Town Hall forum, as President Obama and Governor Romney went toe-to-toe with each other more often than appealing to the undecided voters on stage with them or the millions of… Read full post »

OCTOBER 17, 2012 5:19PM

Movie Review: Argo

Argo Movie Review: Argo

Yesterday Joseph and Palmer did a He Said, She Said that included their takes on Argo but I figured I’d throw my input out there as well. Be sure to check out theirs if you missed it and let me know what you thought of the movie!

What IRead full post »

OCTOBER 17, 2012 10:39AM


Everyone’s favorite romantic reality TV reviewer is back! With no current season of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette to review, Liz has been capturing the hearts and minds of internet readers on successful sites such as Thought Catalog and Relevant Magazine. As always, we’re honored to haRead full post »

Obama romneyinformal 300x204 Election 2012 Update: VP Debate, Current Polling, & What Comes Next

As most people thought and as some people (like me) hoped, Romney’s resounding first debate victory radically reshaped the 2012 election.  However, the presidential election has never been more up in the air than it is at this very moment.  Romney has closed the gap in national pollin… Read full post »

he said she said 300x221 He Said, She Said: Argo, Fantasy Football, Parenthood & More

It’s been awhile since my wife, Palmer, and I debated and discussed “important issues of the day” on the blog. It’s allowed lots of tension and opinions to bubble up, lots of movies and television to be viewed, and lots of opportunity for us to bring you our latest edi… Read full post »

south korea defect 10612 Monday Morning Mailbag   Political Ads, Korean defectors, AND MORE!

It’s Monday morning. You’re back to school or work after a weekend of football, family, friends, and all sorts of other fun. Today probably isn’t so much fun. That’s where the Monday Mailbag comes in!

What was the coolest news story you saw this weekend? – MattRead full post »

faceoff 300x188 We have ourselves a race!   My Recap of First 2012 Presidential Debate

I’ve said it in tweet after tweet, Facebook status after Facebook status, and blog post after blog post… this election is not over. Not by a long shot. And this fact has never been more true in the more than 16 months since Mitt Romney officially announced his candidacy in… Read full post »

alabama shakes Concert Review: Alabama Shakes – Memphis, TN – 9/28/12

I haven’t been to a legit concert at the famed New Daisy Theatre on Beale Street since I was probably in high school. My guess is that last show was Pat Green or Gavin DeGraw or somebody that my 17 year old self really dug. They loved appealing to high… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 12:57PM

TV Review – Last Resort

LAST RESORT POSTER 510 225x300 TV Review   Last Resort

Confession: I love conspiracy, serial dramas. I watched 24 the night it premiered.  Alias hooked me on the reboot, post-Super Bowl episode, which prompted me to go back and watch from the beginning.  I loved the return of the serial drama to network TV.  Sidney Bristow and Jack Bauer&#8217… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 1:59AM

NFL Week 3: Winners & Losers

Torrey Smith1 NFL Week 3: Winners & Losers

You all know the drill by now. Another solid contribution by Jeremy Wilson.


Torrey Smith- 6 catches for 127 yards and 2 TD’s is a great game, but that is only half of the story. Smith’s younger brother was killed in a motorcycle accident late Saturday night, just less… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 11:34PM

Movie Review: Looper

Looper Movie Review: Looper

I lucked into some sneak preview passes for Looper, which I’ve been pumped to see ever since I read about it. I’m a big Rian Johnson guy and a big time travel movie guy. Expectations were high. Did Looper meet them?

What I liked: Writer/Director Rian Johnson (not Dwight from The… Read full post »

Kramer Top 9 Things In Entertainment From The 1990s

Ah, the 1990s. For today’s generation of youngsters, it’s probably an era akin to the digital Stone Age. Internet was dial-up, cell phones were attached to bulky bags in our cars and Google was some search engine weird people used (all the cool kids in computer lab were on Yahoo!… Read full post »