A Conversation for Texas, USA

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Post 1

Miao Hongzhi

Dear Hexar:

Thanks and congratulations on an excellent entry on the state of my birth. I was bored Texan in "Cow Town", a.k.a. Fort Worth(less).

I know you're going to be deluged with suggestions and queries- everything Texan is, by definition, dubious, debatable, and given to producing polarided opinions. Pass the hot sauce, please.

Before I start with my suggestions, I must point out the howling error- Alaska, California, then Texas for the 1-2-3 biggest states. New York? Puzzlin'...prepare for cries of "Yank"!

Excellent call on the Subgenius- a link might be called for. Also a list of famous/ notable Texans is a worthy endeavour, from Buddy Holly and Willie Nelson to the Hunt Brothers, Ross Perot, Ann Richards, Molly Ivins, Gibby Hayes...the list is potentially endless.

Props for adding SXSW; much more could be written on Texas/Texans' contributions to popular music, of course. From Blind Lemon Jeferson to Narcolero balladeers, Texas has seen it all.

Finally- if I recall corerectly- weren't Pet Rocks invented in Texas? That deserves a Guide entry, if anything does. Smae goes for Texans' love affair with the death penalty.

Texas- not *just* cults anymore,
Miao


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Ashley

Great ideas for entries - how about writing some for us smiley - smiley


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Post 3

Miao Hongzhi

Ok, but I'm off for a tipple at the local beer machine down on the corner. I wonder if they have absinthe in a can? smiley - smiley

Back in a couple weeks,
Miao


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Post 4

Ashley

Be good!

Absinthe in a can - now there's a good idea...


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Post 5

Hexar

Okay... to reply to the New York part. New York and California have the two largest populations in the US, Texas is third. I wasn't referring to land mass.

I thought (too late) about the link to either a Subgenius entry or link to one of the Subbie websites, but when I came back to do it the entry had been taken off for editing and such.

SXSW - yeah a lot more could be written about it and a lot of the other Texas stuff, but for considerations of space...

Pet Rocks - Hmmm, if that's the case it's a new one on me. I wish I had known that because that would have surely gone into the entry!

And I surely should have put in that Texas far and away lead the nation in capital punishment, but for some reason that didn't make the final draft... I thought I had put it in the first paragraph but going back and checking my original copy I left it out.


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little toad

Thanks for a great guide, Hexar. smiley - smiley

little toad


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Post 7

Lord [INSERT NAME HERE]

Hi LT! Will you write us an entry on why medicare is woefully inadequate?


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Post 8

little toad

hi, mr inh!

i'm a little toad, not hillary clinton. ;->

but seriously, is it a topic that needs an entry?

little toad


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Lord [INSERT NAME HERE]

Nah, I was just joking (somewhat morbidly) about your lack of health insurance and many medical problems.


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Post 10

krustysc

Actually, Texas is the second largest state in population, as you will notice by its electoral votes which are second only to California.


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