A Conversation for Texas, USA
Miao Hongzhi Started conversation Jul 14, 2000
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,
Ashley Posted Jul 14, 2000
Miao Hongzhi Posted Jul 14, 2000
Ashley Posted Jul 14, 2000
Absinthe in a can - now there's a good idea...
Hexar Posted Jul 15, 2000
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.
little toad Posted Jul 15, 2000
Lord [INSERT NAME HERE] Posted Jul 16, 2000
Hi LT! Will you write us an entry on why medicare is woefully inadequate?
little toad Posted Jul 22, 2000
hi, mr inh!
i'm a little toad, not hillary clinton. ;->
but seriously, is it a topic that needs an entry?
Lord [INSERT NAME HERE] Posted Aug 14, 2000
Nah, I was just joking (somewhat morbidly) about your lack of health insurance and many medical problems.
krustysc Posted Apr 15, 2003
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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