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Friday, June 20, 2008

Good Texas posture

I’ve noticed that a lot of people don’t understand Texas – especially Yankees. That’s why I was so happy to run into this YouTube video, yesterday, showing a typical Texas rite de passage. As my friend, Mr. Lumpenprof, can tell you, this is the way we do things down here - and boy howdy, there’s no funner way to make sure kids grow up standing straight and tall – we do hate bad posture in the Lone Star State! This kind of thing happens all the time on these lazy summer days in my neighborhood – you hear kids giggling, their mothers crying for them to stand still, and occasionally howls of pain – I always smile and think, somebody wasn’t listening to Mom!

What Texans have a hard time understanding is that Yankees just don’t have these fun childhood games. I don’t know, but I think this is the reason Yankees are so weird!

4 comments:

northanger said...

AO 91 = TYPICAL TEXAS RITE DE PASSAGE = SEVEN BRIDGES OF KÖNIGSBERG.

AO 117 = SEVEN BRIDGES OF KÖNIGSBERG PROBLEM = IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING = SOMEBODY WASN'T LISTENING TO MOM!

AO 64 = SYMMETRY IN CHAOS = GOOD TEXAS POSTURE.

Chuckie K said...

Understand Texas? Not until you've attended the East Fires of Fredericksburg.

roger said...

You've been to Fredericksburg?
I like that little town, in spite of the hokey German heritage tourist thing going on there. Too bad it isn't historically honest - which would mean honoring the German SOCIALIST heritage.

Chuckie K said...

Freidenker! There were free-thought papers out there in the Hill Country.

Do check out the Easter fires. Doughty German settlers. Indian raiders. Dancing wild flowers. Songs of faith. The faith of our fathers, as a matter of fact. You can make a day of it, Enchanted Rock, the Nimitz Museum, and in the evening out to the fair grounds for the premier ethnic heritage pageant of Gillespie county!