July 16th, 2006 03:11 PM
Seguin, Texas, county seat of Guadalupe County, has the world's largest pecan. Right on the courthouse square!
"We're paratroopers. We're supposed to be surrounded!" Dick Winters
July 17th, 2006 12:45 AM
Our Capitol is also pretty amazing, especially at night.
July 17th, 2006 01:53 AM
More REALLY COOL Things about TEXAS
- You notice your radiator is overheating, before you start your car.
- The thermometer in the lid of your Bar-B-Que Grill shows 150 degrees F, before you light it.
- You know a swamp cooler is not a happy hour drink.
- You hear the weather forecast for 105 degrees without flinching.
- You discover in July it only takes two fingers to drive your car because your steering wheel is so hot.
- You can make instant sun tea or sun tea instantly.
- You run the house a/c in the middle of winter, so you can use your fireplace.
- The best parking is determined by shade...not distance.
- Hotter water comes from the cold water tap than the hot one.
- You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
- Sunscreen is sold year round, it is always kept right at the checkout counter.
- Sunscreen with less than 50 SPF is called 'hand cream.'
- You put on fresh sunscreen just to go check the mail box.
- Some fools market mini-misters for joggers and some other fools will actually buy them. Worse... a lot of fools actually try to jog!
- When hot air balloons can't rise because the outside air is hotter than the air inside the balloon.
- When fabric is considered the deluxe interior, rather than stick-to-your-seat leather.
- No one would dream of putting in vinyl upholstery either.
- You see two trees fighting over a dog.
- The birds have to use pot holders to pull worms out of the ground.
- Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard boiled eggs.
- The cows are giving evaporated milk.
- It's overheard: "I wish it would rain - not so much for me, 'cuz I've seen it - but for my 7-year old."
- You eat hot chilies to cool your mouth off.
- You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
- The temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly.
- You discover that you can get a sunburn through your car
- It's noon in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one person is out on the streets.
- You break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m. before work.
- Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is falling and frying on the
- You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
Semper Fi ~
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July 17th, 2006 10:57 AM
More Missouri bits:
Winston Churchill gave his 'Iron Curtain' speech in Fulton. (There's a piece of the Berlin Wall there to commemorate the event, both Reagan and Gorbachev gave speeches on the same spot)
Daniel Boone spent most of his later years around Defiance, and passed away there.
Harry Truman was from Lamar.
Rush Limbaugh is from Cape Girardeau.
Samuel Clemens was from Hannibal.
General John Pershing was from Laclede
Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. It's worth it.
July 17th, 2006 12:26 PM
It has to be the gun laws man, The gun laws.
Dang Witherspoon, I missed this one and you beat me to it.
Originally Posted by Witherspoon
Also, Mountains, beaches and and the piedmont within a few hours drive of each other.
Summer is just hot enough to make you appreciate Winter. The winter is just mild enough to not make you want summer back. For me anyway.
Don't forget, 8 POTUS's were born here too.
"fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand
July 17th, 2006 12:38 PM
Some interesting towns in PA:
Paradise...convienently located next to Intercourse.
Jim Thorpe...something about the town paying the family to bury him there and name the town after him.
Eighty-Four...yes like the lumber store.
Centralia...last I checked the underground coal fire from decades ago was still burning, and the town is smoking.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
July 17th, 2006 02:44 PM
Born and raised in NYC. That was cool as described in above message. Still trying to find what's cool in NJ after living here for 34 years. Bac
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