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Mar. 22nd, 2005



did you know there's a city in the united states called corpus christi?

that must be weird, living in jesus' body. it's in texas. yeah that explains a lot, doesn't it? :p

but anyway, i just read in a tv guide that eva longoria was born there. no, i had never heard of her either, but she's one of the women from desperate housewives. the one who sleeps with her gardener..

i have watched a couple of episodes now and i still don't understand what the hype is about. it's not bad, but certainly not the best thing you've watched this decade, as they would like you to believe. the one thing i really hate about it, is the voiceover of the woman who committed suicide. it wouldn't be so bad if she provided us with some new information, but all she does is describe exactly what we can see for ourselves.

haha i see the american decency association (yes there is such a thing) called it 'one of the fall's trashiest shows'..
in my view from 'over here' they are just making fun of conservative model families and the (upper) middle class. nothing more, nothing less. there should be a time machine for those that want to turn back the clock half a century. the rest of us should be able to send them there. with a one way ticket, of course..


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scopo
Mar. 22nd, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)
'The past is a another country. They do things differently there.'
sleepysweater
Mar. 22nd, 2005 06:31 am (UTC)
What America needs is a family like the Waltons, not families like the Simpsons.
I believe it was George Bush who said that. :)
1punky4u
Mar. 22nd, 2005 01:18 pm (UTC)
HEAR, HEAR!

I am all for the time machine Idea! Or, something like George Carlin once promoted for criminals... lets fence in one of the flat featureless suqare states like Kansas, and make them all live there.
cumboy
Mar. 22nd, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
texas is weird!
justkj
Mar. 23rd, 2005 12:58 am (UTC)
You heard/read correctly. There is a city in Texas called Corpus Christi. It is a coastal town on the Gulf of Mexico. I have been there several times for business and pleasure.

It once was a Spring Break destination for college students. Kind of makes it even stranger. "Let's party in the body of Christ!" Actually, that may be an ideal spot...

And as for Texas being weird, I'll take that as a compliment. We have mountains, oceans, lakes, deserts, and plains. Business from the size of a family farm to internal banks. We have wine and beer making industries. We were once a nation separate from the United States, even had embassies in England and France.
tamar
Mar. 27th, 2005 08:07 am (UTC)
houston, we have a problem..
i had just read a couple of weird stories that all happened to take place in texas. but maybe i shouldn't have singled out texas. america is a big country with lots of people obviously. and many things happen there that the rest of the world doesn't understand. not only in politics, but also those ridiculous lawsuits and all that. if i'd spill my coffee in a mcdonald's i'm not even sure i'd get a refill. and we don't even notice every boob that's shown on television here! :p

oh you forgot to mention the space center. houston is in texas, right?


justkj
Mar. 27th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
Re: houston, we have a problem..
Yes, that is right, the NASA's control center is in Houston.

I did not take offense at your comment. They are on the mark. There are a lot of weird, different and special things about Texas. I think one of the most strange is that when one of the wire regions in France was attacked by a root rot that killed off many if not all of the vines, it was new root stock from texas that help the region recover. I wish I remember more about the story.
kokopopo
Apr. 6th, 2005 12:16 am (UTC)
Re: houston, we have a problem..
I live two hours from Corpus--and it's not even shaped like Jesus at all.

South Texas is great, by the way--we do have liberal democrats (the best in America), good barbeque and mexican food, and lots of cold beer to drink on hot nights while listening to soulful music.

One of these days I hope to visit my Danish friend Simo who lives in Amsterdam. He is a Great Dane.
starionwolf
Mar. 26th, 2005 06:22 am (UTC)
Re: corpus christi
I knew one person who lived there.
tristeleroi
May. 1st, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
Corpus Christi
I'd guess the name of that city comes from Spanish times. Remember Texas used to be part of the Spanish empire, then of Mexico. Spaniards used to go around naming cities with the Bible in their hands.

TlR
daruba
Jul. 31st, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
i grew up catholic

so i can say it's even WEIRDER "eating" the body of christ.

amen.
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