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(ABC)   Not doing anything to help the sterotype, texas becomes hos to the largest US city without a single bookstore as Laredo's last one closes   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 291
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2009-12-17 10:02:44 AM  
Yeah, because no other city in Texas has a bookstore. *snark*

I can throw a rock in any direction and hit either a chain bookstore or a small mom and pop one that sells used books. Oh, and don't forget, you can now buy books at Libraries.

/Laredo is not a big city; and it's Laredo. Right on the border. Full of people who don't speak or read English....
 
2009-12-17 10:38:10 AM  
It's Laredo.

You know, right next to Nuevo Laredo in Mexico. The drug war violence spills right over into Laredo.

Nobody with any type of education willingly keeps their family in that place. Not surprising that they don't have bookstores.
 
2009-12-17 10:59:04 AM  
We still have Larry McMurty's Booked Up store.
 
2009-12-17 11:00:32 AM  
I guess I have to do this, then.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2009-12-17 11:09:30 AM  
I can only assume the multiple typos in the headline are for effect?
 
2009-12-17 11:24:06 AM  
Where was Subby taught to spell? Alabama?
 
2009-12-17 11:24:37 AM  
New Moon Rabbit: Right on the border. Full of people who don't speak or read English....

There are probably Spanish-language bookstores on the other side of the border that are closer to them than 150 miles to San Antonio.
 
2009-12-17 11:28:29 AM  
They apparently have a shortage of SHIFT keys, Es and Ts, too.
 
2009-12-17 11:36:09 AM  
It's just a short term lack of bookstore...Barnes & Noble states in the article they are planning a B&N store but the site for it won't be available for a 18 months.
 
2009-12-17 11:43:18 AM  
If only there were some way to order books without having to physically go into a store.
 
2009-12-17 11:43:46 AM  
Jesus, Subby. If you are going to try and make fun of something for being "uneducated" at least TRY to get your headline to sound somewhat intelligent.

//I look forward to Subby outing himself and trying to cover his mistakes by saying that he was being IRONIC.
 
2009-12-17 12:00:22 PM  
What's all this about hos?
 
2009-12-17 12:16:33 PM  
Have you been to Laredo? It's a scary place. Drugs, runners, looters. No shiat B&N pulled out. I bet you couldn't find a chain store in the whole damn town - no major company would risk it.
 
2009-12-17 12:33:57 PM  
Ho's, Steers, Queers, w00t!
 
2009-12-17 12:34:22 PM  
toddalmighty: What's all this about hos?

Where's Tiger when we need him?
 
2009-12-17 12:35:03 PM  
When one bookstore closes, uno librería abierto.
 
2009-12-17 12:35:30 PM  
Texas: We ain't doin' no fancy book learnin'
 
2009-12-17 12:35:56 PM  
thalassatx: Where was Subby taught to spell? Alabama?

alabama. You never capitalize proper nouns unless they start with C and come after ie.
 
2009-12-17 12:36:05 PM  
hos? lol

I dunno, I've been in East Harlem for a while and have yet to see one. I only know of 1 in my neighborhood in Queens, but it is Spanish.

Seriously, why doesn't Borders or something come into these neighborhoods? Make a Spanish language section or something. It won't be as popular as say, a B+N in the UES, but there must be SOME sort of market for it!
 
2009-12-17 12:36:08 PM  
texas becomes hos

www.javno.com?
 
2009-12-17 12:37:04 PM  
toddalmighty: What's all this about hos?

The subby just wanted to grab our attention.
 
2009-12-17 12:37:10 PM  
aden_nak: I guess I have to do this, then.

Laredo is a hell of a lot more Mexico than America
 
2009-12-17 12:37:14 PM  
aden_nak: I guess I have to do this, then.

That is an amazing image. America!!! Fark yeah!!!!
 
2009-12-17 12:37:41 PM  
SchlingFocker: It's Laredo.

You know, right next to Nuevo Laredo in Mexico. The drug war violence spills right over into Laredo.

Nobody with any type of education willingly keeps their family in that place. Not surprising that they don't have bookstores.


Ras-Algethi: Have you been to Laredo? It's a scary place. Drugs, runners, looters. No shiat B&N pulled out. I bet you couldn't find a chain store in the whole damn town - no major company would risk it.

This pretty much has it covered.
El Paso would be in the same boat if it weren't for it's size. The Laredos have nothing on CJ.
 
2009-12-17 12:38:15 PM  
Leave subby alone. It's bad enough he's from Texas. Do we really have to mock him so?
 
2009-12-17 12:38:22 PM  
If subby's headline was intentional, then kudos to him on his superior trolling abilities. If not, then he's clearly a Laredo resident.
 
2009-12-17 12:39:12 PM  
Just give us the Texas tag already, fellas.
 
2009-12-17 12:39:16 PM  
What a bookstore owner in a small town riddled by drug violence may look like:
www.premiere.com
 
2009-12-17 12:39:48 PM  
New Moon Rabbit: Oh, and don't forget, you can now buy books at Libraries.

Ummm, your library is doin' it wrong.
 
2009-12-17 12:39:57 PM  
Texas has had hos for a long time, Subby.
 
2009-12-17 12:39:58 PM  
Ras-Algethi: Have you been to Laredo? It's a scary place. Drugs, runners, looters. No shiat B&N pulled out. I bet you couldn't find a chain store in the whole damn town - no major company would risk it.

They're building a larger B&N store, it'll just be 18 months til it opens.

/DRTFA
//From The F-in Article I read in the dead tree paper yesterday
 
2009-12-17 12:41:04 PM  
I spied a young reader all wrapped in white linen,
all wrapped in white linen and cold as the clay.
 
2009-12-17 12:41:49 PM  
Laredo, who gives a shiat.
 
2009-12-17 12:42:20 PM  
Wow, nice spelling/punctuation/typing, submitter. And in a headline that implies Texas is stupid because a bookstore closed. "Sterotype," indeed.

Not a Texan, just gotta love the irony of somebody implying a lack of literacy, in a sentence that reads as if an illiterate person wrote it.

And I too am preemptively calling bullshiat on any "it was written badly to be ironic" excuse. Clearly, it was just written badly. Maybe submitter should read a book. You know, one of them fancy books that don't have no pictures.

Also... it's Laredo. When the last bookstore in Houston or Dallas closes, let us know. Other than that, this isn't really all that surprising.
 
2009-12-17 12:42:35 PM  
Street walkers of Laredo?

/Get six pretty maidens to bear up my pall
 
2009-12-17 12:42:56 PM  
Cagey B: If only there were some way to order books without having to physically go into a store.

If only there wee some sort of depository for books in Texas, some sort of Texas Book depository. Maybe for school books.

As likely as a catholic becoming President, I suppose.
 
2009-12-17 12:43:06 PM  
Really?? No book stores? Not even a...

www.poi-factory.com

/hot like wasabi
 
2009-12-17 12:44:17 PM  
www.bustedcoverage.com

What texas hos might look like.
 
2009-12-17 12:45:08 PM  
That's two esses, subby.
www.annotatedmst.com
 
2009-12-17 12:45:58 PM  
This just in:
movies are like books but with more explosions and less commitment.
 
2009-12-17 12:46:06 PM  
Do Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com not deliver there?
 
2009-12-17 12:46:07 PM  
toddalmighty: What's all this about hos?

www.williamsmith.org

Whut?
 
2009-12-17 12:46:58 PM  
red5ish: That's two esses, subby.

Damn you.
 
2009-12-17 12:47:26 PM  
In the near-decade I've been using Fark, I've never gotten a chance to say this: I submitted this link with a better caption.

/That is all
//Thank You
 
2009-12-17 12:47:45 PM  
I bet there are still plenty of 24 hour newstands with all the reading material that population handle.
 
2009-12-17 12:48:05 PM  
I love it when farked up headlines make he front page.

The fact that everyone piles on (myself included) with their snarky remarks makes Fark a wonderful place.
 
2009-12-17 12:49:47 PM  
jaysolomon.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-12-17 12:50:07 PM  
theoriginalslash: Wow, nice spelling/punctuation/typing, submitter. And in a headline that implies Texas is stupid because a bookstore closed. "Sterotype," indeed.

Not a Texan, just gotta love the irony of somebody implying a lack of literacy, in a sentence that reads as if an illiterate person wrote it.

And I too am preemptively calling bullshiat on any "it was written badly to be ironic" excuse. Clearly, it was just written badly. Maybe submitter should read a book. You know, one of them fancy books that don't have no pictures.

Also... it's Laredo. When the last bookstore in Houston or Dallas closes, let us know. Other than that, this isn't really all that surprising.

Well if you think that piece is bad you should read the detroit free press. Where punctuations are everywhere, Simplistic writing within most columns. Also, the forums working on race baiting on both sides that you would think it was a recruiting agent for the Nation of Islam or, Stormfront.
 
2009-12-17 12:50:36 PM  
FTGodWin: What texas hos might look like.

Man, if they would lose the shorts in that lineup it would be be the most epic penis-coaster of all time. even Kanye would have to agree.
 
2009-12-17 12:52:02 PM  
grizzlyjohnson: red5ish: That's two esses, subby.

Damn you.


Great minds.
 
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