If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(NPR)   Only two things come from Texas, steers and HBO shows about Texas politics. I don't see any horns on you, boy   (npr.org) divider line 49
    More: Interesting  
•       •       •

3126 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Jun 2014 at 6:32 AM (10 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



49 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
GBB
2014-06-18 06:38:05 AM
TFA It's set to unfold at the Texas statehouse...

Read that as "steakhouse".

/mildly appropriate
 
2014-06-18 06:41:22 AM
Well, that should be a madhouse, if done correctly.

An 'idealistic cowboy'... a literal cowboy?
 
2014-06-18 06:44:55 AM
It's that three things?
 
2014-06-18 06:47:37 AM
"Full Metal Jacket" was not the first movie to feature the quote that Subby is parodying. "An Officer and a Gentleman" had it as Oklahoma, not Texas.  http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/o/officer-and-a-gentleman- s cript.html  (Ctrl+F "Oklahoma")
 
2014-06-18 06:53:06 AM
Let predict the cast. Homophobic and closeted gay man whose wife knows but says nothing because she's as ambitious as he is, an education guru that wants to replace science with creationism, a religious nut that doesn't actually believe in god but only pretends to get votes.

I would love to have the Boondocks version of Ann Coulter though.
 
2014-06-18 07:09:48 AM
The last three headlines/articles are all from NPR....

NPR trifecta?
 
2014-06-18 07:09:52 AM
Sorely interesting

I might watch that show
 
2014-06-18 07:10:10 AM
HBO?  Shouldn't a show about Texas politics be on Comedy Central?

/or maybe the Horror Channel, or whatever they call it these days.
 
2014-06-18 07:11:01 AM
HBO comes from Texas?
 
2014-06-18 07:11:59 AM

cman: Surely interesting

I might watch that show


WTF is sorely? Autocorrect my ass why dont ya. Fixt
 
2014-06-18 07:18:49 AM
Will it be called Birth of a Nation?
 
2014-06-18 07:28:40 AM
Fark too scared to say "queer" in the headlines?
 
2014-06-18 07:32:44 AM
I'm absolutely certain this will be non-partisan and not have any political bias in the way it depicts Texas and Texans.

/rolls eyes
//Do you want to learn about Texas? Then go to Texas, don't go to Hollywood.
 
2014-06-18 07:33:52 AM

ilikeracecars: Let predict the cast. Homophobic and closeted gay man whose wife knows but says nothing because she's as ambitious as he is, an education guru that wants to replace science with creationism, a religious nut that doesn't actually believe in god but only pretends to get votes.

I would love to have the Boondocks version of Ann Coulter though.


Spoiler alert; they're all the same guy
 
2014-06-18 07:52:21 AM

Alphax: Well, that should be a madhouse, if done correctly.

An 'idealistic cowboy'... a literal cowboy?


Figuratively speaking, yes.
 
2014-06-18 07:56:25 AM
So not at all HBO's answer to House of Cards, right?
 
2014-06-18 08:03:43 AM

skinink: Fark too scared to say "queer" in the headlines?


no, it didn't work for the headline.
 
2014-06-18 08:17:43 AM
The new show about the rise of the PC in Texas, Halt and Catch Fire, is great.   It's on AMC.
 
2014-06-18 08:24:20 AM
Abbots not fresh he stinks as much as Perry
 
2014-06-18 08:24:26 AM

Road Rash: //Do you want to learn about Texas?


No.
 
2014-06-18 08:48:00 AM

Blathering Idjut: Road Rash: //Do you want to learn about Texas?

No.


Are you comfortable with your willful ignorance?
 
2014-06-18 08:51:13 AM

xanadian: Shouldn't a show about Texas politics be on Comedy Central?


When my friend worked in the Legislature he described it as a bunch of frat boys trying to figure out Robert's Rules of Order.
 
2014-06-18 09:02:06 AM
I always thought having Mike Rowe do an episode on being an intern at the Texas statehouse would have been a natural for Dirty Jobs.
 
2014-06-18 09:06:06 AM

Road Rash: I'm absolutely certain this will be non-partisan and not have any political bias in the way it depicts Texas and Texans.

/rolls eyes
//Do you want to learn about Texas? Then go to Texas, don't go to Hollywood.


I fully expect it to be News Room in the Texas Capital Building.

Democrat gooood....Republican baaaaaaad! Should be good for a laugh.
 
2014-06-18 09:18:04 AM
So HBO is finally doing a cartoon series.
 
2014-06-18 09:20:10 AM

ilikeracecars: Let predict the cast. Homophobic and closeted gay man whose wife knows but says nothing because she's as ambitious as he is, an education guru that wants to replace science with creationism, a religious nut that doesn't actually believe in god but only pretends to get votes.

I would love to have the Boondocks version of Ann Coulter though.


ilikeyou
 
2014-06-18 09:21:11 AM
img.fark.net
Gunnery Sgt. Hartman: Where are you from, anyway?
Pvt. Cowboy: Sir, Texas, Sir!
Gunnery Sgt. Hartman: Texas? Holy dogshiat! Only steers and queers come from Texas!! And you don't much look like a steer to me so that kind of narrows it down. Do you suck dick?
Pvt. Cowboy: Sir, no, Sir!
Gunnery Sgt. Hartman: Are you a peter-puffer?
Pvt. Cowboy: Sir, no, Sir!
 Gunnery Sgt. Hartman: I bet you're the kind of guy who'd fark a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach around!  I'll be watching you!
 
2014-06-18 09:22:06 AM
Typical HBO and their Bill Maher agenda.  If you want to do poltiics, do a show in Cook County, Illinois.  If you want to do Texas do John Wesley Price, the biggest racist since Lester Maddox.  Plus in an interesting twist John Wesley is black.    Too bad Molly Ivins and Ann Richards are dead on their most serious days they were the funniest comics alive.
 
2014-06-18 09:25:48 AM
I've worked at the Texas Senate since 2007 so it'll be interesting to see how they portray everyone.
 
2014-06-18 09:26:32 AM

ilikeracecars: Let predict the cast. Homophobic and closeted gay man whose wife knows but says nothing because she's as ambitious as he is, an education guru that wants to replace science with creationism, a religious nut that doesn't actually believe in god but only pretends to get votes.

I would love to have the Boondocks version of Ann Coulter though.


Pretty sure she's farking Jimmy Walker sooo... Dynamite!
 
2014-06-18 09:37:12 AM

HaywoodJablonski: Blathering Idjut: Road Rash: //Do you want to learn about Texas?

No.

Are you comfortable with your willful ignorance?


I'll freely admit I only care about the U S of A. Other countries can blow me.
 
2014-06-18 10:05:46 AM
And because it is HBO, there will be the obligatory incest, rape, incestual rape, guy-on-guy sex, girl-on-girl sex, and plenty of over-the-top violence.  They'll mix in some plot as well.  They do know how to put together good television programming.
 
2014-06-18 10:18:03 AM
So is this going to be like GoT in Texas... and is Rick Perry gonna be getting it on with his sister?
 
2014-06-18 10:20:43 AM
I am looking forward to the Louie Gohmert Show, could be the dumbest thing since Jersey Shore or Honey Booboo.
 
2014-06-18 10:26:30 AM
let me guess...it will be filmed in Georgia so nothing will look like Austin except the composite shots?

(Looking at YOU  ...Halt and Catch Fire....  no farking evergreen forests in Dallas suburbs you coonts)
 
2014-06-18 10:49:43 AM
I don't care where this meme originated yo, I just wanna see it everywhere all the time everyday in *ALL THE HEADLINES* because it's totes awesomesauce
 
2014-06-18 10:51:02 AM

kbronsito: So is this going to be like GoT in Texas... and is Rick Perry gonna be getting it on with his sister?


Why would someone in Texas farkin' their sister be dramatic or even remarkable?
 
2014-06-18 10:52:48 AM
Eh, I could easily see this becoming a "ripped from the headlines" show, making the same jokes that Jon Stewart made 2 years ago.
 
2014-06-18 10:55:29 AM

2xcited: Typical HBO and their Bill Maher agenda.  If you want to do poltiics, do a show in Cook County, Illinois.  If you want to do Texas do John Wesley Price, the biggest racist since Lester Maddox.  Plus in an interesting twist John Wesley is black.    Too bad Molly Ivins and Ann Richards are dead on their most serious days they were the funniest comics alive.


Not sure if you're trolling or not. Clearly the show wants to deal with the social issues that the Texas GOP loves to legislate. For the purposes of a scripted TV show, you can get a lot more mileage out of something like the Texas GOP party platform than selling a U.S. Senate
 
2014-06-18 10:55:46 AM
Considering they are building a $40mil movie studio on acres and acres of land right north of Austin, this doesn't surprise me. There are enough California transplants for it to be another Hollywood. What people have to realize is that Texas cannot be stereotyped. The cities in Texas can be. Each major city is like its own unique little world. Austin is the furthest thing from what people classically portray Texas as. Dallas, is closer to the general view of "Texas".
 
2014-06-18 11:30:41 AM

the money is in the banana stand: Considering they are building a $40mil movie studio on acres and acres of land right north of Austin, this doesn't surprise me. There are enough California transplants for it to be another Hollywood. What people have to realize is that Texas cannot be stereotyped. The cities in Texas can be. Each major city is like its own unique little world. Austin is the furthest thing from what people classically portray Texas as. Dallas, is closer to the general view of "Texas".


You gotta be kidding... Dallas? They're going more left every day. Main city becomes Hobo-ville USA around sunset, west end's a joke, government is beyond corrupt, schools are corrupt, a lot of the roads are deplorable, good buildings are torn down to make room for nothing (c'mon, at least Reunion Arena could have made a good homeless shelter!), and the drive is atrocious. At least Austin has one heck of a nightlife, as does San Antonio...

/only good thing about Dallas is the outskirts.
 
2014-06-18 11:36:54 AM
True about Texas regions. Dallas to me was like Southern Oklahoma. The Austin area to me was "Texas", going from about New Braunfels to Round Rock, San Antonio was /is Mexico. Houston is: Just NO.
When my wifes job in San antonio hgave her the option of moving to another city, choices being Phoenix, Chicago, Tampa, Houston or Albuquerque, we chose Albuquerque for obvious reasons. Namely escape from Texas.
We still visit family there from time to time, but it's much more exciting here.
Rather than being "mired" in a state, it's a day trip to any one of a number of states.
 Just a day trip to San Diego for fishing, whatever else you'd like.
 
2014-06-18 11:40:16 AM

2xcited: Typical HBO and their Bill Maher agenda.  If you want to do poltiics, do a show in Cook County, Illinois.  If you want to do Texas do John Wesley Price, the biggest racist since Lester Maddox.  Plus in an interesting twist John Wesley is black.    Too bad Molly Ivins and Ann Richards are dead on their most serious days they were the funniest comics alive.


I have been in Dallas most of my life.  Who is "John WESLEY Price"?    I know about John WILEY Price, but never heard of a John Wesley.

/did you also study Texas history in the 7th grade? did they teach you about Maribou B. LaSanAntonio?
 
2014-06-18 11:43:38 AM

Stratohead: never heard of a John Wesley.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wesley

Stratohead: did you also study Texas history in the 7th grade?


Strangely, no one outside of Texas ever had this class. I've taken my husband to San Jacinto Monument and he's all "Who's Santa Anna?"
 
2014-06-18 11:52:17 AM

Road Rash: I'm absolutely certain this will be non-partisan and not have any political bias in the way it depicts Texas and Texans.

/rolls eyes
//Do you want to learn about Texas? Then go to Texas, don't go to Hollywood.


You probably believe quoting people in context is lying, don't you.
 
2014-06-18 12:02:30 PM

Kirzania: Stratohead: never heard of a John Wesley.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wesley

Stratohead: did you also study Texas history in the 7th grade?

Strangely, no one outside of Texas ever had this class. I've taken my husband to San Jacinto Monument and he's all "Who's Santa Anna?"


wasn't talking to you actually... was ragging on someone else for making a disparaging remarks about a local political snake oil salesmen and getting the name wrong. but thanks for not grasping my context. in case you further missed my sarcasm, let me clue you in that there are no historical figures with the name Maribou B. SanAntonio.
 
2014-06-18 01:15:02 PM
The Derpening 2:  Derp Harder
 
2014-06-18 03:31:43 PM
Is there only going to be a new season every other year?
 
2014-06-18 06:54:36 PM
I don't need to watch TV to experience Texas politics. I live here.

It's just about as derpy and corrupt as you imagine. In equal parts. And sometimes both at once.
 
Displayed 49 of 49 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report