July 4, 2008

She never been to Texas, never heard of King Kong

I'm going to go see this movie today. I think it's somewhat appropriate that it opens on July 4th. The Houston Chronicle had a pretty good review of it on Wednesday. Lucky me, it's only playing in the theater up the street from my house.

In other news, I have a job (but not a Real Job...a coffee house job - Kyle will be proud) and I'm going back to school starting next week. Whoopie!

Also, to give you an idea of just what it's like here in Houston, consider this:

Yes, it is true, more people sing "Deep in the Heart of Texas" during the 7th-inning stretch than "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." As international and trendy as Houston can seem, ultimatley it's still Texas. Yes, Texas: where shooting burglars in the back as they run from your neighbor's house after being specifically told by 911 dispatchers to stay inside your house and let the cops handle it is simply "Texas justice."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if you're a spic or a burglar, the law isn't exactly on your side in Tejas, so I guess those guys were doubly fucked on that one.

How was Gonzo? I'm not expecting it to play in any theater within a hundred miles of Midland.

July 6, 2008 at 12:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After perusing the comments of that Chronicle article, which were mostly in response to the detail "illegal immigrant" (how that is apropos of murder or larceny, I still don't know), I recalled these words:

"Oscar's contention, throughout, was that all Grand Juries are racist, since all grand jurors have to be recommended by Superior Court Judges—who naturally tend to recommend people they know personally or professionally. And that therefore, no Chicano ratbastard street crazy, for instance, could ever be indicted by a 'jury of his peers'."

Hunter S. Thompson, "Strange Rumblings in Aztland"

July 6, 2008 at 12:26 PM 

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