Sunday, August 13, 2006

Tour of Texas, Signs of the Times

In honor of the fact that I have to drive to Dallas today and back tonight, I thought I would post some pictures of (mostly) rural Texas that I have gathered for your amusement, that you might understand better the climate that Bush was raised in and might even give you, perhaps, some small compassion for his mental impairment and emotional underdevelopment.

Cowboy funeral home.

Not a real speed trap, just a picture of one...perhaps the city budget was shy one police car.

Well, I really didn't have to see this!


Sign for the Knox City Golf Club.

Because Bar-B Que is messy.


We are proud that no child is left behind ...Conan the Barbarian, required reading in this school district.

Pralines, yum!

Almost a palace by Texas standards, entrance through the mouth of the shark.

There's a limo ride in your future at Budget Casket, because burying your loved ones is just too damned expensive!

Truth in advertising in Kyle Texas, just south of Austin.

Perhaps if the troops just drank more of this, they wouldn't have war fatigue.

Get in the swing, seriously.

Mosaic bug. This one's for Mary.

Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear...this is actually a bar in the middle of nowhere.

Pretty self-explanatory.


Ususally there is a gun shop inside as well.

This truck is actually the sign for Little Joe's baithouse.


You also can tell that Texans do love their flag motifs. The flag has the ability to show up on just about anything.



35 Comments:

At 6:06 AM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

The lone star motif probably best says what Bush is about - Not part of a larger community, but the whole enchilada. Pralines, mmmmm!
Thanks for the tour.

 
At 6:25 AM, Blogger Mary said...

That was precious! And I loved the mosaic bug!!! I want one. I always said I could mosaic anything but I hadn't thought about the old piece of junk in the back 40. Inspiration is everywhere. I've got some neighbors to talk to.

 
At 7:27 AM, Blogger Tina said...

Who in the hell has a bathtub just sitting around outside that is even available to be painted like a state flag in the 1st place? Moonshiners making some dirty bathtub gin?
.......oh yeah.... I see.... I get it now.
That explains soooo much about Dumbya.
Ya would've thought his mama Babs or his wife Lithium Laura would've had the good sense to drag him outta that tub.

 
At 9:15 AM, Blogger fallenmonk said...

Other than the fact that I don't consider Bush a Texan these are great pictures and really do show something about the Texas sense of humor.
I could use a good Texas BBQ anytime. Hope you drive is safe and worry free.

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger fallenmonk said...

One more thing...you use old bath tubs to water your stock.(horses & cattle)

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anita said...

Glenda,
the pictures are wonderful. I think Bush's "mind impairment" is his OWN fault due to his excessive arrogance. "Too much stupidity going around".

You have a nice trip, girl!

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

It takes a village to raise an idiot.

Love looking at your pictorial adventures, Glenda. Thanks.

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Ron Nasty said...

Can you imagine driving around Texas with a snootful of liquor mixed with some cocaine? Probably drove W crazy, although I'm sure his mama had something to do with that!

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger charlie said...

Love this post Glenda. Great pics. I marvelled at sights loke these when in Texas in March. You have no idea just how foreign such things look to a Brit. Wonderful stuff containing much social comment. Thank you.

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger Kvatch said...

"The Booze Box"! I love it, but what...no picture of The Party Barn?

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger No said...

God, I homesick! Could I really use some Bill Miller BBQ right now..or at the very least, that wonderful, refreshing, delicious sweet tea..yum, yum!!!!!!!!

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger No said...

God, I homesick...

um, yeah, okay...

God, I'm homesick.

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger Grish said...

Wonderful pictures. Thanks for posting them...

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Fuff said...

Fabulous colours in the pics.

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger Blueberry said...

Loved the sign tour! I've been to that place with the shark.

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Lew Scannon said...

More conclusive evidence we ought to give the whole damn state back to Mexico.

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger DivaJood said...

Oh, man, those are some fantastic pictures and signs. Love the Pie place. LOVE the Barbque/laundromat. Love all of 'em, actually. Thank you!

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger glenda said...

haha! I'm back ...thanks for visiting...oh, it's not really unusual to have bathtubs on your property if you have some cattle. makes a good water trough for the cows.
or hogs, or goats, whatever, I'm lucky enough to have a year round creek on my small ranch for the cattle.

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger CrazyComposer (aka Peter Amsel) said...

Oh Glenda,

That was precious, and so enlightening on countless levels. Perhaps the Great and Wise One was struck in the head by an errant golf ball fired off that tractor with the golf tee on board, or he may have knocked his head against the side of the bathtub after having refilled his “other” tanks at the Booze Box.

It is likely a mystery that shall never be solved: just as we are unable to unlock the genius of Albert Einstein through a forensic examination of his brain, the likelihood of learning anything from the Great and Wise One’s preserved brain is highly unlikely. The scientists assigned to the case do have one thing in their favour though, in the case of the Great and Wise One, or more specifically, his brain, they will find that it is already well preserved, having been preserved in strong spirits and then experiencing an extended period of time in which it had an opportunity to atrophy.

This will be the only time in history that, when the scientists are presented with the brain of the Great and Wise One it will be accompanied by the following note: “Enclosed please find (Please … good luck) one (1) brain of completely average (or below) dimensions, said organ having belonged to President George W. Bush, the Great and Wise One (or Bubba to those who truly loved him). N.B. due to the lifestyle of the Great and Wise One, this brain seems remarkably well preserved, almost as though it were never used.”

Note to self: remember what grandpa said about the brain … it’s a muscle, if you want it to last, you have to exercise it every day. Think I’ll go do some reading ….

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

This is going into Kinky Friedman territory.

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger CrazyComposer (aka Peter Amsel) said...

... but ... kinky is good, isn't it??? oh ... sorry ... lost my head there for a minute (perhaps more ... I may have blacked out).

perhaps it's time to go reintroduce Mr Left to his primary role in life (after writing, of course) ... now, I KNOW I didn't just write that ...

this must be a dream ...

Oh, Glenda, you're in my dreams ... then again, so is Renegade Eye (must be that dancing pic ...).

mmmmmmm

gotta go!

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger a rose is a rose said...

as we say in new england

wicked cool!

 
At 2:04 AM, Blogger sumo said...

Love the mosaic bug!

 
At 5:56 AM, Blogger betmo said...

i am speechless. apparently, this is the place that time left behind- and that explains much about bush dragging our country back to the 1950's. especially the soda billboards. whew!

 
At 7:05 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

I thought Florida had some bizarre stuff, and we do, but you Texas people may have us beat. Seems both states are a little short on taste. Funny, and we have a bush governor too. Maybe it's a result of the bush family class or lack thereof.

 
At 7:35 AM, Blogger Kelley Bell said...

Little Joes baithouse is too funny, but I loved the pooch post even more!

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger glenda said...

ha!The land that time forgeot...that's a post all by itself.
The pockets of 1950s bigotry are alive and well in parts of this state.
We all have a lot of work to do!

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger eProf2 said...

Great pics. Maybe Kinky has a chance afterall! Texans sure do love their flags, for sure. When we were in Texas that's about all we saw -- Texas flags, some so big they'd drag on the ground from 150 foot flag poles, everywhere. You can't complain about not living in a colorful state, that's for sure.

 
At 12:11 PM, Anonymous earl bockenfeld said...

Rhubarb an uncommon vegie. Eeee-ow, you pucker up just thinking about it. Yet its pucker-power is exactly what makes rhubarb the world's favorite pie plant.

Riders on my RAGBRAI bike ride, were searching the state for rhubarb pie. I wonder if the Texas Pie Company has it on their pie menu.

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger glenda said...

Hmm, Hi Eprof and Earl!
Rhubarb pie is great and I've added strwberries to the mix myself. I really don't know, but you are more likely to get pecan or peach pie down here, even chocolate pecan pie. Peaches and pecan orchards are plentiful around here.

 
At 7:01 AM, Blogger Candace said...

Glenda, this would make a great book! Get crackin, girl! Seriously.

 
At 7:25 AM, Blogger JBlue said...

Great pix!

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger isabelita said...

Out here in Seattle, we have a gigantic "Hammering Man" silhouette
sculpture in front of our downwtown art museum; that Knox City Golf Club sign resembles this sculpture. One arm of the Hammering Man swings a big hammer repeatedly.
Some waggish person created a satirical sculpture called "The Hammered Man", which has been out in front of a tavern called The Blue Moon. This one swings a can of beer to its mouth.
Side question: How long did Bush actually live in Texas? He spent a buttload of time in fancy-shmancy secondary schools. Oh, we all know his brand of vulgarity is inborn.

 
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