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Dallas’ 3rd Gift to the World

In the spirit of the abundant holiday gift giving that will be taking place over the next couple of months, all the Metroblogging cities are giving 7 gifts to the world throughout the week of NOV 26th – DEC 2. This is Dallas’ 3rd Gift to the World.

JACK KILBY & THE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Jack Kilby of Dallas’ own Texas Instruments built the first Integrated Circuit which went on to revolutionize the world as we know it. Thanks to Jack, we have the computers that we are reading this post with, and the cell phones we’ll use to bail our friends out on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” when they call and ask us to answer who created the first micro-chip. So I guess this means that everything is NOT bigger in Texas…well at least not in size.

For a facinaating article on Jack Kilby, be sure to read this article: The Chip that Jack Built Changed the World.

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Dallas’ 4th Gift to the World

In the spirit of the abundant holiday gift giving that will be taking place over the next couple of months, all the Metroblogging cities are giving 7 gifts to the world throughout the week of NOV 26th – DEC 2. This is Dallas’ 4th Gift to the World.

THE WILSON BROTHERS + WES ANDERSON
Dallas’ gift 4th gift to the world isn’t necessarily Owen and Luke Wilson. It’s the fact that they were born in Dallas, and then went on to meet Wes Anderson at the University of Texas in Austin and soon after made Bottle Rocket, which launched all of their entertainment careers. Without this combination, there would never have been any of the Wes Anderson movies we all love.

Dallas’ 6th Gift to the World

In the spirit of the abundant holiday gift giving that will be taking place over the next couple of months, all the Metroblogging cities are giving 7 gifts to the world throughout the week of NOV 26th – DEC 2. This is Dallas’ 6th Gift to the World.

SHOPPING MALLS!
It may not be the birthplace of the shopping mall, but Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any United States city and metro. I wouldn’t be surprised if Dallas also has the most Strip Malls to boot. I’m assuming this explains why Texans really love their trucks and SUV’s. It is not the terrain. There is probably more concrete here than anywhere in the world…visit Texas in the summer and tell me global warming is not due to these massive super-shopping center parking lots where trees once stood. But back to my point. Texans drive their big gas guzzling tanks because they love to shop! …and they need all that extra room and suspension to accomadate the maximum amount of plastic bags possible.

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Dallas’ 7th Gift to the World.

In the spirit of the abundant holiday gift giving that will be taking place over the next couple of months, all the Metroblogging cities are giving 7 gifts to the world throughout the week of NOV 26th – DEC 2. This is Dallas’ 7th Gift to the World.

This one is obvious. With a 1980’s TV show as big as the state’s ego, Dallas’ 7th gift has to be Dallas. The unforgetable (ok that’s a debatable adjective) saga of the Ewing Family, began as a five part mini-series in 1978. Throughout it’s thirteen seasons, many actors passed through the gates of Southfork…but only one would become the answer to the now infamous question “Who shot J.R.?”

I still remember that theme song.

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UNT grieves the loss of local icon Albino Squirrel

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Friday, a Memorial/Funeral Service will be held for UNT’s local icon, Albino Squirrel at the UNT Fountain from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and a pot-luck dinner will follow immediately after the services in the Lyceum. Donations for the family of the slain squirrel will be accepted through the Albino Squirrel Preservation Society.

Like all of us, I feel a great deal of pain when tragic events such as these take place. I can remember the first time I met Albino Squirrel like it was yesterday; Sitting near the fountain like he routinely did, graciously granting student’s wishes, and teaching acrobats to the other homogenous mixture of squirrels. He was a fine specimen and he will be missed.

Tragically, Albino Squirrel met his untimely demise at the tallons of a roving hawk yesterday afternoon. Police are investigating this assassination as a possible hate crime. onlookers stated that the hawk was heard screaming profanities as he swooped down and plucked the poor tree-dwelling rodent from his perch atop the courtyard gazebo. Witnesses looked on horrified as the grizzly attack played out before them.

As a result, additional counselors will be available throughout the week at the UNT Student Health Services Center in order to aid the overflow of grieving students through this difficult time.

The Denton Police are offering a $50,000 reward for any tips leading to the arrest and indictment of the accused hawk. always remember, you can remain anonymous.

On a final note, The Albino Squirrel Preservation Society is calling for a one month boycott of the purchase or display of any UNT paraphernalia containing the UNT Eagle or any manifestation of it. Thank you for your time.

Regards,
James

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