The Ten Worst Things Texas Has Given to the Modern World
|You had to be there, we guess.|
Fort Worth represent!!
John Lennon's killer was born in Fort Worth and, although he moved around a lot, he's still a Texas native. A Texas native who shot John Lennon.
Now, anyone who's watched Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr's increasingly desperate attempts to be something other than oldies acts might not be blamed for thinking Lennon would have gone the same route.
But we're pretty convinced that Lennon would have found a way to crack the code, or at least be interesting and surprising in his attempts to do so. So thanks, Fort Worth.
2. Urban Cowboy
Not the movie, necessarily; that remains watchable, if only to giggle at John Travolta's accent. And any film with Scott Glenn, Debra Winger and Barry Corbin is going to have its moments.
But the film unleashed a torrent of bad music, worse fashion and very, very unfortunate dancing upon the world. The only saving grace is that Texans suffered the brunt of it.
Again, not the movie, which was fairly enjoyable. Instead we mean the "hyping us into an unnecessary war against a county that didn't attack us" dude, the Man from Midland who lawyered his way to an election win and then went downhill from there.
The list of George W. Bush's failures, disasters and outright taxpayer giveaways to the world's richest is long. He came into office with a balanced budget, and handed his predecessor an economic crisis, debt and deficits we're still trying to recover from.
And remember, he got the opportunity to do this because he had "proven" he could work in a bipartisan manner as governor of Texas. So even though he was a rich preppy WASP who went to the toniest East Coast schools, we as a state have to take the blame for him.
All we can say, world and America, is that for George W. Bush, and the rest of this list, we are heartily sorry.