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When I was growing up in south Texas, we weekended in a small town called Rockport, where my parents kept their boat. Rockport had a weekly newspaper called 'The Toast of the Coast Herald', and the cover of the Herald was always full of the week's DWI mugshots. The editor of the Herald's goal was to publicly expose and humiliate the week's drunk drivers - a tactic I wholly agree with and enjoy seeing implemented. I've always thought we should bring back the public stocks, and this was a media-based version of that.

Looks like that spirit is still alive and well, as bustedinaustin.com has taken that concept and run with it, albeit with all manner of criminal. Stuff like this is why, even for all its faults, I loves me some Texas and insist on going back there to spend my remaining years.
By: dave
Wednesday, Jun 3rd 2009 (7:15am) | Thanks: brady
Being a born n' bred Texan, I'm certainly no stranger to the concept of the buried-school-bus-underground-bomb-shelter-slash-wine-cellar-slash-secret-clubhouse, but stashing a stolen bulldozer underneath a golf fairway? That's a new one.
By: dave
Friday, Mar 13th 2009 (7:17am)
In Texas, however, they end at the valet.
By: dave
Friday, Feb 20th 2009 (12:10am)
Ok, maybe not, but that's what the signs say anyways.
By: dave
Friday, Jan 30th 2009 (4:52am) | Thanks: hellvis
Not only that, a well-put explanation on why we Texans get all pissy if you put beans in your chili.
By: dave
Monday, Dec 8th 2008 (9:31am)
Thanks to Texas' stringent election deadlines, Libertarian Bob Barr is the only person on the Texas ballot in the upcoming election. Obama and McCain missed the boat.
By: dave
Thursday, Aug 28th 2008 (1:15am)
You see it as something to crap through. Barney Smith sees it as potential art.
By: dave
Friday, Jun 27th 2008 (12:08am)
The time-honored tradition of scratching your back with your gun claims another victim.
By: dave
Wednesday, May 14th 2008 (5:45am)
Man, I miss living on the gulf coast. I often think back on the weekends my friends and I spent on the beach, drinking crap wine, burning sofas on the bonfire, stumbling across severed limbs. Good times.
By: dave
Tuesday, Apr 15th 2008 (7:21am)
Having raised a couple of kids through the Phoenix schools, I can safely say that Arizona education flat out sucks. No wonder this state is so screwy.

I grew up and had my schooling in Texas, where a quality education is job one. They know how to properly motivate the faculty.
By: dave
Thursday, Mar 27th 2008 (12:06am)
Attention Jimmy Dean: a Texan is mad as hell, and is not gonna take it any more!
By: dave
Tuesday, Nov 20th 2007 (5:47am)
Wes Pemberton thinks he may have a world record. He’s submitted a hair on his leg as the world’s longest leg hair. A hair on his calf measures about five inches. The world record is 4.88 inches.
By: Dave
Friday, Oct 12th 2007 (5:13am)
If you're moving to Texas (like I will be in a couple more years), there's a few things you should know to help you survive. Here's a list of some of them.
By: Dave
Tuesday, Oct 9th 2007 (7:16am)
By: boho-daddy
Thursday, Aug 30th 2007 (11:05am)
It’s official: Town Lake will be renamed Lady Bird Lake in honor of the former first lady.
By: boho-daddy
Saturday, Jul 28th 2007 (10:49am)
...but this is getting ridiculous.
By: boho-daddy
Thursday, Jul 5th 2007 (2:30pm)
Ted Nugent calls out Paul McCartney, PeTa, Hugo Chavez, Hillary Clinton, and others. Go Ted!
By: boho-daddy
Tuesday, Jun 19th 2007 (7:49am)
Geostationary Banana Over Texas is an art intervention that involves placing a gigantic banana over the Texas sky. This object will float between the high atmosphere and Earth's low orbit, being visible only from the state of Texas and its surroundings. From the ground the banana will be clearly recognizable and visible day and night; it will stay up for approximately one month.
By: Dave
Thursday, Apr 5th 2007 (7:25am)
And people ask me why I plan to move back to Texas as soon as I can.
By: Dave
Wednesday, Mar 28th 2007 (8:44am)
Helluva catchy tune, but kinda depressing.
By: boho-daddy
Monday, Mar 19th 2007 (2:51pm)
No stranger to controversy, Ted Nugent has Austinites' tongues wagging after his performance this week at Gov. Rick Perry's Inaugural Ball.
By: boho-daddy
Friday, Jan 19th 2007 (7:08am)
A new measure has been entered into the legislature that will allow blind people to hunt.

That's right. Blind people with guns, shooting at any game that sighted people can hunt. What could possibly go wrong?
By: Dave
Wednesday, Dec 13th 2006 (5:50am)
...even if you don't live there. Behold the power of the intarweb.
By: Dave
Friday, Nov 3rd 2006 (9:45am)
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