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Old 07-13-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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Actually I think we had more of that in the 80s than we do now!
Agreed. Dallas is sparkling compared to other cities its size. We could actually use MORE grit. Not less!
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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I think "Valley Girl speak" is hilarious, but I'm not around it all the time.

Shows like Dallas perpetuate stereotypes. That doesn't make me hate it, but I don't really care for soaps anyway. I got hooked on General Hospital while I was in the hospital and couldn't do anything besides watch TV all day, and it took me almost a year to break the addiction!
LOL! That is freakin' hilarious! What are the chances of getting addicted to a show called General Hospital while actually being a patient at a hospital? lol. I can see why u got hooked and it took forever to break the addiction. I would probably go through the same thing! lol.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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What the hell is wrong with people anyway? Do I think that I will go California and everyone surfs? To Miami and everyoneis either retired or a drug lord? To New York and everyone is Jewish and speaks like Fran Drescher? Of course not. it's ridiculous. I don't get it.
Not "everyone" but alot the things you used as examples ring true for large segments of people in all of those areas.

I always say stereotypes usually exist for a reason and derive from something that is sometimes universally true of an area or group. It's really just an attempt for people to organize large amounts of information and categorize things to make it easier to understand. Taken at face value most of it is usually very innocent, and quite honestly usually funny, until it crosses a line of being prejudicial.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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Not "everyone" but alot the things you used as examples ring true for large segments of people in all of those areas.

I always say stereotypes usually exist for a reason and derive from something that is sometimes universally true of an area or group. It's really just an attempt for people to organize large amounts of information and categorize things to make it easier to understand. Taken at face value most of it is usually very innocent, and quite honestly usually funny, until it crosses a line of being prejudicial.

True, but to the extent of say, "King of the Hill" (think: Tom Landry Jr. High, accents, etc)
But "do you ride horses to school?" REALLY???
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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Wow at that article! Beautifully written and I totally agree.

Its to bad Dallas and the DFW area will never be known for what it actually is. Instead it will always be known for a tragic event, the Cowboys, and a TV show. Even my wife (before she ever visited) thought Dallas was just a bunch of cowboys and white peoplewith tumbleweed and oil. To this day, her biggest surprise was "all the Indians and Mexicans" and "no cowboys in Dallas".

Dallas is the most stereotyped city in the US where the stereotype is furthest from the truth (in my opinion).
I'm still wondering about my new home just outside Tampa. I guess I assumed that there would be a mix of races everywhere in the USA just like Dallas, plenty of Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and Indians and more along with the white (I'm white). I don't go out at night (stopped doing that around age 45) and I'm referencing the places I've chosen to shop. In nine months I've seen two men I'm assuming were Cuban based on their language and less than a dozen black people. I hope no one thinks I'm overly friendly but it's a weird feeling. Maybe I just don't go out enough. If I had the money, I'd buy a home on the beach and stop worrying.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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Back to the original topic: The TV shows about Dallas stop before reality begins. (Just like General Hospital doesn't depict a real hospital.)
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Dallas - New Series on TNT - Coming Summer 2012

Yeee Hawwww ! ! ! Bring. It. On.....

I always was a fan of Sue Ellen. Glad to see she's back.
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