Thursday, February 23, 2006

13 of ‘Em

I was going to rant today about some crazies I saw commenting on other sites, but then I realized that arguing on the internet is freak’n retarded. Instead I’m going to post 13 things about my home town Huntsville.

1. Huntsville AL is the birthplace of the Saturn 5 Rocket which transported the first Americans to the moon and the home of Wherner von Braun.
2. The Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville is one of the world’s largest space museums.
3. The headquarters for the National Speleological Society is located not too far from my home.
4. The US Army Aviation and Missile Command is also headquartered in Huntsville in Redstone Arsenal.
5. I just recently found out Huntsville was fourth on the nuke list for the USSR during the cold war. New York, Washington DC and NORAD were the first three targets.
6. Because of the large of amount of engineers in Huntsville, you often see people wearing socks that don’t match.
7. We have 12 institutes of higher learning and yet people still don’t know that the left lane is the passing lane and that turn signals should be used before making the turn.
8. Huntsville might be the only place that you can see a NRA, a soccer mom, and a “my daddy is a rocket scientist” bumper sticker on a Mercedes and a Ford pickup with a lift kit and real mud on the side panels.
9. The conservative talk show host Sean Hannity got his start in Huntsville, and then mysteriously left one day with a new job in Atlanta. Conspiracy theorist say that it was a sweetheart deal between him and Bud Cramer to get him out of Alabama so that Bud wouldn’t have to take anymore abuse from Sean.
10. Huntsville was the first capital of Alabama when it entered the Union. The Alabama constitution was penned in Huntsville. That’s probably why they moved the capital. The Alabama constitution has more words than any other state constitution.
11. You know those monkeys we sent into space? They were kept at the Space and Rocket Center to keep FrankJ from visiting. They’re now all dead; so nothing is stopping him now.
12. Occasionally Huntsville gets a few tornadoes. Try to avoid mobile homes as they are the first thing a tornado looks for when entering a city. Tornados hate poor people and rednecks.
13. FreeMasons started Huntsville, and I can’t quite remember if that’s part of Zionist plot or not.

Also there are a few other people listing 13 things about their home towns.
Lazy Daisy


At 10:20 AM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

I just wanted to comment that the comments are working

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Insolublog said...

Was the Saturn project really a national pride thing, or was it just red-neck one-upsmanship, starting with the Ford lift kit and muddy panels, then ending with 2 million kg of flaming propellant strapped to someone's a$$, for a sub-orbital Sunday drive to Wherner Von Braun's, for beer and Bratwurst?

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

Well Saturn V is the official name but here in Huntsville we call it "Yankee Launcher".

At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Kath said...

Haha, laughed very hard at #6 and #8. Not that I didn't, you know, laugh at the rest or anything...

You make your town proud!


At 12:24 PM, Blogger PoP said...

I think I saw Baker and Able The two monkeys at Rocky Drakes Taxadermy shop way bake when.

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Tyler D. said...

Huntsville, one of the few places you can see a wigger in his slammed Civic racing a redneck is his lifted Chevy.

I didn't know about the nuke list.
Although I know more electronic interference is directed at Huntsville than anywhere else.

At 2:47 PM, Anonymous tommy said...

But why is it called Hunstville? Shouldn't it be DrPhatTonysville?

At 2:50 PM, Blogger Contagion said...

Maybe I will have to detour through Huntsville on my vacation. It just sounds too damn exciting now!

At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Scouser said...

I love your 13, you managed to do what I failed and introduce some humour. Credit where credit is due. Now I know something about your home town.

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

I'm working on the renaming bit.

At 7:36 PM, Blogger Killired said...

interesting... you joined the Thursday 13 meme huh?
WELCOME! my list is up!

At 8:13 PM, Blogger Cove Rebel said...

In Huntsville we also refer to NASA as "welfare for engineers."

At 12:16 AM, Blogger Nightcrawler said...

FrankJ secretly loves monkeys. And ninjas too.

At 6:52 AM, Anonymous linda said...

Not to doubt your wisdom, but I thought the first capital was Cahawba?

At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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