History UsefulNotes / DFWMetroplex

24th Aug '16 4:20:35 PM Eagal
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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: In February 2011, Dallas[[note]]Fine, ''Arlington''[[/note]] hosted the Super Bowl. Local governments and businesses had prepared for the influx of visitors and had planned quite an array of festivities, but were blindsided by a winter storm which brought in half a foot of snow and ice and temperatures dipping into the teens. One NFL commentator described DFW as a "moonscape." The municipalities of DFW took a ''lot'' of flak in national media for (generally) not owning snowplows and sand/salt trucks, despite the fact that snow events of the freak Superbowl storm magnitude are extremely rare for the area, and the cost of winter equipment really isn't justified.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: In February 2011, Dallas[[note]]Fine, ''Arlington''[[/note]] Arlington hosted the Super Bowl. Local governments and businesses had prepared for the influx of visitors and had planned quite an array of festivities, but were blindsided by a winter storm which brought in half a foot of snow and ice and temperatures dipping into the teens. One NFL commentator described DFW as a "moonscape." The municipalities of DFW took a ''lot'' of flak in national media for (generally) not owning snowplows and sand/salt trucks, despite the fact that snow events of the freak Superbowl storm magnitude are extremely rare for the area, and the cost of winter equipment really isn't justified.
24th Aug '16 4:19:28 PM Eagal
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* DeepFriedWhatever: Witness the massive variety of deep-fried foods available at the State Fair of Texas. Especially deep-fried Coca-Cola.
** And now they have [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/7973944/Deep-fried-beer-invented-in-Texas.html deep-fried beer.]] God help us.
** Don't forget the FRIED BUTTER! (yes, it's real)
** And for those who attend the [[http://www.texasscottishfestival.com Texas Scottish Festival]] there's deep-fried haggis, the all-purpose cross-cultural abomination.

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* DeepFriedWhatever: Witness the massive variety of deep-fried foods available at the State Fair of Texas. Especially deep-fried Coca-Cola.
** And now they have
Coca-Cola, [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/7973944/Deep-fried-beer-invented-in-Texas.html deep-fried beer.]] God help us.
** Don't forget the FRIED BUTTER! (yes, it's real)
** And
beer]], fried butter and, for those who attend the [[http://www.texasscottishfestival.com Texas Scottish Festival]] there's deep-fried haggis, the all-purpose cross-cultural abomination.haggis.
24th Aug '16 4:18:07 PM Eagal
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* [[SmallTownRivalry Big Town Rivalry]]: The founder of the ''Fort Worth Star-Telegram'', Amon Carter, was known for his vicious hate for his bigger rivals in Dallas, to the point where he rallied against that city in his paper, refused to spend any money for food in that city, and wanted each city to have their own television and radio stations, while promoting Fort Worth almost to his death. Though later years have brought the cities both together through the Metroplex, there are still times where both cities maintain their rivalry in one way or another. One of the most notable modern examples is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMU–TCU_football_rivalry Battle for the Iron Skillet]], the college football rivalry between SMU (Dallas) and TCU (Fort Worth). TCU's football stadium is named for the aforementioned Carter.



* DemotedToExtra[=/=]UnPerson: Quick experiment: go to anywhere outside of Denton and look for gear affiliated with the University of North Texas (the largest college in the region). You'll find [=TCU=] gear, UT gear, [=A&M=] gear, and even gear from out-of-state colleges, but finding [=UNT=] gear is nigh-unto-impossible unless you're in Denton proper.
* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud That's ''You,'' Ft. Worth.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Sometimes, it's wise to avoid driving on Central Expressway and just take the train...
* EverythingIsBigInTexas

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* DemotedToExtra[=/=]UnPerson: DemotedToExtra: Quick experiment: go to anywhere outside of Denton and look for gear affiliated with the University of North Texas (the largest college in the region). You'll find [=TCU=] gear, UT gear, [=A&M=] gear, and even gear from out-of-state colleges, but finding [=UNT=] gear is nigh-unto-impossible unless you're in Denton proper.
* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud That's ''You,'' Ft. Worth.
%%* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Sometimes, it's wise to avoid driving on Central Expressway and just take the train...
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train.
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EverythingIsBigInTexas



* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Dallas and Fort Worth (And Denton and [[AndTheRest some others]])



** But hey, at least the lights stayed on.



*** The Texas Rangers are in [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park in Arlington. They don't represent the whole state, considering the Houston Astros are a division rival.

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*** The Texas Rangers are in [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park in Arlington. They don't represent the whole state, considering the Houston Astros are a division rival.



* StepfordSuburbia: Fort Worth has Southlake and Dallas has [[strike:Plano]] Frisco.
** You forgot Coppell - a Stepford Suburb that just claimed two lives as of July of 2010. The mayor of Coppell, one of Dallas's northwestern suburbs, [[http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j8CQo2_Xn2BTagTQ1SjFo6BRU6ywD9H0IFGO0 had major financial trouble and major family drama]] and deception going on, despite putting on a show of happiness.
*** Isn't that was suburbs are for?
*** Touché. However, while a good number of--if not a majority--of DFW's suburbs are of the Stepford variety, some are actually fairly different. Richardson, Garland, and Irving first come to mind.

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* SmallTownRivalry: [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Insofar as anything is small in Texas,]] the founder of the ''Fort Worth Star-Telegram'', Amon Carter, was known for his vicious hate for his bigger rivals in Dallas, to the point where he rallied against that city in his paper, refused to spend any money for food in that city, and wanted each city to have their own television and radio stations, while promoting Fort Worth almost to his death. Though later years have brought the cities both together through the Metroplex, there are still times where both cities maintain their rivalry in one way or another. One of the most notable modern examples is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMU–TCU_football_rivalry Battle for the Iron Skillet]], the college football rivalry between SMU (Dallas) and TCU (Fort Worth). TCU's football stadium is named for the aforementioned Carter.
* StepfordSuburbia: Fort Worth has Southlake and Dallas has [[strike:Plano]] Frisco.
** You forgot
Frisco and Coppell - a Stepford Suburb that just claimed two lives as of July of 2010. The mayor of Coppell, one of Dallas's northwestern suburbs, [[http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j8CQo2_Xn2BTagTQ1SjFo6BRU6ywD9H0IFGO0 had major financial trouble and major family drama]] and deception going on, despite putting on a show of happiness.
*** Isn't that was suburbs are for?
*** Touché. However, while a good number of--if not a majority--of DFW's suburbs are of the Stepford variety, some are actually fairly different. Richardson, Garland, and Irving first come to mind.
happiness.



** ...And the way he ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_ZymGBl1Zw burns...]]''
24th Jul '16 3:20:11 PM Chariset
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*** The University of Texas at Arlington is located in Arlington.

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*** The University of Texas at Arlington is located in Arlington.Arlington.. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin at Arlington]].
19th May '16 3:49:33 AM KYCubbie
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*** The Dallas Cowboys were in Irving in Texas Stadium, and are now in Arlington in [[strike:Cowboy]] AT&T Stadium.
*** The Texas Rangers are in [[strike:The Ballpark In Arlington]] Globe Life Park in Arlington. They don't represent the whole state, considering the Houston Astros are a division rival.

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*** The Dallas Cowboys were in Irving in Texas Stadium, and are now in Arlington in [[strike:Cowboy]] [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium.
*** The Texas Rangers are in [[strike:The Ballpark In in Arlington]] Globe Life Park in Arlington. They don't represent the whole state, considering the Houston Astros are a division rival.



*** University of Texas at Dallas is located in Richardson. {{Egregious}} considering the below collegiate entry.
*** Southlake is more to the south-west of Grapevine Lake than to the south of it. Westlake averts this, being directly to the west and being right next to Southlake.

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*** The Dallas Wings play in Arlington at College Park Center, the main arena of the University of Texas at Arlington.
*** The University of Dallas is in Irving, and the
University of Texas at Dallas is located in Richardson. {{Egregious}} considering the below collegiate entry.
*** Southlake is more to the south-west southwest of Grapevine Lake than to the south of it. Westlake averts this, being directly to the west and being right next to Southlake.



*** University of Texas at Arlington is located in Arlington.

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*** The University of Texas at Arlington is located in Arlington.



* TooSoon: In a lot of ways DFW is just now starting to live down JFK's assassination. Between 1963 and 1990, or so, media references to Dallas area, and often Texas in general, invariably included a reference to the event.
** One of the most blatant examples is the film DrStrangelove: Not only was the film's release delayed, several of the lines and plot points were changed in the wake of JFK's death.
* UncannyValley: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Big_Tex.JPG Big Tex]], the State Fair of Texas' mascot. Just the way his shirt hangs off his chest makes him look like some kind of shrunken, embalmed corpse. And use used to look [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Big-tex-1956.jpg even creepier]] back in the 50s.

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* TooSoon: In a lot of ways DFW is just now starting to live down JFK's assassination. Between 1963 and 1990, or so, media references to the Dallas area, and often Texas in general, invariably included a reference to the event.
** One of the most blatant examples is the film DrStrangelove: ''Film/DrStrangelove'': Not only was the film's release delayed, several of the lines and plot points were changed in the wake of JFK's death.
* UncannyValley: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Big_Tex.JPG Big Tex]], the State Fair of Texas' mascot. Just the way his shirt hangs off his chest makes him look like some kind of shrunken, embalmed corpse. And use he used to look [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Big-tex-1956.jpg even creepier]] back in the 50s.
19th May '16 3:37:45 AM KYCubbie
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There are also other cities of notable size, such as Arlington (50th most populous city in the country)[[note]]And home to the Metroplex's UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague and UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball teams, respectively the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers, and also the first Six Flags theme park.[[/note]], Plano (71st), Garland (87th) Irving (94th), and about a half-dozen more within the top 300.

Despite the fact that the media tends to stereotype anyone in Texas as a cowboy and that the history of DFW had been stained by some very tragic events(JFK's assassination and the Waco standoff[[note]]though technically, Waco is a distinct city about 100 miles to the South and is not part of DFW proper[[/note]], DFW has a diverse population, a substantial art and music scene, and a strong array of higher education institutions. DFW is one of the fastest growing areas in the USA, thanks to a number of Katrina refugees and an economy that is strong, compared to the rest of the country.

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There are also other cities of notable size, such as Arlington (50th most populous city in the country)[[note]]And home to the Metroplex's UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague, UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball, and UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} WNBA]] teams, respectively the Dallas Cowboys and Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Wings; and also the first Six Flags theme park.[[/note]], Plano (71st), Garland (87th) Irving (94th), and about a half-dozen more within the top 300.

Despite the fact that the media tends to stereotype anyone in Texas as a cowboy and that the history of DFW had been stained by some very tragic events(JFK's events (JFK's assassination and the Waco standoff[[note]]though technically, Waco is a distinct city about 100 miles to the South and is not part of DFW proper[[/note]], proper[[/note]]), DFW has a diverse population, a substantial art and music scene, and a strong array of higher education institutions. DFW is one of the fastest growing areas in the USA, thanks to a number of Katrina refugees and an economy that is strong, compared to the rest of the country.



The Metroplex is also home to several sports teams and stadia, most of whom are based in Dallas despite their stadium being in another suburb. NASCAR's Texas Motor Speedway, for instance, lies at the intersection of TX114 and I-35W, which is within the city limits of Fort Worth and just outside of the Roanoke/Westlake/Southlake/Trophy Club limits. As well, the Dallas Cowboys' [[strike:Cowboy]] AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington (Texas Stadium, their previous home, was located in Irving), as is [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home field. Going even further than that, FC Dallas play their home games in Toyota Park, up in Frisco. However, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play their home games in the American Airlines Center, located right outside of downtown Dallas and well within city limits.

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The Metroplex is also home to several sports teams and stadia, most of whom are based in Dallas despite their stadium being in another suburb. NASCAR's Texas Motor Speedway, for instance, lies at the intersection of TX114 and I-35W, which is within the city limits of Fort Worth and just outside of the Roanoke/Westlake/Southlake/Trophy Club limits. As well, the Dallas Cowboys' [[strike:Cowboy]] [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington (Texas Stadium, their previous home, was located in Irving), as is are [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home field.field, and College Park Center, home to the WNBA's Dallas Wings. Going even further than that, FC Dallas play their home games in Toyota Park, up in Frisco. However, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play their home games in the American Airlines Center, located right outside of downtown Dallas and well within city limits.
3rd May '16 6:27:21 AM erforce
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* ''R.O.T.O.R.'' (1989): Inane ''Franchise/RoboCop''/''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' knockoff.

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* ''R.O.T.O.R.'' ''Film/{{ROTOR}}'' (1989): Inane ''Franchise/RoboCop''/''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' knockoff.
10th Jan '16 5:03:05 PM phoenix
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* If you extend the Metroplex to Wichita Falls, which the feds ''don't do''... add Dr. Phil, the band BowlingForSoup, and [[TheBeautifulGame Mia Hamm]] (a MilitaryBrat who ended up there).

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* If you extend the Metroplex to Wichita Falls, which the feds ''don't do''... add Dr. Phil, the band BowlingForSoup, and [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Mia Hamm]] (a MilitaryBrat who ended up there).
27th Nov '15 1:48:39 AM Reviresco
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** And for those who attend the [[http://www.texasscottishfestival.com Texas Scottish Festival]] there's deep-fried haggis, the all-purpose cross-cultural abomination.
27th Nov '15 1:42:07 AM Reviresco
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* Music/MeatLoaf (Dallas proper)
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