Houstonia Magazine‘s August issue is devoted to 273 supposed reasons that Houston is better than Dallas. The content doesn’t seem to be on their website yet, but I’m guessing all 273 are variations on the benefits of constant high humidity as a skin moisturizer. I’ve been told that Gulf Coast dwellers have dozens of words for “damp,” “slimy,” and “soggy,” much as the Inuit people of the Arctic region have for “snow.”
Our own Tim Rogers will be on Houston public radio station KUHF today at noon to debate the merits of Big D vs. H-Town against Scott Vogel, the editorial director of Houstonia. (UPDATE: Listen to it here.) This morning, our superior North Texas public radio station, KERA, takes its own stab at listing the factors why Dallas rules while Houston drools:
For snark’s sake, we asked North Texans to submit their own analogies that compare Houston to Dallas. We gave them a jumping off place (Houston is to Dallas as Jan Brady is to Marsha) and let them take it from there. Here are some of our favorites: Nicole LeBlanc says “Houston/Dallas = no zoning/zoning.” Perhaps somewhat critically, Sarah Duckers responds, ”Houston: Howdy. Dallas: Where’d you go to school?” KERA commentator Rawlins Gilliland had a couple of gems: “Dallas/Houston = Marilyn Monroe/Anna Nicole Smith” or “Paris France/Paris Hilton.” The Facebook thread’s still open, so don’t be shy!