Friday, November 21, 2008

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

The stinkiest places in the world. Hereford, Texas, edges out Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Thanks to Jeff Meyerson for the link.

9 comments:

norby said...

What do expect from a town called Hereford?

Jerry House said...

I went to school in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, a town that hosted a refinery, a stockyard, and a sugar beet factory. When the wind blew right, the presence of all three were evident. Despite the occasional stench it was a lovely place.

Benjie said...

I'd take the pasture perfume of Hereford over the industrial odor of Pasadena, TX any day.

norby said...

Now see, stories like that are why I'm glad I went to college in a town that had an Archway cookie bakery.

That's a place you don't mind driving by in the afternoon...

Anonymous said...

Now what does Ed Gorman think of that?

Richard Wheeler

Bill Crider said...

I was wondering the same thing.

Anonymous said...

Well, they've never passed the intersection of Red River and Main in Gallatin, TN which, thanks to the Kyrstal restaurant and the McDonald's placed oppositionally from one another, smells like the world's biggest egg fart almost every morning I drive by. Although I am crude, I'm not saying this because I'm crude. I'm saying it because it's true. I've always wondered if Gallatin could do something. Like simmer large vats of Gas-X in 55-gallon drums on the streets or in the water pipes. And, hey, Norby, Hereford's a good English name. But maybe that says it all after all, eh?

And what does Ed Gorman think of what? I'd like to know what he thinks of the Frankenstein comic adaptation that's soon to be done. It's making him money, some maybe he's okay with it, eh? But did he have much to do with it? By the way, Bill, what do you think of Gorman's Frankenstein novel?

- Lawrence

Anonymous said...

First Cedar Rapids is under ten feet of water, and then it loses its title as the stink capital of the world. It's enough to inspire a Gorman move to Pitcairn Island.

RSW

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Anyone ever hear of The Tacoma Aroma? It's not bad anymore, but in its heyday it could gag a vulture. And there's a long stretch of the Jersey Turnpike that reeks of a million cowpies. At least, there was when we traversed it back in the fifties and sixties.