30 thoughts on “Watch Your Step Outside Culwell and Son

  • December 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm
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    I think that your comment is condescending.

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  • December 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm
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    What kind of comment is that from our community newspaper. We are not an arrogant community!

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  • December 15, 2011 at 6:45 am
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    Wow, Brad, that was rude. What kind of comment is that from our newspaper? You think you know your readers but obviously don’t. Maybe you should spend a little more time with us, like your editor does.
    What happened? Was someone hurt? Are they o.k.?
    Let’s do a little more reporting and a little less judging.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 8:03 am
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    I read the comment as “Who did this?” not as “Why wasn’t this a Lexus?”

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  • December 15, 2011 at 9:30 am
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    And people wonder why the Park Cities has the elitist reputation it has in the DFW area. Comments like this will only solidy the reputation.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 10:06 am
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    DemBones – you read it wrong. JR – if anyone wonders why the elitist reputation then that person(s) need to wake up and open their eyes. Just drive by the HPHS parking lot and you can see plenty of reasons.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 10:49 am
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    It must have been the maid’s car. Or maybe someone that took a wrong turn.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 10:52 am
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    Lighten up Francis! Looks like Bradford touched a nerve. Most people would see that it was an innocent, and funny, comment. I live in the Park Cities, and I laughed at it. Get over yourselves already.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 11:51 am
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    I think it is important for everybody to remember that in written form, some jokes don’t deliver well. We don’t get the benefit of tone of voice or facial expression. That said, the joke rubbed me wrong also.

    To illustrate, until about two years ago, my father drove the same chevy he bought new in 1985, and my mother’s was new in 1998. They ran well and were in perfect cosmetic condition. Why make car payments when the total repair bills are less than a car payment? When Dad replaced the cars, he paid cash for a brand new vehicle for my mother. And to my amusement and benefit, he bought my college vehicle, a ’99 Camaro. My parents are both lifelong Park Cities residents. They didn’t have fancy jobs or big inheritances, but their frugal decisions have enabled them to have a lot more than showy cars. They own two Park Cities homes and a lake house mortgage free. They may not be the norm, but they are every bit part of the fabric of our community. It takes all types.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm
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    Yeh, no, it was funny even in written form.

    Your father had an old car, and it made sense to him. Fine. I drive a 13 year old Jeep Cherokee. I don’t care what others think of my car. If they say something about it, I laugh. Because I have one of those “sense of humor” things. Comes in handy sometimes.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm
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    Thought it was harmless.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm
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    I wasn’t offended. I don’t think anyone was. I just felt he made himself look like a bit of a jerk.

    The joke was not presented in enough context or tone. There are five comments from people who also thought it was in poor taste.

    Even the best comedians know that not all jokes land well.

    If he had made the joke in using Culwell & Sons as the reference point rather than the Park Cities, it would have been more tasteful.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm
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    This kind of driving is the best reason yet to prohibit multistory parking garages in University Park. Just imagine what could have happened to Kuby’s!

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  • December 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm
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    Not funny because overdone.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 7:12 pm
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    The only time a Parkie is an elitist is when the LEAVE the Park Cities.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm
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    This is a blog. Jokes can only be made in the written form, so perhaps you should have had more understanding for the limitations of the media. To me it looks like someone was late for their haircut. Or maybe that seersucker on sale in the window just drove ’em nuts. Gotta have it!!!

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  • December 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm
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    See how it is done? Coral’s joke is well written and actually funny.

    Except, OMG my Dad only wears seersucker head to toe! Now, it is war!

    Yes, only kidding.

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  • December 16, 2011 at 2:24 am
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    I’d rather people think us Parkies are able to crack a joke about our perceived (from the outside) “superiority” than be dull whiners who can’t take a little humor without getting their feelings hurt because their daddy also drove a crappy car around town.

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  • December 16, 2011 at 8:47 am
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    Y’all sound like Bruno Kirby in Good Morning Vietnam.
    “I know funny, and that’s not funny”.
    I chuckled.

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  • December 16, 2011 at 9:54 am
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    Mr. Pearson,…I have a question? It would seem to me you could have explained your comment immediately after the first few responses for simple clarity.

    I wish you a peaceful and safe Christmas.

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  • December 16, 2011 at 9:56 am
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    I thought it was funny, too…stop hatin’ on Bradford or he’ll want to go back to NYC. Funny story: a fellow Parkie friend of mine who drives a really nice car looked at my 2004, seriously dented-up minivan (plastered with old school & camp bumperstickers, which only ups the general hawtness factor) which was parked in the very last row at El Fenix the other day and said, “You scared of gettin’ a door ding or something?” It was a joke! And I laughed! Just like Bradford’s comment. Lighten up, people!

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  • December 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm
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    Love the snark. Keep it up. Makes life fun.

    The fact that this is the big news of the day, means HP could use a little snark. Or a little awareness of life outside the bubble. But that might take way too much effort, so let’s stick with snark.

    haha

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  • December 16, 2011 at 2:43 pm
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    If Bradford’s comment was made by an actual “rich” Parkie who drove a Mercedes, then ya’ll’s self-righteous indignation would be spot on. Now, I don’t know Bradford, but I suspect that, as an small-newspaper writer who has to dig ink out from under his fingernails, his vehicular choice is more in line with a Pontiac than a Porche. So clearly his comment was intended more as an (ironic, gentle, affectionate) jab at Parkies, with all their fancy-car uniformity and pretense, than at drivers of Pontiacs.
    In other words: lighten up, people, and learn about this thing called “irony.”

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  • December 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm
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    I think it was funny in a dry humor kind of way. Not everyone gets dry humor. I’m sure no harm was intended. What I’d like to know is what really happened? How DID the car end up on the sidewalk? Were there any injuries?

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  • December 18, 2011 at 1:59 am
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    What does P-O-N-T-I-A-C stand for?

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  • December 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm
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    you fell for the leftists racist goadings

    ouch!!!

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  • January 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm
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    That was my car asshat. Thanks for the burn.

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  • December 30, 2012 at 7:31 am
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    What does Pontiac stand for?

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