Your A-Z Guide for Dallas Name Dropping
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Dallas is a funny place. After you've lived here long enough, you'll grow a strange combination of love and hatred for this place. You'll also begin to understand the importance of name dropping. If you're new to town, here's your humble-bragging how-to. If you don't want to look like a philistine at your next cocktail party, rely on this Dallasbabble and people will think you belong here. And if that's your goal, who are we to judge?
When someone asks you where you're coming from, tell them you were just strolling through the Arts District. See any good art? No, of course not, you respond, I was just there to admire the architecture.
Have you been making art with the former president? Did you use Wikipedia images as sources of inspiration?
Tell people that you're the reason Marky Mark saved the Greenville St. Paddy's Day parade. They'll want to make out with you when they're drunk. Promise.
ALERT: Severely Well-Dressed Weatherman Warning.
Bring up his sleeves. Buttoned = skies are clear. Rolled up = apocalypse.
Oil tycoon. Southfork Ranch. RIP Larry Hagman.
Try to get this out without puking: "When last I dined at Fearing's and I ran into Owen Wilson. It was deeevine, dahhhling."
Last night, I was SO wasted that I went to Gilley's. And it wasn't even for a concert.
The only 13-year-old you should ever admit to partying with.
It's Jerry's world, we're just living in it.
OMG, do you remember Super Bowl XLV? There was SOOOO much snow and ice on the roads. Like, at least one inch.
Whatever you do, don't bring up Super Bowl XLV.
Want to tear down a few highways? How many times can you use the word "walkable" in a sentence?
You were hanging out with the sexy queen of Dallas hip hop? Hashtag jealous.
The world's favorite wookiee lives in Boyd, Texas.
Never use his full name, it's just Dirk. (No one here can pronounce "NohV-it-ski.") Alternatively, he will accept Dirk Diggler, The German Wunderkind,The Germanator, Dunking Deutschman.
Lee Harvey Oswald
If I need to explain this one, go stick your head in a toilet.
John Wiley Price
He told you to go to hell? Welcome to Dallas, whitey.
Need a quick way to prove you're not an uptowner? Pull this offbeat Deep Ellum joint out of the back pocket of your ripped jeans.
You'll never believe it, but last night when we were hanging out, Mikey wanted to order Domino's.