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LaLadyinTx
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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Pam would have eventually, probably soon, dumped Bud. Sissy for the win - and fun in the sack.


She would have been miserable with him. He wouldn't have fit into her world. He was a fun roll in the hay for a while. That's it.


LaLadyinTx
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
2 of my favorites that came out when I was 17 and 19. I didn't truly understand these movies till I saw them on cable 20 years later.

As a 17 year old from a tiny N. La town (like 1 red light...1800 people), I thought Tony and Bud were living the life. I thought both these movies were about finally having a great job, partying all the times, dancing and drinking and that it looked fabulous! I especially loved disco as I was 18 at it's height.

Watching these movies later was so sad when I realized they were about how sad their lives were and how they were going nowhere. I mean it literally says it in the Staying Alive lyrics and I wasn't mature enough to get it.

But yes, these movies describe it all perfectly. When I was in high school we idolized the couple of hot guys that graduated and went offshore in 1978. They'd come back to town when they were off and cruise the tiny town streets that rolled up at 9 and hang out at some house party or field drinking or getting high. But they drove a 1978 black 442 t-top and a 1978 Trans Am black special with the eagle and it looked like they were on top of the world.


Fewer Kilometers
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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the paddling stuff, Dazed is likea home movie.

They ended the hazing at our school a few years prior to my Freshman year. And I doubt they had paddling past the 50's.

Wooderson walking into that pool/foosball hall was about the greatest moment of cinema deja vu I've ever experienced.


Crow Pie
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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And I doubt they had paddling past the 50's
BS...The disciplinary dean (Brother Ivy) at Brother Martin paddled my arse in 1974. When I told my parents they went down to school to complain and the school essentially kicked me out for being a "trouble maker" by refusing to allow me to register the next semester.


Fewer Kilometers
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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BS...The disciplinary dean (Brother Ivy) at Brother Martin paddled my arse in 1974.

I'm not talking about the teachers. I meant the hazing.

The coaches beat us in the classroom like we were rented mules, all through the 70's. But there was zero hazing of Freshmen by Seniors by the time I got there.


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LaLadyinTx
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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And I doubt they had paddling past the 50's.


Totally had paddling at many schools in the 70's. I graduated from HS in 1979 and guys got paddled!

Why did you think this ended in the 50's?


Fewer Kilometers
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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Totally had paddling at many schools in the 70's. I graduated from HS in 1979 and guys got paddled!

Why did you think this ended in the 50's?

Like I said, I was referring to Seniors paddling Freshman. The teachers beat the hell out of us, but not the Seniors.


Crow Pie
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
It wasn't "paddling" as it was deemed "corporal punishment" by the school. As a grad of Cor Jesu my dad said I deserved it but my mom didn't want her little angel getting his arse beat with a paddle that had been drilled out.


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Cdawg
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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What southern/southwestern trailer couple is going to include Union in their kid’s name?

One that works for a Union at a refinery? This is blue collar Houston, not rural Alabama.


dchog
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
Those are hillbillies. So what is the difference between hillbilly, redneck and white trash?


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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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Watching these movies later was so sad when I realized they were about how sad their lives were and how they were going nowhere.

I saw a write up on UC and SNF back in the day and they described it as people "living lives of noisy desperation". I think that is as good a description as any.


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Dire Wolf
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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One that works for a Union at a refinery? This is blue collar Houston, not rural Alabama.


This was before my day but how union were the plants back then?


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SlidellCajun
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
Urban cowboy captured some of that granular trashiness that you can smell. It’s gritty.

That chick he was cheating with from Dallas was hot.
Whatever happened to her?


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hogcard1964
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
Agree with the Urban Cowboy analogy.

For tv viewers that need a good fix of white trash, check out Mountain Monsters. So bad, it's funny.


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chinese58
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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Pam would have eventually, probably soon, dumped Bud. Sissy for the win - and fun in the sack.
I don't know about Houston or Pasadena, but in Dallas during the 80's hot chicks called that sport f*cking.


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ldts
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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Buford Union Davis


Wasn't it Uon, not Union.


Philzilla2k
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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Wasn't it Uon, not Union.

Uan


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Pandy Fackler
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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When taking her back after getting raw dogged every night by the convict in a camper trailer behind Gilley’s it becomes sloppy seconds


And raw dogged all hot and sweaty but not in a good way. But in the sorta way where you stink and maybe your feet are dirty from an unswepted or mopped floor. Because you know Sissy was a terrible house keeper and that disgusting trailer Wes lived in had no air conditioning, so you know they both stunk like shite and because it was back in the late 70's or early 80's or whatever, you just know sissy had thick jew bush that collected all kinds of lint and shite and she had dirty frickin' toenails and Wes looked like he hadn't showered the whole frickin' movie.

Yeah I'd call that shite sloppy seconds for sure.
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Pandy Fackler
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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The only people who had tattoos in 1980 were bikers and sailors.


This is about the truth of it. Back then, if you had a tattoo, you were sorta sketchy and maybe a little scary. When I was 15, I knew a guy named Travis Ridley who had a tattoo and me and my friends had a frickin' Beavis and Butthead style crush on him.

Nowadays if you have a tattoo, you're just a follower and a slave to fashion.


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Jack Ruby
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re: Urban Cowboy is one of my favorite movies and I'll tell you why.
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There weren't that many tattoo artists then. Tattoo parlors were shady and they weren't exactly called artists then. A surprisingly small number of the musicians had tattoos in 1980 as well.



I knew quite a few bikers when I was a kid through a family connection, and it seemed like all of the them were, at one time or another, either amateur or professional tattoo artists.

Like you said, normal people didn't go to tattoo parlors back then. It would be the equivalent of a 40 yr old suburban dad in a minivan waltzing into a biker dive bar by the railroad tracks and thinking everything is fine.

People can't really fathom it now, but tattoos were regarded as one of the ultimate sketchy character giveaways.

Hell, half the old Navy and Marine guys hid their tats as much as possible when they were out in public by wearing king sleeves, because most of them had their tattoos on their forearms.

It was a totally different world.


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