Houston Is Filled With Life & Culture

October 16th, 2011 · 19 Comments

One of my friends has a high-powered job in Phoenix and is well respected.  He recently had dinner with a rich friend who asked him, “Why are you living in Phoenix?  There’s no life there.  And no culture there.”  He criticized Phoenix as a nothing city.  Nothing interesting. Boring.  Why would anyone live there?  He told my friend to move out of Phoenix as soon as possible.  He told others at the dinner table that anyone who lives in Phoenix is not a mover or a shaker.  No companies are headquartered in Phoenix.  He said people just lead boring lives in Phoenix.  And he ended his tirade with a question, “How can you be mentally stimulated in Phoenix?  There is no culture.  How do you find intelligent people?”

I guess I’ve got it all wrong for living in Phoenix.  I’ve been missing out for over 40 years.  Wasted my life here.  This pretentious snob, by the way, lives in Houston, Texas.

So let’s see what Houston has to offer.  Like this Houston home that’s currently for sale.  Looks like it’s oozing with culture and life.

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Just like the fans gracing the walls, I’ve become a fan of Houston.  I wanna be a mover and shaker in Houston too!!

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 violet // Oct 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I’ve never heard anything negative about Phoenix. I’ve never been to Houston, but I’ve heard it’s flat, hot, and it’s one of the fattest cities in the US

  • 2 Jat // Oct 17, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Looks like it’s oozing something, alright.

  • 3 El // Oct 17, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Houston is supposed to be nice, but so is Phoenix. People should be able to like living where they live without some dope giving them a lot of ___ about it. As for me, I love Phx, love AZ, and love the desert and will be moving back there as soon as I possibly can. I miss it a lot!

  • 4 maria // Oct 17, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Sounds like your friend really ticked you off. I’ve never seen you so…emotional.
    Of course Houston has no culture. Try finding a good yogurt. Impossible.
    Phoenix, on the other hand, has dream catchers and Kachina dolls and the best taco-enchilada platters in the world.
    Why are you getting so emotional again?
    Isn’t Phoenix near some really big hole in the ground? They call it Big Canyon or is the Grand Hole? Something like that.
    Whoops. Did I say something wrong again?

  • 5 Leif // Oct 17, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Maria, I thought of editing it but…
    I had other Phoenix friends that attended that dinner and they were equally miffed. No city is perfect.

  • 6 taria // Oct 17, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I grew up in OC Ca. You have to go a long way to get snootier than them. (Houston maybe?)

  • 7 Karla // Oct 17, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    When I was about 15, one day my dad looked me straight in the eye, and very seriously said to me “Karla….never EVER go to Texas. Promise me!” I promised. And I never will. My dad said Texas was full of Texans. My mom was a Texan. Nuff said. I understand.

  • 8 PhoenixSucks // Oct 18, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Yep fully agree! One of the worse places in the world to live is Phoenix! It feels like 6 billion people live there, and they are always where you want to be. Traffic that is nothing but a pure nightmare, heat like a coal boiler, and a nice fine dust that get into EVERYTHING! I lived there 8 years and that was 8 years waaaaaay to many! The best day I had in Phoenix?? The day I left!

  • 9 felixthecat // Oct 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    That is some great guy. It is a wonder that he has any friends at all.

    Houston is the armpit of Texas, and Texas is the armpit of the USA.

  • 10 Jozef // Oct 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I live in western Canada right now, and you’ll get the exact same attitude from any easterner, mainly those from Ontario.

  • 11 jan // Oct 23, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Glad you are gone “PhoenixSucks”; we don’t want your kind around here, especially with that attitude! If you hate Phoenix so much why are you even on this web site? Go away!

  • 12 Leif // Oct 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Everyone is entitled to his/her opinions, positive or negative.

  • 13 JohnnyMan // Apr 7, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I wonder if it ever occurred to the snob at the dinner that not EVERYONE wants to be a mover and a shaker. (Probably not.) In fact, most people simply want to lead a quiet, peaceful life with no drama.

    I’d be willing to put money on the fact that the snob at your dinner has a very drama-filled, sad, pathetic life and he really isn’t happy with… (wait for it) HIMSELF. It’s usually these type of narcissistic idiots that make pronouncements like the one you describe.

  • 14 Adam Cleaver // Jul 5, 2012 at 12:16 am

    If the snob had said “Phoenix is on the moon,” you would not have been offended. Because obviously Phoenix is not on the moon. The reason you were offended is because you feel that in a way he was right, that Phoenix is a boring, culture-less place. We respond to insults only when they are, in fact, a little bit true. In any event, all of the above nyah-nyah seems a bit immature and childish.

  • 15 Pate // Sep 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    In the Twin Cities (St.Paul-Minneapolis) the snobbiest place is supposedly the suburb of Edina (Every Day I need Attention).

  • 16 Mae // May 7, 2015 at 9:50 am

    I think that what the person said about Phoenix is insulting! I think most of us do not like insults–not because they contain an element of truth, but because they are insults. I was in Phoenix 35 years ago and enjoyed being there. I do not understand why people think they need to make unkind comments

  • 17 Paul // Feb 19, 2016 at 7:28 am

    That home is fantastic! Do you have more pics? Did it have one of those groovy swag shower lights? I have one for sale, cheap…

  • 18 User Unavailable // Mar 13, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I personally can’t stand Phoenix. I have been stuck here my entire life. I’m outta here as soon as possible!
    I don’t go around telling others who do like it, how awful it is. And why. And they’re stupid losers for liking it. In front of all the other dinner guests, to put them on the spot.
    WTF is that guy’s problem?
    People like different places for their own reasons.

  • 19 User Unavailable // Mar 13, 2016 at 9:21 am

    And I agree with one of the above posts…
    Not everyone wants to be a mover and a shaker. (WTF… “a mover and a shaker”?? lol)
    I am very happy and content to live a peaceful “boring” life, with an amazing, loving, “boring” partner, and three boring culture-less cats (none of which are movers and shakers).
    It is peaceful and drama free.
    I’m a nobody.
    I don’t move and shake.
    I’m fine with that.

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