I really should rename this blog Back Burner because I tend to let information simmer before blurting out an opinion. Not always, but often enough.
D Magazine recently ruffled feathers with a cover that read: "Why You Should Hate Southlake" and a subhead that read: "Because the kids are smarter, stronger, and better-looking than yours. And they prove it every Friday night." Southlake is a town nearby to Flower Mound here in the DFW Metroplex.Oh no they di-in't!
Apparently some Flower Mounders took offense and Sprouts
, a kind of Central Market junior, removed the offending magazine from the racks. I haven't read the article. I couldn't find it online, though it must
be there amid all the best things to do in Dallas. As I write this post, D Magazine is not loading so I can't even search for the link now. The story supposedly says nice things about Southlakers--I think the high school football team in particular. Here's a blog pos
t that links to the actual article.
So, Pegasus (which used to be financially connected with D) and Front Burner, which is D's blog, jumped on the story like crickets to the Mound and I've had chirping in my head ever since
. Why is the cover so offensive to people? I've written before that when you move to Flower Mound you are issued two children at the border. That's not far from the truth. Flower Mound, and I expect Southlake, is an incubation center for the long, long, loooong
maturation of human young. People here want their children to have nothing to do
outside of sports, art, studies and church. By the time the kids go crazy from the lack of other types of stimulation, they're old enough to leave the nest, launched from atop the Mound.
So, publishing a seemingly hostile cover even though it was a joke (again, I wish I knew but D won't load) is not very nice to the kids and that makes mom mad. She didn't drop two-inch heels, dining out and a path to the boardroom only to let her children be subject to unkind comparisons. Protect, protect, protect.
That's my take, anyway. Again, I haven't read the actual article. I have an acquaintance at D, and I'm seeing her this Sunday. So maybe I'll have an update after I get her take.
More importantly than any of the above, I made a delicious pot roast today with garlic, fresh oregano, onion and thyme, potatoes and carrots.
Salad on the side. Yum.
Labels: DFW; Flower Mound