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Jodie, TX Is that a real place in Texas?

Discussion in '11/22/63' started by Lockdain, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Actress Jodie Foster's real last name is Texas. She took "Foster" as a stage name because her agent told her parents (remember, she's been acting since she was a wee child) that people would forever think she was from Texas and associate her with their "Republican ways." I always assumed SK new this and used it as a shoutout of sorts to Ms. Foster.

    And if any one believes that I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you. ;;D
     
  2. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    The Jodie of the Hulu series is in a different place than the one in the book.
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....trivia raconteur, thy name is CYB.....:love_heart:
     
  4. Great Garbo

    Great Garbo New Member

    First thing that came to my mind when I read the book was that Billy Crystal's character on "Soap", an old sitcom from the 70s, was Jodie Dallas. No apparent connection, I'm sure.
     
  5. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    He used the name after Jodi Picoult. I read that somewhere lately.
     
  6. sgrunt

    sgrunt New Member

    In 1977 I visited TEMPLE, Tx. Is Jodie for TEMPLE?
    Thanks for your work
    sgrunt:blues:
     
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  7. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    Temple's just down the road from me. Why do you say that? I haven't read the book since it came out, so there could be something in there making you think of it.
    Temple is not really famous for anything, except being close to Ft. Hood. Lots of servicemen live there. And I don't know how big it was in the 50s, but probably much bigger than you would call a "small" Texas town. It's well over 100K now, and was the same in the 80s.
     
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  8. Jackgirl74

    Jackgirl74 New Member

    I'm from Dallas as well. Born at good ol' Parkland. My mother was there the day Kennedy was shot. She worked at Neiman Marcus at the time. Officer Tippett used to drag my sister home whenever she'd run away or get in trouble. Lol! I loved the reference to The Dallas Texans. Not many people know The Cowboys were once The Texans.
     
  9. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    I had the honor of representing my police department by attending the flag presentation ceremony for Officer Tippett's widow. Due to the craziness surrounding Kennedy's assassination, she was never presented a flag, and it went unnoticed for decades. The situation was finally remedied on the 50th anniversary of his murder - scheduled to be on the site of the shooting, but had to be moved inside because it was very cold - near freezing, I think - and Mrs. Tippett wasn't exactly up for it. A very moving ceremony.
     
  10. Jackgirl74

    Jackgirl74 New Member


    I didn't know that either! I'm glad someone stayed on it for her. How amazing you were able to be a part of it.
     
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  11. JimInTally

    JimInTally Member

    I assume he did it to avoid offending a particular town for no good reason. It really doesn't matter why he called it that.
     
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  12. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    It's right next to Buffy, Texas. ;-D You have to be old to get that one.
     
  13. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...the above post is approved by Mr. French & Mrs. Beasley....
     
  14. OKKingFan

    OKKingFan Well-Known Member

    Actually the Dallas Cowboys have always been the Dallas Cowboys, starting with their birth in 1960. There were two Dallas Texans franchises. One folded in the early 50s, the other Texans team moved to Kansas City and became the Chiefs.
     
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  15. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Not necessarily offending but that does enter into it. More to the point, it removes the possibility of making mistakes about descriptions that then get pointed out by readers. :smile2:
     
  16. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  17. Big Jim

    Big Jim New Member

    That story is close to the truth. There was an NFL team in Dallas named the Dallas Texans for one year in 1952. They were a relocated team from New York called the New York Yanks. After one year, the team folded. What was left of it and the franchise spot became the Baltimore Colts. When the NFL tried to start another franchise in Dallas, it was named the Dallas Cowboys. They briefly changed its name to the Dallas Rangers but went back to the name Cowboys before the start of the 1960 season. The rival league to the NFL was the American Football Leagues (AFL). The AFL had a team called the Dallas Texans who shared the Cotton Bowl with both the Cowboys and SMU. The AFL Dallas Cowboys moved in 1963 to Kansas becoming the Kansas City Chiefs. The Dallas Cowboys have always been the Dallas Cowboys.

    GO SEAHAWKS!

    P.S. Damn, I see OKKingfan already told this story. You know your ball OKKing fan!
     
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  18. Big Jim

    Big Jim New Member

    You do know DFW stands for Dallas/Fort Worth. But really it stand for "Different F**king World". No matter where you're at, Texas is a state of mind.
     
  19. JoeDe

    JoeDe New Member

    Given the size, distance, local HS etc...I would picture Glen Rose, Texas as being quite similar to Jodie. Small town, just over 1 hour SW of Dallas about 40 min SW of Ft Worth...it is in the Texas Hill Country.
     
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  20. Alternate Reality

    Alternate Reality Active Member

    Jodie seems like a great place to settle down and live a nice, quiet life; I wonder if there any real places like that in Texas
     

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