I was browsing through channels the other day and came across a movie I hadn’t seen before. What really intrigued me was seeing Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen in the same movie together. I figured I would give it a shot, and found out that it was the movie The Guilt Trip.

It was a fairly entertaining movie about a son and his mother going on a road trip together, as the son is trying to sell a new product he invented. I really like both of these actors, and it was fun to see them work together.

However, there was one scene in the movie that bothered me. I’m sure it bothered any other Lubbockite that watched this movie too. They claimed to be in Lubbock as their next stop on the road trip, but they were very obviously not in Lubbock, Texas.

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I knew something was wrong from the start because they said they were in Lubbock as they were driving past some hills and mountains. Anyone who's been in Lubbock knows that it's flatter than a board out here. I figured they just picked some random desert to film in and call it Lubbock, so I didn't mind too much.

Then, it got even worse when they stopped at a restaurant and make an attempt at a 72-ounce steak challenge. Most anyone in West Texas knows that the 72-ounce steak challenge belongs to The Big Texan in Amarillo.

I understand that Lubbock and Amarillo are pretty close to each other, and anyone that lives in California couldn’t care less about the layout of West Texas. I just don’t understand why they couldn’t just say they were in Amarillo. Especially because the steak challenge was pretty much the only thing they did there.

Why go out of your way to use an actual existing food challenge and not use the correct city? We may never know the answer and I guess we just have to settle with knowing Hollywood will always mix up West Texas cities like this.

Can You Guess These Towns From Their Satellite Photos?

I'm always down for a good brain challenge. This one however got the best of me.
It's always a fun time looking up address or cities and seeing them from a satellite point of view. You start pointing out landmarks and things you recognize.

One thing you don't account for however is something looking bigger or smaller than you seemed to think it was. So we started grabbing a bunch of these satellite pictures of cities and towns around Amarillo.

As we looked at them, we thought to ourselves, "how fun would this be to actually have to GUESS what these places are?". So away we went.

Go ahead and try to see how many you can guess correctly!

Say You're From Amarillo Without Saying You're From Amarillo

Amarillo is a pretty quirky place. We've got the Big Texan, the weird signs, and (obviously) the famed Cadillac Ranch. But more than that, there's a distinct culture of close-knit community, eccentrics, a thriving arts scene, and much more.

The point is, living in Amarillo is a unique experience. Because of that, it's really pretty easy to tell who's a native or a long-time resident. And I can prove it.

Here's a couple of ways you can say you're from Amarillo.....without saying you're from Amarillo.

7 Weird Texas Laws That Actually Exist

There are plenty of lists of 'crazy Texas laws' that you can find online. Unfortunately, a lot of those 'laws' don't actually exist, or they were appealed a long time ago. However, there are plenty of laws that do actually exist and seem pretty silly. Some of them are very self-explanatory, while others are oddly specific. These are a few weird Texas laws that actually exist.