List of things Houston is, has been, or should be Capital of

Houston has made it to the top of yet another list. As the newly crowned “dog bite capital” we either have the most vicious loose dogs or the tastiest mail carriers. There seems to be an awful lot of list-making going on in American media these days. As I’m as guilty of list-watching as the next guy I’ve compiled an incomplete list of things Houston has been dubbed the capital of the last few years:

1. Obesity (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005)
2. Eating Out (I’m sure that has nothing to do with #1)
3. Hardest to Navigate (2005)
4. Most Polluted (2002, though Southern Cal seems to have that covered now)
5. World’s Largest Medical Complex (…and still champion…)

Of course we all know this gives us a very skewed vision of what life in Houston is really like, well, except for the eating out part. Calling all readers, what should Houston really be known as the capital of? The comments are open…

3 Comments so far

  1. a~lotus (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 3:16 pm

    you should add in item #6 for Meanist City in the Nation for the Homeless.

  2. Tory (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 4:47 pm

    Energy Capital, of course, but also Friendliest, Most Affordable, and Most Open Large City in America.

  3. Luke Gilman (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 10:58 am

    Good comments. I have to second one of Tory’s, that the people of Houston more than make up for most of its shortcomings. Friendliest, by far.

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