Badges

I’m sure this is one I’ve got in my quote collection, Pink Cake, but here is is again.

“Badges? I don’t got no badges, I don’t need no badges, I don’t got to show you no stinkin’ badges!” YT link

The first post in the Bexar County Line collection – the first of the street badges.

I was digging through, trying to ascertain when I launched that site. 5/17/07. The domain name is older, and while Jupiter was on me, I tried a number of different domain names to see what worked. What was poetic and resonant.

San Antonio de Padua, saint’s day that the area was discovered, arguably the name sake, although, San Antonio de Valero, and San Antonio de Bexar are also names I’ve read. “Bexar” is locally pronounced “bare.” Or “bear,” either way. The X is left over French and treated as silent.

The original idea was a portal for links, but in matter of moments, it quickly became a “picture a day” site. The picture idea was spawned by a sequence of those badges that I never developed fully, and then, there was embedded advertising that was supposed to pay the bill for the site.

The embedded advertising was too aggressive, so I’m back to more normal web-standard adverts, which doesn’t pay much, but then, the site is purely pleasure as I get to figure out how to take pictures with cheap cameras.

Going through San Antonio/Bexar County, heading towards the coast, down Interstate 37, one of the last signs is an exit marked, “Texas Center for Disease Control,” or “Texas Center of Infectious Diseases.” Or something like that.

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