CHAT: Texas weirdness [was Re: CHAT: Californian secessionists] [was Re: Liking G
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 5, 2001, 22:04|
Quoting Tony Hogard <james.hogard@...>:
> >> The scary thing is that this statement is not entirely false.
> > Hey, now, I resemble that. ;)
> > But, then again, I live in the People's Republic of Austin, so I'm
> > not a typical example of all that is Texan.
> Somebody said in the _Chronicle_ a while back that Austin is where
> those of us who are too weird for Texas and too Texan to live
> anywhere else end up.
Oh, I definitely agree with that. One thing I noticed after moving
to Austin in 1997 is that they feel they have to accentuate their
Texanness, as if they were all insecure about it. Thus all the talk
about the "live music capital of the world" and the Pecan Street
Festival, which is dominated by people trying to sell you little bits
of Texana. This is something I never felt growing up in Houston, but
perhaps that's because Houston is so arrogant. I dunno.
Thomas Wier <trwier@...>
"If a man demands justice, not merely as an abstract concept,
but in setting up the life of a society, and if he holds, further,
that within that society (however defined) all men have equal rights,
then the odds are that his views, sooner rather than later, are going
to set something or someone on fire." Peter Green, in _From Alexander
to Actium_, on Spartan king Cleomenes III