We're not pretentious. We're weird! Keep Austin Weird!Austin is not weird.
Austin is weird and I can prove it! I have a bumper sticker on my car and a t-shirt that say Keep Austin Weird! Like other 20-something Austinites I wear the t-shirt all the time to let people know that Austin is weird and I am a groovy person! Can you dig it?That's great, but Austin is not weird.
Yes it is! We have bats underneath a bridge! We're so weird that we named our minor-league hockey team after them! Isn't that weird?Lots of cities have bats underneath their bridges. That isn't weird.
We're the live music capital of the world! How weird is that? Weird, I tell ya. Weird!Cities like New York or London or LA would be the live music capitals of the world. Austin has... some really bad college bands that play cover songs.
We're the San Francisco of Texas! That makes us weird!Austin is not the San Francisco of Texas. Austin is a hot, humid hellhole for much of the year, populated by pockets of "progressives" that work for government agencies and some transplants from California who were priced out of their homes. It's a vortex that sucks tax dollars in from the rest of the state. Austin is really the Sacramento of Texas, only with a lot more illegals.
Don't be a smartass when we all know that Austin is weird. We hate highways and failed to build them or provide alternatives for mass transit so we have really bad traffic problems. That's something that makes Austin weird!You got me on that one. That really is pretty weird.
Slacker was filmed here! More proof that Austin is weird.Slacker was an interesting movie about some loosely-connected paranoid schizophrenics. It was also 20 years ago. I think it's time to move on.
Austin is weird because we have interesting characters that we call "dragworms." See? I told you that Austin is weird!The rest of us call them "panhandlers" or "bums." Slackers, if you prefer. Just about any city has them. Nothing weird about that.
Hater! Austin is weird and I can prove it beyond any reasonable doubt. We have SXSW®! Doesn't that acronym sound edgy? We even have cool celebrities who fly in to visit!Quentin Tarantino sitting in a bar drinking a Shiner Bock for the photographers so he can look hip isn't really weird. It's actually kind of... pretentious. But not weird.
It is too weird! See my bumper sticker?
Proved it once again! Haha you looser!Actually, that's about 50 miles south in New Braunfels, near the much larger, more interesting historic city of San Antonio.
And Austin is weird because we go tubing down the river and drink beer!
Well eff you, hater. Just for that I am going to put another Keep Austin Weird bumper sticker on my car and annoy my out-of-town friends and relatives some more by telling them how weird Austin is. Can I interest you in a Keep Austin Weird t-shirt? The Chamber of Commerce has a few thousand cases left over and they are giving them away.