3.27.2006

Somewhere out East, I think?

So the unofficial Austin city motto these days is "Keep Austin Weird," a phrase which is printed on t-shirts, bumper stickers, signs, store windows, and any other place it might be useful in generating a dollar.


In what I guess is supposed to be Texas A&M's response, I saw this bumper sticker a few days ago:


I think it's supposed to be sassy and funny, but instead, I think it's just a sad commentary on College Station.

*Disclaimer* In no way do I mean to denigrate Texas A&M, Aggies, etc., even though I do think College Station is probably a very boring town (although I haven't been there and I'm not even sure exactly where it is). I would even go so far as to say that some of my near acquaintances are Aggies.

4 comments:

Jill said...

I agree with you about the sentiment behind "Keep CS Normal".

Ironic, since CS is such an enclave of rabid conformity it's weird compared to other college towns. Queer, even.

Steph said...

I bet a whole lot of CS residents would object in the most vehement way to your use of the word queer. Are you promoting the homosexual agenda or something? :)

Jill said...

Darn! Next time I'll be more subtle in my attempts to Destroy the American Family.

julia said...

That bumper sticker? Is why I am going to have to move out of the south pretty soon ... or I'm going to implode.

My mother's cousin lives in Mason (middle of TX) and he begged his daughter not to move to Austin ... went on about how it's just a "den of assholes." Loverly.