Category Archives: Austintatious

All things unique to Austin

New Year’s Eve Bash 2021-22

I was in charge of NYE activities this year so I chose Gatsby’s House again. I’m a huge Great Gatsby fan and the Roaries Twenties fascinate me as my grandparents lived through it. I know it’s a mixed period since the Republicans left … Continue reading

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How fitting, we’re seeing A Christmas Carol today

This will be my first time at the Zach Theatre. I’ve lived here for 27 years and never bothered. I’ve been to plays and operas at UT, just not the local theater group. Jennifer has seen this production before so … Continue reading

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Tomorrow begins the “voluntary” winterization

While the GOP made sure they can dictate what women can do with their bodies, “urban dwellers” have a harder time voting and preventing children from learning the ugly truth about Amerika…they sure as hell didn’t do shit about the … Continue reading

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The University of Austin is as legit as Trump U or Prager Crap

You may have heard about this in the news. I imagine they chose Austin because Phoenix, Liberty, Trump and Con Game were already taken. Worse, they will probably make Alex Jones, Ron Paul and Joe Rogan faculty members. For all … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to vote today, futile as it feels

Remember to get out there, this is a stealth-year cycle in which your local shitbird leaders expect very low turnout alongside the Christo-Fascists pushing their theocratic agendas. Read the endorsements. You don’t have to agree and vote as they say. … Continue reading

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A mixed-feeling billboard

On the surface, this is great. Watching the Republicans fight amongst themselves: the pro-Fascist MAGAts and the anti-democratic Country Clubbers trying to save their fig leaf of dignity. But keep in mind, the top assholes in Texas follow the wind, … Continue reading

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Rosati’s Pizza!

Just got back from this place. I should’ve taken a picture with my own darned iPhone but it was a rather exhausting afternoon recording Gifts of the Maggi #3 with Kathy and my guest Holly (she found the place). We had a … Continue reading

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Kathy sporting my “thank you” gift for being my engineer

The whole shirt says, “Engineers are magical like unicorns only better.” Kathy is big on anything with a unicorn on it. So it’s a winner to give her. Plus, she runs the board for my show Gifts of the Maggi and … Continue reading

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Another successful Moontower Comedy Fest, but…

The announcement was made in the middle of the Fest; Moontower is merging (their term) with the older, better known Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. JFL as its readily known by, started in 1983, well before the Comedy Boom and … Continue reading

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Definitely checking out the Parker Jazz Club again!

Even before the Pandemic shut down some places, namely awful, shitty bars on Sixth Street, venues for drinking and hosting local talent have always come and gone since I moved here in 1994. There’s finally a new one I’m completely … Continue reading

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Dell tells us how small he is while showing his ignorance

You can always expect a billionaire, college dropout to demonstrate his ignorance when it comes to History, Economics, Fiscal Policy and anything involving government. Being a Sociopath who fucked everyone over to get to their wealth was their priority since … Continue reading

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Summer 2021 is over today

My electric bill won’t agree about it for at least another month. I would hate to see how bad it would be if I didn’t have a NEST thermostat. I recently had to reprogram it, what a nuisance and something … Continue reading

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1981: Austin Chronicle starts

When I first moved to Austin, I definitely got hooked on the Austin Chronicle and even said, if they had more comics with TV listings, you don’t need to buy the pro-Cancer (aka “Growth”) rag know as the Austin American-Statesman, a sad … Continue reading

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Obey your master! Master!

This should be an easy sell for Heavy Metal and UT Sports fans because it’s the same hand gesture! Plus it’s a European insult (with a little modification) and Ronnie James Dio learned it from his Italian granny as a … Continue reading

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Real Estate follies, August 2021 Edition

The family across the street from Niko and me suddenly moved out. I’m talking a U-Haul and multiple stuffings of their car. Meaning, it didn’t look like it was planned very far in advance. Couldn’t have been an eviction, those … Continue reading

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