Category Archives: Austintatious

All things unique to Austin

Alamo Drafthouse files for Chapter 11, loses the Ritz

Yesterday, the day after our asshole governor decided to create more super spreader events (upcoming Spring Breaks filled with dill holes), my favorite movie theater chain has declared bankruptcy. To add insult to injury, they shuttered their premiere location in … Continue reading

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Texas gubmint decides to murder the poor for Kapitalism

The animation from The Simpsons is a pretty accurate representation of how fucking dumb and willfully ignorant the Texas government, namely the executive branch, is. It’s also spot-on impression of this douchenozzle we have named Sid Miller, he’s the Agricultural Commissioner. … Continue reading

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Ocean View food truck invades Austin!

For those who didn’t get the reference, Ocean View is the fictional city Bob’s Burgers is set in. As for which state? I’m going to go out on a limb and say New Jersey. I’ll need to check harder on the … Continue reading

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Fry’s bites the dust

“Well, that was sudden but sounds like them,” was my immediate reaction because customer service, product knowledge and basic human interactions were alien concepts to the Austin location. Ergo, them being open one day and then shut down nationwide seemed … Continue reading

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I declare Snowmageddon ’21 – Vol. II…over

Looking outside today, all I could see were little, isolated patches of snow or ice on the ground (not asphalt or concrete). So the weather element is done, especially with the temperature expected to hit 21° C. I craved junk/fast … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven years in Austin!

It’s a pretty cool anniversary but I wish time would slow down in a good, non-pandemic way! I’m in no rush to die. Better yet, what I would give for a time machine to buy a house sooner to build … Continue reading

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RIP: James White

No…you’re thinking of Jack White. This gentleman who passed away yesterday was the founder/owner of Austin’s Broken Spoke, a honky tonk started in the mid Sixties. Over the years, numerous famous performers came through: Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Asleep at … Continue reading

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Civics…Texas Style

Yet oddly, weed isn’t legal here.

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Agamemnon’s first encounter with snow

 I wanted to see his reaction to this weather since cats vary when it comes to snow. As you watch you’ll realize, he’s my cat alright. Isis was spared this because she spent a good chunk of her earlier … Continue reading

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Snowmageddon 2021

A quick sample of how thick, lasting and messy yesterday’s snow “storm” was. Personally, I thought it wasn’t going to happen. Then we had several hours of icy rain to set the conditions for snow. It also stuck because the … Continue reading

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Austin’s mayor imitated LA’s mayor and CA’s governor

I generally have a dislike for Austin’s numerous mayors because they were Brunch Democrats before the term was coined. They’re socially Liberal or to the Left since those positions don’t cost money (much like placeholder presidents Slick and Obummer). When … Continue reading

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Austin’s MLS team (yawn) has a jersey

This jersey is another reason why I don’t respect nor give a shit for soccer. It’s a living billboard for a brand of overpriced water bottles with a dash of Addidas (overpriced sneakers) and some overnight dot com biz. Oh, … Continue reading

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Yellow Rose: Worth Seeing

Alamo Drafthouse is back…sort of. They have social distancing protocols in place which lets you enjoy what makes them special yet it was rather weird, and a bummer. Jennifer really wanted to see this movie while I wanted to get … Continue reading

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First Halloween costume in like…years

Every few years I manage to get a costume past the, I would like to do X stage and actually do it. I didn’t have much choice neither, Jennifer is big on Halloween. For 2020 I went as a lesser-known … Continue reading

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Second night of Pinballz Go Kart League

Despite missing the practice heat and driving a busted kart (#8) in the qualifier, no, really, it wasn’t my driving for a change; I had a better run last night. Given how much better…well, all the league members are at … Continue reading

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