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Old 06-15-2011, 11:43 AM
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Here's another thing I noticed about the article--the great longing for the sixties and seventies. I was a child during this time, and my father, a product of the forties and fifties, railed about the hippies, pot smoking, war protesting, etc. Ironically, when I first started teaching, many of my colleagues were ten to fifteen years older than I and constantly decrying the new generations' "lack of social awareness and concern about money." So now the sixties people were doing what my geezer dad did. Times change, eras change and change can be hard to deal with for many folks. My dad didn't like changing sexual mores and pot smoking and the people in this article don't like bars serving fancy booze and the disappearance of cheap pot
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by eepstein View Post
I agree. Madison is a great town, but haven't been up there in probably 6 or 7 years. It's pretty much what Austin was back in the 70's and early 80's. State capitol, based around UW, two good size lakes, hilly, etc. However, one city became very arrogant and wanted to "attempt" to hang with the "big boys". Can you guess which one??
Would it be the one that you willingly moved to and haven't moved away from for 8 years now?
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:44 PM
Location: The Lone Star State
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Originally Posted by buffettjr View Post
The article just reeked of resentment and jealousy. He goes to the college area of west 6th street and then complains that he sees frat-boy type college guys? He goes to the ultra-trendy warehouse district and then complains that it's trendy? What's next, going to the football stadium and being shocked(!) to find football going on?

Maybe Austin really is superior...because the Austin Chron would never have to issue a seven page hit piece on another city to feel good about itself.
I didn't think it was a "hit piece" at all. There was actually a lot of truth in it, and from a native Austinite at that.

And no, the Chron doesn't need to write articles like that.... the city's residents here do it well enough on their own.
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