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View Poll Results: Where should I live???
Houston 40 35.40%
Dallas 31 27.43%
Austin 42 37.17%
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Unread 03-06-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Rudy's actually has a few locations in the Houston metro.

Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q | Real Texas Bar-B-Q®
Good to know. Thanks!
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Unread 03-06-2011, 01:41 PM
 
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These silly lies, straw mans, and euphemisms will not be tolerated. Do not judge a city based on this silliness.

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Back to the movie thread. I think Dallas would be a soap opera, Houston would be a cheap horror film or comedy, and Austin would be an action packed movie. San Antonio would be a history channel episode.
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My take on the three cities (with San Antonio thrown in for good measure), using a different analogy as the movie analogy has been exhausted. I'll use women since that always seems to work well.

Houston is a "type B" personality, very laid back. She loves to eat out (and had the wasteline to show for it until she got lipo) and lives in the present. She couldn't care less about history or the like. She is developing a taste for culture though. She just wants to live a comfortable lifestyle. She's a very indoorsy type woman, but she is a good cook and would make a decent wife and being married to her you'd have a comfortable lifestyle, if boring. She's a bit pale as she doesn't get outside much. However, she just doesn't have the motivation, some may call her lazy. Also, she likes to shop, with an emphasis on comfort. She is constantly compared negatively to her cousin LA, although they have nothing in common really.

Dallas is a "type A" personality. She exudes confidence when you first meet her, but she really has a lack of self esteem. However, she works really hard to overcome her self esteem problems. She has a really good job, works out everyday (in the best gym of course) to maintain her figure, and got a nose job and implants to get that barbie look, what she perceives to be perfect. She's always competing with her older sisters, New York and Chicago, but she's always falling short. She has a golden tan, which she gets from laying out at the pool in the summer and supplimented by her winter gold tan membership. She doesn't really do well domestically, and she loves to shop for the best and most expensive clothing, so be wary of marrying this kind of woman. Like Houston, she doesn't give a darn about history or culture. However, she does cultural things just because she's supposed to. She lives with an eye for the future. You are her stepping stone to greater and greater wealth and she'd leave you for the next best thing...

Austin is a "type A" personality but a bit more laid back than Dallas. She's naturally very beautiful and she doesn't even apply makeup most of the time. She never got any plastic surgery, she doesn't care if she's not well endowed, she worries about the long term health risks of having such a surgery. She's physically active but unlike Dallas she prefers to exercise outside, rain or shine. Because of this, her body is trim and also well tanned. She lives in the present with an eye towards the future. She's learning to value history and culture, but she's still young, give her time. She'd make an excellent wife but she's too busy right now to get tied down, she likes to be free. But she's worth the wait. She's not a shopper but when she does shop she takes to new trends like hipster styles. She's always being compared favorably to her cousins Portland and Seattle. She is similar to them, but prefers sunny weather to rain.

San Antonio is also a "type B" personality, like Houston. She's not super attractive, doesn't really believe in plastic surgery nor in working out, but she's a great cook and you can have a really good time with her. She doesn't really care what people think of her like Austin, but she doesn't have the self motivation of Austin to improve herself. What you see is what you get with her. She values tradition and history. Her older sister New Orleans taught her those values. She doesn't really like to shop but when she does she is practical about it, just as she is for everything. She absolutely loves Mexican food by the way. She is the step mother of the Texas cities and is a bit concerned that the other Texas cities aren't preserving the cultural and historical heritage of the state.

Anyway, that's how I see it.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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Stop with these misleading and silly euphemisms and straw mans. Houston is a high tech gargantuan mega-city that dwarfs Austin in every way possible known to man-kind. The same for Dallas: it's a modern high tech mega city by Texas standards and it dwarfs puny little third-world Austin in every way possible.

To be realistic Austin, Texas is more like a big village in a third world nation and the brainwashed peasants keep screaming "We are free. We are liberal. Look at us we love UT Austin and hill country. God bless us all. We are God's children. We are blessed." All the while the tyrants in the capitol and at UT are laughing all the way to the bank as more and more peasants keep getting bamboozled.



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Exactly. Houston is a cheap horror flick that you were not expected to like, so even if you like it a little that was unexpected. Set low expectations and you'll be surprised I guess.

Austin is an adventure packed movie. The reviews all are good and when you watch the movie you still aren't disappointed. It lived up to the high expectations.
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True, I edited my post to reflect that. Houston doesn't care about history, but she is starting to develop a taste for culture.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: classified
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These silly lies, straw mans, and euphemisms will not be tolerated. Do not judge a city based on this silliness.
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Stop with these misleading and silly euphemisms and straw mans. Houston is a high tech gargantuan mega-city that dwarfs Austin in every way possible known to man-kind. The same for Dallas: it's a modern high tech mega city by Texas standards and it dwarfs puny little third-world Austin in every way possible.

To be realistic Austin, Texas is more like a big village in a third world nation and the brainwashed peasants keep screaming "We are free. We are liberal. Look at us we love UT Austin and hill country. God bless us all. We are God's children. We are blessed." All the while the tyrants in the capitol and at UT are laughing all the way to the bank as more and more peasants keep getting bamboozled.
Oh the irony.

FYI: You need to get out more if you think Austin is considered "third world".
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Unread 03-06-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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These silly lies, straw mans, and euphemisms will not be tolerated. Do not judge a city based on this silliness.
The most fervent embrace between pot and kettle I have ever seen on city-data! Too delightful!
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Unread 03-06-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Actually you didn't debunk anything. I may have over estimated Love Airport by a lil, but your stats clearly show the secondary airport in Houston having a larger number than the primary airport in Austin. Nice try but you only provided stats to back up my point.
Your statement was:

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The secondary airports in either metro being busier than the Primary airport in Austin speaks volumes about the levels of life styles.
Given your questionable use of "hypocritical" earlier in the thread, it's certainly no surprise that the meaning of "debunk" eludes you--but that's precisely what I did. One airport being less busy than ABIA means your statement as shown above is incorrect. It IS true that Houston Hobby is busier than ABIA, but that is not what you said--you said ABIA was less busy than "the secondary airports in either metro." Surely this makes sense to you...?

More importantly, my rebuttal to your asinine comment about the difference in "life styles" remains unaddressed; perhaps because after reading my post, you made the acute realization that the hub operations in Dallas and Houston inflate their airport traffic numbers tremendously (for instance, look at how Cincinnatti's air traffic has fallen precipitously since 2005--by nearly 66%--since losing its status as a Delta hub).

Indeed, a more logical argument about "life styles" could perhaps be made based on the disparity between the income levels of the Houston MSA and the Austin MSA (unsurprisingly, being higher in Austin)...
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Unread 03-06-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Stop with these misleading and silly euphemisms and straw mans. Houston is a high tech gargantuan mega-city that dwarfs Austin in every way possible known to man-kind. The same for Dallas: it's a modern high tech mega city by Texas standards and it dwarfs puny little third-world Austin in every way possible.
Yeah, now that people are actually bashing Dallas and Houston, they are "misleading" with "straw mans" (sic). The irony is simply wonderful.

Neither Dallas nor Houston match Austin as high-tech cities because they are not centers of real high-tech innovation like Austin. Dallas and Houston may have more so-called "high-tech jobs" because they are significantly larger cities, but Austin is where real R&D and engineering takes place (for instance, see: here or here). The only worldwide top 100 venture capital firm in the state of Texas is in Austin because Austin is an entrepreneurial hub. The preeminent research university in Texas is located in Austin and it is the leading incubator for new technologies in the state. Calling Dallas and Houston "high-tech mega cities" relative to Austin just makes a total mockery of both of them. Might as well call them "densely populated" like NYC, too...

Austin is the intellectual center of the state of Texas. Austin is the wealthiest (based on income levels) and also the most well-educated metropolitan area in Texas, by a wide margin (see my links to the Census ACS data in previous posts).

You like to say Austin is "third world," but Houston and Dallas actually look the part. Both the cities of Dallas and Houston have vast swaths of undesirable, crime-ridden areas that truly look and feel third world, with higher overall city crime rates and poverty rates. Austin has nothing that compares to the likes of south Dallas or southeast Houston.

To be realistic, almost everything you say is the opposite of reality. Clearly the motivation for this purposeful sharing of misinformation is a glaring inferiority complex towards Austin--and it shows in each and every one of your childish posts.

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Unread 03-06-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I did not fall in love with Austin when I first arrived: I was so bored I had no idea what to do except for grocery shopping, go to the downtown box bars, or hill country. Very boring city.
The majority of people flock to Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio because those are the bigger and better cities.
I didn't like Austin when I first got there either. in fact I was kinda disappointed. They totally ruined the movie for me.

Austin= Wanna be Portland (A city I am not even fond of to begin with)- but fails at even being that.

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True, I edited my post to reflect that. Houston doesn't care about history, but she is starting to develop a taste for culture.
Starting??? LMAO. Houston has been the cultural draw for the area for over 100 years. By the 90's Houston was the only one to host mega activities like both the Democratic and Republican National convention, The only one to host the superbowl up until that point too. And when Texas threw one of the biggest birthday bashes the US has ever seen, Houston was chosen. Austin was still podunk country town back then.

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Stop with these misleading and silly euphemisms and straw mans. Houston is a high tech gargantuan mega-city that dwarfs Austin in every way possible known to man-kind. The same for Dallas: it's a modern high tech mega city by Texas standards and it dwarfs puny little third-world Austin in every way possible.
I don't know why Austin is trying so hard to be bigger than what it actually is. Austin is tiny compared to similar cities its size outside Texas (Nashville, Milwaukee, Memphis, Indianapolis, Charlotte, and other Metros similar in size to Austin)
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Unread 03-06-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't know why Austin is trying so hard to be bigger than what it actually is. Austin is tiny compared to similar cities its size outside Texas (Nashville, Milwaukee, Memphis, Indianapolis, Charlotte, and other Metros similar in size to Austin)
What on earth are you talking about? Austin is "tiny" compared to cities that it is similar in size to (or larger than)?

My, my...you really do have a way with words.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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What on earth are you talking about? Austin is "tiny" compared to cities that it is similar in size to (or larger than)?

My, my...you really do have a way with words.
Tiny feeling in terms of amenities.
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