kalvano wrote:Austin is nothing more than the kid in class who is the same as everyone else, but runs around yelling about how different he is because you haven't heard of the band on his t-shirt.
What? This barely makes sense as an English sentence and falls somewhat short of a complete thought. And, as you so eloquently pointed out, anyone can consider Texas or Austin better or worse than anywhere else in the country. However, I think both of those groups agree that those places, for better or worse, ain't like anywhere else in the country for sure. Or would you describe any other city similarly as well?
Did you jump into a forum to bash a school or the city in which it resides? How awesome of you. I don't believe that benefits either the already admitted or prospective students here.
EDIT: For a typo and, frankly, to be a bit more civil.
It was directed at the poster directly above that post who drew a distinction between Austin and Dallas / Houston. I aplogize for not having flashing neon lights and arrows to make your reading comprehension a bit easier.
I have several other posts in the thread as well, I was simply following the direction it took. And one of the things I dislike most about Texas is the absolute blandness of it. The cities are not unique snowflakes, they are all the same strip malls and chain restaurants.
Now, where is your outrage for the long soliloquies praising Austin? If you're going to get snippy about me not liking Austin and complain about how it's of no use to prospective students, what about the same treatment for persons who praise Austin? After all, it's the same thing, just a different point of view.
Or is that beyond your reading comprehension level as well?