It is a great art to saunter. Henry David Thoreau Journal, April 26, 1841
Given all the Texas secession talk since Tax Day, the term Quebexas came to mind this morning as I was making the coffee.Seems like there are more than a few parallels here:
Religiosity, insularity, backwardness...okay, I'm being unfair to Quebec. Also, Austin is to the rest of Texas something like Montreal is to the rest of Quebec: attractive, cosmopolitan, and incongruous.
Awesome but questionable snack foods: poutines, frito pies.
they both seem to produce politicians that much of the rest of their respective countries find incredibly irritating?
One is famous for being clean (Montreal is the 10th cleanest major city in the world; the cleanest with a population over a million).The other is famous for trying to be clean ("Don't mess with Texas" is, believe it or not, an anti-littering slogan: http://www.dontmesswithtexas.org/).
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