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  • Why it’s Fun to be from Texas, Reason #2,427

    Posted by Shannon Love on October 4th, 2006 (All posts by )

    From Austin’s Craigslist:

    Will BBQ your meat for FREE

    This isn’t the first Texan I have heard of doing this. In Texas, we consider BBQ an art form, possible our only art form, but an art form nonetheless.

    [Note: My feckless postings will continue until I am wrestled bodily to the ground…or the weather changes.]


    9 Responses to “Why it’s Fun to be from Texas, Reason #2,427”

    1. GFK Says:

      My first TX roadtrip (I grew up in CA) we stayed with a friend that was cooking jalapeno deer chili.

      “Deer?” I said, “where do you buy that?”

    2. Jay Manifold Says:

      Around these parts, it’s not an art form — it’s a religion.

      A friend of mine not only does the preparation for free, he doesn’t even require guests to bring the meat. He does it for practice for this event, which, BTW, is this weekend.

    3. mishu Says:

      Ah, KC. Gates BBQ is great. “May I hep you?”

    4. Shannon Love Says:

      Jay Manifold,

      Kansas city Barbecue? Well, it’s okay, if you like that sort of thing, I guess. I mean, who am I to judge?

      Oh hell! Who do I think I’m kidding? Wet sauce is an abomenation! Death to the infidels!

    5. Jay Manifold Says:

      “We will rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by our courage. We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.” ;^)

    6. AndyB Says:

      And here’s reason # 2428: Because you have a gubernatorial candidate with the balls to say what’s really on his mind. Kinky Friedman, candidate for governor of Texas, when accused of being racist, said of ethnic politicking, “I don’t eat tamales in the barrio, I don’t eat fried chicken in the ghetto and I don’t eat bagels with the Jews. That’s true racism.”

    7. Jay Manifold Says:

      Time again to savor the KC trinity: Meat, smoke and sauce. Not to rub it in or anything.
      Note also the “World Series of Barbecue” descriptor, certainly the only World Series KC will be seeing anytime soon. ;^)

    8. Shannon Love Says:

      Jay Manifold,

      Not to rub it in or anything.

      As long as its a dry rub I don’t care.

    9. triticale Says:

      The feckless posting will continue until Shannon gets some feck.