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Saturday, July 15, 2017

New York Times asks why Texans are so obsessed with the shape of the state | All Ablog Austin

Texas’ uniquely jagged borders, off-centered curves and, you know, the fact that it clocks in at about twice as large as many of the other 49 states surrounding it, serves to differentiate it without the help of its residents. Or their penchant for self-branding with tattoos in the shape of its likeness.


Texans are always on about how big Texas is. But if you pounded Idaho flat it would probably be about the same size. (Not true, but it gives Texans who've had a few pause.)

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Imagine a post card. That's Queensland. Imagine the stamp. That's Texas.

Posted by: dearieme | Jul 15, 2017 3:07:53 PM