A must read. Man this is tooooo funny. “Let’s keep Austin weird” is a locally selected slogan. I am Serious. People drive around here with bumper stickers to that effect. This comes from another part of Texas so you can see the reputation is well deserved.
Once upon a time, God was missing for six days.
Michael the archangel found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God. "Where have you been?"
God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look what I’ve made."
Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, ‘What is it?"
"It’s a planet," replied God, "and I’ve put Life on it. I’m going to call it Earth and it’s going to be a great place of balance."
"Balance?" Inquired Michael, still confused.
God explained, pointing to different parts of earth . . . "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor – Over there I’ve placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people," God continued …"This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."
The Archangel, impressed by God’s work, then pointed to a land mass and said, "What’s that one?"
"Ah," said God.. "That’s Texas, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful bayous, woods, and forests … The people from Texas are attractive, modest, intelligent and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, and high-achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats, and carriers of peace …."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance!"
God smiled. "Wait until you see the idiots I put in Austin !"