Fuck Yeah Texas

A collection of what makes this state great.

thisbelongsinamuseum:

In graduate school I had a friend who ate nothing but oatmeal because he claimed he was fat and this was the only way he could lose weight. In somewhat unrelated news, I gained, like, 40 pounds while I was in grad school so maybe I should have followed his diet. Or maybe I shouldn’t have eaten a bag of crisps every other hour. Oh, the stress! Anyway, about 50 miles north of Austin in the town of Bertram, Texas they have an Oatmeal Festival every Labor Day weekend. It began in 1978 as a spoof of the many chili cook-offs that are held throughout the state. Ken Odiorne of the neighboring unincorporated town of Oatmeal (but of course!) dreamed it all up and wrote to all the major producers of oatmeal cereal. But only National Oats, the makers of 3 Minutes Oats, responded. At the festival the cooks eat boiled okra and bake cow chip cookies. While the mascots of the festival are Ms. Bag, Groaty Oat, and Miss Cookie and Miss Muffin. And then there is the 20 ft. can of the 3 Minute Brand, the largest can of oatmeal in the world.
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thisbelongsinamuseum:

In graduate school I had a friend who ate nothing but oatmeal because he claimed he was fat and this was the only way he could lose weight. In somewhat unrelated news, I gained, like, 40 pounds while I was in grad school so maybe I should have followed his diet. Or maybe I shouldn’t have eaten a bag of crisps every other hour. Oh, the stress! Anyway, about 50 miles north of Austin in the town of Bertram, Texas they have an Oatmeal Festival every Labor Day weekend. It began in 1978 as a spoof of the many chili cook-offs that are held throughout the state. Ken Odiorne of the neighboring unincorporated town of Oatmeal (but of course!) dreamed it all up and wrote to all the major producers of oatmeal cereal. But only National Oats, the makers of 3 Minutes Oats, responded. At the festival the cooks eat boiled okra and bake cow chip cookies. While the mascots of the festival are Ms. Bag, Groaty Oat, and Miss Cookie and Miss Muffin. And then there is the 20 ft. can of the 3 Minute Brand, the largest can of oatmeal in the world.

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grantavenuemarket:

See the world or just explore your hometown with the help of Juanita’s Adventures. This cartographer brings jewelry, accessories and home goods all covered in maps of the world. Talk to her about custom work at our September 14 Grant Avenue Market.

party-wok:

n-j-d:

theimpossiblecool:

Willie. 

Bless.

Mmm, Electro-Voice DS35. what a great mic.

party-wok:

n-j-d:

theimpossiblecool:

Willie. 

Bless.

Mmm, Electro-Voice DS35. what a great mic.

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bobbycaputo:

Just drive

bobbycaputo:

Prada Marfa

bobbycaputo:

Look both ways

Nothing better than a photographer on a flat road in West Texas.

bobbycaputo:

And another one from west texas this afternoon

bobbycaputo:

And another one from west texas this afternoon

bobbycaputo:

Chisos Mountain Lodge, Big Bend National Park.

takeaphotopassiton:

Camera #300 Darwin Pub, Austin Texas

Texans- follow the hell out of this cool ass project.

takeaphotopassiton:

Camera #300 Darwin Pub, Austin Texas

Texans- follow the hell out of this cool ass project.

bobbycaputo:

The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas.

bobbycaputo:

San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral in San Antonio does this awesome light show that they project into the front facade. It was pretty cool.

bobbycaputo:

Hill country

Watch out Texas, awesome photographer bobbycaputo is in you.
Check out his also awesome project: Take A Photo, Pass It On. He distributes disposable cameras to strangers to encourage them to shoot, pass the camera along and eventually return it so he can share the photos and stories behind them.
Warning to Shiner, TX in particular, I believe he is coming for you.

bobbycaputo:

Hill country

Watch out Texas, awesome photographer bobbycaputo is in you.

Check out his also awesome project: Take A Photo, Pass It On. He distributes disposable cameras to strangers to encourage them to shoot, pass the camera along and eventually return it so he can share the photos and stories behind them.

Warning to Shiner, TX in particular, I believe he is coming for you.

bothkindsofmusic:

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Official Trailer

I don’t know how familiar you are with Glen’s work, but he was HUGE back in the day. He started as a session musician in the ’60s for people like Frank Sinatra and Elvis. In 1967, he broke thru with the song Gentle On My Mind - from there the hits kept rolling through the ’70s. By any measure he was one of the biggest country pop crossover acts of the era. 

This new documentary of his life and final tour while falling ill with Alzheimer’s should prove to be triumphant and heartbreaking at the same time. 

winding-tree:

Willie Nelson

winding-tree:

Willie Nelson

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