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the dad 2.0 summit and what i found in texas

Only steers and queers come from Texas, Private Cowboy. And you don’t look much like a steer to me so that kinda narrows it down.” — Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s FULL METAL JACKET

I searched Texas for the famed steers and queers, and I found but one steer.  So, I rode it.  For a good 10+ seconds:

And then I found the queers!

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If you look closely enough, you’ll see a brown ghost.

Texas, you meet expectations.

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18 Comments

  1. I don’t want to look that closely.

    I will be using this photo in my post as well. I should think that obvious.

  2. Ditto.

    (I know that doesn’t really make a lot of sense, but it does in the movie reference part, and that’s good enough for me. I could’ve said, “Whoopie!”, instead.)

  3. Is that the Righteous Brothers I hear playing in the background?

  4. A brown ghost. Dude, you scare me.

  5. i miss living in austin. the twins were born there & we would love to go back. ben’s going to obtain his texas bar license through reciprocity. i wouldn’t complain if we moved back.

    sounds like you had a good time. hope you got some good tex-mex.

    • @Jenny, This was my 2nd trip (first was ’99); I didn’t see much of the city but did enjoy my stay. Next year, I think I’ll go up a couple days early.

  6. Best Dad 2.0 recap yet! Nice ridin’ there, Tex.

  7. nicely done. until the brown ghost part.

  8. I still have to post the pics of you on the horse. Epic weekend.

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