Monday, December 27, 2004

A good time to visit

The day after Christmas I sent an email to someone suggesting a good time to visit Austin. I suggested this Spring for two reasons.

1. Visitors can watch 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats flying out from underneath the Congress Ave bridge. It's really quite stunning.

2. Visitors can watch the Texas Congress appear to walk around the floor of the chamber and chat with each other while in reality unspeakable acts of evil are occurring. It's really quite stunning. Like some sort of fetid, Lovecraftian horror named Y'gthlzbäbz has sundered a dimensional barrier and is creeping towards a group of low-income children who don't have health insurance.

1 comment:

  1. The Texas Legislature is pretty fun to watch, especially when one person is making an impassioned speech while nearly everyone else on the floor is looking bored and playing Free Cell. I keep the Internet feed of the proceedings on low when I'm at work so I can watch on the rare occasion something happens. A few years ago there was a shoving match in the senate.