Boy, Did Y'all Have Opinions About That Keep Austin Weird Story.
The headline says it all in this one, really.
In the latest installment of our ATXplained series, KUT's Phil Benpott tried to answer the eternal question: Is Austin really that weird? It's a question without a definitive answer, it seems. And, even though https://youtu.be/gOwhG_y0HQg?t=2s">Phil struggled to find a clear-cut "yes" or "no" response, plenty of folks had opinions about the story.
There were also plenty of complaints about one of the subjects he interviewed for the story – that he'd only been in town for a few years, that he moved here from L.A., that it seemed like we were trolling you.
But, it should be noted, there are plenty of people moving here – and plenty of people already here – that are relatively new arrivals, compared to the Liberty Lunch-lamenting crowd. So, he thought it would be good to get that perspective. It should also be noted that he spoke with old-guard luminary and Statesman commentator John Kelso — whose response was voiced by KUTX's John Aielli, no less – for that perspective, along with other longtime Austinites. Having said that, it's a fair point.
So, we culled a variety of weirdness-related responses, solutions and complaints into a Storify, which you can peruse below.