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My personal “Basketball Jones”

My personal “Basketball Jones”

It’s the time of year that Kansas City becomes a basketball mecca. NAIA, Big 12 Tourney, First and second rounds of NCAA’s March Madness.My parents loved basketball. They always took us out of school to attend the NAIA tournament, complete with our own brackets to…

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Austin’s SoCo staples

Austin’s SoCo staples

Some of my favorites haunts in Austin are on South Congress. If you are at SXSW, just walk across the bridge … Yard Dog Gallery 1510 S. Congress Ave. Austin, TX 512-912-1613 website Outsider art gallery Yard Dog Gallery opened in 1995, with its roots…

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The “Junk King” – Vince Hannemann

The “Junk King” – Vince Hannemann

Cathedral of Junk – Vince Hannemann 4422 Lareina Drive Austin, TX (512) 299-7413 Sculpture environment By appointment only At one point in the 1990s, Vince Hanneman was in charge of the city’s recycling program. And it worked out really well, because he could bring home…

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Chicken sh*t bingo every Sunday at Ginny’s

Chicken sh*t bingo every Sunday at Ginny’s

Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon 5434 Burnet Road Austin, TX (512) 458-1813 Live Music, Legendary Bingo, Bar Open: Mon – Sat 9 am – 2 am; Sun 12 pm – 8 pm Every Sunday around 5, Chicken shit bingo begins! Huh? Yep, for $2 your bingo…

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South Austin Trailer Park Eateries

South Austin Trailer Park Eateries

Trailer Park Eatery — Torchy’s 1311 South First St Austin, TX 512-366-0537 website Tacos, Desserts, Food Trucks The cornerstone in the South Austin Trailer Park Eatery is the legendary taco truck, Torchy’s. They feature over 14 types of tacos. The Trailer Park itself has a…

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Downtown Austin’s best BBQ joints

Downtown Austin’s best BBQ joints

Despite my Kansas City roots, I have to admit that Austin has more than their fair share of great BBQ joints. Since SXSW is going on now, let the smoky goodness bless them all. Iron Works Barbecue 100 Red River St Austin, TX (512) 478-4855…

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A real-deal-folk-art-Johnny-Cash-lovin-dive-bar!

A real-deal-folk-art-Johnny-Cash-lovin-dive-bar!

Mean-Eyed Cat Bar 1621 West 5th Street Austin, TX (512) 472-6326 website It is about a 2-mile walk from the convention center, and through a fairly residential area with some non-descript buildings. About a block before we got there (using the Best Road Trip app,…

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Cadillac Ranch – Colorful homage to the open road

Cadillac Ranch – Colorful homage to the open road

Cadillac Ranch West of Amarillo, I-40, Between exits 60 and 62 Amarillo, TX website Art Cars, “Zippy the Pinhead” location, Sculpture environment, Inspiration for “Cars” site Open to the public A rich eccentric named Stanley Marsh dreamed it up. An art collective called the Ant…

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A Texan inspiration for “Cars”

A Texan inspiration for “Cars”

U-Drop-Inn and Tower Station 101 East 12th St Shamrock, TX 806-256-2501 website Signage, Inspiration for “Cars” site The U-Drop Inn, also known as Tower Station and U-Drop Inn and Tower Cafe, opened April 1, 1936. Local John Nunn used a nail to draw original plans…

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Robert Bruno’s unfinished masterpiece

Robert Bruno’s unfinished masterpiece

Robert Bruno’s Metal Mansion  |  Ransom Canyon, TX On-going sculpture/home since 1973 (On April 12 of 2008, I had a great afternoon at the home of Robert Bruno.  This is an excerpt from my blog that day. Robert passed away from complications of cancer a…

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