Why Dallas Is No Longer ‘The Butt of Everyone’s F*cking Joke’- Patrick McDonnell wrote in Living, Cities and Urbanism


The other day I saw a poster on a friend’s Facebook that said “Welcome to Austin. Please don’t move here. I hear Dallas is great!” The accompanying description read: “My city is the butt of everyone’s f*cking joke.”
That sentiment really gets at the root of how people view Dallas. It’s not an Austin or Portland or Seattle. It doesn’t have that flavor and urban lifestyle where you can walk, bike, and ride public transportation easily, where there’s a diverse city life and robust population density. Interestingly, all three of the aforementioned cities lay claim to the “Keep [your city] Weird” slogan.

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Why Dallas Is No Longer ‘The Butt of Everyone’s F*cking Joke’
Patrick McDonnell wrote in Living, Cities and Urbanism

The other day I saw a poster on a friend’s Facebook that said “Welcome to Austin. Please don’t move here. I hear Dallas is great!” The accompanying description read: “My city is the butt of everyone’s f*cking joke.”

That sentiment really gets at the root of how people view Dallas. It’s not an Austin or Portland or Seattle. It doesn’t have that flavor and urban lifestyle where you can walk, bike, and ride public transportation easily, where there’s a diverse city life and robust population density. Interestingly, all three of the aforementioned cities lay claim to the “Keep [your city] Weird” slogan.

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  1. sanpotekuteku reblogged this from good
  2. evoflux reblogged this from good and added:
    The moment when you realize you know the people in the picture that you randomly came across…
  3. amberfoxfire reblogged this from good and added:
    That’s an interesting position to take. As a native Dallasite, I’ve never felt like people looked down on us. We’re...
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  5. felixcastro reblogged this from mmmodernist and added:
    Dallas rising.
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  7. maybehunterpryor reblogged this from mmmodernist and added:
    Me too. You can all kindly stop shitting on my city now (looking at you, Austinites).
  8. mmmodernist reblogged this from good and added:
    This makes me very happy.
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  12. wtfadventure reblogged this from good and added:
    Amen, ya’ll.
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