Austin is the capital of Texas. Austin residents usually vote Democratic (blue), while the rest of Texas votes Republican (red). Austin has been called the “blueberry in the tomato soup.”
“The good thing about Austin is that it’s so #### close to Texas” is a jocular line that was cited in 2003. “One of the nice things about Austin is that it is so close to Texas” was posted on the newsgroup rec.outdoors.rv-travel on September 5, 2009. “Austin’s nice because it’s so close to Texas” was posted on Twitter on May 13, 2010.
Wikipedia: Austin, Texas
Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Austin is the 11th-most populated city in the U.S and the 4th-most populated city in Texas.
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“The good thing about Austin is that it’s so #### close to Texas.”
I heard that somewhere and it pretty much sums up Austin in relation to the rest of the state.
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Raymond J Johnson Jr
On Fri, 4 Sep 2009 23:50:52 -0700 (PDT), Sam Harper
>So you live in Austin, huh? I’ve never been there but like that
>musical show that originates from, Austin City Limits. I also hear
>it’s a really nice city to live in.
As the locals say, one of the nice things about Austin is that it is so close to Texas. You can see Texas in the distance in every direction.
Austin,Tx votes unanimously 2 “end relations” w/ AZ. As I’ve always said, Austin’s nice because it’s so close to Texas. http://bit.ly/d7GIkW
1:14 PM - 13 May 2010
@bentrem Well, I’m in Austin, but, yeah, I guess that’s pretty close to Texas…
11:25 AM - 12 Jul 2010
Austin is a city that is close to Texas, and far from reality.
8:34 AM - 2 Nov 2011
@DanaPerino Please inform Beckel that Austin is very close to Texas. There are a lot of Liberals in Austin, especially in and around UT.
4:23 PM - 29 Nov 2013
@DLoesch What they say about Austin: the best thing about Austin is it’s so close to Texas!
4:10 PM - 24 Jan 2014
Standing joke when asked about small “blue dot” in CenTex, “What’s the best thing about Austin?” Ans. “It’s real CLOSE to Texas” .>1/2
11:07 AM - 6 Dec 2014
@BuckSexton Austin? I’ll warn you: the nice thing about Austin is it’s so close to Texas. Great place & beautiful. And very blue.
11:50 PM - 16 Jan 2016
@cardiaccoogs @TexasMonthly Old joke: You know what’s nice about Austin? ...it’s close to Texas.
11:19 AM - 5 Oct 2016
As a friend of mine is fond of saying, the great thing about Austin is that it’s so close to Texas.
Sep 16, 2016