Welcome to Texas

Friday, September 4th, 2015

They say the state bird of Texas should be the construction crane, and Ryan Holiday finds that there’s a certain freedom and ridiculousness to Texas that he loves:

Sure, let’s have a 20 oz. chicken fried steak for breakfast. Sure, let’s put queso on everything and have tacos for every meal. I remember shortly after moving there, asking an employee at Cabella’s if he had any recommendations for a gun safe. “Well, son,” he said to me in complete seriousness, “m’boy moved away to college a few years ago so I reinforced the door frame and just turned the whole guest room into a gun vault. Have ya thought ‘bout doing sumthin like that?” Good God, I thought. And then, when we moved into a new house this year, it had a walk in closet turned into gun vault. Welcome to Texas.


  1. Jim says:

    If ISIS attacks the US the Waco police force will save our ass.

  2. Borepatch says:

    [Humphrey Bogart]

    Well, there are certain sections of Waco, Major, that I wouldn’t advise you to invade.

    [/Humphrey Bogart]

  3. Mike in Boston says:

    I know of two houses here in New England with those, the difference being that around here, for whatever reason (anti-gun political climate? fear of robbery?), no one would breathe a word about having one other than to family and close friends.

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