Friday, September 10, 2010

austin weirdos: walkman guy

austin is weird and we like it that way, hence the small business slogan keep austin weird. i have no problem admitting that i'm weird but the people i'm going to sporadically write about in this series are even more weird than i! from time to time i encounter some truly interesting, weird people and i'm going to try to document them with text, pictures, or both.


for the first installment of austin weirdos, allow me to introduce you to walkman guy.

photo courtesy of my friend bonnie

a couple of months ago i was at spiderhouse with dana and bonnie, having drinks before going to lisa's art opening. poor bonnie had a view of this guy, who was completely staring at her, the entire time we were sitting at that table. and dude was listening to walkman. not a discman. a take-out-the-tape-and-flip-it-to-side-b-walkman! i can't for the life of me think of the last time i even saw a walkman. my feelings towards this are best summed up by this quote from mean girls when janis, damian, and cady see ms. norbury outside of school, "it's like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs." so, while i do not appreciate the skeeve factor that this guy brought, i do appreciate his totally retro media device. 

*the sole purpose of this series is to highlight some of the rather interesting local color we have here in austin. it is in no way intended to make fun of or belittle anyone. i'm more interested in celebrating weird than looking down upon it. 

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