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The IMCT Travel/Suggestions Thread

Post by matedog » 17 Aug 2010, 12:11pm

Hey folks. I'm going to Austin, Texas this weekend for Matt Patrol's wedding. I'm going a day early to sight see and I was wondering from those that have been before, what are the "must see" things?
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Post by tepista » 17 Aug 2010, 12:26pm

I've been to Austin 4 or 5 times.

Emo's (live music) Stubbs (BBQ & live music) The Iron something BBQ, El Casino Camino (bar), the Jackalope (bar) Prototype Vintage Design and Clothing (say hi to Audrey)

there's a bridge where about a million bats live (the largest man-made bat-living place thing in the world) and at dusk they all fly out at once, it's quite a marvel.

Make sure you ask all the locals where the tower where the guy shot everybody is, they love that.
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Post by tepista » 17 Aug 2010, 12:28pm

Iron Works, thats it
http://www.ironworksbbq.com/

There's a picture of GW shaking hands with the owner in there. And they have obscure soda like Bubble Up.
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Post by matedog » 17 Aug 2010, 12:56pm

Thanks tep. That bat bridge sounds really cool. I'll bring an umbrella.
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Post by Wolter » 17 Aug 2010, 12:57pm

tepista wrote:the largest man-made bat-living place thing in the world
I loves me some Tep.
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Post by tepista » 17 Aug 2010, 1:56pm

Wolter wrote:
tepista wrote:the largest man-made bat-living place thing in the world
I loves me some Tep.
Colony, that's the word I couldn't think of.

They built a sort of museum around it, with bat information all over the place. They eat over a ton of mosquitoes every single night, so the residents of Austin can sure thank them for that.

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Post by tepista » 17 Aug 2010, 1:59pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
Your mom is a "weird figure of the dark"
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 17 Aug 2010, 2:11pm

tepista wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
Your mom is a "weird figure of the dark"
I can neither confirm nor deny that my mother was once Batwoman.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:I can neither confirm nor deny that my mother was once Batwoman.
Your mom was a total milf:
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 17 Aug 2010, 2:16pm

Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I can neither confirm nor deny that my mother was once Batwoman.
Your mom was a total milf:
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Neither confirm nor deny.
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Post by Wolter » 17 Aug 2010, 2:24pm

Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:I can neither confirm nor deny that my mother was once Batwoman.
Your mom was a total milf:
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Yeah, but only Mimi, Creets, and JennyB could score with that...
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Post by Flex » 17 Aug 2010, 2:43pm

Wolter wrote:Yeah, but only Mimi, Creets, and JennyB could score with that...
When she was first introduced, Batwoman screamed "gimmicky" but she's actually been a pretty good character. Still problematic in some important ways, but overall fairly decent. I'll give props to DC on that one.
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Post by Wolter » 17 Aug 2010, 2:57pm

Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:Yeah, but only Mimi, Creets, and JennyB could score with that...
When she was first introduced, Batwoman screamed "gimmicky" but she's actually been a pretty good character. Still problematic in some important ways, but overall fairly decent. I'll give props to DC on that one.
I've actually heard good things.
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Re: The IMCT Travel/Suggestions Thread

Post by tosh » 17 Aug 2010, 6:19pm

Went to Austin for a family wedding a couple of years ago - got me a can of armadillo soup to show for it!

The Driskill Hotel is worth wandering around and seeing the decor, there is a bar that advertises 'fish and chips' and you actually get fish and potato chips (crisps) I laughed at the waitress when she brought them out - quite possibly the worst meal I ate in my life. There is some good BBQ places, Ironworks and Rubys are two I recall enjoying.

Fogo De Chao is worth it if you want to eat meat and laugh at the waiters in silly outfits

There is a Joe Strummer mural up somewhere along Guadalupe Street near the university and there is an above average English pub not to far away from that area - The Dog and Duck.

Otherwise if your walking the whole area around the University and the Governors House is pretty interesting to wander around, if you have a car get out into some of the neighborhoods there are some amazing little pockets of houses to drive around

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