I've joked before that Australia seems like the Texas of the Commonwealth (and Scotland the Texas of the United Kingdom, etc), so I was tickled to run into this in Texas: A World in Itself, a 1942 account of the state by George Sessions Perry:
Full disclosure: I, like George Sessions Perry, have never actually been to Australia, but I have met some Australians, attended a lecture about Australia's immigration policy, and read The True History of the Kelly Gang, which is excellent, by the way, so I don't see why I should hesitate before offering sweeping conclusions about the psychographics of an entire country. Most Australians would probably do the same.

06/25/2012 07:29

Here is another compelling connection: When I was in Australia, Kinky Friedman was on tour there. QED, definitely.


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