"NY Middle Finger Texas" Is Now Online, Just In Case You Really Hate Texas

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On last night's Daily Show, Lewis Black took down Texas Governor Rick Perry's series of radio ads, which are aimed at luring companies away from all those shitty, freedom-hating states and down to Texas.

"Texas is calling?" Black asked. "Well, good thing I've got caller ID." He then aired his response ad, which extols New York's diversity, its sushi-on-pizza, and, most importantly, "the fact that it's not Texas." It ends with a lovely, multilingual "fuck you" to the Lone Star State. (If Rick Perry had any game whatsoever, he'd respond in kind. But since he's essentially a broomstick covered in a light dusting of shoe polish and a shiny, shiny wig, we won't hold our breath.)

This morning, as though dropped on our pillows by a tiny, Goodhair-hating sugar plum fairy, the Internet brought us NY Middle Finger TX. Tagline: "New York--Better Than Texas." The dancing middle finger gifs really tie the whole thing together. Sadly, two minutes of research reveals that NY Middle Finger was registered by Viacom, aka Comedy Central's parent company. That makes it slightly less funny.

In the interest of journalistic fairness, I sought out a Texan for a response. I knew better than to try to reach out to Rick Perry's office, which in my two years of working in Texas never once managed to get to return my calls. He's more of a blocking-journalists-on-Twitter kind of governor. I turned instead to a Texas ex-patriot, since there's one living in my house.

"I'm not defending Rick Perry," he says, pleasantly enough. "Fuck that guy.

"You can sail in circles around the Statue of Liberty eating Bhutanese food all you want, but Texas has way more guns," he adds.

Fair enough.


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stevebrack1
stevebrack1

Fuck You New York... Texas Don't Let Terrorist Take Lives, You Did, So Fuck New York...

stone090
stone090

lol and new York isn't full of wackos?? lol

Corinne Mignon
Corinne Mignon

Texas deserves it this week, but my next week there'll doubtless be someone else to hate.

Corinne Mignon
Corinne Mignon

She fought the good fight. Everyone I know is really proud of her, but then we're transplanted Okies, so we might be more aware than most.

Lori Stone
Lori Stone

Thank you! I get so so tired of people talking and acting as if Texas is just one thing. It makes the fight so much harder.

Jocelyn Hawkes
Jocelyn Hawkes

Keep the good fight going!! There are progressives in every state, we just need to help amplify your voices!!

Lori Stone
Lori Stone

I live back and forth in Texas and NYC and just wonder if you haven't heard about Wendy Davis? The thousands and thousands of us here fighting to turn the state blue??

dennisavo
dennisavo

As a Texan, this makes me happy

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

NVRS 4/5  Ironic they got the girl who just left Texas to write this one.  and yes Fuck Rick Perry, but don't fuck Texas.  Most of us are nice

Anna_Merlan_Voice
Anna_Merlan_Voice

@ScottsMerkin Merk! Hi! You came to visit! Don't think I've forgotten about kicking Vampire Weekend in the junk for you. Just haven't had the opportunity quite yet. And I would never impugn the rest of Texas by lumping them in with Rick Perry. I know better. I think the DO should make a response video.  

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@amerlan Yep, I figure I'll come over here a couple times a week and snoop around.  When Eric posted this story at DO I thought maybe you all would have something on it too.

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