We're big fans of a site called The Daily Edge, which -- if we may be so aspirational -- is a bit like the GuideLive of Ireland. True, sometimes their jokes are over our heads: They've given us a handy guide to Irish slang; sadly for us, even the explanations can be ... pretty Irish. But, even if you haven't delved into the two most American ways of understanding Irish culture -- Moone Boy and Sharon Horgan, who the New York Times has called the "Tina Fey of British TV," (yes, we know Ireland isn't British; they're referring to Channel 4, we think?) -- it's easy to enjoy The Daily Edge's wry send ups of local culture.
We particularly enjoyed Monday's "11 things Irish people desperately need Americans to know," and felt a certain kinship. After all, it's been suggested and hotly debated whether Ireland is, in fact, the Texas of Europe.
So we submit to you, 11 things Dallasites desperately need the world to know.
We do not live in the desert. It's a big state, y'all. It contains topographic multitudes.
Yes, the restaurants are both plentiful and delicious. But, some of the best involve walk-up windows.
No, we're not all $30,000 millionaires. Some of us are billionaires.
Speaking of, one of the six flags over Texas represents the province of Jerry World.
Shooting pistols into the sky isn't how we actually celebrate good news. It's how we kill Texas-sized mosquitoes.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it should be wrapped in a tortilla and doused with hot sauce.
Though made famous in the Oak Cliff-raised Ray Wylie Hubbard tune "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother," we no longer exclusively drink Falstaff beer.
In fact, our homegrown brew is among the best in the world.
Speaking of musicians, we claim (at least a strong connection to) some really bad ass ones:
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Erykah Badu, Mike Nesmith, The Polyphonic Spree, Old 97's, St. Vincent, Edie Brickell, Reverend Horton Heat, Jack Ingram, Lead Belly, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Bob Wills -- just to name a few.