Matthew McConaughey loves Texas, and man, his enthusiasm is highly infectious.
“In Austin, nobody’s too good, but everybody’s good enough,” says the M.O.C. That’s the spirit of true Texans, and the M.O.C. understands the need to lead people who are new to the state to embrace “The Cowboy Code.”
In his charming rambling Texan way, the M.O.C. wisely points out that, “We don’t lie, cheat, or steal. We’re optimistic people. We’re resilient. We’re friendly, we’re fair. We respect and value ourselves and we respect and value each other. We do not chase lawsuits. No, we do not chase lawsuits. We do break a sweat because we pay the duty to live here and we know that living here, what we have here is not free. No, no. That is how we’re livin’ here, and guess what…it’s a lot cooler ’cause we do.”
Some Texans do lie, cheat, and steal. But that factual inaccuracy does not diminish the rest of his claim. Oscar-winning performer, Matthew McConaughey is the perfect spokesperson for the city of Austin, the state of Texas, and UT.
His commercials for Wild Turkey and Lincoln are entertaining too, which is saying something.
Samsung Pays Some Bills
Jimmy Fallon’s visit to Austin impacted a few students in a big way.
Samsung partnered with The University of Texas at Austin to identify three students to showcase life on campus using the Galaxy Note10+. After airing the footage on “The Tonight Show,” Jimmy surprised the students by announcing that in addition to getting to keep their new phones, Samsung is covering their tuitions too.
Check out this happy made-for-TV moment:
I almost cried. I almost cried because seeing happy students makes me happy and because education is prohibitively expensive for all but the wealthiest families.
Next to no one can afford to put themselves through school at these rates. Those days are long gone.