We didn’t have a guest for this episode of EarBurner. It was too spicy. Zac and I talked about why this FrontBurner post got so many clicks and generated so much vitriol. Then we got to the main course: why does Mayor Eric Johnson post stuff on Twitter that makes him sound like a fifth-round NFL draft pick with a grudge against the other 31 teams in the league? Also, related: should the mayor of the ninth-largest city in America take so much pleasure referring to “Big Dallas Energy”?
Things to know and see before you listen: here’s the origin of the BDE meme; here’s the mayor’s BDE tweet about Reunion Tower; here’s the episode of EarBurner we did with Mel Kyle, where we talked about the Dallas origins of Black guys calling each other “bro”; and it was Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown who got an actual potato chip tattooed on his shoulder.
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