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Now is as good a time as any to bring back every Star Wars fan in Austin’s favorite set of photos. In January 2014, KLBJ’s CJ Morgan and his friend Nicole Raney (from CultureMap Austin) photoshopped some classic Empire Strikes Back action into the backdrop of the frozen wasteland that was Austin for a couple of days. Little did we know history would repeat itself with Austin’s most recent arctic blast, making all these pictures just as relevant as ever!
We’ll get to the tundras of Hoth in a moment, but let’s first start with everyone’s favorite, shareable meme that has been making the rounds for years. It’s a regional variation of a national meme that just says “store” instead of “H-E-B.” Of course, it’s a meme, so attribution is difficult.
Now onto the spectacular showing from Morgan and Raney:
They probably don’t smell like tacos…on the inside
And we thought the traffic on South Congress was bad already
The Empire needs a break — party on 6th Street?
At least these AT ATs took it a little further outside of the city limits
And the rebels are there waiting for them
In light of the current climate in Austin, we decided to make a little ATX themed meme of our own (though this one has nothing to do with the weather.
May the 4th be with you, y’all!
Featured photo from KLBJ.com