Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

Who's complaining about all the fun we're having?

Some people just can't be happy for anyone.

Local professional surly cuss John Kelso started his week off complaining about the fact that the city of Austin decided to become a South by Southwest sponsor and waive the costs to the city of hosting the Festival - like they do for lots of events.

The average, everyday, "just like reg'lar folks" Johnny-boy (who recently turned his column into a round-about way of bragging that he drives that most blue-collar of vehicles, a Lexus) seems to believe that our beloved leader, Louis Black, dines on foie gras, probably paid for from the city sponsorship. Maybe John thinks it gets delivered by his own boss, Rich "I Blew $70,000 on a Boat" Oppel.

Now it's beneath us to really get into it with John (it's beneath everyone, really), but it's probably best that we clarify something for his readership. There's not one fridge here at Chronicle towers, but two. One is where the staff gets to keep lunch nicely chilled. The other is usually stuffed to bursting with cold cuts, snacks, and nibbles for the staff provided by … guess who? I'll give you a clue, it's not John Kelso. By the way, never seen any foie gras in there, Johnny-boy.

But just to cheer everyone up, here's a picture of two people promoting Eagle vs. Shark, which screens at 6pm this Friday at the Alamo Downtown.

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