“The great state of Texas having no income tax contributed to both of these signings. It really allowed us to compete with states whose income tax really made a difference in the net earnings of these players. Let’s just get that on the table. I had to give kudos to the wonderful state we live in.”
-- Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner from Pennsylvania, on signing DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews to the Mavericks (after which Jordan re-signed with the Clippers, oops!)
“We got out of the car for air and suddenly both of us were stoned with joy to realize that in the darkness all around us was fragrant green grass and the smell of fresh manure and warm waters. 'We're in the South! We've left the winter!' Faint daybreak illuminated green shoots by the side of the road. I took a deep breath; a locomotive howled across the darkness, mobile-bound. So were we. I took off my shirt and exulted.”
-- Jack Kerouac, author from Massachusetts, in On the Road
“You can say a lot of bad things about Alabama, but you can't say Alabamans as a people are unduly afraid of deep fryers. In that first week at the Creek, the cafeteria served fried chicken, chicken fried steak, and fried okra, which marked my first foray into the delicacy that is the fried vegetable.”
-- John Green, author from Indianapolis, in Looking for Alaska
Lee Breslouer is a senior writer for Thrillist and would like to visit Kentucky again when it's not 3,000 degrees outside. Follow him to heat stroke at: @LeeBreslouer.