Yes, the motto of Austin is “Keep Austin Weird” and for the most part, it's just a motto. But it turns out, a few residents of this great city must have really taken it to heart, because there's not much else to explain these bizarre occurrences:
When UT students threw Eeyore a birthday party
The stories of Winnie the Pooh and his friends have entertained children since 1926. In one particular story, the character Eeyore, a chronically depressed donkey, thinks everyone forgot his birthday only to be surprised by the end of the story to find that they threw him a surprise party. That story stuck with a few UT students, who got together to throw a b-day party for him back in ‘63. It still takes place every year on the last Saturday of April.