I had to miss that meeting in 1990 until I arrived at midnight and spoke at 430am. But Perry was there in the room for the beginning of the meeting, when the applicant addressed the council first. He recalled for me the most hilarious version I have ever heard. Jim Bob stood up for his more generous time allotment and, to wow the crowd, started off with his memories of his time at UT and the 1959 Southwest Condference Champion football team. Perry recalled how Jim Bob clearly believed everyone was going to stand up and flash the hook ‘em horns gesture and start singing the Eyes of Texas, and the whole crowd instead roared to life, pointing at jim Bob, screaming with waves of uncontrollable laughter, tears rolling down their faces, amazed that this idiot thought they could give a damn about the 1959 football champion when he was threatening to pave the aquifer!
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