A Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to GQ's round-up of The 40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America, and if there's one bit of good news, it's this: Austin and Houston are just a wee bit fuglier, coming at No. 18 and No. 21, respectively, on a list where Dallas ranks 23rd. But, really, the list seems to exist solely to take potshots at everyone, seeing as how the seemingly stylish Manhattan comes in at No. 5. On the other hand, the Dallas entry does read like a recap of a certain Observer cover story from '07:
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Forget J.R. Ewing. The 21st century Big D douchebag favors Fight Club frosted tips and whisked jeans over Stetsons and ostrich-skin boots. Regionally dubbed the "$30,000 Millionaire" for spending more than he makes, this breed of twenty-something male works as a Chipotle assistant manager by day and "Entourage" wannabe by night. Unlike his L.A. or New York counterparts, the Dallas $30Ker plies his trade in a cultural vacuum best known for putting a bullet in JFK's head and erecting a nine-story JumboTron at the Cowboys stadium. Frustrated but never self-aware, he wanders Dallas with maxed-out credit cards, toned biceps, and a nagging sense he somewhere took a wrong turn.