Redditor Uploads Pic Of Ancestor Who Looks Like Matthew McConaughey

Redditor u/EmberRainbow uploaded this hilarious pick of his/her great grandfather, who happens to look just like our boy Matthew McConaughey.

Close enough, right?

And if that weren’t enough, there are also Johnny Depp & Taylor Swift doppelgängers. Click on the thumbnails below to view full-size pics.

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21 Best Locations For The Perfect Instagram in Austin

There are a million and ten places in Austin to get the best Instagram backdrops ever. We can all pretend like it was accidental or that we are just naturally carefree and adventurous, but most of us have to seek out these prime locations that will really make everyone from our hometowns be like “I wish my school were in Austin”.

Though there are truly countless places on every single corner of this beautiful city that are unique and very Instagrammable, be sure to check out these few places and take the perfect picture to sum up your experience (or, like, did you even go to UT?).

Graffiti is something that really brings out the weirdness in “Keep Austin Weird”. So, we’ve come up with a few great spots with iconic graffiti and mural paintings (and cool locations) where you MUST take an Instagram:

1.) “I Love You So Much” Mural

Location: 1300 S Congress


This is a great spot for you to truly show your love and affection for your friends, boyfriend or girlfriend, parents, siblings, your pet, or even by yourself if that’s what you’re into. Nothing says I love you so much like a mural that states exactly that right behind your head. There are also mock-ups of this mural pretty much everywhere that say things like “I love tacos so much” (absolutely no arguments there) and “I hate you so much”.


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2.) “You’re My Butter Half” Mural

Location: 2000 E MLK Jr Blvd

Austin Mural You’re My Butter Half: 2000 E MLK Jr Blvd

This mural was probably first painted so couples could be cute in front of it, kissing each other or doing whatever couples do, but it is also a great location for you and your best friend to show who the real MVP in your life is. Note: it is also a safe location for you to give a shout out to your newest freshman roommate if you haven’t yet shared them on social media with the world yet.

3.) “Greetings from Austin” Mural

Location: S 1st & Annie

Nothing really says “I live in the best city and love bragging about it” quite like a mural that solely says the name of the amazing city you reside in.

4.) “Texas” Mural

Location: 3700 Guadalupe

Along with the “Austin” mural, if you just have overall pride for your state and its entirety, take a nice stroll over to see the Texas mural that gives a shout out to all the people of the one and only Lone Star State.

5.) “Hi, How Are You?” Mural

Location: 21st & Guadalupe

Austin, Nov 8, 2014

Simple and effective, this mural shows the true friendliness of the city of Austin and its people. It also shows how strange the people of Austin are by having a huge mural of a talking alien frog, but who are we to judge? Thank you, Daniel Johnston. It’s so cool, Kurt Cobain wore it as a t-shirt.

Top 10 Pieces of Life Advice From Matthew McConaughey

I think that everyone from Austin can agree that we take pride in one of our many gems who has taken the celebrity world by storm and brought the city of Austin into a glimmering and glamorous light—this one person is the beautiful and mysterious Matthew McConaughey.


Though some people might know our good-ol’ Matt from his arrest due to a noise complaint from his neighbors while he was playing bongo drums naked, or the fact that he did the voice over commercials for certain beef products, but us Austinites who know and love Matt choose to shine light on the fact that he is an Academy Award Winner for his role in Dallas Buyers Club along with his countless other amazing film roles he has taken to date. Yes, Matthew is one of our many shining stars who used to grace the University of Texas campus in Austin, and yes, he has made a name for himself across the entire world. I think that a man of such his caliber should be rewarded for all that he has done, and appreciated for all the amazing life advice he has to share with the youths of America today.

  1. “Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.”


Who could argue with the man who himself was the spokesperson for beef? Matthew certainly knows his meats and the quality in which he finds most suitable for himself. When the man who first invented the cheeseburger put on that first slice of cheese onto the plain and boring burger, he was truly putting himself into the league of geniuses that have walked theface of the planet. I think that the man who invented the cheeseburger would greatly get along with Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, and Thomas Jefferson. So to this, I congratulate Matthew on being able to identify the true heroes of this nation.

  1. “My life is the road, man. I need to keep moving.”


Man, how could you even attempt to argue with something like this? Life is a linear road in which we are all traveling down, and Matthew doesn’t simply say he wants to keep moving. Nay, he needs to keep on moving. For those of you who would consider yourselves to be a stick in the mud and refusing to move through life, just look at our good friend Matt here. He lives his life on a moving and winding road that may just so happen to consist of playing bongo drums while naked—but who are we to tell him otherwise?

  1. “Life is a series of commas, not periods.”


As someone who prides himself on his use of linguistics, Matthew really sums up the meaning of life here. A “comma” can be defined as “a punctuation mark indicating a pause between parts of a sentence”. Quite simply, a comma means that one must keep going. So if you are going to take anything from this piece of advice from Matthew, it is to keep on keeping on and don’t let your life be ruined by a punctuation mark such as a period.

  1. “There’s a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.”


To this piece of advice, Matthew is truly separating the winners from the losers, the truest from the fakest, and the realest from the phoniest. You might think you are one thing, but life will smack you in the face with a huge dose of reality. Don’t simply think like a champion—be a champion. You are a student at the University of Texas, so you don’t really have a choice to be anything but the best.

  1. “I’m a football fan, a sports fan, a fan of competition.”


You can take the boy out of Texas, but you cannot take Texas out of the boy. Matthew loves the thrill of the UT Longhorns winning as much as we all do. When we lose, he weeps with us. When we win, he cheers with us. When we tailgate, he drinks with us. Matthew is the stunning example that no matter where you go in life after college, you will always bleed orange.

Matthew McConaughey’s Reaction To New Star Wars Trailer Is Priceless

YouTuber oscararnarson put together the best compilation reaction video to Star Wars’ latest trailer release.

In it, our favorite Longhorn alum Matthew McConaughey‘s scene from Interstellar is set up perfectly to react to the momentous occasion.

Even if you aren’t a Star Wars fan, watch this!

Matthew McConaughey’s Dazed and Confused Audition Tape Is The Most Awesome Thing You’ll Watch Today

All-around Longhorn bad ass Matthew McConaughey is a legend because of his character Wooderson. It’s how he broke through in Hollywood, except it was in Austin.

Watch this in all its glory and cherish our favorite quote from Dazed & Confused.

That’s what I love about high school girls. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.


Jim Carrey spoofs Matthew McConaughey’s Austin-based Lincoln Commercial

Gotta love those Lincoln commercials from UT alum Matthew McConaughey, especially if they’re being spoofed by the infamous Jim Carrey. Our favorite quote:

I could understand if you did this right after the Lincoln Lawyer, that would’ve made sense. But you don’t buy a Lincoln ’cause it makes sense. You do it ’cause you love it…or ’cause you’re an Uber driver.