Friday Wrap: Fourth of July Special!

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It's Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to kick back, open a beer, throw some meat on the grill, and watch a few fireworks. Oh, and also the Friday Wrap.

We hope your Fourth of July is spectacular, just like the San Diego fireworks a few few years ago, when a technical error, cause all the explosions to go off at the same time.



Below the jump, learn about Texans' grooming habits, read a thoughtful expose about the Texas Tea Party, and find out who called Rick Perry a “metrosexual” because he's not wearing boots anymore….

Texans spend more time grooming themselves than residents of pretty much any other state, with an average of 46 minutes per day spent in front of the mirror.

-Emily Cadik

This week's Rolling Stone has an in-depth piece on the special brand of crazy that is taking over the Texas Tea Party, and by extension the Republican government in Texas.

-Katherine Haenschen

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson isn't a fan of Rick Perry's bespectacled, cowboy-bootless new look–in an interview this week, he claimed that Perry “could now pass for a West Coast metrosexual and has embarrassed us all with his sartorial change of direction.”

-Katie Singh

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