Thursday, November 27, 2014

Not An Aggie Joke

On October 20 I posted an entry dealing with a Texas A&M University issue and likened it to an Aggie joke.

This Thanksgiving morning, over my second (and third) cup of coffee I read this feature-length story. 

Interesting, yet I still believe there's a subtle attempt to portray most Texans as unsophisticated country-folk.  Never mind that A&M is a renowned and respected institution of higher learning (no Aggie joke here, folks) and produces a whole lot of engineers and veterinarians not to mention several other science-centered disciplines. 

I also fume when the writer clearly doesn't make an effort to even look at a map of the Lone Star State: 

JAMES FUQUA, TEXAS A&M class of 1983, lives and works at the end of a 12-mile driveway. The Lazy U ranch, halfway between Amarillo and Wichita Falls in the middle of the Texas Panhandle, has been in his family since 1894.

Halfway between Amarillo and Wichita Falls is NOT the middle of the Texas Panhandle.  If I were to argue geography the middle of the Panhandle would be located between Amarillo and Borger.  

Enjoy turkey day everyone!  Go Cowboys!  Go Aggies!  Go.....hmm.  Longhorns or Horned Frogs?