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#40240 - 08/30/01 03:46 PM Re: Aggies
Loc: this too shall pass
In reply to:
Next day, he asked his Aggie friends,...... "You guys ever seen one of
> these up close?"
Dear tsuwm: and now I don't dare even comment on this. (rhetorical device)
but, see, bill, I was quoting a *lady.
#40241 - 08/30/01 03:56 PM Re: Aggies
I was quoting a *lady
Must is they defines lady a bit differmints up there in Minnisoda.
#40242 - 08/30/01 04:04 PM Re: a lady?
Loc: this too shall pass
well, actually, she's an ex-teacher from Texas.
#40243 - 08/30/01 04:09 PM Re: Aggies
Loc: rego park
Re: but far behind the first-place Banana Slugs of California-Santa Cruz.
I have visited UCSC, and the Banana Slugs are well named. the real things are easy, way to easy, to find on campus. even the floor pots on second floor decks could be found to harbor them._________________________
my other obsession
#40244 - 08/30/01 05:17 PM Re: Aggies
I have never heard the term "Aggie" applied to Cornell, though it has a very wide range of agricultural science. They have always had formidable football teams, despite the attitude of an early president:
On this day in 1873, Cornell president Andrew White refused to let his school's football team go to Chicago to play,since he said 400 miles was far too far for 30 men to travel "just to agitate a bag of wind."
#40245 - 08/30/01 05:36 PM Re: Aggies
Dear tsuwm: you quote the male Aggie studying anatomy in Braille, and then the next day, he is showing something to his friends. Surely not tissue removed in an unauthorized operation? What did the *lady from Texas tell you? The URL you gave had no clue I could find.
#40246 - 08/30/01 07:18 PM Re: Aggies
Loc: this too shall pass
>What did the *lady from Texas tell you?
I quoted the joke in full. that was sort of the point, see -- the joke left quite a lot to the imagination.
#40247 - 08/30/01 07:20 PM Re: Aggies
The Texas Aggies are notorious for their lack of a sense of humor and their fierce loyalty to A&M. I had a friend who was paired off with an Aggie at a UT-A&M football game--many years ago. A&M lost, and the Aggie spent the rest of the evening moping in the corner at the party following the game. Finally, he threw his cap across the room and said "If there were just some damn reason for it all". My friend made some excuse to avoid having to spend the next day with him. One of my favorite Aggie stories is about the Aggie who won the gold medal in the javelin catch--he had it bronzed.
#40248 - 08/30/01 08:09 PM Re: Aggies
New Mexico State:
New Mexico State was originally known as New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. In 1959, after two years of state-wide discussions, the schoolís Board of Regents voted to change the name of the institution to New Mexico State University as a symbol of progress, growth and stature.
These days, when people think of "Aggies" they think of New Mexico State University athletics. Historically, we're called Aggies because NMSU started out primarily as an agricultural school. We first opened our doors in 1888 and were long known as the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Now New Mexico State is a major university, offering undergraduate and graduate programs and conducting important research in a wide range of fields. But for many years, NMSU was one of the few schools in the country that had separate nicknames for its menís and womenís teams. Menís teams were known as the Aggies while the womenís teams were known as the Roadrunners. When the womenís program first began at NMSU, it was a separate entity from the menís athletic department, and thus, decided on a different mascot. When the two departments merged in the 1970s, Roadrunners was kept as the womenís nickname. Today, all NCAA athletic teams at NMSU are proudly called "Aggies."
New Mexico Stateís mascot, known as Pistol Pete, roams the sidelines at Aggie games. But the name Pistol Pete comes from a real western gunman in the late 1800ís named Frank Eaton. As a child, Eatonís father was killed by the four Campsey brothers and the two Ferber brothers, all members of the Regulators. By the age of 15, Eaton had become a quickdraw and a marksman, but went to Fort Gibson, a cavalry fort in the northeast part of Indian Territory, to improve his shooting skills. It was at the fort where he gained the nickname Pistol Pete. In a fair gunfight in 1881 in Albuquerque, Pistol Pete killed the last of the six men responsible for his fatherís murder.
In 1920, students of then New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts scouted for an appropriate place to display their school letter. Tortugas Mountain, located three miles east of campus, seemed a natural spot. Brave males gathered enough stones to form a big "A" easily visible from campus and the surrounding area. On the following day, April 1, students trudged up the mountain side with their five-gallon cans of whitewash and splashed it on the stones, turning them into a gleaming white "A".
For many years, giving the "A" its annual fresh coat of whitewash was an all school effort. The seniors mixed lime and water at the foot of the mountain Ė freshmen and sophomores toted the mixture up to the juniors who splashed it on the "A." With the growth of the university through the years, the tradition was taken over by the Greek Council.
Previously, New Mexico Stateís menís athletics logo has been a caricature of Pistol Pete, while the womenís teams have used a Roadrunner. Recently, NMSU introduced an androgynous logo that represents both the menís and womenís programs.
NMSU was founded in 1888, and has an enrollment of 15,000. Its colors are crimson and white.
#40249 - 08/31/01 10:06 AM Re: Aggies
the joke left quite a lot to the imagination.
Aha! Honi soit and all that.
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