Has anyone ever seen this before and know about the veracity of it? It sounds like his style, but I thought I heard Robin Williams say this once.
I have included it verbatim:
quote: “They won't shut up. They have to go on about spirit, and old army, and red ass, and how bonfire represents the burning sensation they have in their urine to beat UT, and blah blah blah. Shut up. You start to get the feeling the entire school was built to spite UT. Forget the fact that when the Texas Legislature back in the 1870's passed legislation to start a state university they also decided to have a subsidiary branch of the main school (The University of Texas) that would teach agriculture and mechanics. Aggies love to say their school is older, from where they get that I don't know ... the fact is, the State intended A&M to be a branch of UT. They are like the afterbirth from the original creation. Like Danny Devito in Twins. So they apparently have this complex, so much so, that they must devote their entire school to trying to prove to UT that they are just as good. All the while, nobody at UT denies that A&M is a good school, yet they won't shut up. So they write a fight song ... about ... Texas, and how they want to beat them. They have a Fish Camp for freshman where they tell them how bad Texas is and how good A&M and all its traditions are. It is the world's largest known case of penis envy, and it is manifested in everything A&M does. The people at A&M ... now we all have friends who went to A&M or are at A&M. There are some nice people there. However ... there is the Corp., East Texas' answer to dreams of ROTC kids everywhere. For every boy scout who never learned to stop playing with his GI Joe Toys, there is the Corp. Now, forget the fact that A&M will actually let people with sub-par grades enroll if they agree to join the Corp. Forget the fact that the Corps looked like a Gestapo hate rally while beating down students on Kyle Field in 1995. Forget the fact that along with the numerous hazing charges that have been filed against them, and swept under the rug over the years, they just this past month have had one Corps member bring charges against another Corps member who apparently had been propositioning others for a little actual sodomy. Not only could I go on with more instances of idiocracy by these Khaki-clad-shaven-headed-dorks, I am sure each of you have your own stories. The point is: We all respect West Point, Annapolis, The Air Force Academy; however, nobody respects the Corp. I imagine they are kind of the laughing stock of the military world. Just because you dress like the Army, and try and act like the Army, does not make you the Army. People at A&M don't even respect these clowns. It is not cool to shave your head and dress up. Halloween is only supposed to be one day of the year. If you want to carry guns and beat up civilians, move to Israel. It is even less cool to slobber on somebody's daughter on national television and call it a tradition. Dry humping 18 year old girls in the stands at football games is not cool. Not only is it not cool, it should be against the law. I know that in College Station, students are just prone to mount each other on the campus lawn, or in the middle of class, or anytime anything good happens you can just grab the girl sitting next to you and start sucking on her face. But everywhere else in the world, it is looked down upon. Especially if you are doing it on my TV. That is why we have moved the game from Thanksgiving. Because people across the nation were gagging on their turkey when in the middle of watching a football game, some boy scout is tongue thrashing some overweight co-ed during somebody's Thanksgiving dinner. We do not need to see burly women engaged in a suckfest every time your woeful offense manages to put points on the board. Some of these girls are in desperate need of a trip to the Clinique counter. Screw that, forget make-up, it is too late for that, just give them a veil. "t.u." is not funny. It is NOT insulting. It is dumb. Just imagine if folks from Texas kept talking about M&A and giggling. That would not be funny. In fact, it would be retarded. That's why UT fans don't do it. Please learn. You want to lose the image of country bumpkins, of a people fond of sheep, of people that aren't stupid? Then quit building things that fall down. Quit chasing cheerleaders around with swords on national TV. Quit whooping in church. Quit whooping period. Quit putting up scoreboards for the enjoyment of dead mammals. Quit spending your Friday nights practicing how to yell. Quit telling rape jokes to reporters when you're running for Governor. When you are filling out season ticket renewals, and the form asks for your phone #, H & W, quit putting 258-3999, Height 6'3", Weight 185. Just, collectively, stop making asses of yourselves. Go to East Texas, tour every small town, and ask every red neck with a 5th grade education why they cheer for A&M and wear maroon. That is your fan base. This is why you are perceived by the educated masses as stupid. Nobody cares if you think your band is better. They might be louder, they might march in neat little zig zags, but they have no musical ability. The point is, nobody cares who wins halftime. Quit getting geeked up about marching bands. I find it hard to believe you stood through your high school band's entire halftime performance. And why? Cause nobody cared then and nobody cares now. Plus, you can hear them fine sitting down even if you do care. Why is it cool all of a sudden now that you're in college? Men should never let out high pitched whooping sounds. Perhaps the only justifiable situation in which this can be tolerated is perhaps during an anal probe. Oh wait ... I understand now. Dogs are not ladies. They don't look or smell like ladies. Dogs eat their own feces and should be treated accordingly. Finally, College Station is an arm-pit of a town. Quit pretending that it is a great college town. It is a town and there is a college there. That should be the end of this comparison. If you feel that life doesn't get any better than the Dixie Chicken, and enjoy being stuck in a never ending Dukes of Hazard episode, then move there. More importantly, don't move to Austin ... they are trying to create an educated, technological, and open minded population base. Austin is, and will continue to be, the birthplace and final resting place of all that is cool. As my friend Stephen Johnson once said: "If the world were ever to get an enema, College Station is where you would connect the hose.". If you go to school at A&M, please don't be an Aggie. God Bless the Great State of Texas."
Well, most of this is obvious drivvle aimed at pissing people off and proving that the author is as bad or worse than the people and issues being complained about. For the Corps part - seems like a little envy going on at tu. While the Corps does have some history (no worse the the AF Academy) in the news, I think it is worthy of pointing out that the current Chief of Staff of the USAF (4 star general in English) is an Aggie... Have not seen any tu grads there. In addition, historically A&M is the largest commissioning source for ALL services besides their own academies. Pretty touch to say that's not an impressive trend.
Maybe we get the idea that we're older from the fact that we opened in 1876 and UT opened in 1890. But I'm biased towards A&M anyways, because I'm a student here. However, my dad went to UT, so I hear just as much bashing of A&M and Aggies as he hears bashing of t.u.
And just to add one more thing about Fish Camp, I went this summer (Session D, Purple, DG Cool Hand Lukeman!) and the main reason for it, at least as I see it, is to just get all the fish pumped and ready to go to A&M. We basically learned about our traditions and most of the yells that we do at the games. I mean, of course there is going to be bashing on either side, it's a friggin rivalry, but it's usually all good natured.
Oh and also, let's try to NOT bash the people who died at Bonfire in 99. Now, I don't remember all of the details, but still, there is no reason to make fun of it. I had a friend, who is going to UT, and while I was talking about it with her (it came up for whatever reason) she started laughing at the fact that A&M couldn't build anything...yes, because it's just SO HILARIOUS that 12 people died and 27 people were hurt...a**hole.
ETA: I know this post probably sounds snarky and rude, but I just don't appreciate the fact that some people must constantly put down out school. Also, I know that not everyone at UT laughs at us for our Bonfire collapsing, that incident is just a sore spot for me. Thanks and gig 'em!
Yeah, that sounds like a Rome rant, complete with the factual errors.
For the record, I'm a graduate of Norwich University, which has the second oldest Corps of Cadets in the nation (only West Point's is older).
And, yeah, they're all jealous that they didn't do four years of college wearing the same clothes every day (and when I was at the 'Wic' our uniforms looked like hand-me-downs from the Honduran National Police!)
Doug "Cadet Sergeant First Class (Retired)" Annino
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