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  • Proof Positive

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on October 25th, 2014 (All posts by )

    Below the fold, pictorial proof that everything IS bigger in Texas…

    Even the supermarket shopping carts … which are motorized. (HEB is the major grocery chain in this part of the world. No other chain has ever really stood a chance.)

     

    12 Responses to “Proof Positive”

    1. Jonathan Says:

      Holy cow!

    2. Gringo Says:

      Which reminds me of the joke I heard in New England some decades ago. There was this tall cowboy – 8 feet tall- in Texas. When he died, no coffin would fit him. So they gave him an enema and put him in a shoebox.

    3. Mrs. Davis Says:

      Here Everything’s Better. Including the shopping carts.

    4. Bill Brandt Says:

      They oughta fire that thing up!

    5. MikeK Says:

      When I was about 10 years old, I had a joke I used to tell about Texans. A Texan walked up to another fellow and asked if he was a Texan. When the fellow replied that he was, the first Texan told him, “They are talking about midgets over there. Do we have the biggest or the smallest ?”

    6. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Bigger than Costco.

    7. Will Says:

      The only Texas joke I know, is the one where two Texans are taking a wiz off a bridge, one says “The water’s cold!” and the other replies; “Yeah, and deep too”

    8. Joe Wooten Says:

      Gringo, that’s a take-off on an old Aggie Joke about a 400lb Aggie……

    9. Gringo Says:

      Gringo, that’s a take-off on an old Aggie Joke about a 400lb Aggie……

      As a Tea-Sipper [UT] graduate, I might agree with that Aggie joke. Though as a migrant to Texas, albeit with maternal grandparents born and raised in Texas, I have always found the UT/A&M sniping at each other rather amusing. It is the quarrel of siblings: there are many Texas families where one sibling goes to UT and the other goes to A&M.
      Speaking of Aggie jokes, that reminds me of an Aggie joke which I had heard a number of time before. A hippie, a priest, a Tea-Sipper and an Aggie took a flight on a small plane. Ten minutes into the flight, the pilot grabbed a parachute and jumped off the plane- after he informed the passengers that the plane was going to crash in several minutes, and there were only three parachutes.

      The four passengers needed to decide who would take the parachutes. Those who gave the best reasons for living would get the parachutes. The priest said that he wanted to keep living so he could keep serving God and his flock. The hippie said that he wanted to keep living so he could keep grooving on nature. The Aggie said nothing- he grabbed a parachute and jumped off the plane. The Tea Sipper informed the two others remaining:
      “Not to worry. The Aggie jumped with the hippie’s backpack.”

      I have heard this joke told in a number of ways:
      1)A Bolivian telling that an Argentine jumped off with the backpack.
      2)An Englishman telling that an Irishman jumped off with the backpack.
      3) A Chinese student telling that an Li Pung [butcher of Tianamen] jumped off with the backpack.

    10. Joe Wooten Says:

      As a Tea-Sipper [UT] graduate, I might agree with that Aggie joke.

      BSME 1979 from UT myself

      there are many Texas families where one sibling goes to UT and the other goes to A&M.

      Including mine. I graduated from UT in May 1979, youngest brother from A&M in 1984…..

      Why did the Aggie sell his typewriter (or for you kids, his printer)?

      Because it missed two periods and he thought it was pregnant…..

    11. Ginny Says:

      My mother was telling someone about her son-in-law. They responded she got a two-fer – an Aggie and a Bohunk. In Nebraska the Aggie jokes appear as “Bohunk” ones – and Bohemians tell them with the same pleasure Aggies do. His old friends had kids in Austin (most of them became lawyers and they are plentiful in those parts); those kids came to A&M. 2 of our 3 went to UT (where their parents met). Tradition may be important, but sometimes too much is too much – Austin or College Station.

    12. Joe Wooten Says:

      If you hang around the Fredericksburg/Wall/Miles/St. Lawrence/Olfen/Rowena/areas much, you’ll run across a lot of Bohunk Aggies……