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I Scream Floats

I guess this made sense in 1950, but nowadays, folks would be up in arms against people in arms. And surely that woman only appears nude, bracing herself against an outhouse? I don’t get it.

Remember clotheslines?

One who attends the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

The term tea-sip was started by students of Texas A&M University (aka Aggies) in the early 1900’s to belittle the well-to-do students of U.T. ┬áThe University of Texas was traditionally the “rich” school which pumped out doctors, lawyers and the like. A&M was the blue collar school which traditionally taught Agriculture and Mechanics.

Examples:
  • The Aggies play the teasips on Thanksgiving day.
  • I’m sick of all those hippy teasips in Austin.

Sure looks like they had a whale of a good time. (I had to do it.)

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Pepsi Challenge: The Results Are In

If you don’t recall, Pepsi was being steamrolled by Coke in the early 80s (and now and will continue be in the future), so Pepsi’s marketing department came up with the Pepsi Challenge, a simple taste test to give consumers the opportunity to take an unbiased challenge. Below is Mr. Kotter hosting such an event.

Please note that the last actor to allegedly enjoy Pepsi was named Joe Kielbasa. Sounds legit. (Actually, there are several dudes by that name on Facebook, although one is wearing a dress like a woman).

It’s a free country; drink what you like. Call it cola or soda or pop, whatever. But remember, waitresses never have to ask patrons, “Is Coke okay?” Because yes. Yes, it is.