Friday Follies: Wiess Crack

The 1960’s were the Golden Age of college newsletters at Rice. (Maybe it was advances in reproduction technology that made it available to students on a widespread basis?) In any event, here’s a nice cover from the fall of 1968:

wiess crack 2-29-68 1

What I particularly enjoy about this is that if you pronounce it as “Wise Crack” you would be (for a refreshing change) actually pronouncing the name correctly.

Bonus: What the heck, one more.

wiess crack 2-29-68 2

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15 Responses to Friday Follies: Wiess Crack

  1. marmer01 says:

    Freshman beanies in ’68? Interesting.

  2. C Kelly says:

    I still have my beanie. Wore it to a Rice – U of H game a few years ago. The Owls tore ’em up because I wore my lucky beanie.

  3. I just hope Melissa does not stumble upon a trove of Weiss N.O.D. photos.

    • Melissa Kean says:

      Already have. Not fit for publication!

      • Matt Noall says:

        Well, you should be able to use the SRC response party to NOD–the Night of Innocence. If I remember correctly, there were some “compromising” pictures from the first one (1977-1978?) of Keith Cooper taken on that night that I think showed up in the Campanile,

  4. Kathy says:

    Speaking of things Weiss from this era, do you by any chance have any information (I don’t remember if there were programs?) about their production of George Greanias’ (sp?) “Hello, Hamlet”? It was put on sometime my freshman year (1967-68) in their commons and it was wonderful. I still remember some of the parody songs from it. Genius!

  5. loki_the_bubba says:

    I’m surprised no one has commented about the quality of that co-ed. She looks very, ummmm, structurally sound.

  6. marmer01 says:

    Hello Hamlet was a Wiess Tabletop fixture throughout the 80s. I saw at least two different productions of it back in my on-campus (or just after) days.

  7. effegee says:

    My daughter was Ophelia in 2008.

  8. Deborah Gronke Bennett BSEE Hanszen 1982 says:

    The story I heard about Hello Hamlet was that Wiess Tabletop mounted it every 4 years to rake in enough income to finance all their other productions. It was indeed mounted twice in my 6 years at Rice.

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