Friday Follies: Before There Were Drones . . .

we had gliders.


I don’t know if they’re working or playing, although in a perfect world it would be both at once.

Bonus: This came from my friend John Wolda. I think it’s a sign. Not sure of what.


I’m finally taking a week off for summer vacation next week so don’t come looking for me until the 3rd because I won’t be there.

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8 Responses to Friday Follies: Before There Were Drones . . .

  1. joni says:

    Hope you are at least feeling better so you can maybe actually enjoy your vacation!

  2. grungy1973 says:

    Pretty sure that’s Chris Reed on the right.
    Thought it was Momo on the left, but it might be Tag Borland…

    • grungy1973 says:

      Now that I can see it on a larger screen, it’s neither Momo nor Tag.
      But they are flying in what is now the grand lobby of the Baker Institute, and that bus is parked somewhere in the middle of the Jones School.

  3. francis eugene 'gene' pratt says:

    I am happy to see that John Wolda has finally learned how to use his Christmas present digital camera from last year. Way to go, John.

  4. Jeff Ross says:

    I think it is George Pharr on the right who went on the earn his PhD, was on the Rice faculty, was Master of Wiess College which is where he lived as a student, and is now on the University of Tennessee staff. He was recently featured in a video with Peyton Manning shown on TV during Tennessee football games. They are playing chess and calling audibles.

  5. marmer01 says:

    Looks like the guy on the right (George?) is about to catch it, probably to prevent damage when landing (gliders are light and fragile). Someone out of the shot must have thrown it unless it was set up to perform a loop and George? threw it. That would have been a very Rice thing to do.

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