Monthly Archives: August 2018

Friday Follies: Bottoms Up, 1965

Kind of hard to make an identification from this angle:

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“To Heck With It . . . The War Is Over!” 1945

The Thresher, 73 years ago today. I’m putting up the entire issue, which was only four pages for most of the war years. Look carefully as there’s a lot to chew on here:

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“By Order of the Sophomore Class,” 1916

I found this beauty in the ARA Historical Commission collection last summer and it’s been burning a hole in my pocket ever since. This is the earliest iteration of the slime rules yet discovered and it raises quite a few … Continue reading

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“That night they lined us up and made us run the gauntlet,” 1916

These days the incoming freshmen are greeted by cheering upperclassmen who help them unload their baggage. Here, for example, is a shot by Campus Photographer Tommy Lavergne of the kind of welcome they receive: Back in the day things went … Continue reading

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Brace Yourselves, 2018

The freshmen are here! Also I feel that it’s past time for beanies to make a comeback: (That little squiggly character underneath the hat means this was drawn by Jack Glenn ’26.) Bonus: Students, come work in the library! I … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: When you’re out of Schlitz, you’re out of beer, 1963

I’m having a really good day but I still think this Beer Bike hero has me beat.

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“Need for a High Speed Machine”: The Genesis of the R1, 1955

I’ve been doing some research on George and Herman Brown recently and I came upon a box I’d never looked at before. In it were many interesting things but one of the most exciting was a letter to George Brown … Continue reading

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“I should like to call your attention to these regulations,” 1964

We could never have these regulations now. But we most certainly have others.

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Rice’s Most Lopsided Loss? 1912

A couple of weeks ago I received a charming email from an unexpected source: My name is Marc Parrish; I’m a 1992 graduate of Austin College, a small D3 school in Sherman, TX. I’m on the AC Athletics “A” Board, … Continue reading

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“Houston football stadium built 25 feet below ground,” 1951

I know a lot of you have probably been wondering when I’d have another post about campus drainage. Well, I’m happy to report that today is the day. This one is a doozy too. I stumbled across a 1951 issue … Continue reading

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