Claim: Photograph shows Texas A&M bookstore windows boarded up from the wrong side in advance of Hurricane Rita.
Status: Real photo; inaccurate description.
Examples: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]
was wondering if this photo is real, or if the people at Texas A&M deserve their reputations as idiots…
Oh my goodness! This is hilarious! Damn Aggies..always good for a laugh!
Plywood to protect your store from Hurricane Rita . . . $200
Supplies to hang the plywood . . . $50
Using your Aggie education to hang the plywood on the wrong side of the windows . . . PRICELESS!
Origins: Students and others associated with Texas A&M University (known as “Aggies”) in College Station, Texas, are often the butt of regional humor portraying
them as dumb hicks. (University of Texas and
circulate with versions featuring either USC or UCLA students.) The image displayed above
is in that vein, a spoof of the familiar MasterCard “Priceless” commercials supposedly showing an
Our assumption proved to be correct (i.e., the store’s windows could not support exterior-mounted plywood, so the boards were placed inside to protect the shop floor from glass shards), as the project director at Loupot’s informed us:
Our windows will not support the weight of plywood screwed into their
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Last updated: 1 October 2005