Sunday, September 17, 2006

Why Does Rice Play Texas?

I was listening to side one of First Man on the Moon while cleaning the Tiki Room this morning and this totally cracked me up.

The record, a commemorative of Appollo 11 narrated by Hugh Downs, starts off with John F. Kennedy speaking at Rice University September 12, 1962, almost 44 years to the day before Texas spanks Rice 52-7.

...There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again.

But why, some say, the moon?

Why choose this as our goal?

And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain?

Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic?

Why does Rice play Texas?"

Good question Mr. President.

Check out Side One of First Man On The Moon. It's only 2:59. If anyone can't remember how things turned out and is interested in Side 2, let me know and I'll put it up.