Monday, May 02, 2011

Carrot top Pop




$1.00 at the H.E.B. Plus. Low cost entry into the cult of the whiny orange... sans logo.




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UPDATE: I gave this cap to a WWII vet from south-central Texas, trapped in Oklahoma, as a 'stealth' way to support the whiny orange.

6 comments:

TexAg71 said...

As an Aggie, I hesitate to ask for fear of offending friends who attended school in Austin, but just what is "the cult of the whiny orange"?

PM Summer said...

Tea sippers.

TexAg71 said...

That was my guess. Nice turn of phrase there. I may appropriate it.

PM Summer said...

Well, the credit (AFAIK) goes to Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Having attended that illustrious institution (UT, not the Startlegram), I found it to be an apt description.

The hat in question was given to a 90 year old man from Pharr (who played HS football against Tom Landry) now living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He roots for UT, but can't really show it in Soonerland.

TexAg71 said...

Randy Galloway? He was at the Morning News back in the mid-'70s when I was at the Times Herald. I'm pretty sure we had drinks at the storied "Bar Bar" after deadline on more than one occasion -- although the memory gets fuzzy after all these years.

PM Summer said...

Galloway got hired away from the Empire Belo (my phrase) in the early 1990s (IIRC), but his fame now rests on his daily radio show on the DFW ESPN station. He still manages to produce two or three columns a week for the Star-Telegram.