Some days ago The News carried an innocuous little feature story on the publication in Dallas, by a trio of advertising people of a booklet labeled “101 Aggie Jokes.” Mainly a compendium of some rather archaic jabs at the Aggies, it apparently was meant as something of a gag in itself.
Of late, however, most Aggies view Aggie jokes with grim animosity. It is not wise to ask an Aggie, “What has 22 feet and lives in the cellar?”, and then supply the answer, “The Aggie football team!”, and slap one’s thigh in glee.
Sired by some Dallas trio (including one ex-Aggie) who brought out “101 Aggie Jokes” two years ago, the new 98c assault on good sense and decorum by The Gigem Press is now on sale.
The first book, “101 Aggie Jokes,” was conceived in 1965. The publishers had just returned from an advertising convention where the air was blue with Aggie stories.