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December 29, 2005

As long as we're picking on Aggies...

An alumnus of Texas A&M is drinking in a New York bar and gets a call on his cell phone.

He talks quietly (okay, *that* part's unbelievable) for a few minutes, then rings off. Grinning from ear to ear, he orders a round of drinks for everybody in the bar, and announces his wife has just given birth to a typical Texas baby boy weighing twenty-five pounds.

Nobody can believe that any new baby can weigh in at twenty-five pounds, but the Texan just shrugs and says, "That's only about average down home, folks. Like Ah said, my boy’s a typical Texas baby boy."

Congratulations shower from all around with many exclamations of

"WOW!"

One woman actually faints from the sympathy pains.

Two weeks later, he returns to the bar. The bartender says, "Say, you're the father of that typical Texas baby that weighed in at twenty-five pounds. Everybody's been making bets about how big he'd be in two weeks. So, how much *does* he weigh now?"

The proud father answers, "Seventeen pounds."

The bartender is bemused and more than a little suspicious. "Wait-a-minute--what happened? He already weighed twenty-five pounds the day he was born!"

The Texan takes a slow swig from his beer, wipes his lips on his shirt sleeve, leans into the bartender and proudly says, "Had’m circumcised!"