Howdy, For those with a genuine desire to understand the perverse and arcane ways of the Aggies--for those who can contain their contempt and revulsion for the few minutes it takes to read it--I highly recommend a report recently produced by the Bonfire 2002 Committee's Institutional Culture Task Force. It is a precise sociological study of the Bonfire's cultural nature and significance. It successfully explains a lot of things that many people have unsuccessfully attempted to explain. And it ultimately reveals that sociology does have real value--that sociologists can really do useful work in explaining us to ourselves. I found it fascinating because it was about me, but it might also be interesting to those who want to "know thy enemy." Sincerely, Jon the Valiant From LHG: Sorry, Jon. Had to take out the image for our band-width challenged folks. "I mean, cows are stupid, aren't they? What sort of camouflage is that?" -Al Murray Edited by LonghornGirlie on 8/7/01 07:41 AM.