Sunday, November 23, 2008

Great Beaver Outings

I'm a graduate of Oregon State University. The sports teams are commonly referred to as the Beavers. I think it's important that when you talk about the team, you remember to make that B, upper case. Otherwise it sounds like you're bragging when you say something like, "I'm celebrating a great beaver performance."

6 comments:

Caeley O'Shea said...

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love, your oldest and best (and not so humble herself) child.

Greg and Kris said...

Popularity? This blog has popularity? We are ranked somewhere in the one millions, so popularity might be a strong word. ;)

O Docker said...

You may or may not know about the small, private college originally established for young ladies that was named, uh, well... Beaver College.

You can read about why it is no longer so named here.

Greg and Kris said...

Is it just me, or does the president of Beaver College have a suspicious name. Maybe it's just context, but I swear it was something like Better Land a man

O Docker said...

There is wisdom in your words.

I happen to know of this curious campus because it's about four miles from the O Docker ancestral homestead.

In my formative years, I recall considerable cracking wise at the poor school's expense, but absolutely none of it had anything to do with rodents or the name of any TV show.

Greg and Kris said...

They have a statue of Alice Biddle on campus at OSU. It's a life-size bronze and she's dressed in what looks to be a dress appropriate to her era. She was the first woman grad and for some reason her nipples are always well polished, even though the rest of the statue has it's typical bronze oxidation.