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Monday, December 27, 2010
Powdered wigs are a sign of masculine superiority
Christmas is "over," and now we have one week of work before New Year's Day arrives. On Friday, Jordan and I will be trekking south to Cincinnati to see the Xavier Musketeers face the Florida Gators in a game of basketball. I've always appreciated the fact that Ohio State has a unique mascot in Brutus Buckeye, and so Xavier has long appealed to me given its cool mascot name of "Musketeers" combined with the fact that the name "Xavier" is cool in its own right. It occurred to me tonight that the Xavier Musketeer (the one who dresses up for games) probably has a name, just as Brutus is the name of Ohio State's Buckeye-mascot. The names Athos and Porthos quickly came to mind as suitable names, but I expected the Xavier athletic department (or whatever body makes these decisions) had gone with something less sophisticated (that is, less cool) like "Musky." Thus, I was pleasantly surprised upon discovering that the Xavier Musketeer is named D'Artagnan! Nice choice Xavier. My approval almost reversed course when I went on to learn that Xavier has a second mascot called The Blue Blob, which appears to be Grover's neckless cousin, but my benevolence was retained as soon as I read the following anecdotal...