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When Trees Drink Too Much

  1. May 28, 2006 #1

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    To me, this is the funniest news story of the year....

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/16/MNGUNH9P9A6.DTL
    http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/DB/issues/97/10.31/images/mascot.Stanford.jpg
     
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  3. May 28, 2006 #2

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    I have never seen that thing before, and now I regret it....
     
  4. May 28, 2006 #3

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    I know. And it's the freakin' Stanford mascot. Stanford!
     
  5. May 28, 2006 #4
    *Get's flamethower
    Ok tree's we don't need you anymore! We can't allow you or those tree hugers drink that much.
     
  6. May 28, 2006 #5

    Gokul43201

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    You might have a flamethrower, but that tree's got a mouthful of alcohol !
     
  7. May 28, 2006 #6
    :rofl: Ohh, those female biology majors!

    *waits for similar story from MB* :smile:
     
  8. May 28, 2006 #7
    Thread is locked....
     
  9. May 28, 2006 #8
    Berkely must have been winning. That'd drive any tree to drink.
     
  10. May 28, 2006 #9

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    They actually make fun of this incident all the time on the Adam Carolla morning show in L.A. The guy who plays "Drunk Girl" on SNL comes in and plays Drunk Tree Mascot Girl on the morning show. It's hilarious.
     
  11. May 28, 2006 #10

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    nerd...stupid forum limits
     
  12. May 28, 2006 #11

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    If you had to dress up as a tree, you'd probably want to get drunk too. It's not even a good looking tree...that must be the cheesiest mascot I've ever seen! Did her mommy make her costume for her? :rofl: I guess that's why she's a FIFTH year biology student, because she doesn't have the intelligence to realize if she put the alcohol in her water bottle instead of in a flask, nobody would have given it a second look. :uhh:
     
  13. May 28, 2006 #12

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    :biggrin:
    It looks like there was at least one attempt at a make-over. Here's the glamour shot:
    s_stanford_mascot_i.jpg
     
  14. May 28, 2006 #13

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    :rofl: Even with the giant smile, that tree looks sad. Apparently those smart students at Stanford aren't very creative when it comes to finding a mascot...or maybe that is creative, but more that it misses the mark a bit. What's their team name? Does the opposing team bring lighters to the game? :biggrin:
     
  15. May 28, 2006 #14
    Hey that picture goes prefctly with moonbear's avatar.
     
  16. May 28, 2006 #15

    JamesU

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    hahaha...it does :rofl:
     
  17. May 28, 2006 #16

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    I think the team name is the Cardinals. Go figure. Was a tree outfit easier to make than a bird suit?:confused:
     
  18. May 28, 2006 #17

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    heh heh heh! She's aiming right at the tree!!:rofl:
     
  19. May 28, 2006 #18

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    :rofl: That's even worse, that the mascot doesn't even match the team name. :rofl: A cardinal would be much better. At least it would have wings it could flap and do stuff.
     
  20. May 28, 2006 #19

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    now MB's avatar is hitting :rofl:
     
  21. May 28, 2006 #20

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    :rofl: You're right! :rofl:
     
  22. May 28, 2006 #21

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    The story of the tree, from a 1997 Daily Bruin article. Apparently it has it's roots as a rebellion against traditional mascots:
    http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/db/issues/97/10.31/sports.tree.html
    Tree mascots, it seems, have not just a history of drunkeness, but of violence:
     
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  23. May 28, 2006 #22

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    :rofl: I love the "Robber Barons" idea! :rofl: That would have made a fantastic mascot too! :rofl: At least now I know why the students ditched the cardinal as their mascot.
     
  24. May 29, 2006 #23

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    Well, I'm a Stanford grad student, and my co-workers have given me more than a bit of flak for this. :rofl:

    The Stanford "mascot" is cardinal. From stanford.edu: Not the bird, nor the religious figure, the color. And DO NOT say "Cardinals." Seriously.

    I know, I know. It makes no sense. And since when has a bear lost a fight against... a tree?

    - Warren
     
  25. May 29, 2006 #24

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    As for making fun of mascots, I remember back around 1977 or 1978 when the MOB (Marching Owl Band from Rice University) mad fun of the canine mascot of Texas A&M. Well the A&M student body didn't particularly care much for that, and a large contigent of A&M's student body, the ROTC Corp members, left the stands and went after the Rice Band, who ran like ****. The Corp members then waited outside the stadium, so the Rice Band members needed to leave on buses with a police escort. :rolleyes:

    There were quite a few drunk Aggies roaming Rice campus looking for a fight. :rolleyes:
     
  26. May 29, 2006 #25

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    :rofl: It just keeps getting better and better! :rofl: A color for a mascot...priceless. :rofl:
     
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