Tuesday, November 24, 2009
[BLEEP] YOU, MASCOT!: Bucky Badger
Badgers? We don't need no steenkin Badgers!
Okay, not that we've gotten the obvious joke out of the way, let's get down to business:
Of all the mascots out there Bucky Badger may be the most surreal. He looks less like a college mascot and more like a character out of Pokemon or Hello Kitty or some sort of other anime or Manga character. No, that's not a good thing. This is Freudian nightmare inducing kind. The kind that wanders into your dreams when you least expect it to provoke the highest level of fear possible. Seriously, this guy gives The Corinthian nightmares.
Bucky has a full name...Buckingham U. Badger. Is there anything worse than a mascot with a full name? It makes something ludicrous and transforms it to something both pompous and ludicrous. Nothing wrong with Buckingham as a name...if it's a last name. I like Lindsey Buckingham. I like "Kind of a Drag" by the Buckinghams. But Buckingham as a first name? Boy, did your parents hate you. That or they're loaded and picked a snotty name to prove it. Either way, you're going to pay for it.
And is it just me, or does Bucky's head remind you of Pink Floyd's The Division Bell album cover?
Same concept. Look at Bucky Badger's head long enough and you'll start seeing something similar.
(apologies as usual to Matthew Gasteier)