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Ill. school changes logo because students complain it looks too much like NFL Patriots

Usually it’s colleges and professional teams that complain when a high school’s logo aligns too closely with a more famous counterpart. At one Illinois school, it was the students. 343 more words

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Mermaid Parade: The Great Flounder Float

Every year, at or around the summer solstice, Coney Island hosts a festival honoring Poseidon and the oceans…and sea maidens of course (hence this week’s theme). 213 more words


Olympics Mascots of the Future

Long time readers know that Ferrebeekeeper has a keen (albeit understated) interest in mascots.  They are the heraldic beasts of our corporate times…and, like the present, they represent a peculiar synthesis of what is endearing, banal, zany, and oppressive all wrapped up together.  653 more words

Pigeon Poster

OK, I acknowledge that the last few posts have been a trifle thin.  I promise that I will write a real post about a real subject this week (plus it is still poetry month, and also maybe we can showcase some thrilling flounder art!), however for now I am going to showcase some weird found art (?) from the Brooklyn subway.  278 more words

Thoughts Concerning Crowns

One of the things which has surprised me most about this blog is how popular crowns are.  Currently Ferrebeekeeper’s most popular post (in terms of traffic) is about the crowns of ancient Egypt.   537 more words

Utah parent wants school to change 'Phoenix' mascot because it sounds like penis

This entire story is not a joke, though perhaps it should be. That’s just an important warning before going into the actual facts of the matter. 326 more words

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N.J. students call for ban of 'racist' symbols

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. – Students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School have started a petition calling for a ban to be placed on students and fans using Native American symbols. 948 more words