February 24, 2010

Admiral Ackbar For Old Miss Mascot?


Out Colonel Reb. In Admiral Ackbar?

He may know its a trap, but only after he'd already fallen into it.

Will a "Star Wars" character be the new Ole Miss mascot?

The campaign for Admiral Ackbar is gaining Internet, if not intergalactic, steam.

Tuesday, Ole Miss students voted to find a new mascot to replace the abandoned Colonel Reb. A student committee to develop and propose a new mascot will be formed soon.

Ackbar, a member of the Mon Calamari species who led the Rebel Alliance ships into the Battle of Endor, appears to be the early favorite. He has more than 14,000 Facebook fans. Websites like notatrap.org -- "It's a trap!" was his famous line -- are promoting Ackbar's candidacy.

"Who wants a Colonel when you could have an Admiral?" the Web site asks, before launching into "The Story of Ole Miss Ackbar."

Is there nothing sacred any more?

The Jawa Report cannot support this enemy of the Empire.

Like hello! He's like totally prejudiced against Dark Lords of the Sith.

Hat Tip: Mark.

By Howie at 03:51 PM | Comments |