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Re: Are we too serious these days? Let's go electing an officialm ascot.


From: Chris B. Vetter
Subject: Re: Are we too serious these days? Let's go electing an officialm ascot.
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 20:03:35 -0800

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 03:49:41 +0000 (GMT)
"M. Grabert" <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Nov 2003, Alex Perez wrote:
> > Instant runoff voting...Now if only my government were smart enough
> > to institute such a plan!
> Well it isn't - and look how satisfied you and your people are with
> your government (mhh, actually this applies to all countries)!

Where else can you elect a Governator?

> > Seriously, do you REALLY want a WHALE as your mascot? Just think of
> > the jokes.....Big, lethargic (even though in reality they're not),
> > you could make jokes about GNUstep beaching itself, then. What does
> > a whale have to do with GNUstep?
> Apart from eating penguins (as somebody else stated in the mailing
> list), the orca is also called the "killer whale", and I really don't
> believe that anybody would consider a orca as lethargic.

It ain't. FAR from it.

> You could also rant about the tasmanian devil to be a creature that
> stinks (emits unpleasant odor) when being under stress, but I like it
> nontheless.

[T]he Tasmanian Devil is characterised by its black fur, offensive odour
when stressed, extremely loud and disturbing screeching, and its vicious
temperament.

(Taken from WikiPedia)

> I also wonder why people chose a Tapir ... it is definitely a unique
> animal of course, but man it is ugly - do you REALLY want such an
> ugly animal represent GNUstep?
> Just think about it: people would make assoziations of the looks of
> the animal and the looks of the API! A tapir look like a mixture of a
> pig, and elephant and a rhino (in fact they are related to rhinos and
> horses) and doesn't remind me in any way of GNUstep!

VERY good point, that.

-- 
Chris




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