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• The San Diego Chicken made his debut in 1974, but not at a Padres game. The chicken first made appearances at the San Diego Zoo, concerts, and other sporting events before first performing at the Padres stadium in 1977. A 20-year-old college student named Ted Giannoulas first donned the suit at the Zoo for $2 an hour, and is still playing the part. This fowl character doesn’t limit his appearances to Padres games, but works independently around the world, having made more than 17,000 appearances, with 8,500 of them at sporting events in 917 different arenas in all 50 states, four continents, and eight countries. Giannoulas has worn out more than 100 chicken suits. • The Philadelphia Phillies introduced the Phillie Phanatic in 1978, a furry green creature designed by puppeteers who had done work for Jim Henson. The Phanatic can be seen on the roof of the Phillies dugout at the seven-and-a-half inning stretch, performing The Phanatic Dance. He also shoots hot dogs into the stands using a pneumatic gun. • According to legend, Wally the Green Monster, the furry mascot of MLB’s Boston Red Sox, lived within the Green Monster wall from 1947 (the year the wall was painted green) until he emerged from inside in 1997. Named for the 37-ft., 2-inch left field wall at Fenway Park, Wally wears Red Sox jersey No. 97, the year he emerged from the Wall. • The only “human” mascot in all four major North American sports cheers on the Minnesota Vikings. Ragnar the Viking exits the tunnel on his motorcycle, wearing his Norse attire. It may well be that Ragnar will be retired soon as Joe Juranitch, who has played the part for 21 years, has asked for a rather large increase in pay, from $1,500 per game in the 2015 season to a hefty $20,000 per game. ...continued


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Mosquitoes do not hatch out of tall grass unless there’s enough water below to keep them submerged throughout the larva and pupa stages (10-14 days). Most insects including mosquitoes, undergo complete metamorphosis. Each stage of their life cycle looks different. The mosquito goes through four distinct stages of their life cycle (see diagram below). They must have water to complete their cycle to the adult stage. Break the chain of water and you’ve eliminated any possibility of the mosquito reaching the adult flying stage. Reduce the mosquito population in your back yard by making your property unattractive for mosquitoes. Keep your grass cut short, hedges trimmed, and promote air flow through your yard. Mosquitoes like cool, calm, shaded areas during warm sunny days. Tall grass, weeds, and hedges become resting areas for adult mosquitoes.

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• Each time the Olympics are held, the mascot symbolizes the host city. In 1968, Grenoble, France was the first city to have a mascot for the Winter Olympics, a little man on skis named Schuss. The 1972 Munich Olympics featured a dachshund named Waldi, and the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games introduced a bald eagle named Sam. The first Olympic mascot couple appeared at Calgary’s 1988 Winter Games. Hidy and Howdy were polar bears chosen after a contest sponsored by the Calgary Zoo brought in 7,000 entries. Most recently, the Sochi, Russia Olympics featured three mascots, a hare, a polar bear, and a leopard, symbolic of the three places on the Olympic podium. • Although mascots contribute to entertainment, enthusiasm, and team spirit, they are also the source of multi-million dollar income for a team in sales of souvenirs and team-related merchandise. • Exceptional mascots are inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame, created in 2005 by the original Phillie Phanatic. Originally an online-only organization, the city of Whiting, Indiana, agreed to construct a permanent Mascot Hall of Fame on the shores of Lake Michigan. Only mascots in place for at least 10 years are eligible for induction. Inductees include Mr. Met, Rocky of the Denver Nuggets, the Phoenix Suns Gorilla, Jazz Bear of the Utah Jazz, the San Diego Chicken, and, of course, the Phillie Phanatic. • Do you have a hankering to become a team mascot? San Antonio, Texas, is home to a Professional Mascot School, where for $250, you can learn the essentials of being a pro mascot.

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acter. Or how about Derek Walcott, whom a Yale professor sympathetic to the petitioners suggests adding to the required course? He told The Guardian newspaper a few years ago it would be absurd to say, “Don’t read Shakespeare because he was white.” Anyone reading widely in the English canon will encounter supremely talented female, black and gay writers. In fact, many other Yale courses feature them. But the creative stream began with so-called dead white males. It is their genius that their words transcend their time and place and have given us phrases, characters and stories that are still vital today. An official description of the Major English Poets seminar says the classes seek to create a heightened “curiosity about the way language works,” as well as “a confidence in engaging with historically and formally diverse literary texts.” This is a reasonable enough academic goal -- unless the students involved are willfully incapable of curiosity or confidence. There is an easy solution to the dilemma of the aggrieved petitioners: They shouldn’t study English, or anything else that might challenge their absurdly small-minded ideological hobbyhorses.

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It’s as if in chemistry unspeakable abuse, SonnetIn29 spoke so language. as if chemistry students objectentedoffemale, black and gay writers. studentsIt’s objected to learning the periher.courses feature ed odic to learning fact, powerfully many othertoYale table. the periodic table. them. But the creative began Toni MorThe root of the plaint against the Yale’s petitioners stream must consider The root of the plaint against the seminar so-called dead white It is gender. She is, the of course, thebean-counting, usual PC with rison a traitor to hermales. race and is, seminar of course, usual PC their had genius their words transcend bean-counting, where prodigious tal- the anthat argument with a theater director where prodigious talents who have stood time and and have us “Othello,” whoand have stoodthe thedeepest test of questions time their years agoplace in which she given defended testents of time explore phrases, characters and stories that are and explore the deepest questions and went on to write a production based on about what it means to be human are found today. about what it means to be human are still vital Desdemona, the play’s doomed wanting. The petition whines that “a year An official description of the Majorfemale charfound wanting. The petition whines that “a year spent around a seminar English Poets seminar says the classes table where the literary contributions seek to create a heightened “curiosity of women, people of color, and queer about the way language works,” as folk are absent actively harms all stu- well as “a confidence in engaging with historically and formally diverse literdents, regardless of their identity.” This is a variation on the widespread ary texts.” This is a reasonable enough located back 2 pages. students belief on campus that unwelcome academic goal — unless the*Answers speech is tantamount to a physical involved are willfully incapable of threat. In this case, the speech happens curiosity or confidence. There is an easy solution to the to be some of the most eloquent words written in the English language. One dilemma of the aggrieved petitioners: can only pity the exceedingly fragile They shouldn’t study English, or anysensibility it takes to feel assaulted by, thing else that might challenge their say, “Lines Composed a Few Miles absurdly small-minded ideological hobbyhorses. Above Tintern Abbey.” The petition’s implicit contention is Rich Lowry is editor of the National that the major poets are too circum- Review. scribed by their race and gender to © 2016 by King Features Synd., Inc. speak to today’s socially aware stu-

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