Re: Call for mascot! :-) -- flying pigs
On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, Avery Pennarun wrote:
> For that matter, how about a flying pig? Then at least outsiders will get
> the joke.
If we're going for flying barnyard animals, I really have to go with
flying cows. I mean, I'm sure this is horribly english-language-centric
:), but you've got great material both from Python's _Holy_Grail_ and Gary
> The key here is "cute." People don't want an ugly chicken-like creature
> that is clearly ready to attack at the slightest provocation.
And furthermore, even if it -was- to attack, it really wouldn't do
anything. Linus -was- able to give a convincing, -somewhat- alarming
description of an angry penguin and why you wouldn't want to mess with
him, but really ... chicken? If it was a rooster, maybe it'd be a little
intimidating. That's the great thing about the FreeBSD guy ... he looks
nice and all, but he's still got that spear-thing.
> Octopi and ants may also be good, if they have wings.
Octopi with wings? Now -that- is a confusing bunch of appendages, if you
ask me. =)