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(Austin Statesman)   School administrators change name of football stadium in fear of drug references; still mulling over what to do with the hash marks   (statesman.com) divider line 99
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2009-04-09 12:05:25 AM  
OK. I went to 2 schools whose mascots were the Trojans and these guys are uptight about TUMBLEWEED??

/puh-lease!

;)
 
2009-04-09 02:30:47 AM  
I'm mulling over some hash marks right now, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2009-04-09 02:32:24 AM  
I was expecting "Marijuana Lsd Stadium"

And my mom wonders why I won't move to Texas.
 
2009-04-09 02:33:30 AM  
i2.photobucket.com

yep, weed is the first thing i think of when i see that.
 
2009-04-09 02:35:01 AM  
Leander trustees hadn't considered the possibility that "the kids are going to say, 'Tumbleweed Hill - oh, that's marijuana.' "

Nor did they consider the possibility that regardless of the tenuous reference to a drug, "Tumbleweed Hill" sounds pretty farkin stupid to begin with.
 
2009-04-09 02:38:37 AM  
nrdgrl: OK. I went to 2 schools whose mascots were the Trojans and these guys are uptight about TUMBLEWEED??

/puh-lease!

;)


Buddy of mine's HS mascott was the beaver.
 
2009-04-09 02:39:02 AM  
Name changes are futile. In the future EVERY word in the English language will have a secondary slang definition referring to drugs and/or sex.
 
2009-04-09 02:39:56 AM  
"Tumblin' along with the tumblin' tumbleweeds.."
 
2009-04-09 02:42:46 AM  
nrdgrl: OK. I went to 2 schools whose mascots were the Trojans and these guys are uptight about TUMBLEWEED??

/puh-lease!

;)


Go Rams! Roll on the Trojans!
 
2009-04-09 02:43:26 AM  
I went to Reeferview High.

At least, according to the kid hacked into the school's website and changed the name to that.
 
2009-04-09 02:45:50 AM  
It's going to happen. There was a park bordering my HS grounds called "Blunn Creek". It was, of course, only referred to as "Blunt Creek". WHO THE FARK CARES? So what if HS kids are calling something something else? How could it possibly matter? They're HS kids! What, is the stadium going to get offended? It doesn't matter what you call it, the kids will come up with some derisive derivative because they delight in disruption. I demand defenestration of the defenders of this deplorable disposition.
 
HBK
2009-04-09 02:46:30 AM  
Having lived in Austin for quite a while, I'm surprised this is an issue. I'm also surprised no one considered this earlier.

We celebrate Eeyore's Birthday for crying out loud. (This is an excuse for hippies to gather in the park to smoke and shroom)
 
2009-04-09 02:46:35 AM  
Joint committee meeting on the 50-yard line...
 
2009-04-09 02:47:19 AM  
Grew up near a high school called Yerba Buena, literally Good Herb, which was both totally fitting and totally hilarious for a high school student. Or immature adult, I guess, it still makes me giggle.
 
2009-04-09 02:47:45 AM  
"Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu"
 
2009-04-09 02:48:33 AM  
The thing that always confused me about schools playing under the Trojan name... didn't those guys get blow away by the most obvious trick in the book? Who wants to be named after the losers?
 
2009-04-09 02:48:37 AM  
Oh Noes!!!! What should we start calling the green invaders growing in our gardens??!??! Think of the children!11!!1!

/High school mascot was also the Trojans
 
2009-04-09 02:49:54 AM  
winodino: Grew up near a high school called Yerba Buena, literally Good Herb, which was both totally fitting and totally hilarious for a high school student. Or immature adult, I guess, it still makes me giggle.

Yerba Buena is translated culturally as: mint. Good herb is the literal translation.
 
2009-04-09 02:52:39 AM  
Rohasman: The thing that always confused me about schools playing under the Trojan name... didn't those guys get blow away by the most obvious trick in the book? Who wants to be named after the losers?

The fact that they are losers has nothing to do with it. It's called honor. Something you obviously know nothing about. Come on man. Be more noble in your everyday life. Be a trojan.

/Condom
 
2009-04-09 02:53:11 AM  
The whole field is made of grass. They're changing the wrong thing.
 
2009-04-09 02:53:56 AM  
HBK: Having lived in Austin for quite a while, I'm surprised this is an issue. I'm also surprised no one considered this earlier.

We celebrate Eeyore's Birthday for crying out loud. (This is an excuse for hippies to gather in the park to smoke and shroom)


Do NOT go to Eeyore's Birthday party unless you are gay (NTTIAWWT).
I think it is more of an excuse for gay people to gather and be gay(NTTIAWWT).

Yeah, it is kinda gay (NTTIAWWT).

Nope. Nothing wrong with it. Just ain't my thang. And it is a bit gay.
 
2009-04-09 02:53:59 AM  
Rohasman: Yerba Buena is translated culturally as: mint. Good herb is the literal translation.

Stop ruining everybody's fun, please...
 
2009-04-09 02:57:04 AM  
Bobby Ive got propane in my urethra: Rohasman: The thing that always confused me about schools playing under the Trojan name... didn't those guys get blow away by the most obvious trick in the book? Who wants to be named after the losers?

The fact that they are losers has nothing to do with it. It's called honor. Something you obviously know nothing about. Come on man. Be more noble in your everyday life. Be a trojan.

/Condom


If only my failure rate was as good as theirs...
 
2009-04-09 02:58:00 AM  
PickinWhiskers: HBK: Having lived in Austin for quite a while, I'm surprised this is an issue. I'm also surprised no one considered this earlier.

We celebrate Eeyore's Birthday for crying out loud. (This is an excuse for hippies to gather in the park to smoke and shroom)

Do NOT go to Eeyore's Birthday party unless you are gay (NTTIAWWT).
I think it is more of an excuse for gay people to gather and be gay(NTTIAWWT).

Yeah, it is kinda gay (NTTIAWWT).

Nope. Nothing wrong with it. Just ain't my thang. And it is a bit gay.


Your off your rocker. The first time I went to eeyores birthday, this topless chick randomly asked me to touch her boobs. I thought it was some kind of trick so I questioned it at first, then the dudes she was with said 'grab on.' Maybe they were gay, but shiat. Not every one was gay there. Some of the ladies aren't and they want you to grab their tits. So there's no reason not to go. Lighten up, Francis
 
2009-04-09 02:58:16 AM  
HBK: Having lived in Austin for quite a while, I'm surprised this is an issue. I'm also surprised no one considered this earlier.

We celebrate Eeyore's Birthday for crying out loud. (This is an excuse for hippies to gather in the park to smoke and shroom)


I thought Austin's very existence was an excuse for hippies to be hippies.
 
2009-04-09 02:59:21 AM  
Rohasman: Bobby Ive got propane in my urethra: Rohasman: The thing that always confused me about schools playing under the Trojan name... didn't those guys get blow away by the most obvious trick in the book? Who wants to be named after the losers?

The fact that they are losers has nothing to do with it. It's called honor. Something you obviously know nothing about. Come on man. Be more noble in your everyday life. Be a trojan.

/Condom

If only my failure rate was as good as theirs...


It sounds like you aren't Trojan material. Can you even build a horse?
 
2009-04-09 02:59:28 AM  
My hometown school district is HEMPfield. Can't wait til they change that.

"the kids are going to say, 'Tumbleweed Hill - oh, that's marijuana.' "

How out of touch are these poopsters?
 
2009-04-09 03:00:30 AM  
The Board continued to explain its decision thusly:

Now, there are four states of being in the cannabis, or marijuana, society: Cool, Groovy, Hip, and Square. The square is seldom if ever cool. He is not "with it," that is, he doesn't know "what's happening." But if he manages to figure it out, he moves up a notch to "hip."

And if he can bring himself to approve of what is happening, he
becomes "groovy." After that, with much luck and perseverance, he can rise to the rank of "cool." A cool guy... cool guy... cool guy...

 
2009-04-09 03:01:28 AM  
Rohasman: winodino: Grew up near a high school called Yerba Buena, literally Good Herb, which was both totally fitting and totally hilarious for a high school student. Or immature adult, I guess, it still makes me giggle.

Yerba Buena is translated culturally as: mint. Good herb is the literal translation.


Which is definitely why I used the word literally before the phrase "Good Herb" :)
 
2009-04-09 03:02:22 AM  
aerojockey: I went to Reeferview High.

At least, according to the kid hacked into the school's website and changed the name to that.


As a proud graduate of Brookback Mountain Secondary, I wholeheartedly can agree with you on the importance of a socially upright name for a facility of learning.

/Grad prank.
//Not my year's
 
2009-04-09 03:03:55 AM  
cantsleep: "Tumblin' along with the tumblin' tumbleweeds.."

Slim Whitman approves.

Slim Whitman (new window)
 
2009-04-09 03:05:42 AM  
Killer Cars: "Tumbleweed Hill" sounds pretty farkin stupid to begin with.

I agree. Surely the tumbleweeds roll down the hill, so are quite unlikely to continue to reside on the top?

Now, "Tumbleweed Bottom" sounds like a proper, respectable, name for a place in Texas.
 
2009-04-09 03:06:44 AM  
Uh oh guys.. I just thought of something horrible. The word "school" rhymes with "fool." Dude, what if kids start saying "School is for fools?" We're all seriously farked here. And we can't change it to "learning institution" either because then they might call it "learning prostitution," and then park pigeons will get rabies and my car won't start and all of the needles will fall off the Christmas trees. Oh my god. Christmas trees... oh this is farking horrible. What if someone calls them "pissmas pees?" Dude, what are we going to do??
 
2009-04-09 03:08:09 AM  
T-Luv: PickinWhiskers: HBK: Having lived in Austin for quite a while, I'm surprised this is an issue. I'm also surprised no one considered this earlier.

We celebrate Eeyore's Birthday for crying out loud. (This is an excuse for hippies to gather in the park to smoke and shroom)

Do NOT go to Eeyore's Birthday party unless you are gay (NTTIAWWT).
I think it is more of an excuse for gay people to gather and be gay(NTTIAWWT).

Yeah, it is kinda gay (NTTIAWWT).

Nope. Nothing wrong with it. Just ain't my thang. And it is a bit gay.

Your off your rocker. The first time I went to eeyores birthday, this topless chick randomly asked me to touch her boobs. I thought it was some kind of trick so I questioned it at first, then the dudes she was with said 'grab on.' Maybe they were gay, but shiat. Not every one was gay there. Some of the ladies aren't and they want you to grab their tits. So there's no reason not to go. Lighten up, Francis


I guess I should try it again. Never got the 'grab my boobs' from anyone there.
Last time I went though, there really weren't many women that I would want to grab boobs with.

Also, the parking sucks. :)

See you there next time?
 
2009-04-09 03:12:34 AM  
Ah, yes, tumbling tumbleweeds..

Link (new window)
 
2009-04-09 03:12:38 AM  
I went to high school where the off-campus parking lot withheld the nickname the "Pot Lot". It was so catchy (and true, since most kids that parked in that lot went out on lunch breaks to smoke cigs or smoke some weed since there wasn't any police at all) that even the teachers and staff all called it that openly.
To this day it's called that.
 
2009-04-09 03:13:16 AM  
jerky on the veldt: Uh oh guys.. I just thought of something horrible. The word "school" rhymes with "fool." Dude, what if kids start saying "School is for fools?" We're all seriously farked here. And we can't change it to "learning institution" either because then they might call it "learning prostitution," and then park pigeons will get rabies and my car won't start and all of the needles will fall off the Christmas trees. Oh my god. Christmas trees... oh this is farking horrible. What if someone calls them "pissmas pees?" Dude, what are we going to do??
 
2009-04-09 03:16:56 AM  
i45.photobucket.com

DOPE Campbell Stadium.

/at least it was when I went there.
 
2009-04-09 03:19:28 AM  
PickinWhiskers: I guess I should try it again. Never got the 'grab my boobs' from anyone there.
Last time I went though, there really weren't many women that I would want to grab boobs with.

Also, the parking sucks. :)

See you there next time?


Try it again for sure. Parking totally sucks there! I had to park like ten blocks away last time I went. It's coming up later this month. April 25th! But if you want to be wasted and acting a fool without anyone to bother you, it's a fun place to hang out. Keep Austin weird, ya know?

April is the best month of the year, with Bob Marley Fest and Eeyore and all the birds chirping and lambs being born. Thank Jesus for the spring.
 
2009-04-09 03:25:29 AM  
...the birds chirping and lambs being born. Thank Jesus for the spring.

Don't forget about the hard boiled eggs dropped in random places in your front yard.
 
2009-04-09 03:40:23 AM  
So, the school is worried about the local stoners making fun of their stadium name? Seems a bit over sensitive to me.
 
2009-04-09 03:41:12 AM  
L eander
S chool
D istrict
 
2009-04-09 03:45:21 AM  
Isn't the bridge between Duluth, MN and Superior, WI named the BONG bridge?

Duuuuuude...
 
2009-04-09 03:52:03 AM  
T-Luv: The first time I went to eeyores birthday, this topless chick randomly asked me to touch her boobs. I thought it was some kind of trick so I questioned it at first, then the dudes she was with said 'grab on.'

For some unknown reason I have an image of you repeating this story to a judge.
 
2009-04-09 04:01:31 AM  
My school called them "Tick-Marks"
 
2009-04-09 04:56:19 AM  
Wait till they see the bright red "Coke" sign on the scoreboard...
 
2009-04-09 05:06:38 AM  
It's not like they were naming it The Kiefy Nug Cannaboidome... LSD, if you were going for the publicity, try a little harder next time plz

/not impressed
 
2009-04-09 05:41:11 AM  
Killer Cars: HBK: Having lived in Austin for quite a while, I'm surprised this is an issue. I'm also surprised no one considered this earlier.

We celebrate Eeyore's Birthday for crying out loud. (This is an excuse for hippies to gather in the park to smoke and shroom)

I thought Austin's very existence was an excuse for hippies to be hippies.


You're confused. This isn't Austin. It's a community just north of Austin called Leander. The instant you leave Travis County (where Austin sits) to the north, you'll find yourself in Williamson County (otherwise known as Wilco, and the origin of the popular band's name). Wilco is one of the most fascist, police-state counties I've ever had the displeasure of knowing. Here, the police fraternity pulls people over with such regularity that it feels more like hazing then even profiteering for the county.

I know this because I live here. I've been ticketed five times in the past year for stupid shiat like having a license plate light out, and not being granted a graceful exception due to the fact that I was unaware. Somehow, the cop was still able to read my license plate well enough to write the ticket.

Yes, Austin may be full of hippies and godless liberals, but it's a blue county surrounded by a sea of red. Intolerant, bloody, swastika red.
 
2009-04-09 05:54:12 AM  
Oh Lord, this is never going to end for them. It's like naming a child. How about Bob? No! then they're going to say, "hey Bob gunna go Bob for apples?!" Okay, how about Chuck? NO! then everybody's going to say "Hey what's up Chuck?! or play the name game. Chuck Chuck bo buck bananana fo- Fu.." and on and on it goes. When I was a teenager EVERY THING was a sexual or drug reference. The admin will retire before they come up with an incorruptible name.

Still Tumbleweed is pretty stupid. How about "The Bull Pin"?
 
2009-04-09 06:02:16 AM  
I'm rather surprised that this is an issue: no matter what they
name it, the kids will find a way to make fun of it, and only
Joe Friday would think that 'tumbleweed' is a synonym for Mary
Jane.

/The only bad thing about Austin is that you've gotta go through
the rest of Texas to get there.
 
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