What happens when you mix something good with something bad? Mix honey with vinegar- the honey is ruined, and the vinegar did not get any less sour-salty-weird. Both are ruined, and the result is anything but pleasant. But in relationships, this logic need not apply. Before the chaos and martyrdom ensues, there’s this crazy ignited spark that shines brightly, but quickly, until it inevitably burns out. Which might be what’s going on with Fred the Red.
If you were asked to explain why a team name matches the puzzle above, what would you say?
According to Wikipedia, a certain sports team is given the following nicknames:
The School of Science
The People’s Club
I officially know nothing about sports throughout the rest of the world. I thought everywhere else was all about soccer the way that we are all about football. But thanks to Derby County FC in the UK, I know differently now. This soccer club only formed because the cricket team was very successful, and the team’s owners thought that they should keep fans interested during the offseason.
Americans are known to hate soccer because of the whimpy little men in shorts running around and faking a ton of injuries. But all of the rage, anger, and real pain is taken care of by the mascots, so it seems. These guys are crazy! Where’s the public persona? The fun-loving happies? The United Kingdom must define mascots much differently.
I’ve been asked a few times today “Rita, why are these mascot emails coming in so late?” This will be shocking, maybe sit down for this, but umm, I sometimes do work at work. Like, they give me projects, and then I try to figure them out. I’m sometimes not successful, but I try anyway.
I’ve previously brought up the idea that there are two kinds of mascots- those who are adorable, and those who are tough. But evidently there is a third kind- those who are adorable but want to prove to you how tough they really are. You know, like the suburbia kid who pretends they’re all hood by smoking a cigarette behind the CVS after school, but they still wear Abercrombie and get home before curfew.