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Meet the Evergreen Geoduck

April 20, 2010

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You have to applaud Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington for having a sense of humor when choosing their mascot so many years ago. They could’ve gone the safe route and given the world another Eagle, Tiger, Panther, or Bulldog. No, Evergreen went with a bit of local favor and chose a Geoduck, which is a mollusk native to the Pacific Northwest. A mollusk.

This particular mollusk has quite a phallic appearance(pictured below), which further adds to Evergreen’s sense of humor in their motto, Omnia Extares (or, “let it all hang out”). The final piece to this undoubtedly hippie-inspired, (possibly)intentional humor is the school’s fight song.

The Geoduck Fight Song

words and music by Malcolm Stilson, 1971

Go, Geoducks go,
Through the mud and the sand,
let’s go.
Siphon high, squirt it out,
swivel all about,
let it all hang out.

Go, Geoducks go,
Stretch your necks when the tide
is low
Siphon high, squirt it out,
swivel all about,
let it all hang out.

If anyone has a copy of the fight song actually being played please let us know! I keep trying to attach it to tunes I already know and nothing seems to go well.  Until then, read up on the Geoduck, check out the picture below, and watch a video of the mollusk with the most school spirit in action!

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