Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Corntastic: The Huskening

Sorry, I don't know. Husking corn? Get it? Whatever. It's a sequel post. SHUT UP YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT CORN.

EDIT: Due to some unforeseen confusion, neither Iowa (Hawkeyes) nor Iowa State (Cyclones) are represented by the Cornhuskers as our mascot. That would be Nebraska. As it turns out, and as an outsider would not have much way of knowing, nobody 'round here really likes Nebraska, as they have jumped ship from our (ISU) conference to theirs (Iowa) and so we all get to hate on them now. Woo. I merely used the reference since it was the only verb I could think of in relation to corn. Perhaps it was a poor choice. You try and verb some corn and tell me what you come up with. *huff*

/as you were.

Remember this fiasco - the world's ugliest and most inappropriately designed trophy ever? (Now, some of you are going to go, "ooh! Inappropriate!" and you're going to be disappointed by what you see. When I say inappropriate, I don't mean that kind of inappropriate, I mean inappropriate for its intended audience. Also, I wonder how many times I can say inappropriate in this paragraph. Inappropriate.)

(Answer: seven.)

Well, there's really no word on a new trophy design yet, last I heard they were trying to crowdsource something (MASSIVE STRAIN FROM EYE ROLLING: COMMENCE), I don't know. We all know my thoughts on spec work. Who knows.

In the meantime, the good people at Raygun have created a commemorative shirt. Get your ISU version here and your Iowa version here.


They are also the ones responsible for a little "tweaking" to the original trophy:

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Or, my new personal favorite, GO SPORTS!


Dear Raygun: I expect my endorsement check in the mail any day now. xoxo.

4 comments:

Megs said...

I need that shirt. I'm pretty sure. Also Corn huskers are a mascot or...no? I probably shouldn't judge. We're represented by a wild pig.

ameena said...

that last shirt needs to be a part of my wardrobe.

Stacey said...

I think the corn term you're looking for is "shucking." Also, I absolutely love the shirts, especially the last one!

Kelly L said...

SHUCKING. Good call.

I don't like the word shucking though. It sounds... like a mix between something redneck and something naughty.