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UM Students Petition Mascot Smoke Vape Instead of Pipe

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by LLCoolJ94, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. mdfgator

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    Lots of athletes out there,
     
  2. LLCoolJ94

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    Can you clarify the relevance?
     
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  3. SeabudGator

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    If he smoked a Cohiba I might care....
     
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  4. mdfgator

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    What type of dork would complain about what a mascot is fake smoking? That's the relevance, I was mocking them.
     
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  5. mariejustice54

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    Vaping is not a good thing.
     
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    Why do you think it is not a good thing? The author of this article stated blatantly untrue things about vaping. Might be ignorance or maybe there is a disinformation movement out there, but not true at all.

    For one, there are no aerosols in vaping. That's just stupid. Secondly, "tobacco smells like cotton candy now," is just ridiculous. There is no tobacco in vaping. The vapor can smell like cotton candy.

    Lastly, the author states vaping might be safer than cigarettes, but are still linked to cancer. That is false. There are 4 ingredients in vape juice: propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, nicotine (or not), and flavor. Pg and vg are food grade and most people have both on a daily basis in their food and medicines. No link to cancer. Nicotine is addictive, but no link to cancer. Flavors? Really?

    Ok...I feel better now.

    I'm glad Albert is just a pure mascot.
     
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  7. anstro76

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    So 2% of the student body has signed for this... must be a slow news day at Yahoo
     
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  8. coach

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    That be perfect. Make Ibis the Anus look like an even bigger douche.
     
  9. thegatorvault

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    You win the reanimator award!

    I'll also add some life to this deservedly dead thread......

    The pipe....did Sebastian inspire Schnellenberger or did Schnellenberger inspire Sebastian?
     
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  10. Skink

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    WTF is Sebastian?
     
  11. oragator1

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    We laugh, but I remember being at UF in the early 90’s and talking to Dr Lombardi about the pressure he was getting to change We Are The Boys because it discriminated against women.
    He was the least PC college prez anywhere and basically told people it wasn’t changing. But college students look for things to get worried up over, ‘twas ever thus. UF actually had counseling available for students who were triggered by Halloween costumes. I wish I were making that up. But...

    University of Florida offers counseling for students offended by Halloween costumes
     
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  12. Spurffelbow833

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    Bunch of vapists, that's what they are!
     
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  13. FearNoSpear

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    I know it. I myself still prefer the ol’ pipe. Lol. In all seriousness it’s pretty weird. I like it when colleges remain traditional. I like that Albert where’s a letterman sweater and ball cap instead of a v-neck and a man bun.
     
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  14. FearNoSpear

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    Lomabardi was the man. Did he step down due to scandal or pressure? I barely recall him being forced out but I’m not positive and don’t want to spread misinformation. Machen was someone I was glad to see go personally.
     
  15. oragator1

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    LOMBARDI DENIES BEING FORCED OUT

    He was politically incorrect though, helped him make some enemies. Also the smartest person I have ever met, truly genius level. Funny thing though was that his wife ran the show at home. In my limited interactions with her, she was one strong woman.
     
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  16. swampgas44

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    You hated going to the dentist, right?:D
     
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  17. thegatorvault

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    Their mascot's name. We have Albert/Alberta, they have Sebastian.
     
  18. Skink

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    That sounds so gay. Sebastian? seriously?
     
  19. thegatorvault

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    Not a fan of it either (obviously) but I think he was named after a person/building associated with the UM.
     
  20. GatorKWM

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    It's Miami - a tightly rolled up $100 bill would be the appropriate thing in his hand.
     
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