[Ansteorra-rapier] Question for our fearless leaders

j_smallw@TITAN.SFASU.EDU j_smallw at TITAN.SFASU.EDU
Thu Jan 24 10:03:06 PST 2002

That's pretty well the way I remember it.  Perhaps Robbie can fill in any

I do recall that it was a tossup between the dingo and the hyena since
hyenas are always turning on one another.


On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, Theron Bretz wrote:

> > As distasteful as the idea is that the Dingo is the
> > mascot of the cadets, it has been mention that it
> > would be worthwhile to find out how it started.
> >
> > Does anybody know?
> Hmm...second time I've fielded this one today.
> The first I knew of it was at a Candlemas about a year before I got my WS
> (about nine years ago).  I distinctly remember Mouse's cadet Diego (now Don
> Diego of Aethelmarc) telling me that the totem animal of the cadets should
> be the dingo, because (among other things) they eat their own young.  The
> was he was going on about it, I'm fairly certain it was his current joke du
> jour.
> For what it's worth, it's a comparison I'm not that thrilled with. I mainly
> bring it up to remind folks that, while there was certainly a spirit of
> esprit de corps amongst the cadets back then, there was a _lot_ of
> posturing, maneuvering, and back-biting as well.  Personally, I don't think
> you can have one without the other given our structure, but I think folks
> tend to have a bit of the rose-tinted glasses in remembering their cadet
> days sometimes.
> Etienne
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