A glorious campaign is underway to replace the official mascot of the University of Mississippi, Colonel Reb, with Admiral Ackbar of the Rebel Alliance. There have been persuasive arguments voiced on campus:
Like the residents of Mississippi, he has gills and wears a uniform at all times. Like the residents of Mississippi, he likes alcohol to excess and has relatives who can't read. Like Mississippi, he has had an ugly personal experience with the issue of slavery, having been enslaved with the rest of his people when his home planet of Mon Calimari* was invaded by the Empire. Finally, and most importantly, HE'S A LEADER OF REBELS. One who every now and then gets to blow up the Death Star, as they have done with Grand Moff Meyer and will likely do again.
Join the rebellion here, or on Twitter, or on his Facebook page. IT'S A TARP! A tarp that will cover the entire Ole Miss campus with a protective shield of love and reconciliation, people. Let's start spreading it and give the Rebels the mascot it deserves. Many Bothan spies have died just to get us this far. Don't let their deaths be in vain.
via The Presurfer