This is not a joke. The students of the of Mississippi University have voted in Admiral Ackbar as the school’s new, official mascot. AllVoices says the university, looking for a new symbol which would launch them into the new millenium, put the choosing of their new mascot to a student body vote. The Star Wars nerd infested student body voted for Admiral Ackbar, Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet as their man.
There’s only one hangup here. The university’s Mascot Committee stands between Ackbar and collegiate immortality. It’s possible that they could overrule the vote, though we hope not. If they let their Ackbar flag fly, Ole Miss is suddenly the world’s most beloved geek university. It may however, not be the best place to go if you’re hoping to meet girls.
Putting Ackbar in this position of responsibility makes sense. He’s smart, confident, a product of diverse ethnic origins, and he can breathe underwater. He’s a leader of men, in a position of supreme authority, and he’s not the kind of guy you can lure into a trap. He’s the perfect mascot really. Make it happen Ole Miss!