So, I’ve lived in the Five Colleges area for over a year. I work at one, go to school at another, and am supported financially by a third, where J works and goes to school. But it wasn’t until yesterday in my reference class that I heard about the Five Colleges / Scooby Doo myth, which about half my class already knew. According to wikipedia:
A popular urban legend among Five College students holds that the characters on the Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo represent the five colleges. The legend has Daphne representing Mount Holyoke College and Velma as Smith College, with Fred representing Amherst College, Shaggy as Hampshire College, and Scooby as UMass Amherst. Hanna-Barbera Productions, CBS executive Fred Silverman, and some of the show’s writers have said that this story is false […] In fact, Hampshire College did not open until a year after the premiere of Scooby-Doo. [via]
But still. Pretty weird, right?
(On a related note, you can find out which college you are here.)
so glad I told the librarians at my local branch that I’m in library school, otherwise there’s no way I could be a mid-twenties childless woman checking out The Babysitters Club #91: Claudia and the First Thanksgiving without giving myself away as a total creeper.
I had told her that I kept fighting off the urge to lie down and move the phone down near me. So I ran, scaring the llama that lives in the field behind the gym, and now I feel much more conscious. Only forty-five more minutes of manning the desk and learning about content validity.
The only brown bag you can find to put your school lunch in once held a growler of beer.