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Saint Louis University’s new Billiken was too frightening to survive.

By Dan Gartland
October 05, 2016

Saint Louis University ruined my entire day two weeks ago when it unveiled a new mascot.

The school replaced the dopey, lovable Billiken with a winking gargoyle. It’s frankly kind of upsetting but I have to include a picture for the purposes of this post. 

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Look, I told you it was bad. Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said it’s a “creepy, two-faced stalker” that should be called Killiken. 

SLU eventually caved to the criticism and decided it was time to kill the Billiken before he could kill anyone himself. 

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I’m begging SLU, do not merely discard the ill-conceived Billiken. Burn the suit, lock the ashes in a safe and throw it into the Mississippi River. It’ll come alive and seek revenge if you don’t. 

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