The #StationaryCrew Tour: Part 2

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor anything else the nasty weather gods could throw at us deterred these intrepid #StationaryCrew devotees (or perhaps conscripts) from their appointed rounds …. visiting The Family in the Fountain, The Blacksmith Fountain, John Galt, and John McCrae.

If ever a group of students earned participation marks it was this group on this day!


What’s Next?

The #StationaryCrew Tours will continue next week (it’s a downtown road trip next). In the meantime students are working on special projects involving some aspect of one of the icons.

Their topics are quite broad and expansive: interviews on Twitter with some of the icons, stories about the creators of the statues, insights into why we treat some of the icons certain ways (painting Old Jeremiah, dressing the Begging Bear), intriguing aspects of their history, what people think of them, controversies that surround them, and many others.

And then there is the surprise. Pictures to follow on Monday afternoon.


The #StationaryCrew Tour: Part 1

Road Trip! Well, the first leg of one. And not very far. Today the hardy types among us toured three of the #StationaryCrew members: the Begging Bear, the Gryphon Statue, and Old Jeremiah.

Lot of snow. Bright sun. And a cold wind…..

First stop, the Canadiana/Begging Bear:

Begging Bear

Nice UG Alumni hat; nice UG scarf.

And, of course, there had to be selfies:

Begging Bear Selfie

On to the Gryphon Statue:

Gryphon Statue

And, of course, more selfies (although this one looks a bit more disorganized):

Gryphon Selfie

And finally, Old Jeremiah (still sporting his Legally Blonde attire):

Old Jeremiah

The selfie folks had given up by this point (too cold), but we did find two students who got lost from the pack!

Late Participants Cannon

The #StationaryCrew Tour Part 2 is in a few weeks. We’ll be visiting The Family in the Fountain, the Blacksmith Fountain, John Galt, and John McCrae.

Garbasaurus is Back!

Yes, this is exciting. And yes, perhaps I need to get a life. But Garbasaurus is back on Twitter (@Garbasaurus) after an absence of over 18 months!


The origins of Garbasaurus were always a bit mysterious. We knew it was a result of the Speed River clean up. But a tweet by our former mayor added a new dimension:


Isn’t Love Grand?

It has been an exciting few days for the #StationaryCrew … especially Old Jeremiah. Here’s the post from Friday:

The so-called “FOSC” (Friends of the StationaryCrew), a witty group, couldn’t resist commenting:

And, as always, love prevails:

Of course, Old Jeremiah might be pushing his luck….


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