It was a cold and dreary afternoon. Arlene had gone home for the day. I was in the OSCA office (Wilder 402) minding my own business, scouring the server for rogue Nicuargua Sisterhood Partnership documents for another case, and I was getting nowhere fast. Then, something caught my eye. I found a folder buried deep in the Publication section called 2001-2002. There, in file called ISSUE#2, I saw a .doc nestled in between two articles called “Ask OSCA” and “Bullshit” called BRUSHDOG.doc. The exact text of said document is as follow:
Found in Fairchild
(can someone please explain this???)
Top Ten Reasons to Worship Brush-Dog
10) He’s a recycled deity.
9) He’s a vegetarian.
8) He only cost 40 cents.
7) He’s portable.
6) He hates eggplant.
5) He likes FORC chips.
4) Marcus likes Brush-Dog.
3) He’s non-anthropocentric.
2) There’s nothing about him in the SISC plan and we’re not renting him from the College.
1) HE CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE.
I don’t know what to make of it. It only adds to the sacred mystery of the Brushdog. Maybe we’ll never really get to the bottom of this, and I’m not going to lose any sleep over it. There’s no such thing as a closed case in Oberlin, the city that knows how to keep its secrets. Not for me anyway. This is Sarah Johnson, Fairkid history private eye, signing off.
The Brushdog saga:
A note from your All-OSCA Co-op History Coordinator: The OSCA library is open whenever the office is open, but for a really productive afternoon of OSCA research, come during my office hours, 3 to 4:30 on Tuesdays. For more OSCA history, come to Fairkid dinner on Thursdays.
(Jumping in with a side note: I don’t know if I can worship a deity who doesn’t like eggplant. -Matt)