Swarthmore College, world-reknowned as a wretched hive of scum and villainy, is changing their mascot (read: adding one). They are actually considering the manticore, which has the head of a man, the body of a lion, and the tail of a scorpion. Was something wrong with "wildcats," you elitist bastards?
I guess the Swarthmore Manticore has a ring to it, but actually picking such an obscure mythological beast as a mascot would make them even bigger dorks than they already are. I spent 15 minutes this morning translating "PWN3D" into French, and I'm the friggin' Fonz compared to those guys.
Also, think of the womens' teams. Why should they be called the Manticores? They would have to be called the Womanticores, and feature a woman's head. But that's patently silly.
In short, an awful, awful idea. Which means, of course, that I want it to happen. Let's go Manticore!