Corvallis, Oregon, Reaches for It’s True Potential

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Hello friends. It’s good to talk with you again. As most of you know, I retired from some time ago. I am enjoying the warm weather in my retirement community. The neighbors speak with an accent, making communication difficult. But that will come with time.

I knew I made some enemies in my time with FishDuck. I didn't know Husky fans had this kind of clout.

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I knew I made some enemies in my time with, but I didn’t know Husky fans had this kind of clout.

Not long ago I was reading a magazine someone had smuggled, via their rectum, into the retirement community. In it, I read Corvallis Makes List of Drunkest Towns in America at No. 20

Well sir, I couldn’t let such a thing go unremarked upon! Corvallis! You as a city must …


What? You think I’m suggesting Corvallis sober up? On the contrary! The last time I was in Corvallis this was my lunch …

Just from the pointlessness of the place

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… just from the pointlessness of the place.

No, I am here to tell the good people (should any be found) of the City of Corvallis that you can do better. 20th place! Hell, no! You can be Top 15! You can be Top 10! There’s no reason you can’t win the prize! Make Ireland look like a bunch of teetotalers. Make Pullman look Amish!

Martin Stadium Shuttle Bus

Turn this into the Martin Stadium Shuttle Bus

How can Corvallis do the Watermelon Crawl up the drunken ladder to national prominence? It won’t be hard. Just follow a few steps as laid out at the last staff convention in Fiji.

1. A New Name for Reser Stadium: We came up with a number of good ones. MD 20/20 Field. Thunderbird Coliseum. But we settled on:

Because who wouldn't want to attend a football game at a stadium extolling both cheap booze and questionable dating practices?

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Because who wouldn’t want to attend a football game at a stadium extolling both cheap booze and questionable dating practices?


2. A More Accurate “Brand” For Your Cheerleaders. The Ducks have the market cornered on class and pure beauty.

Hello, Amanda. How are you?

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Hello, Amanda. How are you?

So Corvallis has to make their own way toward the image they truly wish to portray.

OSU's next cheer coach.

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OSU’s next cheer coach.

3. A New Mayor: Since this is an election season, what better time to burnish Corvallis’ reputation as the Beer Fart Capital of the Pacific Northwest?

Psst. Mayor Parker. It's time for your staff meeting.

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Psst. Mayor Parker. It’s time for your staff meeting.

But mostly, Corvallis, remember this.

"We're all rooting for you."

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“We’re all rooting for you.”

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(Really, it was. How rich is that?)

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 Volunteer Position Openings:

--Media Management/Supervisor:  We are looking for someone beyond college age who can help manage students and mentor in a number of different departments. Expertise is not required as organizational skills and interest in guiding others.   --Assistant Football Analyst: Love college football and enjoy watching it for hours? We need associates to view games and find the techniques/teaching points we identify for them in advance.  You will be recognized in publications, and could have the opportunity to move to full Analyst.   --College Football Analyst: We are looking for Coaches, or retired coaches to help create analysis videos (we do the video part) that will be viewed by thousands, and will help young football players as well as fans understand the game much better. The national recognition will help your resume' as well as make an impact upon the game we all dearly love.   --Video Specialist: We are looking for help in the Eugene/Springfield area to assist with the shooting and editing of analysis videos.   All Positions: Send a resume' with full contact information and any writing samples you have to  Again, these are volunteer positions donating five hours a week each.

Kim Hastings

Kim Hastings

Kim Hastings is a 1984 graduate of Northwest Christian College. He cut his journalistic teeth as sports editor of a paper in his home town of Fortuna, CA, and, later as a columnist for the Longview Daily News in Longview, WA. He saw his first Oregon game in 1977 and never missed a home game from 1981 until a bout with pneumonia cut his streak short in 1997. He was one of the proud 3200 on a bitterly cold night in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989 for the Independence Bowl, and continues to be big supporter of Oregon sports. He is an active participant on the various Oregon Ducks messageboards as "TacomaDuck."

  • FishDuck

    Kim is one of my all-time favorite writers, and really appreciate him giving me a guest appearance again for the sake of laughing at the Beavs. I love it!