New app turns maligned William & Mary mascot into a digital paperdoll
Many have mocked the Griffin, the new mascot at the College of William & Mary. But the most famous quips came from alum Jon Stewart, who called the Griffin a "rare, pantless, tailed eagle" during an episode of "The Daily Show."
"I'm sorry, but in my day, running though campus with no pants on was the students' job," Stewart said.
Well, now you can pant the Griffin with the help of a new mobile application.
This week the university unveiled "Dress the Griffin," an app that was developed by campus employees and can be downloaded onto most smart phones. Turns out that the Griffin has quite the wardrobe -- the dozens of options include a football uniform, hula get-up, top hat and tails, and a punk rock look.
I dressed my Griffin, featured to the right, in fratty plaid shorts and a T-shirt featuring the likeness of college president Taylor Reveley. (When you select the shirt, an audio clip of Reveley exclaims, "Marvelous.")
You can read more about the months of work that went into the project on the university's Web site.
| February 15, 2011; 4:34 PM ET
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