Last year's dangler featured the school's mascot, Puddles the Duck, holding up a white sign where an expiration sticker could be attached. This year's dangler prominently features two gloved hands making the international sign language sign for vagina, otherwise known as the sports teams' "O." Incoming comrades -- er, students -- are taught how to pose for pictures with their thumbs and fingers joined into a giant O. The gloved O-making hands on the dangler have a yellow highlight on them to make the O more visible, and the remaining fabric appears to be some kind of black and white bar code pattern.
I think this year's parking permit should come with a brown privacy wrapper. pic.twitter.com/WXRDfjzj93— John Burridge (@JBurridge) September 28, 2016
So, in order to park, I have to hang what looks like a yellow vagina surrounded by a bar code tattoo from my rear view window. I suppose it's subversive... but it really feels like I've become an advertising tool for an athletics business that comes up with phrases like "I love my ducks" and "duck-alicious."
I suppose this is some sort of competition with the Oregon State University mascot, which is Benny the Beaver.