View Full Version : Squashed Gopher, anyone?

06-13-2008, 05:53 PM
You'll hear it on occasion. "Squashed Gopher". And if you are new to AW, you'll have no idea what we are talking about.
These links explain - as much of it as could possibly be explainable - which isn't really a lot.

The Cult of the Squashed Gopher (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45676)
FAQ: What can you do with a squashed gopher? (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59902)
Mac Explains how it started (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=941055&postcount=30)

And here's a quote from Medievalist regarding the Squashed Gopher trend:

MacAllister used to have this avatar. It's a petroglyph of a coyote.

Someone suggested that it looked more like a squashed gopher. I don't remember who . . . but there were a lot of jokes made about it, and then, when MacAllister became the owner of AW, there were a bunch of folks who showed support for her by changing their avatar or user title to something gopherish.