The Richland Bombers

Continuing the theme of strange insignias begun with that of the village of Whitesboro, Irene submitted the logo of Richland (Washington) High School. Richland bordered on the Hanford nuclear weapons facility, where the Fat Man bomb was manufactured that was detonated over Nagasaki. So naturally the school called its team the Richland Bombers. Nothing like having your mascot be a symbol of nuclear annihilation.
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 23, 2009
     Category: Signage





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And yet, still today, we like to use the expression, "Nuke'em till they glow."

And, anyhow, this logo, at least, is recognizable as what it is, a tree where birds sit waiting to 'bomb' anyone who walks under it.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/23/09 at 09:00 AM
I thought a school mascot was supposed to insight fear and/or intimidation? A pretzel? What's that going to do, bend me to death?
On another note...maybe they have really flexable cheerleaders?
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 03/23/09 at 01:12 PM
The pretzel will elevate your sodium levels thus precipitating a heart attack...tremble in fear!!

Ooohhhh, are they those soft pretzels like Mr Pretzel that you get in the frozen section of the market? I *LOVE* those pretzels with the big, white, chunky salt....ummmmmmmm....

Of course nothing beats a Phila pretzel that you by from a vendor on a street corner. They always have that hint of car exhaust that makes them oh-so-special.
Posted by vegas_girl in Vegas Baby!! on 03/23/09 at 02:44 PM
"I thought a school mascot was supposed to insight fear and/or intimidation? A pretzel? What's that going to do, bend me to death?" You could choke on it, like Bush did ... too bad the man didn't manage to actually off himself.

My high school mascot was a Rampant Lion. We were the Rose High Rampants. Nothing like shouting "Go Rampants!" at a game to have everyone going "what the hell is a rampant?"
Posted by Nethie on 03/23/09 at 05:46 PM
we were the 'dukes' wtf. the above is just dumb. i could see if it was a b-52 or something, but a mushroom cloud-dumb.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/23/09 at 10:29 PM
we gave each other fluffy balls tied to bits of yarn

they sound like the tribbles from the old star trek series. :lol: it also sounds like a california school.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/23/09 at 11:25 PM
Our mascot was the red devils. I think there was some discussion of changing it due to it being offensive.

(Can you guess where I'm from? You got it! Tennessee. No, not Chattanooga...)
Posted by jswolf19 in Japan on 03/24/09 at 06:20 AM
Who would Red Devils be offensive to? Red devils? Can't they defend themselves?
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/24/09 at 07:16 AM
Maxx- you should know better than to ask for logic from the bible belt...
Posted by jswolf19 in Japan on 03/24/09 at 07:25 AM
jswolf - I know all too well that there is no logic in the bible belt. The questions were rhetorical in an effort to show the stupidity of their logic.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/24/09 at 07:32 AM
Maxx- It seems I underestimated your understanding of the bible belt and its mysterious ways ^_~
Posted by jswolf19 in Japan on 03/24/09 at 07:41 AM
they really didn't think that one through vern. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/24/09 at 06:47 PM
The "bomber" mascot refers to the B-17 the city bought and gave to the army air corps to fight the War. At the time, the people working at Hanford did not know they were making plutonium for a bomb. (The bomb itself was built elsewhere.)
Posted by Dave Hanford on 03/25/09 at 05:23 PM
then i reiterate- why not have a plane as the symbol?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/25/09 at 08:39 PM
oops, but there was no way for them to see that coming, sam. too bad about texas but look on the bright side at least you're not from the f state! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/28/09 at 09:20 PM
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