The adventure of the Miskatonic University lapel pin

My pin

My favorite writer of all time is H.P. Lovecraft.   He wrote wonderful horror stories, science-fiction stories, poems, and at least one story about zombie-like creatures coming out of graveyards to feed on the living.

I am also a sucker for Lovecraft-related merch.  I have an Arkham, MA sticker on my car, and a Miskatonic University sweatshirt I sometimes wear.  Anyhow, the other day I purchased a Miskatonic University lapel-pin over the internet.  It arrived a little over a week ago, and I started wearing it on my lapel.

Since then, in the course of my travels in-and-around the city of Chicago, several people have stopped me and commented on it.  Their comments can be summarized thusly:

1 Person – “Oh hey.  Miskatonic University.  Cool!”

7 People – “Go Michigan!”/”Go Wolverines!”

And actually, one of the people in the latter group (I met him at a conference in the Loop) was an employee of the University of Michigan.

Alas, the adventure continues…

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