Move over Goldy, Mickey Mouse is in town


If you aren't a fan of drunken buffoons in the a.m., avoid the University of Minnesota campus at all costs. It's Homecoming weekend on campus and tomorrow is the really lame parade.

But it won't be Goldy Gopher getting the crowd riled up. Leave it to the U of M to welcome a grade school Disney mascot for the drunken stumblers. Here comes Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse will be accompanied by U of M almunus Stan Freese. He is a native of Edina and has worked for 36 years with Disney. He is currently a talent booking and casting director at Disneyland.

Here is a little snip from the U of M release on the parade. Please hold back your snickering:

Freese said, "It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I am able to announce that Mickey Mouse himself has asked to accompany me to the University of Minnesota 2008 Homecoming Parade. It is rare indeed, that Mickey Mouse ever ventures out of his Disney theme park home, which makes this year's parade appearance especially exciting for me. I really hope the U of M alumni, students, friends and fans come out and say hi to Mickey and myself at the parade on November 1."

The magic of Disney? In Minnesota? How could we be so lucky?

Bring your Nalgene of booze and cross your fingers for a battle of the mascots.