At tonight’s formal dinner at St. John’s College, I received my first mug for contributing to the College. Does receiving a mug now, at what could prove to be my last formal dinner at St. John’s, make up for being snubbed for the previous two mug ceremonies? I would say yes if I had received the mug for organizing hockey or poker. But those activities are obviously not valued by the powers that be. Instead, I was one of about 100 people who received a mug for being a member of the Outreach committee, most of whom never even attended a meeting. Baseball was worth a mug. Ultimate was worth a mug. Soccer was worth a mug. Even music appreciation club members received a mug. But our national pastime took a backseat to every conceivable club you can imagine. Therefore, the mug is more of an insult than an honour, and I the only thing I will use if for is drinking malt liquor. At least that will leave a better taste in my mouth than tonight’s mug snub.