Actually, now that I take a closer look, I can’t confirm that pizza is what they ate. But the Hollywood couple definitely came to Charleston, her hometown, and enjoyed the weekend. The evidence is tabloid coverage and a whole lot of fuzzy iPhone photos.
Ever wonder what Charleston’s Jennifer Garner might be like as a cartoon? Well, now we know!
The longtime Charleston resident is guest starring on “Martha Speaks” on PBS Kids. Taking a role with kids or dogs always presents the danger of being upstaged, but that might not hold true if you’re already a cartoon.
In an episode called “Too Many Marthas,” the talking dog known as Martha is in for a surprise when another doggie Martha shows up. Garner’s cartoon character helps to straighten matters out with lines like, “Martha is tall and thin. You’re stubby and round and freckled.”
This all happens on Feb. 4. I bet Garner’s own kids will enjoy the episode.
Give West Virginia University credit for an excellent achievement in the marketing world: the Flying WV logo.
Far as I can tell, based on the extensive research we do here at the Nerd Living blog, the Flying WV debuted in 1980 as part of a football uniform redesign requested by Coach Don Nehlen.
We go now, live!, to the Wikipedia entry that had that nugget of info:
The “Flying WV” is the most widely used logo in West Virginia athletics. It debuted in 1980 as a part of a football uniform redesign by Coach Don Nehlen, and was adopted as the official logo for the University in 1983. While the “Flying WV” represents all university entities, unique logos are occasionally used for individual departments. Some examples include the script West Virginia logo for the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the interlocking WV logo used in baseball.
According to another article I found here, WVU athletic department types figured the previous design — featuring the outline of West Virginia with “WVU” inside the borders — was too bland. They put a designer, John Martin, on the case and he sent back a few possibilities, including the Flying WV. It cost $200.
Well worth it, it seems.
Because of late, it’s gone Hollywood. And every time it happens, it makes West Virginia residents go a-twitter — or straight to Twitter, as the case may be.
I got to thinking about the Flying WV because just this week, actress and West Virginia native Jennifer Garner was pictured in People magazine’s website while attending a Fourth of July parade in a Flying WV hat.
Here’s the first comment from the post:
LET’S GO MOUNTAINEERS!!! LOVE THE WVU HAT!!!
So, I guess that’s an indication of excitement, what with the all caps and three exclamation points after each sentence.
Oh! And her cute kids and hunky husband were also in the picture.
It’s not terribly surprising that Garner would be wearing the hat. She IS from Charleston, after all. But her actual, real life college alma mater is Dennison in Ohio. On the other, other hand, can anyone name what the Dennison mascot is? The Fighting J-Garns?
Leo in London
More surprising is the penchant Leonardo DiCaprio seems to have for wearing the Flying WV. I haven’t heard of any sightings lately, but for a while it seemed like he was wearing his hat anywhere and everywhere you looked.
He was wearing it in London. He was wearing it at World Cup soccer from South Africa. He wore it at the NBA Finals. He wore it while shopping with girlfriend and Israeli-born supermodel Bar Refaeli at Target.
You know what this says to me? It says Leo is JUST LIKE US!