Who's Fooling Who? Geist Magazine Changes its Name to The Beaver

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The new beaverish magazine

Great idea! Keen as ever: Geist's got sharp teeth now! Am already keen :-) on receiving the summer issue…

Jari more than 6 years ago

Love it! The erstwhile

Love it! The erstwhile Beaver magazine should never have changed its name in the first place. Canada's History? I ask you. Canada needs a beaver. Thanks to Geist for taking up the cause and call of our noble national animal.

Julia more than 6 years ago

i was so disappointed to hear

i was so disappointed to hear the beaver was changing its name and am thrilled geist is taking it over! what a great idea

Shay more than 6 years ago

Best April fools joke ever,

Best April fools joke ever, ever. You guys rock. Hope you publish some of the aghast emails you are sure to get.

I do think someone needs to snap up that name for a mag though... ;)

Kaija more than 6 years ago

Congrats on your April Fool's

Congrats on your April Fool's name change!
For ten or twenty seconds there you had me.

Hilarious press release.

Happy spring! I'm breaking out the sandals & cargo
shorts today. No joke.

Steven more than 6 years ago

I hope you're serious about

I hope you're serious about The Beaver. But not, in a way. I am really annoyed that that name was abandoned for 'boring' (Canada's History or something like that) by those gutless castor-shrinking witless goondas. But I'd rather Geist put the pressure on them to take it back, which if you take they cannot.

It's too Canadian a story--timid and polite and lacking confidence. I am ashamed for them!

Rom more than 6 years ago

Dear Geist/Beaver,

It is

Dear Geist/Beaver,

It is delightful news to hear one of our fine literary magazines has
taken up the banner of our beloved national Beaver once more. This is a
boon for Canadians; our much loved symbol will remain in the limelight.

This gesture is celebration worthy, your magazine is showing a sense of
humour and preserving a historical precedent. Let me know when the
celebration will take place.

Louise more than 6 years ago

Congratulations on your "new"

Congratulations on your "new" name, THE BEAVER.
Recently walked to the beaver dam between the UBC golf course and the Musqueam land.
It is amazing the industry there.
Very proud to have these animals in Vancouver.

Looking forward to an article on why you did not pick "coyote" or "cougar"?
Though I guess the latter is obvious.

All the best!

A.M. more than 6 years ago

Brilliant. Best April Foolís

Brilliant. Best April Foolís joke in a long while.

Sharon more than 6 years ago

April Fools -- very funny.

April Fools -- very funny. The beaver is an outlandish animal, so may be appropriate.

Les more than 6 years ago

It seems so fitting that this

It seems so fitting that this inherently Canadian mag should assume the Beaver mantle, especially at this time of year. Here's to the Fools of the world - may they continue to speak to power. Thanks guise. I See You.....fellow fool

Don more than 6 years ago

Great April 1st announcement

Great April 1st announcement ... I'm sure you'll get some appropriate(?) responses!

Stuart more than 6 years ago

Ha ha. Love it. Hope this

Ha ha. Love it. Hope this April 1 release reaches offices and homes all over our native land.

Rona more than 6 years ago

Dear Geister's/Beaverists,

Dear Geister's/Beaverists,

Ah, the beaver. 'Tis an animal of a different nature for sure much as we Canadians are but alas poorly maligned too by those of puritanical nature. Somewhat misunderstood I'd say which of course probably fits with your publication. So bravo, well done on the name change, long live the Beaver. Leave it to you crazy zany folks at the Beaver! Whats next?

Respectfully Yours,

Avid Beaverist

Beaverist more than 6 years ago

Congratulations on the name

Congratulations on the name change. I do hope you will consider acquiring one of the oversized inflatable beavers left over from the Olympics, to fly above the Geist --- I mean, Beaver -- office!

Buente more than 6 years ago

I know this is April Fool's

I know this is April Fool's Day and all....but all kidding aside this is a pretty cool idea.

George more than 6 years ago

Hahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha

Hahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha.

John M more than 6 years ago

That is the best April Fools

That is the best April Fools joke I have ever seen! I love the little Beaver on the masthead!

Louie more than 6 years ago

From the "spirit" of the

From the "spirit" of the times to the animal totem and founding commodity of our country: why NOT Geist as Beaver?

But it is April Fool's Day, and this is a pretty amusing and appropriate laugh; kudos to the creator of the spoof!

Tanis more than 6 years ago

Hallelujah!!! My depression

Hallelujah!!! My depression has lifted. Thank you, thank you!!!
Keep the great photos and fiction coming!
Loyal subscriber in Dundas, Ont.

Martin more than 6 years ago

Thank God my watch showed the

Thank God my watch showed the correct date.

Chuck more than 6 years ago

umm...what? beaver? this is

umm...what? beaver? this is obviously a joke? right?

Jennifer more than 6 years ago

Beaverish

Funn-eee!

Better than the column in today's Saskatoon StarPhoenix describing the latest research into an electronic device that projects dreams (in Technicolor!) on a TV screen.

Hazel more than 6 years ago

Happy April Fool's Day

There are worse names, you know.

Anonymous more than 6 years ago

New Name

I am very proud to have my painting "The red Kite" on the first
issue of "The Beaver". I hope the cute Beaver will survive April 1st.

Soizick

Soizick more than 6 years ago

the world stopped for a moment...

... and then, thankfully, it started again.
This is why we love you!

matilda more than 6 years ago

You must be Canadian

Still chuckling

Unsigned Masterpiece more than 6 years ago

Geist = Beaver?

Love it! Hilarious!

racoon-eyes more than 6 years ago

beaver-licious

wow, just WOW.

bv more than 6 years ago


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