Readers are doubtless familiar with Google.com’s practice of altering its logo graphic with this or that holiday decoration at appropriate times of year. I opened the Dartmouth.edu home page today to find its header graphic vandalized in similar fashion: the “O” in Dartmouth is wearing a Cat-in-the-Hat hat. Seriously.

Now, I have no problem with Dartmouth’s celebration of its most famous alum. I enjoy Seuss as much as the next guy. But this graphic doesn’t belong on a site that will be visited by young high school prospectives. Why? Because everybody know that the Cat-in-the-Hat hat is shorthand for listening to Jamiroquai and smoking Kokomo.